1956 Ford F-100- First year for 8 ft. Long Bed on 1/2 ton chassis. Good overall condition.
Has 1982 Ford 5.0 L. H.O. (302 c.i.) V-8 motor, Edlebrock 4-Bbl. carb & manifold. Pertronix ignition module. Good, otherwise stock, smooth running engine. Ford SVO cast alum. valve covers.
Transmission is 1979 Ford C-4 Auto., w/new torq. convrt. & front seal. Rear end/differential is 1973 Ford Torino - 9" w/2.75 gears.
Front suspension is 1980 Chrysler LeBaron/Volare, bolted-on, not welded-on. It has caster correct, re-enforced front notches in original truck frame. Power steering & disc brakes. All wheels- five lug, 4 ½" bolt pattern. New poly bushings & ball joints on upper/lower arms, torsion bars and main mounts to original truck frame. Torsion bars adjustable for desired front stance.
Rest of truck pretty much stock with repaint. Has very comfortable, reupholstered front bench seat. Overhead center console with AM/FM, cassette radio, graphic equalizer, 40 chnl. CB radio. Carpeted floorboard w/black rubber mat overlay.
Like new condition tires - 235/75R-15" Coopers.
Sheetmetal is good & straight. Lower cab corners good originals. Has small patch pieces on under/backside of lower fronts. Last picture of front, left cab corner, under wheel well- shows light green area, which is original willow green, where undercoating has peeled off. Lower front doors have minor rust pits showing.
Front mount hood hinges.
Bed has very good metal, but wood boards are rotted at ends. PO had left bed mat in place while parked outside.
Originally, truck was 6 cyl, Ford-O-Matic. Extra 1956, 6 cyl., 223 c.i. motor, complete - fan-to-3-spd. std. trans, goes along with truck - if you want. Also, original front & rear ends with brakes, springs & steering box/linkage. Mileage showing on replaced odometer is 58,316.
No trades, unless you have a comparable condition '56 short-bed.