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1990 Ford F-150 Street

Ford fields two concept trucks — the Surf, a no-roof, no-tailgate version of its new Explorer 4x4, and the Street, an exercise that goes head-to-head with California customs in creating a mean and nasty street image.

Based on a full-size F-150 model, the Street gets its don't-mess-with-me Hulk Hogan stance from a low profile and big 16-in. wheels. The truck is lowered 4 in. in front and 3 in. at the rear. The roof height is chopped 3 1/2 in. Then the suspension was set up to create a nose-down, "bad" attitude.

The California influence is also evident in the shaved door handles, frenched antenna, and quad exhaust molded into the rocker panels. Ford doesn't have anything special under the hood to back up the menacing look, but that may soon change. Searching some forums hinted that the F-150 Street just might have gotten something interesting in the form of a built-up 460ci V8, though there isn't anything concrete proving that. In 1990, Ford still had all of the old blocks in service, so a wicked-up 351 Windsor or a 302 that had been tweaked wouldn't be out of the question, either.

Images: Custom_Cab's photostream; Sport Truck; Flickr