Dennis Doran
Caldwell, Idaho

1950 Ford F-1

Believe it or not, Dennis Doran found his old workhorse in a mining town in south central Idaho, and as you might imagine, it was in pretty rough shape to say the least. Dennis spent seven years worth of spare time (and quite a pile of greenbacks we’re sure) bringing the F-1 around to the show-quality cruiser it’s become.

Once the pickup was torn down to a bare frame Dennis began the rodstoration by installing a Mustang II IFS setup and four-bar/coilover rear suspension attached to a 9-inch rearend. To that he added a four-wheel disc brake setup as well. Powering the pickup is a marine-block 350 fitted with ZZ4 aluminum cylinder heads, a full balance job, Demon Tri-power induction, and a pair of Sanderson headers. Backing the stout small-block is a 700-R4 overdrive automatic.

The all-steel body has been massaged back into pristine shape, and the front sheetmetal converted to a one-piece tilt front end. The body is covered in multiple coats of Patriot Blue Pearl, and the bed filled with English walnut. CT