I was taking the torque converter apart on the 1953 Cadillac Dynaflow transmission, when I spotted a part that I thought would make a handy good banjo pot, so that's what I did. Only later did I discover that it had been done before by Jenes Cottrell from West Virginia back in the 50's and 60's.. He was a lot craftier than me, having built his own necks and designed an aluminum bridge for his banjos. Being an old motor-head, I'm just tickled to have a banjo made out of something that used to be part of my old rat rod / hot rod roadster... Doesn't get any better than that..