This 1949 Ford F1 is nothing short of awesome, are we right? It's name is Old Smokey and it was built by Chuckle's Garage, a Speed Shop in Santa Rosa, California. The shop exists to produce style, not replicate trends.
“No rat rods, no junk rods, no billet clad fluff-mobiles, no themed bikes, just timeless rides with the looks and feel of the early forties to the mid-sixties.”
This was a truck built for drift, autocross, land speed records, dragging and bench bragging.
Under the hood it puts out 1,200 horsepower with 2,700 lb. ft. of torque from a compound turbo Cummins diesel. The 5.9-litre inline-six started life between the struts of a 2005 Freightliner, before it had its cage rattled by a 66mm turbo, feeding compressed air into a 91mm turbo.
Considering this truck weighs in at just over 1.5 tons, Old Smokey runs lag-free, with twin Nitrous Express NXD375 bottles sitting ominously in the tube frame rear tray.
Old Smokey is running Toyo Tires Proxes R888 in 255/35R18 fronts and 335/30R18 rear to keep all that weight and power grounded.
If this truck doesn't make your head turn and impress you at least a little bit, we're not sure what it'll take. This thing is one of a kind for sure.
Stay tuned for more cars, trucks, and everything else inbetween coming from SEMA 2017!