Goodguys’ 2016 LMC Truck of The Year Is A Coyote-Swap F100!

Classic trucks never go out of style and the 1961 Ford F100 belonging to Todd Williams is the epitome of style. This truck earned the coveted Goodguys Rod & Custom Association LMC Truck of the Year in 2016 thanks to dedication, creative vision, and hard work.

According to Goodguys, Todd originally purchased the F100 from a family member of the original owner in Northern California. He is a resident of Arizona, but distance was no issue for him when it came to selecting the right person to complete this F100 project.

From its modest beginnings, this old truck was sent to Jason Graham Hot Rods in Portland, Tennessee, to complete the impressive transformation. Williams put his faith in Graham’s abilities as a hot rod builder and he was not disappointed with end result for this unibody pickup.

(Photo Credit: Goodguys)

A video above documents the dedication to quality bodywork as the camera circles every side of the truck. It also showcases what Goodguys calls a custom pearlized PPG Mahogany paint that accentuates beauty of the body as well as body modifications.

It appears that the roof has been chopped and that the drip rails were removed to emphasize the sleek look. Graham also added a few custom touches, such as removing the parking lights and adding one-piece glass for the windows. Along with the cosmetic enhancements, the ’61 Ford was treated to a Coyote swap with a 4R70 transmission. Even its engine cover was treated to the pearlized PPG Mahogany paint to provide a finished look underneath the hood.

In all its a beautiful truck that’s definitely worthy of the honor.




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Lauren Camille

Lauren is a graduate of California State University Fullerton, and has experience working for several enthusiast publications. She enjoys drag racing, classic Fords, and vintage Lincolns. She currently races a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, and has a soft spot for 1960’s Lincolns. Currently, her collection includes: ’04 Cobra Convertible, ’65 Mustang Fastback, ’04 F350 6.0 diesel, ’96 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a ’87 Jeep Wrangler. She provides insightful content as a freelance writer for Power Automedia.
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