Classic car and truck restoration has been a hobby and career for decades now. There are magazines, websites, and even television shows that are completely devoted to nothing but restoring classic cars and trucks. What better classic truck could you think of to restore other than a 1951 Ford F1? The answer is none. Most of these classic 1951 Ford trucks are still rotting in junkyards and abandoned in fields. There are many, however, that have been given a new life; so I thought I would feature a few of these custom classics so that you can appreciate their legacy.
The first 1951 Ford truck I’ve decided to feature is an all too rare ’51 Ford F1 Panel Truck. As if 1951 Ford trucks weren’t rare enough already, there is a serious shortage when it comes to these iconic panel trucks. This particular one has been completely made over. The interior had been updated and reupholstered, save for the original dashboard and gauges. The old style American Wheels have been wrapped in new rubber and a Chevy 350 Small Block engine now provides the running power for this classic. The best features of this truck are the hand painted murals on the sides. They depict an era of American history that seems to be long forgotten in today’s fast paced world.
The second 1951 Ford pickup in our showcase is a beautiful restoration piece. Out of Kennesaw, Georgia, the owner of this truck has devoted many hours and invested plenty of money to make this truck look even better than the day it was new. The fire engine red paint job contrasts well with the new black interior and black tonneau cover, and it’s accented by classic chrome reversed rims with half moon covers. This truck’s 350 Small Block has been upgraded with 3/4 cam, headers, and a dual exhaust with glass packs to run and sound as amazing as it looks.
The final truck I wanted to bring to you is another restored ’51 Ford F1. The list of upgrades and modifications is entirely too long to mention everything here, but I’ll do my best to highlight the best pasts. First of all, the bright yellow paint to is impossible to miss and the chrome of the bumper and grill really make this truck turn heads. The 351M Ford engine is topped by and Edelbrock intake manifold and 600 CFM carburetor. Sanderson headers and a dual exhaust system give this truck impressive sound to accompany it’s sharp looks. Want to know the best part? These are all 1951 Ford trucks for sale on E-Bay! You could own one of these amazing pieces of history!