SLICK-BUILT F-100, RECENTLY BUILT 302 V8, TOP-LOADER 4-SPEED, GREAT DRIVER!!
This 1966 Ford F-100 is a cool mix of basic truck goodness and very slick custom. The bodywork looks awfully good and very authentic, but the rumbling 302 cubic inch engine under the hood suggests something else entirely.
Go try to find an F100 as nice as this; they simply don't exist. Before trucks were cool, these were used up and thrown away, but somehow, somewhere, these guys found an awfully nice one and gave it a high-quality facelift. Look how well that character line traces from the hood, through the doors, then down along the bed sides. It's as straight as a ruler. Note how flush the doors fit, and how nicely the bed tucks up behind the cab. That doesn't just happen, that's the result of lots of time invested. Then put on a correct Wimbledon White finish that looks totally perfect for the mid-60s, and hit the road in style. It's not perfect, but the combination of the blacked-out grille, rear roll pan, and cool rolling stock give it an industrial-strength look we like a lot. Of course, they didn't forget that this was still a truck, so while the bed is as nicely finished as the body, it's still ready, willing, and able to work thanks to a spray-in bedliner. Just on first glance, this truck is a slam-dunk.
That vibe extends inside where it has been artfully updated to create a comfortable and stylish driving environment. The bench seat was is still wrapped in vinyl, but it's a high-grade vinyl that feels expensive and luxurious, not plain and stiff. The door panels have been painted to match the body (along with the dash and the rest of the doors), and the original dash pad is black vinyl for a low-glare look that has only recently started to show its age. A custom 3-spoke steering wheel has been fitted so it looks a little bit custom, and there's an AM/FM/CD/iPod stereo in the center of the dash so you don't have to suffer with AM radio only. There's a tachometer strapped to the steering column and the usual set of auxiliary dials under the dash, and yes, that's a 4-speed manual shifter there in the center of the floor. Pretty cool, right?
Ford's workhorse 352 cubic inch V8 engine is long gone, but you won't miss it once you see the freshly rebuilt 302 cubic inch V8 they stuffed in there instead. With a .030 overbore, it's got 4500 miles on the rebuild which includes a mild cam, roller rockers, ported heads, and a high-rise intake with an Edelbrock carb on top. A few chrome pieces dress things up and it looks right under the hood of this sporty-looking pickup. The Toploader 4-speed is from a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang and features a fresh clutch that feeds a set of 3.91 gears on a Detroit Locker, so you know what they had in mind when putting this truck together. The chassis is relatively stock, making this one heck of a sleeper, although the rumbling dual exhaust system might give you away at stop lights. 15-inch steel wheels were custom made to look like the original steelies but are a lot wider and now carry fat 275/60/15 white-letter radials to hook it up.
This is a very cool truck that you won't see at every show. Nicely finished with a bit of attitude, it proves that good taste and high performance never go out of style. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- iPod Compatible
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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