Speedtech Performance is a Utah-based custom vehicle builder and parts maker that’s perhaps best known for their wild, classic Chevrolet Camaro creations. But Speedtech has also lent its talents to this 1954 Ford F-100, and the results are nothing less than stunning. The owner of the pickup has a racing background, so he wanted a “show and go” kind of build. Needless to say, the folks at Speedtech pulled it off about as well as could be expected.
A full 13 months went into transforming a stock 1954 Ford F-100 into the modern masterpiece we see here. The first order of business was to ditch the stock drivetrain for a brand new, supercharged GM 6.2L LT4 that produces an even 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Coupled to an 8L90-E eight-speed automatic transmission, the drivetrain is both powerful and reliable, a start contrast to powertrains from this era.
To ensure that power can get to the ground effectively, Speedtech installed its own 1953-1956 F-100 Extreme full chassis underneath the old sheetmetal, a platform that also received a built 9 inch Ford rear end and Wilwood disc brakes at all four corners. A set of Forgeline wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes rubber rounds out the bottom end of this classic Ford.
However, the customization process didn’t stop there. Speedtech went to town on the F-100’s body, smoothing out the roll pans, flush-mounting the front and rear glass, and adding its own, custom-designed billet aluminum front grille. The whole thing was then covered in an attractive shade of BMW Rock Fish Blue.
If the interior looks familiar, that’s because it was lifted from a 2016 Ford Mustang, including the seats, center console, and a Mustang-inspired dash cover. Other cabin highlights include a suede-wrapped one-piece headliner, a Billet Specialties steering wheel, Alpine stereo, Vintage A/C, and Dakota Digital instrumentation.
Add it all up, and this 1954 Ford F-100 is certainly more than the sum of its parts, as good as they are. This vintage pickup is essentially a brand new ride with timeless styling, and that’s a combination we can always get behind.