1952 Ford F1 Pickup

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1952 Ford F1 Pickup

Vintage pickup trucks are just plain cool. This '52 F1 is received the full Schwartz Performance modernization with a new chassis & drivetrain. The end result: An old pickup that feels like a newer sports car! Check out the Classic Trucks article here: Classic Trucks April 2017 issue

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 Racing 5.0L Coyote engine
  • Boss 302 intake manifold & coil covers
  • Ford Racing wiring harness & ECU
  • Vintage Air Coyote serpentine drive
  • Custom air intake


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

Wheels & Tires

  • Circle Racing "OE" style wheels, billet aluminum
  • 18x8" front, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires
  • 18x12" rear, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires

Paint & Body

  • Cab/doors/roof stretched 6 inches for increased interior space. Custom metal fabrication by Schwartz Performance
  • Rear fenders moved forward on bed sides
  • Black! - final bodywork & paint TBD

Other Features

  • Custom BeCool aluminum radiator w/electric fan
  • Vintage Air Gen II Mini a/c system
  • Dakota Digital VHX gauges
  • Braille AGM battery
  • Custom interior by Cassin Customizing

Disassembly gallery

Chassis & fitting gallery

Sheet metal fabrication gallery

Assembly before paint gallery

Interior gallery

Bodywork & paint gallery

Final assembly gallery

Completed gallery

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