Chris Meier's 1955 Ford F-100
Projects come to us in various stages of completion. Some
come to us in boxes like a giant 2000 piece puzzle (with pieces missing),
some come to us nearly complete. Back in April of 2002, Chris Meier came
across this '55 F-100 rusting in a friend's backyard. It was soon moved
to his uncle Jack's house where the two of them dove into the restoration
For the next year and a half Chris and Jack spent most of
their weekend sanding, cutting and welding. Jack, no slouch with a torch,
widened the rear fender and frenched the tail lights (among other things).
With the metal restored and customized, they decided to hand the rest of
the project over to us. We would finish the bodywork, paint, order the parts
needed for the remaining restoration, and put it all together for them.
These days the truck rides on a new TCI frame, Intro Twisted
Matrix wheels (17x8 in front, 18x10's in back), and Nitto NT tires. The
drivetrain consists of a '93 Ford Motorsport 302 V-8 with a 620cfm Holley
carburetor, a Ford 4-speed AOD by Total Performance, and a Ford 8.8 / 3.73:1
Posi rearend. A Mustang II front, rear 4-link, and a set of coilovers keep
the ride smooth.
7-inch Adjure "Ice" lens headlights fit right into
that classic F-100 grill.
The frenched tail lights and wide rear fenders are the handi-work
of Chris's uncle Jack. Lookin' good!
The dark wood stain looks really good against silver/blue
That striking paint job is the result of PPG's "Honda
Havasu Blue" paint.
Click the magazine
cover to read the Classic Truck article.
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