1954 Ford F100 Pickup
The first restyling of Ford's popular F-series truck included an
expanded cab, stylish new grille, and longer hood that flowed into
the front fenders. Changes from the first F-series Pickup to the
second generation went beyond a face lift. Ford expanded the
truck's wheelbase, with longer front and rear leaf springs fitted
to improve ride quality while still maintaining hauling ability.
The front suspension was set back to allow a tighter turning
radius. A new cargo bed, measuring 6 1/2 feet by 20 inches, would
be used all the way up into the eighties.
Right out of 1954 to potentially your driveway, we have a fully
restored and slightly rodded 1954 Ford Pickup truck. Bathed in
raspberry, (like the beret she wore), shiny Cragar SS old "skool"
wheels, an engine circa 1968 in 302ci form, and a like new gray
interior, this truck is low hanging fruit ripe for the picking out
of our hallowed halls here at Classic Auto Mall.
Very nicely done with well minded gaps, this straight steel
exterior is bathed in ravishing raspberry which is just delightful.
The front grille has been retained and now matches the remainder of
the truck. Some chromed trimmings kept to a minimum are seen
throughout and are beautifully shiny and pit free. This is a step
side model so there is a running board attaching the front and rear
rounded fenders. The cab has a long rear glass for much better
panoramic vision, and on back a new oak lined bed which is highly
lacquered stretched between the cab and the F O R D embossed
tailgate. Below the back bumper has been shaved and now below we
see chromed tipped clamshell tips. Nice Ford badged blue dot
taillights hang from either side, and those snappy retro 80's
Cragar 5 spokes are nicely polished and wrapped in raised white
letter Grand Sport Radial GT's.
A swing of the near perfect doors and we are greeted with some gray
fuzzy broadcloth covered panels with a triangular damask insert
that has salmon small triangles in it for highlighting. Shiny
ribbed cranks and actuators and a gray covered armrest complete the
look. The original seat has been upgraded to a split bench with
fuzzy broadcloth bolsters in the neutral gray, along with more tuck
and roll triangular pattern damask inserts to match the doors. In
front is a beautiful metal dash bathed in the raspberry and
sporting the original instrument cluster. A rally steering wheel
courtesy Grant GT is fronting the dash. As we move across the dash,
we can see a trio of aftermarket gauges in the very center along
with a few extra pulls and toggles. Reaching for the sky from the
black carpeted floors is a long stem Hurst shifter with a T topper,
and also, we can see the billet style shiny pedals under the
steering wheel. A Ford factory heater is under the passenger side
of the dash.
A heave of the large hood, and we can bask our eyes on the
mechanical jewel circa 1969 and in 302ci configuration. The
consigner states a mild cam has been installed and this mill is now
topped with a 4-barrel carburetor. On back is now a 4-speed manual
Toploader tranny which pushes power rearward to a Dana 44 rear axle
and pumpkin. A blue painted block with chromed valve coverings and
a chrome round air cleaner covering, new wiring and hoses, and a
diamond plate shiny fan housing cover, all add up to fab.
Up on the lift and we see plenty of steel which is covered in a
light misting of surface rust. No invasive rust through with solid
body hangers, rockers and floor pans. Dual glass pack style exhaust
snakes their way backward, and leaf spring suspension is seen on
all 4 corners on its way back. Drum brakes are all around.
Care needs to be taken as we fired this truck up and it came right
to life. Plenty of power but it needs to be used responsibly as
this truck has its original drum brakes and no power steering.
Also, the factory heater is not hooked up.
A very nice presentation all around gotta love the raspberry with
the wonderful gray interior, and snappy Cragar throwbacks. A
modernized version of a truck from an era when most of its drivers
wore uniforms with their name stitched above the breast pocket.
I'll take two with a dollop of high test gas.
F10-F100 1/2 Ton Conventional Cab
C-Chester, PA Assy Plant
15505-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.