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!

SOURCE
Altered Engineering Rods & Rides
2130-B N. Glassell St., Dept CCT
Orange
CA  92865
Ol' Parts Mining Company
777 W. Chandler
Chandler
AZ  85225
American Racing Wheels
19067 Reyes Ave. S.
Rancho Dominguez
CA  90221
310-635-7806
Painless Wiring
9505 Santa Paula Dr.
Fort Worth
TX  76116
www.painlesswiring.com
Bilstein
14102 Stowe Dr.
Poway
CA  92064
858-386-5900
www.bilstein.com
Patriot Exhaust
San Dimas
CA
www.patriotexhaust.com
Blue Oval Truck Parts
www.blueovaltruckparts.com
Pertronix
440 E. Arrow Hwy.
San Dimas
CA  91773
800-827-3758
www.pertronix.com
Chrome Hardware Supply
3838 E. Grove St.
Phoenix
AZ  85040
Pro's Pick
www.pros-pick.com
Classic Auto Air
2020 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa
FL  33606
813-251-2356
Quiet Ride
6507 Pacific Ave., Ste. 334
Stockton
CA  95207
Custom Autosound
1030 W. Williamson Ave.
Fullerton
CA  92883
800-888-8637
www.customautosound.com
Ricks Hot Rods
Dolphin R-M Paint
Edelbrock
Dept. 5.0
2700 California St.
Torrance
CA  90503
310-781-2222
www.edelbrock.com
RodDoors
Chico
CA  95927
Fairlane Company
St. Johns
MI
Sacramento Vintage Ford
916-853-2244
www.vintageford.com
Flowmaster
8-00/-544-4761
www.flowmastermufflers.com
Sanderson Headers
517 Railroad Ave.
South San Francisco
CA  94080
800-669-2430
www.sandersonheaders.com
Ford Racing Smeding Performance
Dept. MMFF
3340 Sunrise Blvd.
Rancho Cordova
CA  95742
Ididit Specialized Coatings Powder Coating
5862 Research Dr.
Huntington Beach
CA  92649
Inland Empire Driveline
4035 E. Guasti Rd., Ste. 301
Ontario
CA  91767
8-00/-800-0109
www.iedls.com
Specialty Power Windows
2087 Collier Rd.
Forsyth
GA  31029
800-634-9801
Lokar
865-966-2269
www.lokar.com
Steele Rubber Products
8-00/-544-8665
steelerubber.com
Lyndall Racing
2131 S. Hathaway
Santa Ana
CA  92705
TCI Trans
151 Industrial Dr.
Ashland
MS  38603
Nitto Rubber Total Cost Involved Engineering
1416 W. Brooks St.
Ontario
CA  91762
No Limit Engineering Walker Radiator
800-821-1970
www.walkerradiatorworks.com
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