Well, been waiting for the day I could show something I've build here. Last toy was a 56 f100, 10 years ago. Found a super clean car, all original and untouched, down to the service stickers in the door jamb. I had 2 weeks of over the holidays and dove in head first. I got the flattie running before I tore into it, and it sounded great. Last known service shows in the 60's and the odo is 1800 more that the last sticker! Plan is to leave the flathead and do the t5 swap. I am going with parallel in the rear, with an explorer 8.8. I have the body off the car now, and installing the spring kit. I have a couple questions for those who have done this before. I have the frame bare, and wondering if boxing it is worth it? I also found some frame paint from agrisheild im going to try. Thanks for the help already, looking forward to any suggestions. Been out of the loop for too long!