When it comes to building and restoring a 1967 Ford F-100, there’s nothing quite like a fully detailed top-to-bottom bumpside. This issue, we find ourselves fortunate enough to be graced with one of the finest examples, and hailing from Calgary, all the way north. Brent Fraser set out with a goal in mind—to build one of the cleanest bumpsides around, and well, as you can see, he has done just that! Of course, something built to this extent of detail and customization doesn’t just happen overnight. Brent found he was in quite capable hands when he hooked up with “Doc” and the crew from Epic Rod & Custom.
Sam or “Doc” as some of us call him, is no stranger to the ways of full custom. In fact, he’s been building some of the cleanest customs north of the border for well over a decade now. After the first meeting/roundtable discussion with Brent, Sam and Brent hit it off and knew this would be quite the vision come to life with a bit of mutual trust and respect for the “OCDness” to come. Sam is a builder who takes great pride in the details of each and every build. Whereas many shops are excellent at what they do—and most might get you 95% there with any lengthy build—the Epic crew really nails that last 5% where all the details come together to create an exquisite machine from top to bottom, inside and out.
Brent wasn’t after just a pretty face either. He really wanted something that would perform as good as it looked, and man oh man, did they hit that proverbial nail on this one. Hooking up with Fat Fender Garage on a few “swap” parts, the Epic crew landed on stuffing a Gen3 Coyote into a one-off chassis. The chassis detail is nuts, with a completely scratch-built coilover IFS built to handle the Supercharged Five-O (supercharger didn’t quite make it in time for the photos, but the Roush charger is certainly right at home now). With a tall order to complete this build in under a year, the crew rallied, not skipping any corners due to the timeline but, in fact, kept adding to the build list to ensure nothing but perfection. Wiring run through the custom powdercoated chassis, all matching stainless fasteners, braided hose—every single detail was addressed and thought through, ensuring the final product would be nothing short of amazing.
After the first meeting/roundtable discussion with Brent, Sam and Brent hit it off and knew this would be quite the vision come to life with a bit of mutual trust and respect for the ‘OCDness’ to come.
All in all, the build time was nine months start to finish. For those who really know just what a feat a build of this caliber is, you also know that timeframe was quite the feat!
The custom Ford pickup market is fairly small. Even though it’s definitely grown leaps and bounds the last few years, it’s still nothing like the C10 crowds. So, Sam did what he and his team do best: custom. Custom machined parts, custom interior, custom exhaust and body mods, custom, custom, custom, the list goes on and on (see the specs on page 16). Literally, he left no stone unturned. For the exterior, they both wanted the ultimate in “clean and classy,” so a Porsche Carrera White Metallic was chosen and sprayed over the Epic body surgery by Ross Custom Paint. The theme was a classy white outside, with plenty of custom touches that would mostly go unnoticed, but a Bright Red inside that screams performance. The red guts come courtesy Auto Marine Upholstery with several Epic touches and creature comforts, since after all, this is no trailer queen.
All in all, the build time was nine months start to finish. For those who really know just what a feat a build of this caliber is, you also know that timeframe was quite the feat! Sam and the Epic team really pulled together to bring Brent’s dream to life in such a short time, and we are as excited as they are to share it with all of you. Try not to get too much drool on these pages, and I’m positive we haven’t heard the last from them Epic Boys, stay tuned!
1967 Ford F-100
- 2019 3rd Gen Coyote w/ Ford 10 speed
- Roush Blower (on order, but was backordered at the time)
- FFG Stainless Headers
- Custom 2.5-inch stainless exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers
- Custom aluminum intake and air box
- Boostworks fuel pump/control
- Hydraulic power steering assist
- Custom 3-inch driveshaft
- 9-inch rear with Eaton Trutrac 3.89:1 posi rear
- Full custom boxed chassis from Epic Rod & Custom
- Complete CNC cut and welded chassis (no tubing used—just stripped and started with factory rails)
- Custom coilover IFS by Epic
- Custom rear backhalf and 4-link
- Powdered semigloss black with high gloss accents
- Custom sway bars
- Wilwood 6 piston 13-inch front and rear
- Dual 7-inch booster with Wilwood billet master
- Boyds custom fuel cell
- Unique brake line and fuel line clamps, all stainless button head fasteners, wiring run through frame rails, detailed completely top to bottom
- Forgeline GA3C Concave 20×9 and 20×12.5-inch wheels
- Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/35ZR20 & 335/30ZR20
- Custom leather interior by Auto Marine Upholstery
- Custom rebuilt Ford bench seat
- Black stitched carpet and custom leather headliner
- JL Bluetooth hidden head unit
- All JL speakers and amps hidden throughout cab
- 10-inch JL subwoofer in custom box behind seat
- Dakota Digital gauges
- Vintage Air A/C with billet vents
- Custom billet column levers and Ididit retro column
- Billet Specialties flat bottom steering wheel
- Custom dashpad
- Electric windows
- Painted Porsche Carrera Metallic white (Valspar) by Ross Custom Paint
- All custom exterior mods performed by Epic Rod & Custom
- Flushed upper and lower bedsides, tucked and narrowed bumpers, custom exhaust cut outs with 4th Gen Camaro tips molded into rear bumper
- Raised and full custom wood bed floor, custom tubs and fenders, custom engine sheetmetal work
- Custom machined parts and “RedRum” badges throughout for added detail