Project Fast Lane Part 18

May 16th, 2011

Text by Travis Noack

Photos Courtesy of Hill’s Hot Rods

Our ’56 F-100 Chassis Gets Z’d, Shaved, Smoothed, Painted and Assembled

On a show truck chassis suspension detail is just as important as slick paint and precision fit and finish. One of the first stories that ran on Project Fast Lane was outfitting the chassis with a No Limit Engineering Wide Ride IFS, parallel Fat Bar 4-link system and Ridetech air system. The rear frame was step notched to provide room for the 9-inch rearend to roam under full droop and boxing plates were welded in for strength and rigidity. After the initial suspension surgery the chassis was low but we realized that if we wanted to really bury the 20s in the fenders and set the running boards just a hair off the asphalt, then a little more surgery would be needed. The crew at Hill’s Hot Rods set about performing a 3-inch Z on the front frame rails and flexed some sick style on the rest of the F-100’s bones by boxing and smoothing the entire frame from front to back and welding up every hole the factory drilled that no longer served a purpose. The meticulous crew at Hill’s Hot Rods also hid metal conduit in the frame pocket behind the boxing plates to conceal the wiring so the frame surface would be ultra clean. See how our F-100’s 56-year-old bones were transformed. The finished product is almost too stunning to put sheet metal over—almost.

March Performance Pulleys

888.729.9070 (http://www NULL.marchperformance

MSD Ignition

915.857.5200 (http://www NULL.msdignition

Metal Rehab

Dept. STTR

1908 Peyco Drive South

Arlington, TX 76001

817.466.3362 (http://www NULL.metalrehab

Auto Meter Competition Instruments (http://www NULL.autometer


866.915.BAGS (http://www NULL.airbagparts

Be Cool Products


Blue Oval Truck Parts


Currie Enterprises Inc.

714.528.6957 (http://www NULL.currieenterprises

Eaton Performance Differentials



Dept. STTR

350 S. St. Charles

Jasper, IN 47546

812.481.4786 (http://www NULL.ridetech

Bebops Glassworks Inc.

Dept. STTR

392 Country Rd. 609

Athens, TN 37303


423.263.9594 (http://www NULL.bebops-glassworks

Doug’s Headers

Edelbrock Corporation

Dept. STTR

2700 California St.

Torrance, CA 90503


LMC Truck

Dept. STTR

15450 W. 108th ST.

Lenexa, KS 66219


(800) 562.8782

Flaming River Industries

800.648.8022 (http://www NULL.flamingriver

Fast Eddy’s Hot Rod Art

281.455.2883 (http://www NULL.fehrarules

PPG Paint

Hill’s Hot Rods

Dept. STTR

122 S.E. Loop 289

Lubbock, TX 79404

808.866.0586 (http://www NULL.hillshotrods

Holley Performance Products

JD Glassworks

Dept. STTR

122 S.E. Loop 289

Lubbock, TX 79404

806-866-0586 (http://www NULL.jdglassworks

JRD International




No Limit Engineering

Dept. STTR.

455 South D. Street

San Bernardino, CA 92401


888.297.6032 (http://www NULL.nolimit

Lokar Performance Products

Dept. STTR

10924 Murdock Drive

Knoxville, TN 37932


Pro’s Pick Engineered Components

Dept. STTR

330 Smith St.

P.O. Box 70

Arthur, ON NOG 1 AO


800.865.7366 (http://www NULL.pros-pick

Paul Horton’s Welder Series


Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation

Dept. STTR

11470 Main Rd.

Clarence, NY 14031

800.448.7722 (http://www NULL.ssbrakes

Suicide Doors-Thorbecke Brothers

812.782.3581 (http://www NULL.suicidedoors

Totally Stainless


Truck Shop/Car Shop

Dept. STTR

808 West Nicholas Ave.

Orange, CA 92868

714.771.7871 (http://www NULL.truckandcarshop

Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories

Dept. STTR

9004 Madison Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44102


Ford Racing (http://www NULL.fordracingparts

Art Carr’s California Performance Transmissions

Dept. STTR

5502 Engineer Drive

Huntington Beach, CA 92649


Bonspeed Wheels

714.666.1966 (http://www NULL.bonspeedwheels

B.F. Goodrich

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