FRAME OFF ROTISSERIE RESTO MOD, FORD 302 CI, R134 A/C, MUSTANG II, SHOW-WINNER!
Before you look too carefully at this 1955 Ford F-100 pickup, take a look at the price. Now, with that in mind, take your time to examine this truck. This is one of those vehicles that you can look at for hours and not see all the custom tricks and the finish quality is very, very impressive.
Perhaps this truck reminds you of Tim "The Tool Man" Allen's 1956 Ford F-100 called Full Noise, and I'm sure that's purely intentional. The icy Infiniti Glacial Silver paint seems to hang around the ultra-smooth body like fog and thanks to new steel front fenders and a custom bed, it fits together extremely well. The trim has been selectively removed, but the work is so subtle that it'll take an expert to see where it's been tweaked. The F-100's pugnacious look lends itself well to the hot-rod treatment, front-loading the iconic grille and balancing it with those fat rear fenders on the stepside bed. Cool tricks include the satin-finished grille bars and tri-bar headlights, ventilation slots in the passenger's side cowl, and a flush-fitting windshield. The bed is full of fresh timber and stainless strips, and you may also note the tailgate has been swapped for one that looks more appropriate on this tastefully customized build – all to the personal preference of the builder who clearly had a specific vision in mind. The overall product is undeniable, and the varnish is as smooth and shiny as the freshly buffed urethane paint. I mean, this sucker is off-the-charts nice.
High tech is the name of the game inside, where a split bench has been wrapped in silver leather and stitched to look like it might have been done back in 1955 - if they were in the business of luxury trucks. Custom door panels with billet hardware continue that theme with dark gray carpets on the floor to make it feel substantial. The smooth dash looks like it was custom made, but it combines factory parts with a few well-chosen aftermarket components like a billet instrument panel with retro gauges from Omega Kustom Instruments. A GM tilt column is neatly wrapped in a custom enclosure that seamlessly blends into a lower valence that houses the Vintage Air A/C system. The stereo is an AM/FM/CD head unit in a custom overhead console with beautiful French seams that suggest a real artist was at work inside. Impressive.
Someone knew what they were doing when they smoothed and tailored the engine compartment sheetmetal to fit so tightly around the 302 cubic inch Ford V8. Horsepower wasn't really the point, but it has plenty thanks to a 4-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust. The inner fenders are custom made and ultra-smooth, while the firewall has been stripped of extraneous wiring and plumbing save for the very trick HVAC lines on the passenger's side. Plenty of chrome sparkles against the silver paint, and anything that wasn't plated or polished was painted to match the bodywork. There's an aluminum radiator up front, surrounded by a custom shroud for a clean look, and it includes both power steering and power disc brakes. The front suspension is a familiar Mustang II setup with disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering, while a Ford AOD 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission provides easy highway cruising, despite the acceleration-happy gears stashed inside the LTD rear axle. The stance is right, accentuated by 17-inch billet wheels wearing 17-inch Dunlop performance radials.
With over 700 hours in the build and several big award wins at the Ford Truck Nationals to its credit, this amazing Ford would cost twice the asking price to duplicate. You've already fallen in love, now all you have to do is call!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- iPod Compatible
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