Power in the form of a 390 cubic inch V8 from a 1968 Ford Torino means that this truck moves with genuine authority. The forward-tilting hood covers the big engine without restricting service access, and it looks right tucked back under the cowl. A few chrome dress-up parts add some flash and the red theme continues with matching details like the dual electric fans and decal-covered air cleaner. Underneath, the Ford’s original frame was fitted with a modern front clip with independent suspension, power steering, and disc brakes. There’s a Mustang Toploader 4-speed manual transmission and a 9-inch rear end with 3.50 gears inside, so it definitely feels like a muscle car from behind the wheel. A custom dual exhaust system uses glasspack-style mufflers and side-exit tips ahead of the rear wheels for a fantastic soundtrack and there are recent shocks all around. That’s a giant 26-gallon fuel cell under the bed and it sits on shiny chrome steelies with staggered 15-inch Mickey Thompson radials.
Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States