Pro Touring muscle cars are a dime a dozen, but how about a Pro Touring classic Ford truck? As much fun as it is to restore muscle cars, it’s nice to mix things up a bit from time to time. Precision Restorations recently took on a cool 1963 Ford F100 project truck. As the Pro Touring guys found out a long time ago, yesterday’s chassis, suspension, and brake technology is no match for today’s modern cars and trucks. The beauty of a body-on-frame truck is that with a little (or a lot) of creativity and patience, you can swap a modern chassis beneath an old worn-out classic truck, which is exactly what we’re doing to this ’63 F100.
The project is still in its very early stages. We started by pulling the old F100 cab and bed off its factory frame, then mocked them up on the 2007 F150 frame. It looks like we’re going to be shortening the new frame by quite a bit. Stay tuned for regular updates. We definitely have our work cut out for us with this project, but with the tremendous benefits in ride, handling, and braking the new frame promises to offer, it will be well work the effort.