SR-71 Rapid Tool Express

1959 Ford Panel Truck

There have been may times in U.S. History where American creativity and ingenuity have produced things that have raised the bar to an incredibly high standard. The creation of the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was one of those times. Never shot down... never captured... never equaled, the SR-71 has come to represent American excellence at it’s best and I’ve always wanted to build a vehicle to recognize that incredible achievement.

The opportunity came when Cornwell tools announced it’s 100th anniversary and their desire to be involved in a project that brought attention to that landmark event. So, I came up with the idea for the SR-71 Rapid Tool Express. It would not only be the world's fastest tool delivery truck but it would also pay tribute to the amazing SR-71 by being built with products from companies that show that same level of excellence found in the Blackbird and Cornwell tools.

I chose a '59 Ford panel truck because 1959 was a pivotal year in the development of the SR-71. It was the year they came up with the “stealth” technology that gave the SR-71 its unique shape and ability to avoid radar. As you can see by the parts listed below, the SR-71 Rapid Tool express will be very unique... and very fast... just like the airplane!

Partners and Products

Chassis

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Roadster Shop

Custom Chassis, Fast Track front suspension 9" Ford rear end, 31 spline Strange axles, Four bar rear suspension with Penske coilover shocks, Strange center chunk

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Engine

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Hilborn Fuel Injection

Injectors

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Holley

Dominator ECM

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Jon Kaase Racing Engines

SR-71 Aluminum Heads + Complete Big Block Ford 460 Build
Includes: Lunati Crank & Rods and Diamond PIstons Forged aluminum blower pistons

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MSD Performance

Transmission Controller

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Performance Automatic

4R70W Blue Chip Street Smart for Big Block Ford

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Stef's Fabrication

Oil Pan

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The Blower Shop

871 Blower and matching intake w/ pulleys and hardware

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Transmission/Drivetrain

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Denny's Driveshafts

Custom Driveshaft

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Tires/Wheels/Brakes

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Baer Brakes

6-piston front calipers w/ 15" rotors, Ford 9' rear kit w/ calipers, rotors and e-brake

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Interior

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Autometer

Cronos Gauges

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Cornwell Tools

Interior Design

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LMC Truck

Unfinished wood planks and aluminum "wood" planks

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Summit Bodyworks

Interior Design

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Body

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Bird Nest

'61 T-Bird taillights & trim rings

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