The “Crown Hick” project that the fellas at Hot Rod Garage have been working on for a bit is finished up, and it’s a beauty. Using the frame of a Panther platform car to underpin a classic for a quick-and-dirty restomod is a fairly low-buck and low-effort method of bringing upgraded technology, power, suspension, and brakes to a classic, and the F-100 they started out with easily could make good use out of some updated parts. Before the truck comes together for the final time, though, the guys use the opportunity to put on some mild hop-up parts onto the Panther frame to make sure that there is truly no fail going on. The stock upper and lower control arms and Watts link are replaced with beefier components, and the exhaust is replaced for a vastly improved note over the stock setup.
Frame-swapping isn’t a quick process, and there is quite a bit involved in making everything come together properly. If you are allergic to fabrication, this isn’t for you. But the results that Lucky and Tony have here can’t be denied…the Crown Hick looks and sounds absolutely boss as it carves up a canyon road!