This 1950 Ford F-1 an awesome kind of custom pickup that takes its
freight train commanding appearance and upgraded it with slick
paint, a leather-lined A/C interior, and plenty of V8 power behind
You probably already know why these first-generation F-Series stand
out from other trucks. While they all a basic industrial
attractiveness, someone sure took their time to make sure this is a
cut above. The first thing to note is the paint. The Orange Pearl
looks as aggressive as a muscle car, but with a shine that looks as
sweet as candy. Plus, you'll note that brightwork in all the right
places, like the chrome bumpers, hallmark five-piece grille,
classic hood trim, and even the step plates on the running boards.
And the 20-inch Boss wheels add ton of shine, too. They also give
this some speed style. You feel that performance vibe in more
details, like the slotted hood and big dual exhaust tips. There's
dark paint behind the grille for a more intimidating face, and it
also matches the liner paint in the bed. So the overall impression
is a mix of vintage, sporty, elegant, and aggressive.
Inside is a well-done blend of comfort and performance. You see
this nicely on the buckets seats. They are finished in a supple
leather, and the piping is done to match the exterior orange. The
dash has the great classic Ford look, but it's now surrounded by
upgrades for comfort. Plush carpeting (with Ford logo crest), a cup
holder console, an AM/FM/CD stereo, and cold-blowing air
conditioning all help make this a great modern cruising machine.
You slip behind a wood-rimmed steering wheel on a tilt column, and
beyond that, a Stewart Warner gauge package has a classic look but
The best you could do in 1950 was a flathead V8. That's a fine
motor, but an upgraded machine like this deserves upgraded Ford
power. So this is now running a with the mighty 302 cubic-inch V8.
It has the right upgrades, like an Edelbrock four-barrel
carburetor, Edelbrock intake, Erson chrome valve covers, Accel
wires, and very straight pipes on the sweet-sounding dual exhaust.
The three-speed automatic transmission feeds a stout Ford 9-inch
rear end. Plus, control is well in-hand with an independent front
suspension upgrade, power steering, power brakes w/discs up front,
and the grip of modern sport tires.
It's a Ford pickup that attracts a lot of attention, but the
enthusiast who will enjoy it most is the one sitting behind the
wheel. Make it yours today!!!