Killer ’70 Ford F-100 Restomod Salutes Deserving Vet

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1970 Ford F-100

Amazing Ford F-100 is worthy of every trophy and feature it garners. But its new owner is even more deserving.

It’s pretty hard to adequately thank our veterans for what they’ve done for us. But that has never stopped a slew of kind-hearted souls from trying, at least. And this latest effort, an amazing hot-rodded 1970 Ford F-100, is one of the more monumental “thank you” efforts we’ve ever seen. The masters at Classic Car Studio in St. Louis, Missouri built this amazing pickup for one reason. To honor a well-deserving veteran and retired fireman dedicated to supporting his country.

Even better, we got to see the entire transformation take place on a recent episode of Velocity Channel’s Speed is the New Black. And what a transformation it was. The crew at Classic Car Studio, led by the ever-talented Noah Alexander, started with what was essentially an old, beat up farm truck. What they finished with is a true testament to the amazing work and equally amazing custom vehicles they’re churning out.

1979 Ford F-100

The vintage Ford F-100 build began underneath, where you won’t find anything resembling ’70s bits. All of the truck’s archaic stuff was scrapped in favor of a full Roadster Shop spec chassis and suspension. Capping off the modern underpinnings is a set of massive Wilwood brakes, which are covered by equally massive Billet Specialties B-Forged wheels measuring 20 x 8.5″ up front and 20 x 12″ in the rear.

With that kind of rolling chassis serving as the foundation, stepping up the drivetrain of this Ford F-100 was a must. But still, the team at Classic Car Studio went bonkers in that department, opting for a fire-breathing Jon Kaase Boss 520ci V8 pumping out 730 hp. Helping the racy engine make that kind of power are plenty of goodies. They include a Borla stack injection, Holley engine management system, and MSD ignition. A stout Tremec TKO 600 backs it all up, offering up plenty of gear-banging fun.

1979 Ford F-100

Inside, you’ll find acres of custom Relicate leather, a killer Kicker stereo, LMC Truck trim, and a Vintage A/C unit. A custom CCS rollbar keeps driver and passenger intact. But a set of custom Speedhut gauges, designed to replicate those used in the Ford GT, take the insides to another level.

Of course, leaving the outside of this Ford F-100 stock would be a crime at this point. So the crew went to work smoothing everything out and covering it in custom BASF Glasurit paint and clear. Loads of custom bits abound, from the bed floor and wheel tubs to the front wheel wells and radiator cover.

1979 Ford F-100

It all adds up to what is one of the smoothest (and potentially fastest) ’70 F-100s we’ve ever seen. But more importantly, it’s going to someone who couldn’t possibly deserve it more!


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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