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1965 Ford F100 - Busted Knuckles

American born, Canadian built

Phil Gordon
Jan 16, 2015
Photographers: Phil Gordon
For 37-year-old Jordan White of Ontario, Canada, his passion for trucks began as a young child. He was brought up around race cars and muscle cars but there was always something about trucks that piqued his interest. His father owned a machine shop and Jordan spent much of his childhood learning how to use tools to fabricate and customize vehicles. He began building trucks for himself once he was able to drive and never looked back. “I have a serious truck addiction problem,” Jordan tells Truckin, “This is build No. 37.”
His 36th truck was a full feature truck he had built from the ground up. He crossed the Canadian border for the annual show in the United States called Camp & Drag. Unfortunately, some faulty wires shorted out and the truck caught on fire. He had been scheduled to be featured in a magazine but that never materialized because of the tragedy. Jordan knew he needed to come out even better with his next build.
Photo 2/7   |   1965 Ford F100 Front View
No. 37 started when he found a ’65 Ford F-100 for sale on a local auto website. It was located in Arkansas and was owned by the original purchaser who had taken very good care of the truck. The original plan for the Ford was to be a daily driver with some small custom additions. The intent was to only use original Ford parts to customize onto the F-100, but he ran into some difficulty finding fullsize Ford spindles that would lay the oversized classic body on the ground. That’s when Jordan’s creativity took over.
A complete chassis was built, including a one-off front suspension upgrade. From there it snowballed into a much more unique build. Jordan built a custom spindle and control arm setup but it still hadn’t achieved what he had hoped. He turned to Max Fish from Bio Kustomz for advice. Max gave Jordan the guidance he needed to execute a suspension that was everything he wanted and expected. A rear Cantilever suspension was added using an 8.8 rearend and 3:73 gears. A full Accuair adjustable suspension kit was installed with four Slam ’bags and RideTech shocks.
Photo 3/7   |   1965 Ford F100 Rear Suspension 2
As a member of Prize Possessions of Ontario, Jordan has to maintain a high level of creativity in every build. Showing off his creativity and lack of following standard vehicle rules, Ol’ Half Tun hits that mark. A special thanks goes to Jordan’s wife, Jo-Anne, for understanding and supporting his addiction and to his parents for their moral support along the way. He also wishes to thank Max Fish for taking the time out of his schedule to help, and most of all to his second family Prize Possession.
Inside the Build
Owner and City/State: Jordan White; Ontario, Canada
Year/Make/Model: 1965 Ford F-100
Club Affiliation: Prize Possessions
Type: TBD
Transmission: TBD
Rearend: Ford 8.8 with 3.37:1 gears
Mods: complete 2x4 tube chassis
Front Suspension: hand-fabbed crossmember, spindles and control arms, rack-and-pinion, Slam ’bags, RideTech shocks
Rear Suspension: one-off four-link Cantilever rear, Slam ’bags, RideTech shocks
Mods: stripped and primed
Interior: OG Dash and seat, hand-fabbed floor
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: stock steelies
Tires: skinny whites
Photo 7/7   |   1965 Ford F100 Illustration