Nicole Kinderwater of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, is
so proud of her husband’s accomplishment that she sent
us a few images of his F-100 project. According to Nicole,
Mike purchased his truck more than 25 years ago when
he was 12 years old (using money he earned from a paper
route). He knew at that age that this was his dream truck.
He took a go at rebuilding the truck as a teenager and
drove it during summers for years. About five years ago or
so he decided to do a frame-off restoration, and boy, when
he says frame-off, he means it. Mike actually ditched the
original chassis and put the ’56 Ford cab and bed on a ’92
Dodge Dakota frame. Of course both the Dodge chassis
and the F-100 cab and bed had to be modified to fit but
that didn’t stop Mike from performing the rodstoration work
himself in his home garage. Though he did have a bit of
help, Mike did nearly everything himself, right up to F-100’s
custom paint. Being an accomplished machinist, Mike
fabricated a bunch of handmade custom pieces as well.
The truck was officially completed this spring, and we can
see why Nicole is proud.