Ok. Where to start. Bought the 53 a few years ago with V8 and 12 volt already done. Motor was shot so plan was to just dump a fresh small block in it and rock it. After pulling motor, the stance looked cool and I thought how cool would it be to build a gasser. Sooooo a few weeks later, went to Maryland to look at a truck with a buddy and got to talking to the guy selling it. Mentioned the 53, etc... He says he has a front axle from a 49 F1 pickup laying in the bushes for 20+ years that I can have. Grabbed a tape measure, made a call, the rest is history.