Whats under the hood is a long story by itself but we will highlight a few of the major details. The engine was built by Ford Motor Company's prototype division and is an absolute monster. Originally, Ford used this engine and rear end in a Crown Victoria police interceptor to run the Cannon ball “Lap of America". It is a 4.6L 4 valve Cobra engine with a kenne-Bell supercharger. While the prototype division of ford wont release detailed build information on this truck, it is said to be pumping out over 600 horsepower.
Washtenaw college nailed it with the fit and finish of the bodywork. Everyone knows that black paint shows every flaw but these builders weren't scared to show off their craftsmanship. The body panels are mirrorlike and show extremely well. The black paint has one of the deepest shines we have seen on a vehicle to date and it has been sanded and buffed to be smooth as glass.
Underneath the truck is just as clean as the top side. If you crawl under there, you will find that this truck has tons of suspension goodies to help it handle the road and put down the power from the behemoth under the hood. The 8.8 rear end is suspended with a 4 link and coilovers set up that helps it track straight and handle the corners. Up front is a double wishbone setup with a power steering rack from the crown vic cop car. All of this means that this 51 ford pickup handles like a sports car and will surely put a mile on your face.
There really is a heart warming story to be told here and this truck is ready for its next chapter. Give us a call today with any specific questions and be sure to look at every photo because there are tons of details that need to be seen.
This 1951 Ford F1 pickup can be seen in great detail including 100+ HD Pictures and an HD video at gatewayclassiccars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (618)271-300 or email us at . The St Louis showroom is located at 1237 Central Park Drive, O'fallon Illinois 62269.
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