Sanford and Son Vintage Ford Trucks Are a Thing!

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For whatever reason, tribute builds of the Sanford and Son F-100 have been popping up everywhere lately. These tributes run the gauntlet from mild to wild, with a few approaching show truck status. It’s a testament to not only the lasting popularity of the iconic show, but to our love for old Ford trucks as well.

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This 1954 Ford F-100, built by the same guys who own the original truck from the show, is more like a nod in the direction of its predecessor than an outright replica. Make no mistake, it’s a high dollar, high quality build that was featured in Classic Truck Magazine, not just an old junkyard parts hauler.

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The monster (22×10 rear, 20×8 front) Billet Specialties wheels and Kumho tires (325/40R/22 rear and 275/45R/20 front) cost $10,000 alone, which is an astounding sum! The truck sits low on that massive set of rolling stock courtesy of a bagged suspension.

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Under the hood you’ll find a 390 that has received some mild upgrades for easy cruising. The transmission is a C6, and there’s a 9 inch rear-end out back with 3.81 gears.

The gorgeous body has seen a host of mods – custom running boards, shaved drip rails and door handles, rolled pans, custom valance, and a radiused a-pillar among them. A semi flat red paint job with the iconic S&S logo completes the look, and members of the cast have even signed the custom dash inside.

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Overall, this ’54 is a very nicely done custom that stands on its own even without being a Sanford and Son tribute truck. It has made the rounds at car shows for years and now it’s ready to be driven. If that sounds like a dream come true to you, you can buy it here.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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