For us, a vintage Ford COE, or cab-over-engine truck, is the coolest car in the earth. As we've seen many times before, COEs also make fantastic hot rods. Pushing the front end of these vintage trucks all the way forward really gives them a great appearance. That is definitely the case with this crazy 1958 Ford COE that Lourenco Customs modified after rescuing it from a junkyard.
This C-550 was discovered by Lourenco near Springfield, Missouri, where a drilling business had previously possessed it. The customizer carried the ancient heavy-duty vehicle home after falling in love with it right away and slicing it into bits. Just below the cab, the outdated frame was coupled with a more contemporary one that, oddly enough, also included a sizable four-link rear suspension.
The eight-foot-long four-links allegedly drew some criticism from seasoned online users, but the truck now rides, according to reports, like a dream. Unfortunately, this little film only offers that much information. However, there are a few additional characteristics of this truck that stand out and are obvious.
That includes the turbocharged diesel engine that now resides behind the cab, likely providing mounds more power than the original drivetrain could ever dream of. It’s more than enough to turn all four rear tires as well, though in all fairness, there isn’t much weight back there to hold them down.
A huge pair of spiky lug nuts fills in the space left by the front tires' deep indentation into the wheel wells. The vintage cab-over is finally finished off with rusty patina, nature's greatest paint job. The lettering from the drilling firm that previously owned this pickup is still discernible, which is a pretty neat feature.