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1952 Ford F-100 Is Fully Custom, Restomodded With LT1 Corvette V8 Engine

1952 was the final year for the original F-Series pickup, and the most powerful engine that Ford offered for the half-ton model was the Flathead V8 with 239 cubic inches of displacement. The F-100 we'll talk about today is a little different under the hood, though.
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Not only did it win “First Place for Outstanding Engine and Interior at the ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Auto Show,” but the single cab in the photo gallery sports a Corvette powerplant from the small-block family. The LT1, to be more precise, and the automatic transmission comes from General Motors as well.

The Turbo Hydra-Matic 700R4 is one of the finest choices you can make for a restomod. Smooth but also stout, the four-speed gearbox switched from hydraulic logic shifting to electronic in 1993 when it was known as the 4L60. 1987 and newer transmissions are extremely popular with race, street, and even off-road builds.

Turning our attention back to the custom truck with sparkling light tan over brown paintwork and a bright orange pinstripe, the Ford F-100 “took over a year to build” according to Worldwide Auctioneers. Offered at no reserve, the go-faster pickup features a TCI chassis with chrome plated arms, Coy wheels, and Nitto radials.

Moroso Racing headers and lots of chrome for the engine bay add to the visual drama. The ride and handling fronts also include RideTech Fox shock absorbers, a 9.0-inch Ford rear end, rack-and-pinion power steering, as well as power brakes.

As far as the cabin is concerned, whoever built this truck didn’t cut corners with cheap parts or half-hearted detailing. HIDE Originals is the company responsible for the custom leather upholstery, complemented by chrome trim and a pull-down center console. Ice-cold air conditioning from Vintage Air, power windows, Omega Kustom gauges, and only 81.4 miles on the odometer are also worth mentioning.

There’s no pre-auction estimate on this no-expense-spared custom, but glossing over the pictures, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if the truck will fetch $70,000 or thereabouts.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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