1951 Ford F1 Pickup Truck
Acquired in Wyoming approx. 11 years ago, this truck underwent an extensive Frame-off restoration over a 6 year period. Completed 5 years ago, this Classic Ford F1 is a real head turner!
The body, taken down to the frame, was re-built from the ground up. New suspension components and a new steering gear box was installed along with springs, shocks, etc. The 4" drop springs installed give this truck a great stance on the road and makes for a much better handling truck. The 16" wheels were replaced with 15" wheels including a matching spare.
The Flathead V-8 engine was completely rebuilt and upgraded with Mercury 4" crank and Mercury pistons and engineered to Mercury specs. The radiator is original and refurbished and the air cleaner is the original oil-breather. Dual exhaust was installed which not only complements the look of the truck, but enhances the performance of this great running and driving Pickup. The "three on the tree" manual transmission is mated to a Borg-Warner overdrive making this truck a pleasure to drive. The F1 was completely re-wired to original specs, with the system being upgraded to 12 volts. The Truck has been driven approximately 2000 miles since the restoration was completed.
The body was professionally refurbished and painted very close to the original color. The chrome and stainless on the exterior of the truck is completely new and shines bright! Chrome bumpers were installed giving the perfect touch to this truck. All new glass as well as fender welts, window seals and window trim was installed in the restoration. The wood bed is new the the box to the truck is straight and clean. The Tailgate is excellent.
The interior of the truck is a sight to behold. The dash was completely re-furbished and all guages work. New upholstery on the bench seat, new headliner and rear panels, new kick panels, new floor covering, new sun visors, new door and window handles and a new steering complete this truck. The finishing touch is found behind the seat with the restored gas tank and a factory tool-box on top of the tank! Sound insulation was installed under the floor covering above the headliner and in the doors.
This is one of the nicer 1951 Ford F1 Pickup trucks you will see.