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If you've been searching for a super cool hot rod that can be driven and shown with pride, this impressive Ford is the perfect solution!
The hot pickup's smooth and solid body began life as a run-of-the-mill **-ton that was maintained, driven and paraded for most of its existence. During a detailed, frame-off restoration, that old school metal was stripped, sanded, married to fiberglass rear fenders and layered in brilliant House Of Kolor Cobalt 2-stage. That 2-stage, applied by Chewning's Unlimited of Mooresville, North Carolina, was complemented with a fresh wood bed, stainless skid strips and light blue pin striping. That highly detailed striping dances around Advanced Plating chrome, factory heat extractors, smoked glass and modern mirrors. Vintage-look headlights, fiberglass running boards, traditional door handles and a small wiper ensure excellent functionality. Massaged front fenders and a custom grille shell join a smoothed cargo box, a custom roll pan and slick LED tail lamps to provide the simple yet unique perfection that characterizes timeless street rodding. And today, this sharp pickup is one sizzling classic that looks cooler than pretty much every car at any show its owner chooses to attend!
Sourced directly from GM Performance Parts, the truck's serious chops come in the form of a 350 cubic inch ZZ4 crate engine that twists stout 10 to 1 compression into 355 horsepower and 405 lb./ft. of torque. The mean motor's energy mixture is supplied by a coated carburetor, which is sandwiched between a polished, dual-plane intake and chrome, low-profile air cleaner. That mixture travels in to aluminum L98 cylinder heads, which hang chrome valve covers and chrome breathers over stamped rocker arms and hypereutectic pistons. That valvetrain combusts thanks to a forged, internally-balanced crank, powdered connecting rods and a billet cam. Fire for that combustion comes courtesy of a Delco-Remy HEI distributor and loomed Taylor plug wires. That fire is kept in check by a Griffin aluminum radiator, which is mated to chrome flex hoses, a polished overflow tank and a big electric puller fan. Traditional V-belts spin a polished alternator opposite a polished AC compressor while spent gases are cycled through coated Sanderson block huggers.
Bottom-side, a beefy 700R4 4-speed, soured directly from TCI Auto, spins power through a 2,000 RPM stall converter to an 8-inch Ford axle. That tough drivetrain rides on a full Fatman Fabrications frame, which mixes a Mustang II-style front half with traditional rear leafs. Modern rack-and-pinion steering is a welcome addition, and fresh front disc and rear drum brakes are a big performance upgrade. There's a coated exhaust system that snakes through polished, Flowmaster Hushpower II mufflers and square stainless tips. And everything rides on shielded Budnik wheels, which spin 185/75R14 Kumho Solus KR21s in front of 235/75R15 Michelin Radial XH4s.
Decked in rich leather, this pickup's classy and vibrant cockpit was professionally installed by Chuck Hanna's Hot Rod Interiors of Mooresville, North Carolina. A body-matched dash hangs chrome-trimmed VDO telemetry, modern Vintage Air climate control and a polished, ***V8*** branded glovebox between billet foot pedals, a tilting Ididit steering column and a half-wrapped, Colorado Customs Fire wheel. In front of that dash, an Ostrich-trimmed TEA's Design seat, partitioned for the driver and one lucky passenger, seems appropriate to the quality of the truck's restoration. And, at the bottom of that seat, a sleek combination of carpet and leather centers a short Lokar shifter and polished emergency brake lever between custom kick panels.
With its spry motor, smooth-shifting 4-speed, comfortable interior and vintage swagger, you'll never tire of finding this custom in your garage. Stop watching opportunity pass you by. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com to add this classic to your collection today!