Okay, so I'm going to try to lay this out and see what you guys think. My goal is to take a first generation F1, (preferably 48-50, but I wouldn't mind 51 or 52 depending on what's available), and to turn it into a daily driver/hot rod. I've seen a number of these throughout the years and the lines of the body are just so cool. That being said I want some modern features when it comes to electrical system. I am totally in the planning stages and want to make sure that I have a solid working plan as this project grows in order to prevent unnecessary expenditures and budget pitfalls. There is a local body/rod shop that is going to help me out with some of the more complicated things/when I get fed up with things, but for the most part I will be doing this myself with a few friends on the weekends. I fully plan to make a build thread and post tons of pictures. Goals: -Top Priority is to keep everything as Ford as possible. Please don't tell me about s10 body swaps, SBC's etc. -That being said, goal #2 is to put a big old engine in it. My current daily driver is a lexus LS 430, which is a v8 with right around 300 HP. If I can fit a 460 into it, I would consider it. Regardless, I will probably be turbo'ing the engine in the long run, so that is another consideration in selecting it. -Obviously, I'd also need to fit a transmission to handle all of this power. I don't mind a manual transmission if it's modern and comfortable w/ syncromesh, but can handle big power output coming off the engine. Otherwise, I'd probably just go automatic so that I don't break something once a month. -Suspension, I think a new IFS is probably a must if for no other reason than to handle the weight of a bigger engine. I know that the Mustang II is popular, but is that the best thing to go with? -Chassis, while we're talking about the suspension, does it make sense to stick with the original chassis when rodding out an early generation F-series? I saw one guy did a body swap onto a 2nd Generation Ford explorer chassis and managed to keep the v8 5 ltr engine and it was mechanical AWD to boot. At the end of the day, I want it to be comfortable to drive, not just to race, and preferably, it'd drive like a newer car. I think that the explorer chassis is a neat idea, but I am just not sure if that's the way to go, so I'd like opinions here. -Disc brakes, another feature that you'd get with the chassis swap, but would probably want to upgrade from the factory disc brakes eventually even if I went that direction. -Power Steering, not a must, but would be very nice to have. -Upgraded Electrical system, this is a must. -Heat and A/C of some sort, climate control would be cool, but would also obviously take up some extra room. -Some sort of custom audio, but that's all finishing stuff for after the fact. -3" headers and dual exhaust of some sort, whether it's something custom or something more bolt on. Main goal, to have a truck that looks old, sounds mean, drives well, has good speed and acceleration, but ultimately that is comfortable as a daily driver.