TRUCK YOU! A Mean, Green 1955 Ford F-100
Old school Ford trucks really are the embodiment of what all Ford trucks are, aside from their rarity. And by “old school,” we don’t mean a ’90s rig with fading paint. Definitely not. Instead, what we’re referring to are the proud steel machines that prowled the streets back when Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra stole the big screen. We’re talking about the Ford beauties of the ’50s, when the curved body style mixed with an elegant look and impressive ability.
Though we won’t bash any of the newer rides that roam the roads in out modern day in age, there really is something to be said about the trucks of this era. Today we’ll step inside FTE member Sam’s (A.K.A. “sdetweil“) garage and take a look at his wonderful ’50s icon that lies within!
To start, we’ll say that Sam’s ride is definitely not an all-original restoration of what this 1955 F-100 used to be. In fact, it’s more of a rest-mod. But what’s wrong with bringing some modern knowledge ad technology and making it mesh with this flawless Ford? He has done a lot to get this ride to where it is now, and it seems to have been well worth the effort!
As it sits now, the rig has a 460 cubic inch motor, a C6 transmission, roller rockers, a Comp Cam, Keith Black KB 138 pistons, a Volare front suspension, disc brakes all around, air spring rear suspension, Boze Alloy “Doons” wheels, custom paint, a custom interior, Vintage Air A/C, and more. The classic ride makes 435 horsepower and puts out 492 foot-pounds of torque.
In addition to this vintage green monster, Sam is the proud owner of a 2012 F-350 4×4 and a 2013 Keystone Alpine 3720FB fifth wheel. Go stop by his garage and leave some comments, browse the photography, and have a good time! Be sure to keep your garage up to date and maybe you’ll be featured next week on TRUCK YOU!