Tommy Pike, owner of Tommy Pike Customs (http://www.tommypikecustoms.com/) in Greenville, S.C., knows that every car tells a story, and that principle is ingrained in every car project he undertakes, from performance upgrades to full restorations. One such project is this 1969 Ford F100 pickup with custom Quaker State green-and-gold paint job, Cadillac CTS-V engine, Aeromotive 1000-hp fuel system, and much more.
The truck from the outside looks like your grandfather’s truck, but when you open the hood or hear the engine start or sit inside it and look at the custom interior, it’s anything but the ordinary ’69 Ford F100.
The truck has a modern 800 hp drivetrain that equates to what would be in the Cadillac CTS-V supercharged power plant and has the Eaton 1.9L blower on it with all forced internals, CNC-ported LS3 heads and huge boost pulleys that make upwards of 20 lbs.-plus of boost. The engine ended up being a nice, compact, high-horsepower motor.
Other custom upgrades made to the Quaker State/Tommy Pike Ford F100 are that they got rid of the twin I-beam suspension and added a 4-Wheel independent suspension with 4-Wheel disk brakes. The car features a 3-inch exhaust and Aeromotive’s 1000-hp fuel system, as well as a stage 3 blower cam shaft.
The truck has Ford Crown Victoria front suspension and steering and Lincoln Mark VIII independent rear suspension and rear end. The bed is a mini-tubbed bed, and the car rides on TPC 20-inch rally wheels with Michelin Super Sport tires (265/35/20 front, 335/30/20 rear). To add the finishing touches, Tommy Pike added smoked lights, a custom interior and audio system.
Watch Tommy take the truck for a ride below.