All steel hand custom built I purchased the truck in 2015 from the owner that customized the truck he had owned it since 1971. Its powered by a Ford 289 with a C4 automactic transmission. The frame is the original frame with Mustang 2 front suspension thr rear end is 1956 Ford hooked up by ladder bars with coil springs and air shocks. For the restoration the truck was completely disassembled and media blasted. All the metal and paint was done by Brandon at TL's Rods and Restro. The chassis work was done at Hot Rod Garage. I kept as much of the original build as I could with up dates to things that would make the safer and better to drive. The headlights are 1959 Impala,the grill is a cut down turned upside down 1959 Rambler,taillights 1949 Merc.The truck is fresh nose to tail no corners cut its built to drive. It has power windows,power cowl vent,Dakota Digital instruments,1970's US Indy mags with Halibrand Knockoffs wit TA tires. I have pictures of both builds.
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.