That's a lot of great info on the front suspension Youngster. I noticed in last issue of Street Rodder that MAS now has a catalog, ordered one and it should be here this week. For my project, I was thinking leaf for the rear (any pros and cons ?) and an aluminum barrel-type gas tank instead of the pickup bed. Saw a bucket at one of the local car shows and he went with a removable bench seat with storage under...still thinking about that one.
From your last reply, sounds like you bolt your hairpins directly to the frame rails rather than welding mounting brackets.