Vehicle: 1951 Ford F-1
Purchase Price: £2,755
Final Cost After Restoration: £9,296
Final Selling Price: £12,729
Original air date: 30 March 2015
Work Completed: The 3.9L (239 cu. in) Flathead V8 engine cleaned and upgraded with new aluminium heads, new inlet manifold, new four barrel carburettor and new tubular exhaust manifold. Engine bay resprayed in original teal colour. Electrical system converted from 6V to 12V. Four speed non-synchronous transmission upgraded to a modern automatic unit. Custom gear linkage mechanism fitted to the transmission using original steering column shifter. New exhaust system fitted. Custom “Mike & Edd” logo hand painted on both doors. Custom aluminium windshield sun visor made. Body painted in certain areas in original teal to create a Rat rod look, then sealed with a clear coat. Wheeler Dealers logo etched onto vent windows, using an angle grinder and steel tubing to create sparks. Vinyl seats and sun visors reupholstered with real cowhide. Steel wheels repainted in original teal colour and white wall tires fitted.