kirkj
kirkj
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA
Joined: 12/01/2009
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"GT F100"     1968 Ford F100

Introduction / Overview: This truck was the first vehicle I owned, I drove it through all of High School and even many years after High School. I'm the second owner of it and I purchased it Feb 1979, Yes more than 30 years ago!  Grant from Classic Truck Magazine did a full feature story on it and titled it "30 Years To Get It Right".  I've been into Hot Rods and cars (any type new or old just as long as they are cool) forever; have met alot of people throughout the years and when they ask me what I'm building I told them a '68 Ford Truck and they gave me some pretty strange looks and asked why, I told them because I think it will look good. Some of those guys have finally seen the end product and said "you weren't kidding around when you said that you were building a truck".  You can check out the truck on Classic Trucks Website it was the cover truck for August 2009.
Drivetrain:

Engine:    428 Cobra Jet (from a 68 Tbird)

      Crack-a-Way engine machine Elk Grove CA

      helped out here, THANKS RICK! 

Trans:      C-6 Automatic (W/3500 Stall Converter)

Rear End: Ford 9" with 31 spline axles and Polished Currie  Pumpkin  with 4:11 Gears

Chassis: Completely customized stock frame with a four link set up in the rear and a TCI front clip (they didn't make one for this truck but the one for a '53 Chevy was close)  Coil over Shocks at all four corners, I HATE AIR BAGS, so these pictures show it at ride height.
Wheels and Tires:

Wheels were designed after the old GT 350 Mustang wheels but instead of the rough cut machine edges made some changes to smotth out the spokes and designed a cap to hide the lug nuts.  Wheel were made from EVOD out of San Diego, CA.  Fronts are 18" Rears are 20"

Tires are BFG's

Body & Paint: This is what makes the truck. Many hours were spent on the metal work to get the panels to line up (They didn't come that way from the factory) rear of the cab was leaned forward to match the door post, and all the body lines were straightened and made a little sharper than stock.  ROSEVILLE ROD AND CUSTOM did an Awesome job! Thanks Guys!
Interioir: The interior was designed to resemble a Mustang; took out the dash pad and recessed the center section. Got the seats from a 91 Acura Legend and had to cut the frame down and buld a center console that looks like a Mustang. Steering Wheel is from Moto-Lita in  England, same one they put in the original Cobras and the Aluminum Gage Cluster Hand Painted to Match Steering Wheel.  Seats, Door panels and headliner are all black leather stitched up by Dave Putnam in Citrus Heights, CA.
Lifestyles: Show Trucks