Boy I wouldda thought there would be more activity in this forum..... I'm dropping-in from FABO, where I am AJ/FormS. Hello to all. I was recently offered for zero dollars, a 91 Dakota,regular cab shortbox, 3.9/5speed; with a blown engine. I have an LA 360HO 400hp. I was thinking of dropping it in there with the rest of the powertrain from my 68 Barracuda, namely; A833/GVod/and 8.75. Sifting thru the threads here, I gather that the oilpan is gonna be a big deal, and maybe the cooling system too....I have not brought it home yet,lol. So; I have some questions, mostly all are as to the transplant; 1) I guess I'll be building my own 360 oilpan? 2) What about adapting the LA engine to the V6 cradle mounts? 3) What am I gonna run into with the clutch pedal system? ...I am not averse to changing to an A500 4) She's gotta have headers. How much trouble to put my TTIs in there from my 68 Barracuda? 5) What about; body panels; I found several on-line sources for body panels for this truck, at attractive prices, and everything I need is available. Any of you guys have a supplier that you would recommend? or recommend to stay away from? I need fenders, bedsides, and cab corners. I think I'll down cam my 360, and make this a DD; but I would like to set it up for quick 60fts...... on the street, not necessarily on street tires lol.. With the GVod as a splitter, I have 4 very close ratios, 3.09-2.41-1.92-1.50, to stay on the cam with, and I can run any rear gear; up to 4.88s are currently in stock. Not going drag-racing; I have no interest in that. Not any kind of racing. But just once in my lifetime (I'm coming 67 this summer), I would like to pull the front wheels. What do I have to do. I don't need the pick-up box. I would prefer to not move the rear axle, but........ Any other surprises I might run into?