Project F-1, the '50 Ford F-1 that Altered Engineering built in seven swift months, finally is gracing the pages of CCT in its finished form! We've run so many tech stories, from the brand-new, first-ever Total Cost Involved Engineering (TCI) F-1 chassis, to the Smeding Performance 347ci stroker engine. You've had the opportunity to follow many steps of the F-1's careful construction while the craftsmen worked on the hot rod hauler.

Since a test drive of the F-1 for all of CCT's readers would be impossible, especially with escalating premium fuel prices, we decided that a full photo-studio feature would be the next best thing. Please feel free to use your imagination, and believe us when we say that the truck drives even better than it looks.

Many will remember that the F-1 project began as a basket case. Altered Engineering determined that the original chassis was too rusted and road-weary to be salvaged. CCT approached TCI about the prospect of creating a prototype F-1 chassis. TCI already had Tri-Five Chevy and F-100 Ford trucks covered. In an example of perfect timing, we learned TCI was planning to produce F-1 chassis next. The rusty, original F-1 chassis served as a framework for TCI, and Project F-1 was off and running.

Rather than retell the tale of the F-1's construction, we're sure you'd prefer to see the truck in big, full-color photos. Thanks again to all of the companies and craftsmen who collaborated on CUSTOM CLASSIC TRUCKS Project F-1. All the collaborators are listed once again. Enjoy!