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ICON Hard At Work On A 1965 Ford F-Series Restomod

Say, did you know that Los Angeles-based restomod shop ICON 4×4 Design – makers of the swanky, Ford Bronco-based ICON BR – will make a custom, modernized driving machine out of just about any classic car or truck?

It’s true. The shop refers to projects outside of its usual FJ/Bronco/Chevy-half-ton area of expertise as ICON “Reformer” projects, and the idea – as with its other models – is to introduce modern mechanicals, fine materials, attention-grabbing aesthetics, and new technologies to vintage, classic vehicles. In essence, ICON takes decades-old cars and trucks, and brings the driving and comfort experiences into the twenty-first century.

(There are also ICON “Derelict” projects, which follow a similar concept, except that the exterior rust and patina is preserved rather than corrected and paved over.)

And just yesterday, ICON CEO and Lead Designer Jonathan Ward posted photos on Instagram of the shop’s latest ICON Reformer project: a 1965 Ford F-Series pickup. The truck – a crew-cab model – just came back from painting, and now wears a marvelous coat of pearly white. It’s ready for final assembly, and we truly hope we get to see the finished ICON Reformer Ford F-Series in one of Mr. Ward’s trademark test-drive videos.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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