This complete top-to-bottom Resto-Mod was built from a rust-free California F-100. The body was completely stripped and sandblasted to bare metal, primed and finished in a beautiful Ford Sterling Gray Metallic. The emblems were deleted and the brightwork replaced. The frame received independent front suspension with power disc brakes, lowered rear suspension, a GM 10-bolt axle and custom Center Line wheels. Power is supplied by a 5.7-liter GM crate engine with Edelbrock intake, Hedman headers and Flowmaster dual exhaust mated to a TH350 automatic transmission. Cooling the engine is a custom radiator with aluminum shroud and dual cooling fans. Inside is a custom two-tone powered bench seat, power steering via a tilt column with Dean Moon steering wheel, Lokar shifter, factory gauges reconditioned to work with modern sensors, and Vintage Air and heat to keep this truck climate-controlled. The bed is finished in a beautiful stained oak with chrome trim. Build photos documenting the entire restoration and build receipts are included.
Pick of the Day is a like-new Ford F100
Purchased from grandfather, vintage pickup finally is heading to a well-deserved retirement
Brothers like to build, and now there’s a dad-and-daughter project in the works, too
Hand-me-down from uncle to nephew is in original and running condition
The yellow-and-maroon paint scheme may not be to everyone’s liking, but the seller of the Pick of the Day, a 1956 Ford F-100, notes that the pickup is a “very original” fat-fender example
My oldest son, Rob, and I purchased an old farm truck that had almost as much rust as it did clean metal.
Let’s say you are buying your dream car, and you really can’t decide between the classic look of an old truck, or a modern muscle car.
So, what do you think is the fastest-growing segment of car collectors? European sports cars? Rare muscle cars? Classics?
An upcoming exhibit tracing the history of Ford F-Series pickup trucks since 1948, announced for January by LeMay seemed like a good jumping-off point for today’s Pick of the Week.