Pickup Street Rod
NO EXPENSE-SPARED BUILD, FUEL INJECTED 302, AOD, AIR-RIDE, A/C, TOO MUCH 2 LIST!
The 1940 Fords were gorgeous vehicles, no two ways about it. Heck, when the pickup truck looks this good, you know you've done something right in the styling department. This 100% steel pickup is a fresh professional build with all the upgrades, and yes, Ford fans, it's got Blue Oval power, too!
The screaming orange paint isn't subtle but when you build something that looks like this, you really want to get noticed. This is not some fiberglass replica but an all-steel 1940 Ford pickup that's been skillfully and tastefully modified to create a show-stopping machine. The '40 Ford pickup borrowed the '39 Ford passenger car front end, and there just aren't many better ways to start than that. A lot of the chrome was shaved, including the door handles, but things like the body moldings, awesome teardrop headlights, and that V-shaped grille all remain in place. The finish is spectacular, with a deep shine that represents cubic dollars and enough man-hours that someone could have funded their retirement on it. A hard-shell tonneau cover converts the bed into the world's biggest trunk and a custom rear roll pan incorporates the exhaust tips and recessed license plate holder. It's been driven 3337 miles since it was built, so there might be one or two tiny signs of use, but if you want a vehicle that can drive cross-country and still win a big trophy at just about any show, this is definitely it.
The completely custom interior is tasteful and beautifully built. Bucket seats wrapped in tan leather make it as comfortable as your daily driver, while a fabricated center console adds practicality with a pair of cup holders and courtesy lights. The dash is still factory stock, but it's been filled with Classic Instruments gauges in a woodgrained fascia that looks completely appropriate here. Colorado Customs supplied a billet wheel that matches the rolling stock and all the creature comforts are included: A/C, tilt column, power windows, and an AM/FM/CD stereo in its own overhead console. The stereo's amplifier is showcased between the seats and has been painted to match the bodywork, and there's a thumping subwoofer just underneath. Seat belts are a great idea from a safety standpoint and you'll find the FAST fuel injection controller neatly stashed inside the center console.
If you can look past all the chrome and polished aluminum under the hood, you'll find a stout 302 cubic inch V8, better known as the 5.0. This one is fueled by the aforementioned FAST fuel injection system, which sits atop an Edelbrock intake manifold and lights the fires with a Mallory Unilite system. That all means that it starts instantly and idles well even when it's cold, and with a professional tune, it drives beautifully. A serpentine belt drive system allows the accessories to stack close to the block, and as you can see, it's artfully dressed to win trophies. It's backed by an AOD 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, which slots neatly between the original frame rails. That frame has been heavily reinforced, then fitted with a custom K-member with rack-and-pinion steering and air bags, while the 9-inch rear end hangs on a traditional 4-link setup. That air suspension allows you to fine-tune the ride height, so don't let our photos fool you: this sucker looks right from any angle. Staggered Colorado Custom billet aluminum wheels are fitted with 215/45/17 front and 255/45/18 rear performance radials that tuck under the fenders perfectly.
Incredibly well built, beautiful to look at, and a pleasure to drive, this gorgeous Ford pickup delivers everything you've ever wanted from a street rod and then some. Call now!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Air Conditioning
- Leather Seats
- Tilt Wheel
- Cruise Control
- Front Disc Brakes
- Fuel Injection
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
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