1954 Ford F100 / 2000 Lincoln Towncar Chassis Swap for Under $1,000

1954 Ford F100 2000 Lincoln Towncar Chassis Swap
1954 Ford F100 2000 Lincoln Towncar Chassis Swap
 

Casey’s Customs recently picked up a 1954 Ford F100 truck cab, bed, hood, fenders, a couple of pairs of doors, and a bunch of extra parts from Facebook Marketplace — all for a paltry $250.

Editor’s Note: Casey refers to this build as a Rat Rod and as a Hot Rod. While the sheet metal may be ratty, this is certainly not a rat, but a low budget chassis swap with the Ford tins stretched at the cowl

$250 lot of 1954 For truck sheet metal and miscellaneous parts.

He ponders and ultimately decides to do a full build for under $1000 — we can get behind that. People have told him that it can’t be done, so naturally, he’s going to do it!

To keep costs down, he opts for a full chassis swap. and acquires a 140K mile 2000 Lincoln Towncar chassis and drivetrain donor for $500.

2000 Lincoln Towncar chassis and drivetrain donor.

Getting Started

Casey gets the chassis and drivetrain donor car home, and of course, has to give it a thorough test drive…

Casey strips down the Lincoln and takes the stripped dow donor for a spin…

In this segment, Casey focuses on cutting up the Lincoln Towncar dash and gives an overview of the project budget…

Casey finally gets the ’54 Ford truck can on to the 2000 Lincoln chassis…

Casey gets the bed cut down, and gets it mounted to the 2000 Lincoln Towncar chassis, and sets the cab up a bit as well…

Casey works to get the wheelbases to match, as well as mounting the front end and bed…

In this 8th segment, Casey is working on widening the rear fenders to better match the Lincoln Towncar wide rear axle…

Casey works to get the doors hung, mounts the tailgate, and finally opens the hood so we can get a look at the engine compartment…

Casey is getting the doors adjusted, the latches put on the tailgate, the grille mounted and finally taking the truck for a little test drive…

Stay Tuned…