As each year passes it seems the world is populated by more and more truly mind-blowing car builds. Now I’m not positive if it’s the vehicles themselves that keep getting better, or if it’s simply the the growth of the internet allowing us to uncover them so easily. Whatever the case. it’s great fun to stay tuned in to the constant stream of inspiring machines emerging around the world.
That brings me to this 1960 Ford F100 Pickup that’s currently listed on Ebay.
This truck was built by an outfit called 2 Brothers Custom Trucks out of Springfield, Illinois. The ad states that the truck was built for last year’s SEMA Show, but for some reason I don’t recall seeing it in Vegas last year. Perhaps it was shoved in a corner somewhere and I missed it during my walk-through? If I had seen it at SEMA I know I would have shared it because it’s quite a rig.
While there has been a good amount of custom work done to the body, great care has been taken to make the truck appear original. The preservation of the two tone white and teal paint work is a particularity cool touch.
Beneath the skin though, the truck has been massively altered. For starters it sits on a custom built frame with a three inch body drop. In this shot you can also see the custom wheel tubs in the bed.
The truck sits mean and low thanks to a Ride Tech air ride kit. You can also catch a glimpse of the Wilwood brake kit with 14″ rotors in the front an 12″ rotors in the rear.
Looking beneath the spotless chassis we get a view of the narrowed Ford nine inch rear end, which houses a set of 3.55 gears.
While the truck has been extensively modified, I quite like the effort to preserve certain original elements of the ’60 F100. Nowhere is this more evident than in the engine bay. While one of Ford’s potent DOHC Coyote V8s could have easily been swapped in, the truck is running a 320 cubic inch Y-block V8 built by H&H Flatheads.
Of course this Y-block also happens to have a pair of Turbonetics GTK turbos which push air through the Holley dual quad throttle body injection intake.
The pair of air inlets built into the original headlight openings are another cool, subtle touch.
The Y-block is mated to a Tremec Magnum T56 6-speed manual transmission.
Check the Stack cluster peeking out there from behind the billet steering wheel. Legit.
The custom-built wheels measure 24″x9 in the front and 24″x15 in the rear. The original Ford hub caps have been preserved for a another ’60s throwback. The wheels may not be for everyone, but I have to say this may be the first vehicle on 24s that I can actually get behind.
Yep, just one more fish in the ever-growing sea of amazing builds out there.
For more on this wild creation, you can head over to Ebay Motors and check out the auction listing.
The wheels are a bit off but i like that he tried to maintain ford originality. Ford always does it for me.
Keeping the overall look of the truck was well done, but the interior killed it. It looks last minute. It would have been better to go the way they did with the body and retain that overall original type look. The wheels...I hate big stupid wheels, but these I like on this truck. Why? Well, to me, they make the truck look like an over-sized pedal car, or pedal truck in this case, and I like pedal cars. Again, I like that they retained the original caps.
Now that engine bay and what it houses...that's awesome! As others have mentioned, that Y block is something else and to add turbo to it...crazy! The inlets in the grill are nicely done. I have had ambitions for years to do that with my '68 'Stang.
oh man! i remember seeing this truck. looked back through my sema pictures and could only find this picture of my pass in the wheel, those things were monstrously deep. it was sitting against the wall right by the ford area with the chrome mustang/deegan/foust cars.
This truck is way too ugly to look at! I only clicked on it because of the twin turbo set up. To each his own i guess.....
personally I like how ugly the front of the 60's fords are. I think a worthwhile mod would have been building up the sides of the bed to match the door line on the cab. I've never like how those fords never really "matched" in terms of body sheet metal. The cab and hood are very bulbous and massive, and then the bed just looks undersized.
wheels yeah they're ridiculous new owner would probably wreck them in a day if he kept them. My issue is with the waste gate dump look how it goes upstream into the down pipe wtf is that?? otherwise nice build
to quote Arnold from Predator: 'you are one UGLY, Mother****er!'
Its not an attractive truck to begin with and the mods certainly didn't help. The quality of the build looks awesome.
Amazing truck, though I can't imagine those wheels making it very functional as a driver. Hopefully the new owner will enjoy it!
Obviously those wheels are going to be a big conversation piece. Hell, the only reason I clicked on this spotlight was because of the wheels! I must say though, in this case, they work! But I wouldn't want to see what it would look like with the airbags raised to driving position...
the truck is very nice. not a fan of the wheels or the interior while the stack gauge and wilwood pedal set are very nice the red fabric and speakers just remind me of some riced out honda. love the engine set up though.
I did the truck. Those rims are rad but I actually think 2 inches smaller would look so much better. Now the interior I am not liking at all. Well except the Stack cluster those are always rad on a street car/truck. The motor is epic!
@BlackJacket Well, I would imagine it cost much more than that to build considering all the labor and parts that went into it. Then again, it's very rare that a vehicle like this ever sells for more than it cost to build.
@BlackJacket I just looked at that! DAMN!!! and "THIS TRUCK IS A SHOW TRUCK AND HAS ONLY BEEN DRIVEN ABOUT 3 MILES AT THE TIME OF THIS LISTING. IT IS CAPABLE OF BEING DRIVEN ON THE STREET BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT I BUILT IT FOR."
@inspector_exacto Indeed. Not for everyone. The pure size of them is amazing though. 24x15 in the rear!
@ClaytonPayton Jesus Christ is right, my mind melted when I saw the ol' Y block, such a fantastic motor. This is awesome.
@Mike Garrett From reading the ebay listing, and also being in the industry i know the sort of costs involved, his 200k estimate to recreate is way over the top,
@JeremyA it's a tank, in a good way!