What`s the first thing that comes to your mind when you see an old-school pick-up truck full of rust? Probably that survived the hell called junkyard. However, do not judge the book by its cover, because this 1953 Ford Truck is one mean machine! At first glance, it looks like one big moving rusty stain! Hence its nickname – The Rust Bucket! On the other hand, you don`t have to feel sorry either, because this beast attacks from an ambush! Patiently waits for the green light and then leaves its opponents far behind, making them breath the dust. This is all possible thanks to the massive 7.3 liter V8 POWERSTROKE motor. In addition to this, the engine must be fed somehow. Therefore, you can notice that huge fuel tank mounted on that wooden bed. How huge? Half a ton huge! These components are assembled together by the guys from RTC Performance. Luckily, the engine is recorded from a close angle, giving you the chance to inspect it thoroughly.
In this video you can see several drag races where the “Rust Bucket” is simply unchallenged! Some of his “victims” are VW Passat and a Chevrolet Silverado.
Finally, click here to read the full history of the original model!