1979 Ford F-100 Is a Rat Rod & Restomod Hybrid

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These days you see a ton of rat rods, a lot of restomods, and well, not a lot of pro streeters. All three trends have found tremendous success within the custom truck world, and all three have their fans and their critics.

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What you never really see is a truck that combines all three of those looks in one convenient package. But this 1979 Ford F-100 pulls that feat off with flying colors. We’ll start with the pro street portion of things, which is pretty simple. A back “halved” suspension with ladder bars and wheel tubs allows space for the massive 20×16 wheels, and 31x18R20 Mickey Thompson Sportsman tires. Check.

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The rat rod side of things comes courtesy of the body, which wears its wheel well rust proudly. The paint is faded and scratched up, with only a set of custom graphics added for a little effect. The restomod effect comes is thumping Mustang 5.0 Coyote V8 pumping out 500 horsepower.

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The interior is all restomod as well. With a custom aluminum console and dash panels, tilt steering column, billet steering wheel, and aftermarket gauges, it’s proper.

This 1979 Ford F-100 might not fit into one particular bucket, but you can’t deny that it is a good representation of each. With prodigious power and outrageously oversized tires, it’s also hard to ignore going down the road. That’s what you call a real hybrid.

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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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