1956 Ford F100 Pickup
In recent years there has definitely been an uptick in older pickups becoming more and more fashionable. There is something attractive about those 1950 big grilles, curved hoods, and wide fenders. Plus, the entire work genre has "picked up" wildly in popularity due to special interest businesses using these vehicles as promotion tools. Certainly, eye catching, and reflecting the old guard hard work ethic in their design, they are not just for work anymore.
This hay hauler turned silver bullet is about as close to a resto-mod as you can get without actually putting it in the category of resto-mod. However, I'm going out on a limb and save for the usual deep dish wildly designed chromed wheels wrapped in low profiles, this truck has the "chutzpah" to be a go-er and a show-er.
Having benefitted from frame off restoration which lasted a full 2 years starting in 2010, we now see this original barn find from New Jersey in full resto-mod form. All new front fenders, running boards and rockers, meld with original Ford metal doors and cab. Consigner states that only the right-side cab corner, and floor pan were replaced. The bed is rebuilt and adorned with oak. The rear fenders are new. This is all buttoned up body and gap wise and it received a stunningly clean and well-done coat of PPG 06 Ford Silver Birch Metallic. The pristine badging and polished stainless bumpers, plus don't forget the polished torque thrust wheels, and I'm truly moved, but I'm just standing here looking at this baby.
2 tone mixtures of light and dark gray vinyl, help make up the totally restored interior. A near perfect bench seat looks forward to a two-tone gray metallic metal dash. We can see new gauges within the metal eyebrow, which have white faces and neat Ford logo bezels which are as shiny as they are cool. An adjustable rally style steering wheel with a large chromed column protrudes from the dash. Headliner has been custom covered with tuck and roll stitched vinyl. Black carpet covers the floor and is in very good condition.
There is nothing better than looking at a superior finished engine, and the one is no exception in the form of a 302ci based 347 Stroker Crate engine. Within these confines are Dart Aluminum intake runners, 62CC chambers, a 2.02 intake valve, a 1.60 exhaust valve setup, and are pushed by 1.6 ratio rockers. A single 4-barrel Holley carb feeds fossils and air through an Edelbrock intake. A 3-speed C4 automatic is on the rear, and there is a 2800 Stall converter installed. Power moves to the rear wheels via a Ford 8.8" 3.73 geared rear. Note the neutral safety switch is nonfunctional, so make sure this truck is in park before lighting it.
Nary any sign of rust, just clean blasted metal painted in pristine black. TCI Mustang II front suspension, and Leaf Spring rear suspension have power disc brakes on all corners. A clean Flowmaster exhaust system flows from engine mounted headers and exits underneath the truck near the rear axle.
Other than commenting it is just a great build, fabulous fit and finish, and all surfaces have been paid meticulous attention to, I say not much else because my jaw is on the floor, and my eyes wide open in amazement of this truck version of a resto-mod. The silver bullet shot from the starting line with a press of the gas pedal...she's a handful boys and girls!
F10-Ford 1/2 Ton
D-223 I6 I bbl
N-Norfolk VA Assy Plant
25383-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.