Hey every body I was wanting to pick everyone's brain and see other peoples ideas. I just picked up a 1953 Dodge pickup because I love the look of it and want it to be my welding shop truck / Rat Rod truck ( I love rusty). I'm not familiar with this style truck at all so this is brand new to me. I have rebuilt motors and do anything car related as much as I can on my own, I will listen to as much help as I can get. The truck is the one in my picture front clip, cab, bedsides, frame, leaf springs, hubs, wheels and tires. Other than that I think that I have a clean slate please give me input on motor, transmission drive shaft and rear end. I don't want to spend a whole lot of money on the build just to get it driving down the street. Please give me input I'm also located in Murrieta, Ca so if anyone has contacts to pick a part places near me let me know.