First trucks are often times not the prettiest of things. Thinking back to our first rides, many of us laugh at the memories of primer paints with Bondo shining through, wrong offset wheels, and interiors that were far from glamorous. Those were our experiences; however, Jonathan Meek from Malvern, Arkansas, does not share our weak-sauce experiences. His first custom truck is a clean example of just how cool the ninth generation of F-series trucks can be.
The story began in October of '93, when Jonathan's dad bought the truck new from the local Ford dealership. Seven years later, the faithful F-150 was passed down from father to son. The younger Meek began working on the rig and making it his own. During the next seven years, Jonathan made the Ford a viable show truck with custom touches throughout. Marc Stacks helped Jonathan to get the Ford nice and low by installing DJM dream beams up front, along with Slam Specialties RE-6 airbags and Belltech shocks. Out back, Marc and Jonathan installed a two-link with a Panhard bar, RE-7 airbags, and Belltech shocks. Twenty-two inch Oasis wheels were wrapped in Hankook tires out back, while 20-inch Oasis wheels were mounted up front. Under the Cervini's hood lies a factory-equipped 302ci V-8 that was temporarily left stock.
The all-black interior is dressed up with a Budnik steering wheel, stainless-steel gauges,
The body, however, was not left stock. B&W Bodyworks, also in Malvern, shaved all of the Ford emblems, the molding, gas door, handles, wiper cowl, stake pockets, third brake light, taillights, and molded in a California Combo skin. All of this bodywork left a nice and clean surface for B&W Bodyworks and Ernie Wells to apply the House of Kolor Orion Silver, Kandy Cobalt Blue, and Tangerine Orange. The classic two-tone looks awesome with the large billet grille, Cervini's Ram air hood, and 12-inch LED taillights. The end results provided a killer-looking Ford that proves the '92-'96 trucks can be truly custom.
Inside the shaved doors, a dyed-black dash complements the leather bench seat, 15-inch Budnik steering wheel, and black carpet. Then, Jonathan custom-made a genie shift knob, which adds a little old-skool to the all-black theme. Meanwhile, billet accessories and silver-faced gauges were added for extra appeal.
Jonathan has a clean example of how great an older-generation Ford can look. If you have a Blue Oval in the driveway, and you're debating on making it awesome or not, hopefully this two-tone ride will inspire you.