I didn't realize that additional posts had been made on the conversation... if you're still interested in seeing what I've done for my '53 F500 diesel transplant (with dual transmissions) let me know and I'll be happy to send you some pics/info ect.
Apologies for the delay...LONG overdue...
Would like to welcome you to the site and will be interested in the progress of your build. Your other projects sound good also. Did you get all the trim pieces with the coe as mercury badges seem to go missing quite frequently.