Ford F-100 a Drift Terror Disguised as Patina’d Rat Rod
Patina’d Ford F-100 proves you don’t need a modern Japanese car to drift your way to victory.
We’ve seen F-150s tear up the drag strip before. We’ve also seen them beat the desert into submission, and on the high banks of Daytona and Talladega in the NASCAR Camping World Series.
But what about the drift circuit? Instagrammer just.buildit (a.k.a. David Leffel) is a drifting pro and hill climber, who has a few insane builds in his garage. There’s the typical Nissan 240SX, of course, as well as a turbocharged Mustang and a hardcore F-1 Pikes Peak beast. But it’s his F-100 we’re digging today.
The F-100 looks like a slammed rat rod with patina for days—and you’d be right—but underneath the cab and stepside bed of this Sixties-era pickup is full of goodies meant to help sweep the corners clean at speed. It has an independent rear suspension, which receives 950 horses from the twin-turbo 400 cubic-inch V8 with Holley EFI on board.
This is one awesome drift machine, and we look forward to seeing this F-100 spank the competition at the next drift event.