One of a kind show truck featured on the cable show ''American Restoration' on the History Channel. As well as countless national magazines. Here is the breakdown on this awesome truck.In building this vehicle, it was ensured that every environmentally friendly attribute is also a custom attribute, as this is a fully customized vehicle. The completely rebuilt engine is a big block Ford 460 with Edelbrock aluminum heads, a tunnel ram, dual liquid propane carburetors many other high-performance modifications. What sets this engine apart from many others is the fuel it runs on 100% liquid propane, which creates next to zero emissions and produces equal to more horsepower than pump gas (550 horsepower)! Furthermore, this breathtaking paint job is done with PPGs Vibrance Envirobase Paint, which offers PPGs wonderful Vibrant colors in a completely VOC compliant paint system. Other environmentally friendly attributes include nitrogen filled tires by Nokian Nokian is the world's first tire manufacturer to introduce a production method using earth friendly oils, which means that they are free of toxic chemicals. The truck has handmade copper bedsides copper bed floor (underneath of bed floor), copper interior trim, a copper grille and a copper engine bay. All of the copper is made from 20-ounce copper sheets from Revere Copper Company (who utilizes 95% recycled material in their manufacturing process).!Features:The truck started from Fords best year of theF-100s, a 1956 Ford F100. The one of a kind front end is custom built toreplicate the 1951 Ford F1 pickup and also features ahand made copper grille The smoothed louvered hood features one of akind side tilt hinges as well as copper trim on theengine bay side to match the motor bay The beautifully finished completely rebuiltengine brand new C6 Transmission, which arepainted to match the chassis components (the samecolor as the body, but cleared with PPGs SoftTouch flat finish clearcoat) sits inside the one of akind engine bay that is entirely finished inhandmade copper panels The doors have been converted to suicide hingesand smoothed outer door panels they also featurepower windows along with custom made saddle tan black leather door panels as well as copper insertsto match the exterior paintwork of the truck The inside of the cab also flaunts many impressivebody modifications. Such as a smoothed dash that ismolded with the custom-made center console, whichis also molded with the rear of the cab and houses theswitches that operate the power windows, the air ride,and the tilt bed as well as the CD/DVD player. Theunderneath of the dash has been modified to housethe JL Audio subwoofers and the kick panels havealso uniquely been molded to the truck, they housethe JL Audio speakers. The seats are matching saddletan and black leather and are fully functional swivelseats! Furthermore, the interior of the cab features 3DVD screens, 1 in each sun-visor and 1 in the dash.The steering wheel, which was built for the truck iscopper anodized and black leather wrapped to matchthe wheels, it is mounted on a custom tilt steeringcolumn which is painted to match the truck. The interior is completely upholstered in saddletan black leather with a black carpet that has sewnin matching leather inserts The bed is a fully functional electric hydraulic tiltbed, with a reverse open tailgate that also has a handmade aluminum latches. The rear of the bed is finished with a one piecemolded roll pan that houses the original style taillightlenses, which have been uniquely molded into the rollpan. The bed tilts to expose the amazing underneath ofthe truck. From the quick disconnect exhaustsystem, which allows the exhaust system to exitthrough the custom molded exhaust tips in the rearfenders (this process alone involved roughly 5-6weeks of labor and design time), to the handmadecopper underside of the bed. Furthermore, you areable to view the custom painted chassis (whichfeatures 4 wheel disc brakes air ride suspension) all rear chassis components. Such as the hydraulicsystem, air compressor tank, the 4 link air riderear suspension, the custom built Ford 9 inch rearend the very impressive 3 inch polished stainlesssteel exhaust system. Another impressive feature thatcan be viewed when the box is raised are the copper stainless steel braided wiring and lines throughoutthe chassis. The top side of the box showcases the painted tomatch liquid propane tank, which was built for thisvehicle and is surrounded by hand madecopper panels that trim the box sides.
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.
Public will soon have access to more than one million frames