.....body and shutter on a LF front standard, with the 35mm body modified to take a barrel lens for 4x5 or 8x10 or "whatever" and was the conversion successful? I know it sounds crazy, but 35mm SLR's are a penny a pound now, they have a full range of shutter speeds and the shutters seem to work in all temperature ranges without too much trouble. I wonder if the adaptation would be more work than it's worth?

Just a thought...