The design of the 1956 Ford F-100 is a timeless work of art. But the truth is, so many aspects of owning and driving a nearly 60-year-old pickup are a bit … tricky. Once you start driving one full-time you really start to appreciate the advancements in suspension and engine technology modern trucks have given us.
But what if you could have both? That’s exactly what Los Angeles-based Bodie Stroud Industries is delivering with its “new” F-100. For a price.
Dubbed the BSI X-100, this hand-built restomod sits a slightly-altered F-100 body onto a modern custom steel chassis. Stroud says the hood has been chopped and the cab has been extended down to meet the running boards. The truck’s rear window has been enlarged as well for better sight lines. Stroud opted for 1948 Chevrolet taillights to complete the look he was going for.
When ordering one of these trucks you get a choice between a 5-liter, 412-horsepower Ford Racing Coyote crate engine or a 630-horsepwer Aluminator Coyote. No matter which one you choose, it’ll be paired with a Ford 4R70W automatic transmission. You also get modern power rack-and-pinion steering.
The truck’s front suspension is fully independent while the rear uses a custom four-link setup with a 9-inch axle. If you want the truck to ride a bit higher, BSI offers a programmable airbag system.
Inside the cab you won’t find the original gauges. Instead, Stroud has hand-fit the gauges from the 2012 Ford King Ranch to the dash. The cab also features a modern center console, climate control and adjustable bucket seats in place of the original bench seating.
So how much does one of these pickups cost? Pricing starts at $180,000 and goes up depending on how you spec the truck out. You can see the full parts list below.
BSI F-100 turnkey specs
Engine: 5.0 Coyote Aluminator
Forced Induction: Ford Racing Supercharger
Engine Extras: Custom Air Intake by BSI
Rear End Manufacturer: Currie
Rear End Type: 9 in. Ford
Drive Shaft: Inland Empire 3″ Aluminum Polished
Type: Rack and Pinion
Manufacturer: Flaming River
Steering Column: Flaming River
Power Steering Fluid: Royal Purple
Seats: 2006 Mustang GT Custom Wrapped
Gauges: King Ranch F150 2008
A/C System: Vintage Air
Head Unit: Alpine
Speakers: Rockford Fosgate
Amplifier: Rockford Fosgate
Wheels and Tires
Wheel Manufacturer/Model: Boze/Fatal
Front Wheel Size: 18×7
Rear Wheel Size: 20×15
Tire Manufacturer/Model: Mickey Thompson/Sportsman S/R
Front Tire Size: 26×8.00R18LT
Rear Tire Size: 31×18.00R20LT
Paint Manufacturer: PPG
Paint Color: Custom Paint Match Candy Red
Fuel Type: 91 Octane
Fuel Pump: Aeromotive A1000
Fuel Tank/Cell: Custom Stainless Fuel Cell
Fuel Management: Ford Racing Computer
Front Manufacturer: Wilwood
Front Caliper Specs: 6 Piston
Rear Manufacturer: Wilwood
Rear Caliper Specs: 6 Piston
Battery Location: Passenger Side Under Cab
Battery Manufacturer: Odyssey
Exhaust Header Manufacturer: Ford Racing
Header Details: Stock
Exhaust Manufacturer: Magnaflow 3″ Stainless
Radiator: Aluminum 4 core
Fans: Two Electric 12″ Fans
Chassis: Stock Custom Modified by BSI with Boxed Rails, Custom Center Section, Custom EZ-Aline IFS and Fourlink, Custom Hidden Raceway for Electrical, Fuel, Brakes and Air Ride.
Front Suspension Manufacturer: BSI
Front Suspension Type: IFS
Rear Suspension Manufacturer: BSI
Rear Suspension Type: Four Bar
Shock Manufacturer: RideTech
Sway Bars: Speedway
*Investments begin at $180,000
All builds include:
Custom BSI suspension with EZ-Aline Adjusters
Curtis Speed custom wheels with steering wheel option
Ford 4R70W automatic transmission with tow/haul mode
BSI dress up kit for the front end
Custom made BSI hose clamps and fittings for your plumbing
MagnaFlow exhaust package
Stainless steel fuel tank
Color availability: “Brandy Wine” Red, Jet Black, and Midnight Blue **Custom colors available upon request
Choice of upholstery – Leather or vinyl
Ford Racing Coyote 5.0 4V Crate Engine 412hp
Supercharged 5.0L Coyote Crate Engine 630hp RideTech air suspension
Wayne Grayson is the online editor for sister site Equipment World.