Coyote-Powered 1960 F-100 is Full of Secrets

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1960 F-100

Beautifully modified Ford truck is definitely more than meets the eye.

At first glance, this 1960 F-100 might just seem like just another clean and well done custom pickup. But look a little closer, and you’ll find a host of interesting little touches that really set it apart. And every one of them is intentional. The idea here is to pay homage to Fords both new and old, and we’d say that they pulled it off flawlessly.

Built by Legens Hot Rod Shop in Martin, Tennessee, the vintage truck is anything but under that shiny red sheetmetal. A Coyote 5.0 liter V8 is the heart of the beast, providing modern power and reliability. Yet the Borla fuel injection features a set of custom stacks that are a throwback to a different era. Inside, custom distressed pecan leather nicely complements the stock gauge cluster.

On the outside, only Ford truck fanatics will pick up on every little detail. The front end features some elements from a 1958 F-100, along with custom bumpers and a custom hood. The trim was stretched eight inches so that it runs the entire length of the truck. And the rear fin tail design was stretched all the way to the bed as well.

Out back, dual stacked taillights were added to mimic the front, but they run vertically instead of horizontally. The truck sits low on a set of Schott wheels that are 20-inches up front and 18-inches in the back. But perhaps the coolest feature of the entire truck lies in the bed. A fuel filler concealment kit, built by Legens, raises up one of the wooden boards to provide sneaky access to the fuel tank.

All of these unique touches add up to produce a classic Ford truck that is certainly more than meets the eye. In a world full of cookie cutter rides, this ’60 provides a unique and interesting spin on a tired old formula.

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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