This 1950 Ford F-1 custom pickup was a long-term build done by the
well-known Austin Speed Shop, Jon Kaase Engines, Ace Fabrication
and Redline Finishes, with advice from Charlie Hutton and PPG. It
is powered by a professionally built 547/878hp engine with a FAST
fuel-injection system and a TCI-built C6 automatic transmission.
This build was debuted at the 2014 SEMA Show for the PPG paint
booth. The exterior paint is a custom mix with the main body
finished in a flat red and a high-gloss red on the running boards,
visor and Wheelsmith wheels. It's equipped with a stock F-1 chassis
that is boxed in the front and rear, RideTech suspension with
Shockwave bags on all four corners, Ford 9" rear end with 3.00
posi-traction, custom-built 3" exhaust system, 4-wheel disc brakes
and custom-made Wheelsmith Artillery wheels. The interior features
a custom-made TMI bench seat and black carpet with Dynamatted
matching interior door panels and headliner, matching Banjo Grant
steering wheel, interior door handles and window crank with
bear-claw door latches, full vintage heating and cooling system and
period-correct gauges and tachometer by AutoMeter. The truck also
features twin Optima red top batteries in the rear for weight
distribution, a custom bed with stainless strips, recessed Lokar
taillights, and rack & pinion front end set up with power steering.
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