I stepped away for a few to work on other self-projects, Digital Emily. I got back to it this 4th of July break and worked on the undercarriage, added the wheels and brakes. Also, I added some air-shock to give the car some lift in the back like all hot rods should. It was rendered as a simple clay render.
Wheels stage - rendered with C4D Physical Renderer. A few lights with a hdri for reflections.
I blocked out the outside shell. I will clean up the topology during the final stages. Next, onto the wheels, undercarriage, and the interior.