Watch This 1966 F-100 Go from Ashy to Classy

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Restoring an old truck is a true labor of love – mixed with a healthy dose of blood, sweat, and tears.  But the end result of all that time, money, and pain is something that is hard to put into words.  Anybody with money can buy a cool car, but not everybody can say they built it with their own two hands.

Brett Telford is one of those guys, and his 1966 F-100 is a true labor of love.  Brett did a complete frame off on his now stunning truck, performing a bunch of tasteful custom touches along the way that add some modern creature comforts while also retaining the stock flavor.

This 1966 sits low and rides in luxury car comfort thanks to a Fatman Fabrications independent front suspension with a 4-link setup in the rear.  A Keith Craft Performance 363 stroker provides motivation to the tune of 450 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque, and it’s backed up by an AOD tranny for easy highway cruising.

Exterior mods are subtle but effective.  Brett removed the drip rails and molded the exterior bed seams so they match the front quarters and doors.  The two tone theme continues inside, where the old meets new theme thrives as the stock instrument cluster meshes nicely with modern stitching.

The end result is one of the nicest custom Ford trucks you’ll ever see, one that is just as adept at winning trophies at a car show as it is cruising the streets in complete comfort.  But perhaps the most impressive thing about this F-100 is that it was built by a guy, not a high dollar custom shop.  Well, a guy plus a couple of friends, lots of beers, and a whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears.

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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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