1952 Ford F-1 has a High Revving, Coyote Heart
Old trucks with modern drivetrain swaps are a dime a dozen. The reasons why are obvious – reliability and power. But it just gets to a point where there can only be so many 50’s trucks with crate 5.0s, right? At some point, it’s nice to see something at least slightly different.
This 1952 F-1 pickup is most definitely different. It starts on the exterior, where things look pretty normal yet changes abound. The cab, for example, has been stretched four inches to accommodate it’s taller owner. The rear fenders, normally all the was at the back of the bed, have been moved forward to the center to balance things out.
Under the hood lies not just a crate Coyote 5.0, but the high revving Boss 302 version of Ford’s new small block. With a little tune, it pumps out 480 horsepower at a lofty 7,200 rpm. And if you’ve ever heard one of these things run, you’ll know that the sound alone is worth the extra price tag.
The inside is super clean, with leather and modern gauges complimenting the uncluttered and understated appearance of the outside perfectly. Outside, the custom made wheels use a factory like center hubcap and stretch it out for a more modern look.
Overall, this ’52 is a unique package in a world of cookie cutter trucks. With an engine worthy of the race track and looks worthy of car show trophies, it’s truly one of a kind.
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