Thanks for all the kind words.
Chris, you do need to show everyone your F1 build. That's going to be a nice ride.
38coupe, The 5831 is a newer version of the 5531 I have. Parts may still available for yours. I have the transmission mounted high enough that I will have to drill two holes in the crossmember under the cab to run the shift rods thru. Your 5831 would work really well in your F2.
Thanks again, Mark