“F1K” – John Jinnings 1,000HP Twin Turbo ’72 F100
John Jinnings knew he had accomplished his goal when the “other guys” kept complimenting his BMW Tanzanite Blue custom F100 pickup known as “F1K”. “When you get Chevy and Corvette people telling you that you have a great truck, that’s really something,” John said.
John bought the stock pickup in 2016. For the next three years he and his collaborators created a pickup with so many modifications that even Ford pickup enthusiasts would have trouble finding all the changes.
Let’s start with the body, specifically the engine compartment. The core support was removed and the team at Riffey’s Rod Shop in Knoxville, Tennessee, created the custom inner fender wells. Why remove the radiator core support? “When you open the hood, I want the engine to be framed, not blocked by the core support,” John said.
The grille was custom made and cutouts added to the front bumper to direct air to the transmission cooler and intercooler that’s located just behind it. The bumper was also pulled in closer to the body. In the back, the rear corners of the bed were modified to mimic the front fender design. Also, the bed floor was raised four inches to clear the Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis and the rear four-link suspension. “I wanted you to look at it and think it was a bone-stock bed,” John said.
The tailgate was also smoothed, and the filler for the Rick’s Tanks fuel tank is hidden in the rear of the bed, only exposed when the tailgate is lowered. All the metal work on the truck was handled by Kevin Riffey and his crew while the Axalta paint was sprayed by Kyle Mullenhour at Rusty Iron Restorations in Delphos, Ohio.
Brenspeed built the 302-inch Ford powerplant that puts out 1,000+ rear-wheel horsepower (hence the F1K name), thanks to a twin-turbo setup pushing air and fuel through the Ford Performance heads. Exhaust gases depart through Hellion headers and a three-inch exhaust system that exits through custom outlets just in front of the rear wheel openings.
The trick interior created by Pro Auto Custom Interiors in Knoxville, Tennessee, incorporates sculpted seating, two-tone leather upholstery, and even custom lighting in the door panels. But the highlight is probably the ’64 Ford Falcon dash insert outfitted with Dakota Digital instruments. “I wanted something to look Ford-like but I didn’t want a typical truck dash,” John said. “We mounted it and then built the framework around it so it looked like it belonged.”
Would you agree with the Chevy guys that this is one special Ford pickup? We certainly do.
Photos by Todd Ryden
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