Classic Ford Trucks Prove that Some Things Get Better with Age
Sometimes, rusty, weathered, well-travelled vintage Fords are as beautiful to look at as a shiny new Raptor.
Don’t get us wrong, we love the look of a perfectly-restored truck. Flawless paint, immaculate interior, gleaming hardwood beds. They’re incredible time capsules, giving us a look back at the trucks our fathers and grandfathers drove. Seeing them the way they rolled off the assembly line is a true treat.
But trucks were meant to be put to work. And because of this, there’s nothing we love more than an honest old Ford truck that’s still going strong after a hard life. Worn paint, dents, scratches, and even a little rust all tell a story of a life well-lived. And each truck, like their owner, is unique.
That’s why we love the r/F100 page on Reddit. These trucks are from a simpler time; one where the F-150 was a new trim level, not the king-of-the-hill. And whether or not you’re as obsessed with these vintage rides as we are, you can’t deny that these trucks are really, really cool.
A look at Reddit’s finest Fords.
Take for example, user u/pugaboy89’s too-cool 1964 F-100 Custom Cab. He proudly posted a photo album of it after getting it running for the first time in six years. While it’s still a project, he’s proud to have it running and driving. And while he’s looking for a direction to take the truck, we think it looks pretty cool in primer black.
Then there’s user u/freekwonder with his new-to-him 1966 F-100. While the paint looks worse-for-wear, the blue and white scheme looks like it could be factory. He says the previous owner had the truck for over 30 years. During that time, they swapped the original 352 for a 302 and a C6 automatic transmission. Today, it’s a reliable driver and is mostly used for work and Home Depot runs.
To us, the 1967 F-100s predicted a lot of Ford styling to come, and user u/SGTGunner47’s 1967 F-100 still looks amazing wearing 51 years of patina. With its painted grille and very ‘60s seafoam green paint, he’s (thankfully) planning on fixing what rust it has, then clear-coating the original finish. That way it will be preserved for years to come.
We love a mild custom, and user u/BackSabbath’s 1972 yellow and white Sports Custom ticks all the right boxes for us. It started life as a farm truck in Idaho. Somewhere along the way, it gained 289 out of a Mustang, a transmission out of a Bronco, and a killer suspension setup. As of two years ago, the truck needed a choke adjustment. We hope that it’s sorted and eating up miles by now.
Finally, we have u/GoProDad with his 1966 F-100 long bed Flare Side. Showing his true colors, he traded his 2003 Harley-Davidson Sportster for it around two years ago. From the early pictures, it looks like it needs some work. And as a commenter pointed out, it’s wearing the wrong grille. But there’s clearly plenty of life left in this old truck. We hope that he’s well on his way to transforming this old workhorse into the truck of his dreams.
We could go on, but this is way too deep of a rabbit hole to cover in a single article. If you’ve got some time to kill, check out the coolest F-100s Reddit has to offer.