1953 Ford F-100. Rare, being one of a few 50th Anniversary Specials with a Flat head V-8 that included the Ford-o-matic Transmission (water cooled) automatic. Immense detail was put into the restoration of the vehicle, beginning with an “off-frame” restoration. All sheet metal was removed and sprayed with DP-20 epoxy etching primer. Painting included (5) coats of DP-20 Diamont fill primer, a single coat of DP-21 color sealer, (6) coats of color, (5) coats of DC-92 clear coat and then (5) coats of DC-88. Sanding was done after each coat.
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.
Pick of the Day is a ‘future classic’ that could be transformed into a drifting machine