I'm currently working on this kit and I must say I was really disappointed when I started looking at the parts. As mentioned earlier, the chassis is totally wrong as are the valve covers. There are various other little "flaws" I have found that will need improvement. This kit is a great reason to have a parts box from older kits. I dug through my stuff and found a lot of parts that will make this kit work. I have replaced the transmission tunnel, just waiting for the putty to dry.
I wanted to build this thing right, as I was a Lee Shepherd fan when I was little. You could get by building it as is, and it should look good enough. Building it the right way will just take a little longer.