This truck has less than 1000 miles after a complete frame-off restoration. Frame was sand-blasted and powder coated. New TCI mustang II independent front suspension, Heidt coil-over four link rear suspension, power steering, 4-wheel power disc brakes, power windows, Vintage Air air conditioning, Rebuilt 292 Ford Y-Block engine, new T-5 five speed transmission, FiTech fuel injection system. New seat, carpet, headliner, glass. Rear under-bed gas tank. New stained oak bed. Magnaflow dual exhaust. Exterior paint has a mirror finish. Engine bay and cab interior painted the same light grey.
The truck came to me from a farm in eastern Washington state by way of my wife's uncle. It had a solid and straight body and frame. After a year of work and replacing almost every part of the suspension, drive train and interior, it is now a gorgeous head-turner.
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.