The Goodguys GRT-100 1969 Ford F100 is Road Proven and Ready to be Won
One lucky hot rodder will be hauling home a truckload of fun this summer when Goodguys gives away this 1969 Ford F100 as our 2018/2019 Grand Prize Giveaway Vehicle at the PPG Nationals in Columbus.
We’ve chronicled the build of this full-custom hauler over the past few issues and wanted to offer a more in-depth look at the finished product. Dubbed the GRT-100 (for Goodguys Race Truck), it’s a classic pickup that’s been designed and crafted to go fast, corner aggressively, haul down the road with ease, and look incredibly hot no matter where it goes.
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Artist Eric Brockmeyer provided the visual roadmap, illustrating a dynamic rendering that we delivered to Doug Gonzales and his team at Lucky 7 Speed Shop in Northern California. We armed Doug with a truckload of first-rate components, including a custom chassis from Scott’s Hotrods ‘n Customs outfitted with JRi coil-over shocks, rack-and-pinion steering, sway bars, a Moser 9-inch rearend, and Wilwood 14-inch disc brakes. The chassis got up and rolling on 18×10- and 18×12-inch U.S. Mags wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich g-Force Rival tires – 275/35s in the front and 315/30s in the rear.
A Roush Performance 5.0-liter SR Coyote crate engine was chosen for power and churns out 425 ponies and 475 lb.-ft. of torque in an efficient, smooth-running package. It uses a Centerforce clutch to connect to a Tremec T-56 six-speed transmission, which sends power to a custom aluminum driveshaft from Inland Empire Drive Line Services.
The 1969 Ford F100 truck’s body got plenty of attention, from custom engine compartment sheet metal and a fabricated bed floor, to filled seams and lots of smoothing on the cab, hood, and bed. Replacement pieces from LMC Truck helped out immensely. Lucky 7 teamed up with Tim Nickel at Bodylines by Nickel for bodywork, panel fitment, paint prep, and the final finish. They used PPG products throughout – from primer to the final Toner Red color.
Inside, the Lucky 7 team filled some unneeded holes in the dash, built a custom transmission tunnel, fitted a Flaming River tilt steering column, installed a Vintage Air system, and added new pedals from Wilwood and Clayton Machine. A custom gauge cluster from Dakota Digital fit the dash perfectly. Dynamat sound deadener was added to keep things quiet, followed by insulation from Quiet Ride. New wiring came from Painless Performance, new seats and a dash pad from TMI, and concert-quality tunes from Kicker.
Much more than a bare-bones parts hauler, this fast Ford is built for performance and is already road proven, having made the nearly 3,000-mile journey on the 2018 Goodguys Hall of Fame Road Tour. Check out the accompanying photos for details, then be sure to check out the truck in person at a Goodguys event between now and Columbus – and enter for your opportunity to win it!
Remember, you have a chance to win this 1969 Ford F100! Participants at Goodguys events between now and Columbus can qualify to win through the Sunday Lucky Ticket program – just fill out your name and entry number on the Lucky Ticket entry card in your registration packet and drop it in the big yellow barrel at the event awards ceremony. One lucky finalist will be drawn from the barrel at the end of the awards ceremony.
You can also enter to qualify online by visiting good-guys.com, clicking on the “Promotions” tab, and filling out the online entry form. One finalist will be randomly selected from those online entries. Additionally, Goodguys will randomly select one additional finalist from our membership roster, so you can qualify just by being a Goodguys member!
Photos by Steven Bunker