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Grille?

This might be a stupid question i think I know answer just want to make sure. I'm new to owning and fixing up a classic truck. I got a 56 f100 and I want the grille from a 55. 53-56 they all bolt up same?
 
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This might be a stupid question i think I know answer just want to make sure. I'm new to owning and fixing up a classic truck. I got a 56 f100 and I want the grille from a 55. 53-56 they all bolt up same?
Welcome to FTE!

There are differences in the grilles, front parking lights, and gravel pans. (Sometimes called splash pans." There are also different bolt patterns, but the holes are hidden behind the grille, so drilling new ones won't show. There is also a difference in the air deflectors (the flat panels the grille bolts to) but the '56 deflectors will work with any '53-'56 grille. The '56 grille must have the '56 deflectors.

The '53 grille must have the '53 gravel pan and the '53/'54 parking lights.
The '54 grille must have the '54 gravel pan and the '53/'54 parking lights.
The '55 grille must have the '55/'56 gravel pan and the '55 parking lights.
The '56 grille must have the '55/'56 gravel pan and the '56 parking lights.

In your case, you just need to change the grille and the parking lights.
 
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I'm ok with sticking with the 56 grille. I need more of a bolt of with not much modifying if I can. I'm not very good at modifying stuff like I said I'm knew to this. It's not all factory either. Its actually sitting on a crown vic frame.
 
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This might be a stupid question i think I know answer just want to make sure. I'm new to owning and fixing up a classic truck. I got a 56 f100 and I want the grille from a 55. 53-56 they all bolt up same?
Hi Ford guy, welcome to FTE the best Ford truck forum on the World Wide Web! Please show us pictures of your 56.

 
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Post it to this thread or what?
 
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Post it to this thread or what?
Sure or start a new thread and introduce yourself.
 
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The 55 grill on a 56 is truly bolt on. If you are new to the Iffy Fords (53-56, aka Mid Fifties) I’d suggest getting a MidFifty catalog. You can use their website Home - Mid Fifty F-100 Parts but the paper copy is easier to find stuff in sometimes. And if you do change out your grill sell it here. There’s always someone looking for grills.
 
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Thanks..well on the back side of is some bad rust and for some reason the holes for the emblem ain't there. If those ain't issues with ppl I will
 
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Thanks..well on the back side of is some bad rust and for some reason the holes for the emblem ain't there. If those ain't issues with ppl I will
It’s not uncommon for the backs of the grills to have rust. The no holes grill means the 56 was a straight 6 originally. Chrome grill means it was a Custom Cab, white grill is a standard cab. Neither cab is physically different the Custom Cab just has some “Custom” amenities.
 
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Thanks for the info on that...yea I'm new to classic trucks so I'm always learning something. Like that you just said I didnt know
 
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The 55 grill on a 56 is truly bolt on. If you are new to the Iffy Fords (53-56, aka Mid Fifties) I’d suggest getting a MidFifty catalog. You can use their website Home - Mid Fifty F-100 Parts but the paper copy is easier to find stuff in sometimes. And if you do change out your grill sell it here. There’s always someone looking for grills.
What about the v8 emblem?
 
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What about the v8 emblem?
They are specific to the year of grille too
 
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They are specific to the year of grille too
Now I don't need to mention that😜
 
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I knew that...does that emblem just have one bolt on back of it that bolts up to that middle brace? I will figure it out..I will just say **** it order 55 grille and emblem then buy or modify what I have to. I really like that 55 grille.
 

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