SEMA 2013: Total Cost Involved And Ford Build Snakebit F100

The automotive community is good at giving back. We love to find a good cause and raise some money to benefit it. So to benefit a children’s hospital in Canada, Total Cost Involved, Ford Racing, and many others got together to build a one of a kind 1956 F100 pickup.

The Snakebit F100, is a blending of classic F100 truck style, with modern technology. Wayne Halabura from Ford was instrumental in getting the project off the ground, and bringing all of the right suppliers together to make it happen. The truck was assembled in just eight months.

Under the hood is a supercharged 5.4 liter engine, the same as what’s found in 2007-2012 GT500 Mustangs, backed up by a TR3650 six-speed transmission. The wheelbase has been stretched by five inches thanks to the Total Cost Involved chassis. There’s also a Currie Enterprises nine-inch rear end with 3.73 gears in the back.

Front suspension is an independent setup, and the rear is a four-link with coil-overs. This chassis package is a Stage 3, and one that anyone can call TCI to order and use in their own build.

The truck itself is painted in a beautiful custom gray, that Spectrum actually named Snakebit gray after the truck. Wheels are custom one-off pieces from IMM wearing Mickey Thompson rubber, and hiding behind them are a Willwood discs at all four corners.

The body of the truck is heavily modified, with many of the corners rounded, the hood has been sectioned, with part of it incorporated back into the body, and the rest making up the new hood. The cab was extensively modified as was the truck bed, all in the name of making this truck take on a Shelby appearance. The exhaust is a unique center exit design, just one of the hundreds of details.

Inside the the truck you’ll find Dakota Digital gauges, power windows, and of course the shifter for that six-speed transmission.

The truck was revealed by KISS rocker Gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed, live on stage at the SEMA show. It will be sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, with all of the proceeds going to benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. For pictures of the build and more info on the charity, check out We hope this awesome truck raises big bucks for a good cause when it crosses the auction block.


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