High School Students Auction Their 1956 Ford F-100 Project Truck

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While most kids are playing video games or glued to their smartphones, these high school students just built an entire Ford F-100 from scratch as part of their Automotive Technology class.

The East Syracuse Minoa Central High School Auto Tech class begins a new restoration project every year, and this school year they acquired a 1956 Ford F-100 pick up truck from a local resident that ran out of time and patience. Once the truck is fully restored, it’ll go up for sale to recoup funds for next year’s project.

The 60 year old Ford truck was originally blue, but after the students put it up to a vote, it was painted dark forest green as part of the project. Other upgrades include a 302 motor with an Edelbrock intake, a four-barrel carburetor and an updated ignition system. The charming truck also boasts air conditioning, power windows, power-assisted steering and power-assisted brakes, and even a period-correct wooden bed floor.

The students plan on touring the western New York area with the truck, and sell tickets for the truck’s raffle happening on July 17 of this year.

Great job, kids!

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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