Dump Load of Love for This 1956 Ford F-500 Build

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Sometimes taking on something entirely new can be a fun and exciting way to go. Whether that means pursuing a race car project, tearing down a classic import, and working with an old school Ford, it doesn’t really matter.

There are always new things to learn and neat things to do, as I’m sure we can all agree. Of course, that doesn’t mean that a person can’t have a preference. After all, Ford trucks tend to win out in our book!

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Even so, this is the first Ford truck build that FTE member Steve, who is also known by his username Cobwebman, has taken on, and it’s definitely an exciting project to follow! The ride is a 1956 Ford F-500 dump truck.

The rig was used as a grain truck for most of its life, and Steve is the third owner. Surprisingly enough, it’s still running, though not all that well. Even so, it’s a great starting point for taking on a build like this, and we can’t wait to see it when it’s done!

Steve plans to do several things with the ride, though, to begin, he plans to thoroughly clean the cab. After that, he wants to move the gas tank from the cab to the frame, tear the wood off the flat bed, remove the front clip to begin repairs, and then, lastly, pull the engine and transmission to begin the rebuild!

Go check out his build thread and show your support!

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