My client, Jeff, has always loved and wanted to own a ‘56 Ford F100. He looked through my inventory of classic pick ups (a dozen or so at last count, including two ‘56 F100s) purchased and asked me to build this ‘56 Big window conversion.
After the cab came back from the media blaster we decided to search for a more solid cab. I bought the original cab back and we found a new one in South Dakota and had it shipped.
Jeff wanted a 350 Chevy motor and manual transmission for the drive train. I had a ‘90s Corvette TPI motor in my inventory so we sent it to the machine shop for a full rebuild, aluminum heads and a mild cam. We converted it to use a 4 bbl carb and HEI ignition and we sourced a 5 speed transmission.
The suspension chosen was a fully independent Hiedts front cradle with rack and pinion steering and disc brakes. Out back we chose a built 8.8 Mustang rear with a posi and 373 gears. It also carries a 4 link, pan hard bar nd disc brakes.
The chassis was fully boxed and painted, motor and trans installed and brakes and clutch installed. The cab and the rest of the body panels, fenders, bed, tail gate etc. have been sent out for paint.
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