This is a very kool build. I am planning a similar project using my 53 stude also using 500" Cad. What front suspension will be used on your stude? I am intent on using C4 corvette unit as I have already seen one done and it turned out very clean. Not sure what rear suspension to use yet , looking at many options such as 9" ford on a fourlink and watts link or set up with truck arm suspension as used on grand national stock cars. Will also look at an IRS unit , but none have really lit me up yet. Keep up the great work, I will be following your build closely to avoid too many mistakes.