1953 Ford F100 Pickup
1953 Ford F-100 Pickup
Early on in the history of Ford Motor Company a noticeable lowercase “e” completed the curl at the back of the cursive F on the Ford name. Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison both had winter estates in Ft. Meyers Florida, and shared ideas and cigars. One idea that would make Ford a real innovator was the concept of the assembly line. This original idea came from Edison, and in deference to him and his idea, Henry Ford honored him in his early logo with that “e” on the curl, and as they say the rest is history!
Take a 1953 F100 truck, take it all apart, take it off the frame, then painstakingly replace or renew every bolt as needed when you put it back together, then while doing so add all kinds of goodies and performance upgrades as well as some eye candy. You now have this awesome truck, screaming red, a steel white painted grille and on consignment waiting for you! A very nice example indeed!
Straight off the farm in NY, the cab was sandblasted, a custom firewall installed, new floors put in, and new cowl panels and rockers to provide a truly solid cab. The remainder of the truck was assembled from more straight steel than painted red. To finish the bed, stained pine and lacquered finish for lasting durability, alternate with shiny mounting bed ribs. Up front, a white thick grille insert has a single headlight on either side and a shiny chromed V8 badge in the center. A FORD cloisonné lightning bolt with a gear is the logo used for 1953 and it sits in the front of a bulbous hood. On either end is a black painted flat metal bumper. Wide whitewalls wrap polished deep-dish wheels completed in the center with a moon cap.
The interior is finished with all steel door panels, painted black and showing some wear from time passing. The headliner, rear cab panels, are gray MDF. Floors have rubber covering them and floating on this flooring is a single bench seat which is made up of tan with dark striped broadcloth inserts, and red vinyl bolsters on the bottoms and back sides.
The original 239ci V8 is within the restored engine bay. It is topped with a 1-barrel carburetor which sports an oil bath air cleaner on its top. A 3-speed manual transmission is on, and the rear axle weighs in at 3.92. Nicely done and looking simple but elegant.
Some patina, some minor surface rust, solid framing, toe kicks, and floorboards as well as running boards and hangers are all in the looking good category. Leaf spring suspension all around and drum brakes do the same for all 4 wheels.
A turn of the key and the V8 roars to life with the help of the glass pack adorned exhaust. On the test track it ran well, handled nicely and has solid brakes. All simplistic functions are working as they should.
There are those rare individuals that upon taking on a project, do their research, and want nothing but the best mainly because their name is on it, or it is their legacy. Nothing wrong with that, especially when it shows up at your front door as a consignment, looks and drives like it does. Someone who acts quickly will be the lucky dog. Buy it and be assured to never come home without a trophy.
F10-F100 1/2 Ton
H-Detroit, MI Assy Plant
63916-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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