Welcome to the site akitagandy. :welcome: Glad to see you are introducing those grandkids to building a hot rod. You and them will remember these times forever. Good luck with your project.
I had a 51 a few years back with a 350/400 combo. There are several members building AD pickups, suburbans and panels on this site. Check out the Project Journals section of the site for the members builds. As well use the Knowledge Base and the search function for quick answers to your questions. Here are a few links I have collected over the years: