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.

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MSD Ignition

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Metal Rehab

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Arlington, TX 76001

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Auto Meter Competition Instruments

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AVS

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Be Cool Products

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Blue Oval Truck Parts

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Currie Enterprises Inc.

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Eaton Performance Differentials

800.328.3850

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Ridetech

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350 S. St. Charles

Jasper, IN 47546

812.481.4786

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Bebops Glassworks Inc.

Dept. STTR

392 Country Rd. 609

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423.263.9594

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Doug’s Headers

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Edelbrock Corporation

Dept. STTR

2700 California St.

Torrance, CA 90503

310.781.2222

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LMC Truck

Dept. STTR

15450 W. 108th ST.

Lenexa, KS 66219

800.LMC.TRUCK

(800) 562.8782

www.LMCtruck.com

Flaming River Industries

800.648.8022

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Fast Eddy’s Hot Rod Art

281.455.2883

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PPG Paint

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Hill’s Hot Rods

Dept. STTR

122 S.E. Loop 289

Lubbock, TX 79404

808.866.0586

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Holley Performance Products

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JD Glassworks

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Lubbock, TX 79404

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JRD International

909.460.9288

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Kinetik

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No Limit Engineering

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455 South D. Street

San Bernardino, CA 92401

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888.297.6032

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Lokar Performance Products

Dept. STTR

10924 Murdock Drive

Knoxville, TN 37932

877.469.7440

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Pro’s Pick Engineered Components

Dept. STTR

330 Smith St.

P.O. Box 70

Arthur, ON NOG 1 AO

Canada

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Paul Horton’s Welder Series

888.648.2150

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Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation

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11470 Main Rd.

Clarence, NY 14031

800.448.7722

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Suicide Doors-Thorbecke Brothers

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Totally Stainless

800.767.4781

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Truck Shop/Car Shop

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808 West Nicholas Ave.

Orange, CA 92868

714.771.7871

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Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories

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9004 Madison Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44102

1-800-331-6562

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Ford Racing

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Art Carr’s California Performance Transmissions

Dept. STTR

5502 Engineer Drive

Huntington Beach, CA 92649

800.278.2277

www.cpttransmission.com

Bonspeed Wheels

714.666.1966

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B.F. Goodrich

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