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F100 Builders Guide Magazine

F100 Builders Guide Magazine

Winter 2020

F-100 Builder's Guide is the premiere car magazine for classic Ford truck owners and enthusiasts. Learn about vintage vehicles and how to restore or upgrade your classic Ford F-Series truck with modern tricks. Also get expert advice from other Ford F-100 collectors.

United States
Engaged Media
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
2020: wow, what a year

WOW, WHAT A YEAR THIS HAS TURNED out to be, eh? Definitely not quite what any of us had planned, but hopefully we’re all making the best of these strange times. Fewer shows and less interaction, but that means more time for project upgrades and honey-do lists, right?! Well, if anything, hopefully this wild ride of a crazy year has showed us all how to refocus our priorities a bit. The things we used to think couldn’t wait and stressed us out to no avail have sort of melted away. We’re finding extra time for our families, not taking for granted a visit with friends, and we’re enjoying each other’s company more and more. Personally, the whole “stop and smell the roses” thing has actually hit me pretty good with all of…

3 min.
classy cruiser

EVERYONE HAS A PASSION OR A HOBBY OF SOME kind; it’s what keeps us from going crazy. Some always dream about being able to follow their passion or actually get some time to enjoy their hobby more and more as the years go by. Jason St. Onge is a man who is truly passionate about F-100s and specifically the ’61-’63 Unibody trucks. Over the years, he has built, modified and tinkered with so many that he’s lost count. He has developed a very distinct style in his builds, and they are generally restored quite tastefully. When Jason came across this ’62 F-100 on Craigslist in Tampa, he knew it was something special. This Unibody was bought brand new in 1962 and kept in a garage its entire life. The original owner…

1 min.
tech specs

OWNER JASON ST. ONGE ’62 Ford F-100 Unibody Carthage, Missouri CHASSIS & SUSPENSION • Jaguar IFS front clip • C-notched rear frame • Flipped and lowered rear suspension • Aftermarket GM style disc brake conversion front and rear WHEELS & TIRES • American Racing 20-inch Gasser wheels • Desert Hawk 245/40/20s and 315/35/20s DRIVETRAIN • 1993 Ford 5.0 302 / AOD combo • Ford Racing F Cam • GT40 iron heads • Ford Racing intake manifold • Edelbrock 1405 carburetor • Flowmaster 2.5-inch exhaust • Ford 9-inch BODY & PAINT • Restored factory original paint • 55k original miles, garage kept • Chrome restored INTERIOR/STEREO/ ACCESSORIES • Restored factory interior • Updated billet steering wheel and gauges…

4 min.
pearl earl

THIS ’66 FORD F-100 HAS A secret. It’s tucked beneath the hood, and it looks like something very familiar… But before we hit you this clandestine reveal, we’d like to introduce you to the owner of the truck and the crew that put it together. Years ago, Earl Brignac bought his first truck—a ’66 Ford F-100. Now retired, the Lake Charles, Louisiana, classic truck enthusiast decided to rebuild the ride from his youth, but with more customized bells and whistles. He enlisted the help of James Carlisle and crew of Joker Rod Shop in San Antonio, Texas. James says they started by chopping the truck in half and rebuilding the frame. “The front half of the frame is from a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria,” he says. “And it has a custom-built back half…

1 min.
tech specs

OWNER EARL BRIGNAC Lake Charles, Louisiana 1966 Ford F-100 EXTERIOR • Shop: Joker Rod Shop, San Antonio, Texas • Factory re-chromed grille • Custom narrowed, shaved and tucked bumpers • Shaved license plate recess on front bumper • Other custom bodywork: Shaved stake pockets, Frenched antenna, bumper bolts shaved, bumpers narrowed 3 inches total • Color and Paint: Black Diamond, painted by Caesar Quilantan Collision in San Antonio, Texas ENGINE • Shop: Joker Rod Shop, San Antonio, Texas • 2000 Ford V-8 4.6L • Front suspension/front of the frame from a 2000 Crown Vic, modified for air-ride • Custom cold air intake • Custom exhaust • Exhaust diameter: 2.5 inches, splits before back tire DRIVETRAIN • Shop: Joker Rod Shop, San Antonio, Texas • Transmission fully rebuilt from a 2000 Ford Crown Vic • Driveshaft is an aluminum 3.5-inch driveshaft • Rear drive axle: Ford 8.8 2000 Crown Vic, limited slip,…

7 min.
home-built heroes

OLIVIA WOOTAN Shelley, Idaho ’61 Ford F-100 OLIVIA WOOTAN AND HER FATHER SHANE SHARE A PASSION FOR CLASSIC FORD TRUCKS. They did a frame off on this truck in the garage together for some quality father/daughter time. They added a full bright red paint job with white stripes, boxed the frame, and installed Crown Victoria axles front and rear. They powered the resto with a 351W and a 4-speed SROD from a Fox Body Mustang. It has Vintage Air A/C for comfort and RetroSound upgrades for fun. They used Cragar chrome wheels to give it that old-school class, and Olivia had the interior done with some diamond tuck patterns. She drove it daily to high school as a junior and senior, and she cleans it up for shows on weekends. Her plan…