1948 Ford F-1
Need I say more? One quick look at this 1948 Ford F-1 pickup should be enough to render you speechless. Featuring aftermarket magic and having quite a bit of time in the shop, this Ford really takes a swing at our focus thanks to the classic, visual signature lines and updated suspension system and powertrain, modern cabin and outrageous exterior shade. Following a six-year restoration process, the beaten up Ford now looks as a proper show car. The original frame has been sandblasted, there’s a Heidts Mustang II front end and modern disc brakes at the front, and a big 460 Lincoln V8 sits comfortably in the engine bay. The engine was rated at 365 hp and has been brought back to original specs, then fitted with an Edelbrock 600-cfm carb, MSD ignition, and factory exhaust manifolds – don’t forget about the modern C6 automatic transmission. Re-arched leaf springs and factory shocks hold the 9-inch Ford open differential, Goodyear 60-series rubber connects the Ford to the asphalt. Awesome!
A custom front bumper and an original-style fiberglass grille complete the aesthetic vibe at the front. The rear-end displays a new steel bed from Early Fords, steel running boards, fiberglass rear fenders, retro taillights, and new chrome bumper. Danny’s Custom Creations were in charge of the RM Red Brown Mica paint, with the cabin set to match the cool exterior. The interior was last on the list and got its share of upgrades, with the sheetmetal parts painted to match the exterior; please note the customized dashboard, retro gauges, air conditioning: and a Stereo: Pioneer DEH-4300 stereo and more. Anyone up for a ride?