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Old 04-03-2006, 08:49 PM
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1956 Ford F100

Hey guys. I'm looking to start a project for the summer. What I'm wanting is a 56 F100. Does anyone have one they'd like to sell, or even know of one that is for sale? Any help would be appreciated...
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ebay?

Local junkyards?

If we don't give you anything you might be able to find one here. If nothing else here's the thread bump....
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ebay?

Local junkyards?

If we don't give you anything you might be able to find one here. If nothing else here's the thread bump....
ebay is so widely used now that anything purchased is so overpriced! i've checked local junkyards as well, but all you ever find there is an 80's piece of junk that's been rolled and isn't worth fixing.
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Good luck on a "summer project" on a classic truck. I'm on my 4th year on my 53 and am still in the disassembled stage. Hope to make some significant progress now that I am able to do some work again.

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Good luck on a "summer project" on a classic truck. I'm on my 4th year on my 53 and am still in the disassembled stage. Hope to make some significant progress now that I am able to do some work again.

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Haha - Sounds like that will be my situation as well. It's alright though, I've got a feeling I'm not going to find one in time. My father-in-law has a 41 ****** coupe that we're going to restore/pro street this summer, so I guess I'll have atleast something to keep me busy.
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They are all over the place, but never when you have the funds. I wanted a '56 for years and years. I kept missing them by however long (once by 20 minutes ). Finally I found this site with the 48-60 group of guys. I let them know what I was looking for and one of them found me one. It was in severville, TN though. That was a mere 620 mile drive each way.

I am now the proud owner of a '56 ford f-100. Its no summer project for sure. It will be years and years before its completely restored. Its a blast to drive for now.

I don't know if it will allow me to link it here, but here are some pics of when I got it last November.

http://home.centurytel.net/brian_b/56/index2.htm
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Nice ride. But that was a fun day...pulling that sled home on a dolly with an Explorer.
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Nice ride. But that was a fun day...pulling that sled home on a dolly with an Explorer.
Thank you sir. I know its not some show truck, but then again...I don't ever want to own something thats trailered. I want to drive it.

That was an interesting trip. Dad and I drove out there, loaded it up, ate lunch, and drove home. About 1300 miles in one shot. We are not professional truck drivers!

The good news it towed great. Don't be afraid to tow one if you need to get it home.
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I got lucky and found mine about 100 miles from home. The owner said it was driveable but after I looked at the cobbled up front suspension I decided to trailer it. They had cut the straight front axle out and slid a Volare front end under and blew holes in the lower frame rail and dropped bolts in, no welding. They were driving this thing, not me!

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Jeez....they could have at least slapped a Mustang rack under it. Putting Mopar parts on a 53 Ford should be illegal.
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The volare is one of the more common IFS swaps on the old fords. (Welded in however!) There are about 12-13 IFS that I know about. The mustang II suspension is one of the best, but also one of the most expensive out there now. Just a basic non-PS "kit" (wheel to wheel) is around $1500 and they go up fast from there.

A volare IFS is as cheap as you can find a donor car. I am waiting on mine for a while. I want to drive it with some minor straight axle mods and see how it does. I think the aerostar IFS would probably be my choice if I go IFS. Very little or no frame cutting at all involved.
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My frame had already been butchered to the point of being useless so I decided to install a front clip from a Town Car from an earlier project. I am currently undecided whether to install the rear suspension from it or use a four link kit.

The Volare frontend would have been fine if done correctly, but I could not deal with the 318 Mopar engine with it.

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Question '56

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They are all over the place, but never when you have the funds. I wanted a '56 for years and years. I kept missing them by however long (once by 20 minutes ). Finally I found this site with the 48-60 group of guys. I let them know what I was looking for and one of them found me one. It was in severville, TN though. That was a mere 620 mile drive each way.

I am now the proud owner of a '56 ford f-100. Its no summer project for sure. It will be years and years before its completely restored. Its a blast to drive for now.

I don't know if it will allow me to link it here, but here are some pics of when I got it last November.

http://home.centurytel.net/brian_b/56/index2.htm
Brian, a guy that lives close to me has a '56. He has done almost all the reconstruction. He wants $800.00 for it. I didn't know if that was reasonable or not. It is not a show car. Mostly a daily driver.
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Brian, a guy that lives close to me has a '56. He has done almost all the reconstruction. He wants $800.00 for it. I didn't know if that was reasonable or not. It is not a show car. Mostly a daily driver.
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$800? That not a typo? If its in even rough shape and running its worth a lot more than that. I see rusted out shells sitting in fields go for $500 all the time. The 56 is the most desired model of the older ones. Someone better grab that one.

I can't say why for sure, but it goes 56 (unique cab), 53 (50th anniversary), 55, 54. Odd.

If your curious about prices, look in the classifieds on here.
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Exclamation Typo on '56. $8000.00 not $800.00

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$800? That not a typo? If its in even rough shape and running its worth a lot more than that. I see rusted out shells sitting in fields go for $500 all the time. The 56 is the most desired model of the older ones. Someone better grab that one.

I can't say why for sure, but it goes 56 (unique cab), 53 (50th anniversary), 55, 54. Odd.

If your curious about prices, look in the classifieds on here.
Brian, you are correct. That is a typo. I meant $8000.00. Sorry for the confusion.
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