1953 Ford F100
1953 Ford F100
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This hay hauler turned orange dream is about as close to a resto-mod and street rod as you can get without actually putting it in the category of either. However, Im going out on a limb and save for the modern suspension, wildly low front ride height and killer Ford 351ci V8 engine the original hauler look and charm has been retained. This truck has the chutzpah to be a go-er and a show-er. Exterior Having benefited from frame off rebuild at some time in the past we see retina searing orange paint covering the bulbous undulating body of this 1953 Ford F100. Gaps are well minded and the paint has been applied with a deep end of the pool finish on the steel and fiberglass body. A body matching roll pan leads the way down below the easily recognized orange grille assembly. Single headlights flank the grille and the pontoon fenders meet up with the bulbous hood to provide a mouthlike surround. The door handles have been shaved and the only signs of chrome on the body are the headlight bezels, wiper arms and antenna button. What little chrome there is remains all bright and shiny, looking just as good as new. The bed is rebuilt and adorned with oak flooring and steel sides with canted outward tops. 18 and 20-inch Vision wheels wrapped in low profile blackwall rubber with 245/45ZR17s up front and larger than life 255/35ZR20s in the rear. Im truly moved, but Im just standing here looking at this baby. Interior A mixture of black vinyl and orange steel make up the fully restored door panels. Black vinyl stylish embossments make up the bulk of this panel and are dressed with a chrome door release, chrome window crank and padded armrest. A near perfect bench seat in more black velour broadcloth looks forward to a polished tilt steering column and orange painted metal dash. We can see new VDO gauges within the metal eyebrow, which have white faces and neat black fonts in chrome bezels which are as shiny as they are cool. A cream leather wrapped LeCarra steering wheel with a central horn button is also noted. Moving across the full metal jacket steel dash our eyes are drawn to the small storage cubby and the aftermarket AM/FM/CD stereo from Alpine down below. The headliner and rear of the cab has been covered in black vinyl and below, black carpet with orange and black checkered floor mats covers the floor and is in very good condition. Drivetrain There is nothing better than looking at a superior finished engine, and the one is no exception in the form of a Ford 351ci Windsor V8. A single 4bbl Edelbrock carbs feed fossils and air through an Edelbrock Performer 351W intake. A 3-speed C6 automatic is on the rear, and power moves to the rear wheels via Ford 9 axle. A huge shout out to the power steering that is now on, the blue painted block, and all the chrome and polishing work under the hood which is almost as blinding as the paint job. Undercarriage Nary any sign of invasive rust to be found, just black painted steel, road dirt and minor surface rust. Long gone are the archaic leaf springs and drum brakes up front, as now power disc brakes and independent coil spring suspension prove the ride and front stopping power. For the rear, a 3 bar and coilover suspension is noted along with more power disc brakes. A clean stainless steel exhaust system flows from engine mounted headers and exits underneath the rear roll pan of the truck with large polished tips. Drive-Ability With a twist of the key the truck fired up with a thunderous roar and settled into a snarling idle. On the test track, acceleration was endless, braking was solid and bias free, and handling was surprisingly agile for a truck of this vintage even with the lowered stance. All functions were working during our drive save for some electrical gremlins that reared their head. Those being, a horn that wouldnt toot, non functional turn signals, parking lights that illuminate when the brake pedal is pressed, and the left signal actuating the emergency flashers while the right signal performing no function at all. Other than commenting it is just a great build, good fit and finish overall, and a well-done bed, I say not much else because my jaw is on the floor, and my eyes wide open in amazement of this truck version of a restomod and street rod mix. If the retina searing orange from the paint doesnt blind your opponent from the starting line a press of the gas pedal will...shes a handful boys and girls! F10D3N17719 F10-F100 Conventional D-215ci Inline 6 Cylinder 3-1953 N-Norfolk, VA Assy Plant 17719-Sequential Unit Number

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    F10D3N17719
  • Classic Car ID
    101798447
  • Stock Number
    4466
  • Category
    Classic Trucks
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    43 miles
  • Engine
    351 Windsor V8
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Orange
  • Seat Color
    Black

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