What Satin Dreams are Made of – 1970 Ford F-100

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satinThey say dreams are made of silk, but in this case, dreams are made of satin. This 1970 Ford F-100 was on display at the TMI booth at SEMA last year, and it’s gained a special following since then. Then again, how could it not!

It all started when Larry Ashley, the marketing director for TMI decided to get rid of an old dirt bike and a 1969 Cougar in exchange for this nearly half-century old pickup truck. The inspiration came from various F-100s that Larry saw while at SEMA in previous years, and that’s when he decided to branch out and create something of his own.


The transition began and Larry contacted various suppliers to make his dream come true, even though he had a pretty specific idea in mind. As it’s to be expected, the truck is powered by a Ford motor, a 1990 5.0L block fueled by a Holley 600-cfm carburetor mounted on an Edelbock manifold.


While the design of the trucked remained original, specially the short bed and sharp front end, various aftermarket parts were added. In order to make this F-100 sound as good as it looks, this satin truck features Doug Thorley headers, Flowmaster mufflers, and 2 1/2-inch pipes out the back with pipes exiting ahead of the rear wheels.

67-72-f100-interiorsThe truck was finished just in time for SEMA, and needless to say it was a show-stopper through and through.

Enjoy the shots, and for more on this awesome truck, check out HotRod.com!

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Story & Photos via: [Hotrod.com, TMI & Facebook]


Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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