Go with the quarter!
You''ve already got an all-star team in place. What are you waiting for? This is easy stuff. Especially on a pickem up truck. I've got a GMC being donated to my class and I'm going to let my high school students figure it out by themselves. You've got the Pros from Dover (remember Elliot Gould and Donald Sutherland in M*A*S*H?) This sounds like a vehicle you and to keep so why not do it right? Would you really want to do most of it and then find a crack frame or similar? Hot rodding is fun stuff. Why deny yourself the self-satisfaction and pride of accomplishment by only do a half way job? If I had that team of guys like you do, I'd go get another project to take more advantage of them. You will forever regret not doing it full out.