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Lot # FR0097

1950 Ford

F1 Resto Mod

VIN: 99RD391658
2017 July
Run Day:
Body Color
Opal Butter Creme
Interior Color
Body Style
Pickup Truck

Always Kept Climate Controlled / Custom IPE Iron Wood Bed

Vehicle Highlights
  • Non Conforming VIN - Replacement VIN Plate
  • 302 VID V8 rebuilt Engine with All Stainless Steel ARP Fasteners
  • Ford C-4 Automatic Transmission
  • Always Kept Climate Controlled
  • Custom IPE Iron Wood Bed
  • Ford 9" Rear End
  • Heidt Mustang II Front Suspension with Rack and Pinion Power Steering
  • Classic Auto Air
  • All New Wire Harness with Soldered Connections
  • Frame and Chassis Completely Undercoated
  • Truck Bed Box Has Powder Coated Primer
  • Painted with 3 Stage Metallic-Pearl
  • All Body Hardware Stainless Steel
  • Fiberglass Interior Panels with Upholstery and Hydroclad

I've loved cars as a kid. My first was a 1968 Plymouth GTX that I bought new. I've collected many vehicles over the years.

I purchased this vehicle in 2011 in Auburn Indiana. It wasn't to my standards so it underwent a professional, comprehensive rebuild process from 2011 until 2014.

I have a complete comprehensive folder on this vehicle, including all receipts which I will give to the Buyer.

Chris Scopis and Billy Preston at Eagle Racing. Engine was rebuilt to be pretty much stock with all NOS parts, except for the ARP fasteners, the polished stainless steel,
billet aluminum, custom fabrication for the pullies, alternator bracket, a/c bracket, etc. Transmission is a Ford C-4 and completely rebuilt. The rear is a 9 inch Ford completely rebuilt with new 31 spline axles to widen the stance. They also installed the Classic Auto Air. It's always ice cold. (I live in Florida)

Heidt Mustang II. The front end is from Heidt. It has power rack and pinion steering, control arm package with stock spindles.
Flamming River all Stainless Steel Tilt steering column. The Steering Wheel is custom matched to the Burled wood dash, thanks to Flamming River.
The front 11 inch GM DISC brakes are hydraulic. Rear brakes are all new Ford drum. New dual reservoir master cylinder. All new brake lines with Wilwood proportioning valve.

Interior was designed and fabricated by Mark Kraus who owns Shape Shifters, Clearwater, FL. Mark is a nationally known and highly sought after restoration Guru. He has at least a 1.5-2 year wait list.
The backing for the head liner, dash board, door panels and rear cabin compartment is all custom hand laid fiberglass. The headliner, door panels and rear compartment is covered with suede cloth. The dash board is "hydro-clad" Burled Wood. I insulated the entire cabin with 3 coats of Hy-Tech Thermal Solutions ceramic coating. Hy-Tech attributes its success to the high performance insulating ceramic microsphere originally developed from NASA thermal research at Ames Research Center. Over the Hy-Tech coating is Road Kill. The firewall has an additional layer of thermal and acoustical insulation.
Attached are 2 photos of the interior while in progress. Mark also installed the Power Door Locks and the Kenwood Bluetooth Stereo System.

Link to HOT ROD Magazine article about Marks work. http://www.hotrod.com/articles/phillips-66-gas-station-find-to-family-1955-chevrolet-3100/

Dan Bowes did the majority of the metal work with a little help from Tim Dunn from T&S Micro Welding, Clearwater. All rust holes were leaded or welded. Although I do have the rear fenders that are "solid" original steel, all 4 fenders are now fiberglass.. Dan Bowes painted the truck using a 3 stage process with metallic and pearl. Body resto-work and paint was around $20,000, attached is receipt.The bed was powder coated prior to paint. The entire chassis has been protected with Wurth high-build underseal.
Altman Bear Claw Stainless Steel door latches are custom for this truck. Chris Turner from Trique Manufacturing sent us at least 3 different custom versions of their latch mechanism to get this one just right.