At first glance, you would not connect this 1954 Ford F100 Panel Truck Restomod to being one of the early F-Series models. However, that’s exactly what this is. From the second generation of F-Series, to be exact, this is a four-door panel van. With just 1,000 miles after its extensive restomod, this is one eye-catching vehicle to drive around in, and it’s got several modern conveniences and creature comforts on the inside too. What’s beneath the hood isn’t too shabby either. Let’s find out.
Wearing a blue paintwork with custom “We The People” motifs along the rear panel van upper sections, this 1954 Ford F100 Panel Truck Restomod will certainly turn heads as it rolls and rumbles along. It’s a four-door panel van, but that means two doors up front, and two more serving as the tailgate. Five-spoke chromed alloy wheels complement the extensive chrome detailing on the grille, and out back, two straight shooter style tailpipes are responsible for the rumbles. The interior is a black and blue affair, and contains many custom bits and modifications. The aftermarket steering wheel is a great place to start, and it’s a wood-rimmed, chromed, three-spoke affair. Directly ahead of it lie digitally fed Pro Comp Ultra-Lite speedo and tacho gauges. Shift your attention to the center console for a quartet of smaller Equus gauges to measure matters such as fuel level, battery voltage, oil pressure, and coolant temperature. You’ll also notice the Alpine AM/FM/CD receiver beneath, that takes you into modern times for your choice of tunes. That’s not all, though. Shift your gaze directly to the left of the Alpine unit, and a little Vintage Air control panel lies there, for the aftermarket air conditioning system. The interior is also lit by LED lights. Isn’t that all the comfort and entertainment you need, while cruising in this showpiece?
We’ve talked about cruising, but the fact is, this 1954 Ford F100 Panel Truck Restomod can very well issue a bruising to other vehicles if desired. Ford’s largest offering in 1954 on one of these was a 317ci Lincoln Y-Block V8, but this 1954 Ford Panel Van Restomod takes things up several notches. It packs a Ford Racing 460ci V8 that’s reportedly received a rebuild. Fed via a Holley Sniper EFI system and electric fuel pump, ample power and torque is sent to the rear wheels via a C6 automatic transmission and Ford 9-inch rear end. Disc brakes up front, augmented by drums at the rear help bring the whole caboodle to a stop, while power steering makes maneuvering easier.
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