Nothin’ like burnin’ some rubber to break in a new build. Throw in some donuts and the christening is complete. YouTube has the clip in all its molten glory.When the smoke clears, check out the interesting back story of this nasty ’51 Ford F-Series truck.
Commissioned by the Make-a-Wish Foundation and built by the Custom Cars & Concepts program at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Justin Lilly’s wish of restoring his Grandfather’s Ford F-Series pickup truck became a reality.
Underneath the fiberglass hood beats a supercharged, 4.6-litre Ford V8 cranking out 625 hp, and the result is a truck that easily tortures its rear tires. Rolling on a Fat Man tube chassis, the rig sports a tubbed bed, chopped top, suicide doors and Ford GT40 wheels. Then the whole thing was sprayed in the blackest of black paint with no chrome necessary.
The interior got a thorough update as well with custom dash, console, racing seats and obligatory thumpin’ sound system.
This truck looks like a high end build and is quite a testament to the students at Washtenaw Community College. They produced a very cool hot rod truck and helped make a kid’s dream come true. Now let’s see some more donuts.