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The first-generation F-Series pickups, known as the Ford Bonus-Built line, were introduced in 1948 as a more contemporary replacement for the prewar Ford pickup line. This outstanding F1 boasts a period correct triple-carb Flathead V-8 with some upgrades that make it a pleasure to drive. With only two owners from new, this amazingly restored, rust-free, Wisconsin truck is an excellent example of the iconic Ford F1. All sheetmetal is original and rust-free, no detail was left undone. Using this as a starting point the current owner has thoroughly uprated the vehicle to modern standards, including a 12-volt electrical system, tilt column with column shift and electric fans to help keep the transmission and radiator cool in any traffic from freeways to cruise nights. The original engine has been replaced with a correct 21-stud Flathead using period triple Stromberg 94 carburetors with progressive linkage, a triple deuce Edelbrock intake manifold, Offenhauser cylinder heads, and MSD distributor.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a Ford AOD overdrive transmission for cruising ease. Chassis Engineering front and rear suspension, crossmember, front sway bar and spindles were used along with a new Ford 9-inch 3.50 rear end supplied by Speedway Motors. The truck rides on Circle custom billet solid racing wheels, 18X9.5 front, 18X11 rear, and 18-inch Continental Extreme Contact tires. A custom exhaust system from Wholesale Performance Muffler, 4-wheel Wilwood power disc brakes and hi-torque reduction drive starter round out the list of upgrades.