1948 Ford F1
1948 Ford F1
In January 1948, a new era began at the Ford Motor Company with the release of an all-new line of trucks that Ford dubbed the "F-Series." This new series, which Ford promoted as its "Bonus Built Line," covered a wide range of models with different cab and chassis combinations. The line started out with light-duty 1/2-ton-rated pickup trucks and ran all the way up to the Extra Heavy-Duty, three-ton-rated F-8. These trucks used a completely redesigned cab with all-new front-end sheetmetal. And in a departure from previous practice, the same cab served both conventional and Cab-Over-Engine models.
For consignment the first year of the new design F1 Pickup. Very nicely restored and modified we give you the resto-mod version of the F1.
1993 Ford Aqua now bathes this truck's exterior straight steel panels. Gaps are beautifully minding themselves to be consistent, and all chrome is excellent. From the rounded front bumper to the horizontal grill ribbing, to the dual badge spears on the cowl, door handles and spotting lights as well as side view mirrors. It is all spot free and excellently restored. At the rear we note a shaved bumper, inset taillights, and stainless-steel chains on the gate. A pristine varnished oak bed with polished dividers lines the just perfect bed. There is lighting within the bedroll just for a nifty night effect. Eagle rally style 5 spoke polished wheels are all around and highlight this truck's low stance.
Molded panels covered with dark gray tweed line the door panels and frame nicely polished handles and cranks. Dual low back wide modern buckets also covered in a lighter tweed, are nestled inside and back up to the rear of the cab. Ford Aqua sprays the dash which houses Royal cockpit gauges within a custom oval metal background. To the center where we note original dash front chrome with an aftermarket Panasonic AM/FM/Cassette within that original dash chrome. Headliner and rear cab are all lined with the tight dark gray tweed. Black carpeting with clean floor mat coverings floods the floor. A Lokar shifter and assembly is noted.
A 400ci Chevy engine from circa 1970-1980 sits within the totally restored engine bay adorned with textured bed spray. This beautiful block is bored .30 over to make it a now 406ci. An Offenhauser intake manifold is topped by 3 two-barrel carburetors. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission is on the back of the healthy mill and sends power back to a 10-bolt rear. All parts are nicely chromed or polished under this hood.
Rock solid frame, Mustang II front suspension, and leaf spring rear suspension, a new stainless-steel fuel tank, and power disc and power drum brakes for the rear, have all been upgraded and are very nicely presenting. A dual Flowmaster exhaust system with some horizontal rectangular side exit tips and this truck growls at you.
I just treasure these old trucks which I think have the best design, use of chrome and are just appealing. That said I hopped in, started her right up, and went for a nice cruise. It shifted smoothly, rode like a car, and stopped on a dime. Even body sway was minimized with the upgraded front suspension. Comfortable interior, and a really nice job.
A totally restored F1 truck with wonderful paint, no rust, keeps much of its original design, has a new engine and transmission, and we have a nice time capsule for the new design for 1948 F1. Load it up boys!
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