Green & Gorgeous: The 1962 Ford F-100 That's Impossible to Ignore
Introduced in 1948, the Ford F-Series pickup trucks are some of the longest running series of automobiles available in the United States. Though they've changed in style, horsepower and weight ratings over the years, each varieties' most popular model remain top sellers on the market to this day.
But it's not just the latest and “greatest” of these Ford F-Series trucks that continue to make a name for themselves. In fact, when it comes to the classic car scene, it's all about the first six generations!
If you go to just about any car show these days, chances are you'll run across a number of early F-Series trucks in all their glory. From traditional restorations to extreme builds, these old Fords make for great platforms when it comes to expressing some individual style. We found a perfect example on display at the Goodguys 26th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals in July: this 1962 model, owned by Monty Rogers of Olathe, Kansas.
Customized by and currently for sale through Mokan Custom Cars, a shop that mainly specializes in classic Mopar restorations and customizations, this beautiful '62 F-100 proves the company's skills and tastes can go far beyond the Mopar variety.
Treated to a full frame-off restoration, this gorgeous, green truck has everything you could ever want in a custom — from its custom body work and unique interior to the loud, in-your-face 496 ci Chevy Big Block under the hood, as well as a Fatman Fabrication chassis holding the truck tight with a Mustang II front end and a rear 4-link setup.
While some details on the truck may be subtle — like the shaved drip rails, high-performance Nitto Invos and the smoothed and tucked front bumper — there's no denying the attention this truck undoubtedly gets everywhere it goes. But then again, something tells us that's exactly what this custom resto-mod was built to do: be noticed!
VEHICLE SPECS & DETAILS
1962 Ford F-100
|ENGINE||496 ci Chevy Big Block with Eagle Rods, Hydraulic Roller Camshaft, Edelbrock Heads and Intake, MSD Ignition, March Performance Serpentine Pulley Kit, 750 cfm Holley Quick Fuel Black Diamond Carburator and Custom Exhaust System; 650 hp|
|TRANSMISSION||Turbo 400 Automatic|
|CHASSIS||Fatman Fabrication with Mustang II-based Front End and 4-link Rear; QA1 Rear Coilovers; Polished Stainless Tubular Control Arms; 9-inch Rearend with 3.25 Gears and Spline Axles; Wilwood 10-inch and 13-inch brakes|
|WHEELS & TIRES||Custom 19-inch Front and 20-inch Rear Rushforth Wheels; Nitto Invos, 275/35/ZR19 100w and 295/35ZR20 101w|
|EXTERIOR||Shaved Drip Rails, Gas Cap, Exterior Mirrors and Door Handles; Smoothed and Tucked Front Bumper; Boxed Tailgate; Oak Bed with Carbon Fiber Overlay; Custom Paint by Hi-Tech Auto Body|
|INTERIOR||Ultraleather Upholstery and Headliner; Custom Center Console; Dakota Digital Dash Panel; Flaming River Steering Wheel; Custom Stereo System with Kenwood Head Unit, Morel Speakers and a Rockford Fosgate Sub|
|RESTORATION||Jimmie Anderson of Mokan Custom Cars|