Where Classic Style Meets Modern Technology

1949 Ford F3 Pickup

This ’49 Ford F3 spent its life on the farm & had some rust to deal with. It is in the middle of a full Schwartzification with a new chassis, drivetrain, and custom sheet metal work to preserve the original body lines.


Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance G-Machine chassis system
  • Power steering rack
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Racing style splined sway bars
  • Wilwood 13″ brakes, 6 piston front, 4 piston rear



  • Ford Performance 5.0L Coyote engine
  • Ford Performance wiring harness & ECU
  • Vintage Air Coyote serpentine drive
  • Custom air intake



  • Upgraded Ford 4R70W & torque converter
  • Custom steel driveshaft
  • Moser 9” full floater, 31 spline axles
  • 9” third member with TrueTrac differential, 3.50 gears


Wheels & Tires

  • 18” wheels TBD
  • Tires TBD


Paint & Body

  • Extensive rust repair / custom metal fabrication by Schwartz Performance
  • Modified bed sides to keep long bed like original (originals were too rusty to repair)
  • Final bodywork & paint TBD


Other Features

  • Champion aluminum radiator w/electric fan
  • Vintage Air Gen II Mini a/c system
  • Dakota Digital VHX gauges
  • Stainless steel rear-mount fuel tank w/internal pump


    F3 Arrival gallery


    Disassembly gallery


    New chassis and body fitment


    Sheet metal fab and repair gallery


    Body shop and mock up gallery


    Body shop and Paint gallery


    Final Assembly gallery