Nicknamed "Django," this is a chopped Ford gone wild with the windshield leaned back, fenders widened and moved up, custom hood, front and rear fender styling with a hand-fabricated grille and cowl. The bed has been completely restyled, wrapped and smoothed. It has suicide doors, flush-mount glass, single-piece side glass and custom steel dash. The interior is luxurious distressed leather, trimmed and filled with the latest Kicker audio components. 2015 Detroit Autorama is where Django debuted as a Ridler contender. It won Best Radical Truck and Outstanding Full Radical Hand-Built Truck. That was followed by an abundance of awards at Goodguys events and the Salt Lake Autorama, where it won Outstanding Engineered and Utah's Top Ten. It then went on to be an invited feature car for the Hot Rod Power Tour, was a Barrett-Jackson Cup contender and brought home a Grand Marshall Award, a Celebrity's Choice and Best Special Interest award at Hot August Nights. It was featured in Hot Rod, Street Trucks, Classic Trucks, Diesel Power and Diesel World magazines and was showcased on Velocity's live show powered by a monstrous horsepower and torque Cummins 5.9-liter 12-valve diesel. A custom-designed stainless intake manifold supports a 13mm Bosch P7100 injection pump getting the goods from Borg Warner S400 and S500 turbos. For added kick, a Nitrous Express custom plumbed 500hp system, while spent gases dump through Steed Speed headers to custom 4" exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers then onto 5" cutouts in the lower bedside panels. The engine bay showcases the custom sheet metal panel work. To lay down the power a narrowed 9" Ford rear was packed with 3.55 gears and hung in place by a custom chromoly 4-link accented by RideTech double-adjustable coilovers. The rubber meeting the road is a low-profile Pirelli P-Zero wrapping a set Boze Force wheels.
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.
Pick of the Day driven less than 80,000 miles since new