1950 Ford F2 Custom Pickup
This Ford F-2 (1950 -ton series) is a Cadillac-example of traditional home-garage Rat Rod building. It was dependably constructed, strong running, stops-on-a-nickel, and travels anywhere. Like most true rat rods the truck was a project that evolved over many years. This allowed time for adding new components while insuring the already completed portions were done right. Above all this rat rod incorporates a level of creativity you just can't replicate. The Rat Rod scene is pretty popular right now and the builders that know what they are doing stand out above the rest. That is because not only do they build a solid car but they have an artistic idea backed by hotrodding style. Based on the cab of a 1950 Ford F2 pickup it is titled as a 50 Ford but given the custom grill/light set up takes on more of a 30s look. Everything is custom throughout and the truck incorporates pieces of history that put a smile on any hotrodders face. Most of us in the hobby have found a love for vintage signs/gas & oil collectables so if that is an interest of yours this truck is sure to grab your attention. Check out the following table to get an idea of some of the components used in the build:
Cab & Chassis
A 2550-lb (12.5' length) Ford RR-pickup built with new steel, parts, and materials.
Stepped, custom chassis of 2x3" tube framing with front and rear low stance kick-ups.
Solid 8" channeled pickup cab, dipped, with no rust issues anywhere.
Sitting on Rocket Racing Wheels, 15/6s and 15/10s.
Top chopped 3" with new windshield, plus original-size rear glass.
Fitted one-piece door windows with original manual-regulators.
GM passenger car leather seats with driver-side electric-positions adjustment.
Lighted white-face Auto Meter gauges, switches and lights. Basic Painless Wiring.
Aluminum 20x20" cross-flow radiator, plus aluminum water pump with JEG'S recovery system.
Heidt's Mustang II front suspension with tubular A-arms and disc brakes.
Custom 48x40" pickup bed with untreated 108-year-old White Pine siding from grandpa's barn.
Off the retail shelf Rust-Oleum "Hunter Satin Green" paint over, under, inside and throughout.
Period-correct dual amber fog lighting for up front assist.
And original orange crate utility bed-box.
Engine & Running Gear
Late 2002 GM Vortex 350/350 engine, steel crank, and 4-bolt main.
1998-2002 Cast Vortex Heads with #291T-HR-7 Clay Smith Cam and roller rockers.
Edelbrock Single-Plain Ram Performer II intake with matched 600-cfm carburetion.
B&M TH 400 transmission matched to "loose" 2200-2600 converter, plus B&M Shift Kit.
Custom lite-weight, fabricated, and precision balanced 40" driveshaft.
S-10 rear end with 3.42 gears, posi-traction, plus triangulated adjustable 4-links.
New disc and drum brakes, including proportioning valve, seals, and fluid lines.
Stainless steel 16-gallon custom fuel tank, with cloned Kelch mechanical fuel cap/gauge.(Verified September 20, 2015: 16.6 mpg at allowed 80-mph Idaho freeway speed)
A pair of 30" traditional Smithy Mufflers attached to flat-black hot-coated exhaust system.
This cool custom has a lot going for it and gets a ton of attention. It has the rat rod custom look but is just as reliable as anything else on the road.
Start cruising in style for $27,000.00!