This thing has the mother of all hat shelves in the rear, accessible by turning around while sitting in the back seat or (I hope) by lifting the dual-windowed rear hatch. It looks like the builder retained the lower half of the rear stock bodywork and then built the shelf to fill the gap between the top of the remaining body and the square outline of the rear cargo area. It looks fine from the interior but sacrifices some cargo space, and looks a bit funky when the rear engine hatch is opened and what's left of the blacked-out fenders emerge from the shadows.
So what's the verdict - is this guy smoking crack for nearly $11k, or does a handcrafted custom cruiser demand that type of coin these days, no matter how plebian the base vehicle? I will admit that I'll likely never be able to afford a real classic woodie, so this is the closest I'm personally ever going to get to that body style - which might be just fine.