Coyote-Powered Ford F-100 Is Ready to Embarrass ‘Sports Cars’
Swapped F-100 won’t just put new Chevy trucks to shame, but it will leave a Corvette owner crying for his mommy.
The term “sleeper” gets tossed around way too much nowadays. After all, almost anyone can throw a big engine into a heaping pile and call it a day, but it takes a special kind of dedication to turn something like an ungainly vintage F-100 into a track-slaying, Corvette destroyer.
As you might’ve guessed, the 1970 Ford F-100 before your eyes is exactly that.
We recently spotted this concrete gray beauty on eBay and we quickly fell in love. Rather than following the tired trend of slapping on Crown Victoria suspension parts, the current owner went the extra mile to build a top-notch sleeper — and then some. He started, of course, by installing one of our favorite powerplants – a brand new 5.0-liter Ford Coyote V8!
Coyote swaps are typically the protagonist of most builds, but in this case, it’s what’s underneath that steals the show. First, the frame was fully boxed and a HEIDTS Mustang II front end was installed. In addition, Ford Racing coilovers and Wilwood brakes sit on all-four corners, with a narrowed and triangulated nine-inch out back. According to the owner, the old truck now handles like “it’s on rails.” We have no reason to doubt him.
The rest of the build is top notch, with a laundry list of pricey parts already installed. The interior is nicely done as well, with Dakota Digital gauges, a Vintage Air setup, and Flaming River steering components. Really, the only thing left to apply is a killer paint job, but then again, we’re digging the sleeper look of this unique vintage Ford.
Call it a sleeper, an autocross ringer, or a Corvette fighter. We just simply call it cool.