Top 10 Ford F-100 Pickups
Our Favorite Custom Fords From The ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s!
Ford introduced the F-Series pickup way back in 1943. For four decades, between then and 1983, some variant of the F-100 pickup existed. And folks have been customizing them ever since. We recently pulled together a list of our 10 favorite F-100 builds from the Truck Trend Network archives, which are shown below in no particular order. Check them all out now!
"Thankfully, I had a project." As it turned out, the truck he bought back in 1991 might have been even more of a project than he bargained for. But, with the help of many friends, the forgotten old Ford became a showstopper, lthough it was anything but an overnight success.
Jack Sorich's connection to the hobby is clearly longer than most. From Louisville, Kentucky, he is a retired accountant and has been involved with custom rides since he was 16 years old. Originally from California, Jack found this 1956 F-100 on a used car lot 50 years ago and has been making regular enhancements ever since.
A well-executed design brings customers to the door and provides for them a close-up view of the shop personnel's ability and imagination. The goal is to hear: "Hey, can you build one of those for me?" Sergio Cueto understands these advantages and brings a unique approach to the concept.
In the world of custom trucks, the '57-'60 Ford F-series trucks may be the red-headed stepchild amongst the continually growing '53-'56 crowd and the resurging '61-'67 F-100s. Not exactly sleek and not exactly stylish, the third-generation Ford does have plenty of character, and when it came time to build his next project, Dave Timm of Springfield, Illinois, decided to think inside the box—the '60 Ford F-100 box, that is.
It's not often you see something that makes you stop dead in your tracks, but that's exactly what happened when we first laid eyes on Weaver Customs' '62 Ford F-100. Affectionately named Django, the Cummins-swapped beauty is unlike anything we've ever seen.
"After building my last Suzuki GSX-R1000 drag bike, I decided to get out of the motorcycle world and change it up. A few of my friends were into air-ride trucks, which sparked my interest. As a big Ford fan, I decided to seek out a '65 or '66 F100. After months of searching, I found a clean '66 on Craigslist."
One person's trash is another person's treasure. 27-year-old Mike Palmertree of Grenada, Mississippi, found that treasure in the form of a 1970 Ford F100 sitting in a driveway just a few miles from his house. After walking up to the house and knocking on the door, Palmertree found out the truck had belonged to the owner's late husband, and she wanted it out of the driveway. He seized the opportunity and purchased the truck.
Let's not kid ourselves; classic trucks sure look cool but such aging—and often underpowered—workhorses rarely drive well. Fortunately, Icon's latest creation manages to combine the old-school charm of a 1970 Ford F-Series pickup with the dynamic capabilities of a modern machine, with a few contemporary comforts mixed in.
Robert Nunez is an oil rig welder by trade, but he's a custom truck addict by virtue of his favorite hobby: restyling classic pickups at home. Robert is so enamored with the old school lines of '70s trucks that he actually owns a square-body Chevy C10 styled in the same manner as the '70 Ford F100 Ranger in these photos.
When most people think of classic Ford trucks, images of cowboys, ranchers, and farms in rural U.S. areas pop into their heads, but Ford sold its ubiquitous F-Series trucks north of the border as well. In fact, Joe Parker's two-tone '74 Ford F100 Ranger (yes, Ranger was a trim line on the F-Series, not a different truck in the '70s) has spent nearly all its 45-year life on Canadian soil, with its first trip down to the U.S. in May 2019. Joe drove it from his shop—Impact Diesel Performance in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada—down to Brownsburg, Indiana, for the 2019 Ultimate Callout Challenge.