Just a neat old pickup? Guess again! Someone pulled out all the
stops on this 1953 Ford F-100 Pro-Touring, giving it a killer
custom look with plenty of modern horsepower compliments of a Roush
427 V8, 4R70W automatic transmission, and plenty of creature
comforts that make the driving experience in this truck an absolute
blast. If you appreciate performance hidden inside a mean-looking
old-school truck, this Ford is for you!
At first glance, this handsome pickup has just the right mix of
custom toughness and vintage hot-rod class to give it a slick
street presence. This F-100 will bring a smile to everyone's face
when they see it ambling down the road and they hear that 427 open
up. The freshened Ford F-100 face would become one of the most
popular trucks in history, and despite some nice custom touches and
a few trick components, this one retains its commercial good looks
even with Ford Mustang paint. It's very straight, and was built by
"Fat Fender Garage", and when it was built the restorers took their
time to get it right, because this sucker is awfully close to
flawless. Some custom touches deleted bumpers and roll pans. The
Metallic Grey paint is in really great shape, and the bed has been
nicely finished as well, including a relocated gas tank back there
in-frame fuel cell. The only bit of chrome to be found is on the
custom grille and headlight buckets up front, the side mirrors, and
the windshield wipers, but the bright contrast looks fantastic
against the dark finish.
There's not much inside that hasn't been seriously reworked either,
and the black-on-black look is fantastic. The leather bench seat
looks right at home and are modern so they're comfortable and easy
to adjust, and both of them are split by a custom middle console.
The dash was painted to match the exterior, with a custom bezel
filled with Classic Instruments gauges, a Vintage A/C unit that
blows cold air, and a Custom steering wheel mounted on a tilt
column. Custom door panels match the theme of the seats perfectly,
and the plush carpets below are in great shape. This little pickup
will cruise effortlessly at highway speeds, quite unlike its
siblings that run out of breath at 45 MPH.
The engine is a Roush 427-SR V8 motor with plenty of pop and a ton
of life left in it with only 2,328 miles on the build. The result
it a torque factor that moves this truck like a modern muscle car.
A big 750 4-barrel carburetor and MSD ignition means it starts
instantly and idles well even when it's cold, and with that
transmission and custom driveline, fuel economy is reasonable, too.
It's packed into that neatly finished engine bay with a shaved fire
wall. The chassis is augmented with Heidts coil over suspension
with independent front suspension with power rack-and-pinion
steering, Wilwood power four-wheel disc brakes with incredible
stopping power, and Heidts 4-link out back. BBk shorty headers feed
a great-sounding dual exhaust, and the engineering is done right
tucked up inside the boxed frame. U.S. Mag whipped up a set of
custom black 2 piece 20-inch wheels just for this truck and they're
wrapped in staggered front and rear performance radials.
Beautifully built and ready to go or show, this is one vintage
pickup that hauls more than tools. With tons of man-hours and big
bucks wrapped up in the build, it's every bit as nice as you think
it is. Call today!