Carroll said the fenders on his truck apparently had tagged every tree and fence post on the farm where it lived. You would never know it after repairs were made. Trying to maintain a near-stock look, he opted for chrome steel wheels and dog dish hubcaps, with blackwall Cooper tires mounted all around.
Rick Fisher wrapped this set of unidentified GM bucket seats in soft, supple leather, which matches the door panel, headliner and steering wheel wrap. Carroll says he has no idea what type of car the seats came from, as they were in the trunk of a parts car when he found them.
It's a tight fit, but it's a Ford-in-a-Ford; Carroll managed to stuff a nicely detailed 302 V-8 between the narrow frame rails of his pickup; note the super-smooth firewall, which he said has only one hole remaining in it, for the throttle cable.
The dash received a freshly chromed center piece, with a clock installed in the glove box cover. That's a tall double-bend Lokar shifter poking up through the floor and a Vintage Air air conditioning system hugging the dashboard.
Pulled out of a fence row where it had sat for at least 38 years, Jeff Carroll's 1949 Ford F1 was a rusty hulk -- until he and his good friend Dale Metsker brought the old hauler back to life as this Torch Red beauty.