Video: A Biting, Viper Red 1940 Ford 1/2 Ton Pickup Fully Restored

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A flawless classic that still hits home today, we stumbled across a pickup that deserves a worthy owner. Posted on YouTube, our friends over at RK Motors Charlotte present to us an impeccable 1940 Ford 1/2 ton pickup truck.

The Ford pickup is striking with its custom PPG Viper Red paint, which helps bring out every curve this automobile has to offer. Respected by many in the world of street rods, 40s Ford pickups have a rich history with its timeless body design.

Before this pickup became what it is now, it went through a rigorous 12 years of restoration, which was completed in late 2011 at Mann’s Restoration of Festus, Missouri. The body was completely stripped, chopped, and treated with custom rolls that keep the eye wandering about this glamorous pickup.

John Barrett Hot Rod Engines provided this beautiful Ford pickup with a 350 cubic-inch small block V8 engine, complemented with a single Holley four-barrel carburetor, John Barrett headers, MSD wiring, and a Pertronix Flame-Thrower distributor.

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A 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission and a staggered set of 16 inch and 18-inch Billet Specialties wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1s let all the power from the small-block V8 hit the street. The rear end is kept in check with a Ford 8-inch rear axle as a power front disc and rear drum brake kit provide the pickup with plenty of stopping power.

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With an asking price of $59,900, do you think this Ford Pickup is a steal? Is there anything you would have done different? To find out more about this pickup, be sure to check out the link here.

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About the author

nicaguon

Nic Aguon is a graduate from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and mass communications and holds a passion for sleek and unique automobiles. Serving as a Staff Writer for multiple publications at Power Automedia, Nic pledges to bring readers clean and concise storytelling that hits the nail right on the head. A jack of all trades, his interests range from imports to American muscle, hot rods, and Kustoms.
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