Stunning 1970 Ford F-100 Restomod Is a TV Star

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1970 Ford F-100

It took an incredible amount of labor to built this amazing Ford F-100. But given who it’s for, it was all worth it.

Taking a beat up old truck, tearing it apart, and rebuilding it from the ground up is not a task for meek. Even if you own a big time, world-renowned shop. But the folks at Classic Car Studio in St. Louis, Missouri, had a little extra motivation for transforming this 1970 Ford F-100 into the stunning masterpiece you see here.

For starters, the entire build was featured on a recent episode of Velocity Channel’s Speed is the New Black. But even better, it was gifted to a well-deserving veteran and retired fireman upon its completion.

Ford F-100

On the surface, this is still clearly a 1970 Ford F-100. But under the skin, it’s essentially a brand new truck. The entire chassis was replaced with a Roadster Shop setup, Willwood brakes, and modern suspension goodies. It also lays the foundation for that killer stance, with 20-inch Billet Specialties B-Forged wheels stuffed up inside the fenders.

The heart of this beast is, well, a real beast. 520 cubic inches of Jon Kaase Boss madness pumps out a healthy 730 hp, making this old farm truck a real hot rod. But on the inside, it’s all luxury with miles of fine leather, custom seats, and Ford GT-inspired gauges.

1970 Ford F-100

All of which adds up to one seriously impressive piece of work. But when you’re building a truck for one of our nation’s heroes, all those hours of hard work are obviously worth it!

Velocity Channel’s Speed is the New Black airs every Wednesday at 9/8 p.m. Central.

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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