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

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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.)

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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.

Back from paint. Soon we begin final assembly. This truck is going to be so cool. Icon reformer 1965 Ford crew cab. #icon4x4 #icon #iconreformer #ford #fordtruck #crewcab #4×4

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

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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