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Old 01-05-2014, 11:20 PM
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Thank you BJ. Im loven this forum already. Ive been involved in other forums and some are not the most friendly. Thanks to you guys on the help with posting pics. Im on FB right now getting some pics togather for yall.
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Thank you BJ. Im loven this forum already. Ive been involved in other forums and some are not the most friendly. Thanks to you guys on the help with posting pics. Im on FB right now getting some pics togather for yall.
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PICTURES!!!!!

Hopefully i got this right now....

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Okay so far. But all we got was the link to your Photobucket account. And while that will allow us to view you pics, you can place them right in your post by doing this...

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Really a nice looking project!
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Man you got all the best of the best. A 56, A V8 Y-Block with the first Auto.
I hope ya build it back to close to stock. As what ya have is very rare indeed.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:39 PM
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A great project!! Your right, get a fourth wheel so you can move that baby!! Then park it right in the way of everything else you do so it will always be in the way! You've heard of "out of sight, out of mind" - that can lead to making very little progress. So, beat it by parking it front and center in the drive way!!
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Like most, I'm pretty jealous... Congratulations on the truck!
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Welcome

Congrats on the new addition. I am also new to this forum and also have a 56 Fordomatic with a 272 ci motor. My truck was also a family truck with only 50K miles and NEVER registered (farm truck). Unfortunately, mine needs a lot of work so I have decided to modify it. I have many parts if you need any. Good luck!
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Whats up everybody. Thanks for all the cool comments. Indeed its not just another f100. I looked and could not find an exzact number of how many big window fordomatcs were made. something like 6000 BBW were made. the best i could find was a opinion that only 5-10% of that was fordomatics. Again this is not hard facts. I wish i knew.
Question. Dose anybody know the significance of the production code and the numbers in the serial number?
Starter and genny are being rebuilt right now. Water pump is waiting at the part shop. Ill have time next weekend to go up and work on the truck again. Sadly I dont have it in my garage. But i enjoy having my dad there helping. Ill be damed if i do this without him. Will take some more pics this next trip.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:58 AM
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Serial number identifies the year, series, engine, assembly plant and consecutive unit number. If you post the number, several of us here can decode it. Part of the production code includes the scheduled assembly date. The meaning of the rest of it is pretty much lost to time.
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Serial number identifies the year, series, engine, assembly plant and consecutive unit number. If you post the number, several of us here can decode it. Part of the production code includes the scheduled assembly date. The meaning of the rest of it is pretty much lost to time.
I think what Im after is the consecutive unit number. Mine is 16441.
and the daily unit number. Mine is 2279

What do the mean?
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:30 AM
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Heres An update on the photo gallery.


























Now this is where the truck is now.











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I think what Im after is the consecutive unit number. Mine is 16441.
and the daily unit number. Mine is 2279

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The consecutive unit number is exactly what it says. They begin with 10,001, so your truck is the 6,441st truck built at the Long beach plant in 1956. The other number is meaningless to us today.
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I always wondered why they had a crossover pipe on the exhaust like that. Was it to help equalize the pressure ?
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