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Old 08-03-2010, 06:33 PM
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advice for 56 f100

Hi I am new here I was wondering if anyone has converted a 1956 F100 to four wheel drive. I would like to have a stock looking not lifted 1956 f100 with a 351 and four wheel drive. What would be a better choice, converting original frame to 4x4 and buy a 351 and drive drain. or using a newer ford pickup or bronco frame and put the older body on top? The truck im looking at getting is in a bunch of parts but complete minus engine and transmission.
Also would it be a good choice for a everyday driver? thanks.
 
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:16 PM
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4X4? You don't need no 4 wheel drive! Its a Ford afterall
Just kidding ya, Welcome to the FTE.

I have seen a couple pictures of such beast's but can't offer much assistance in that dept,

I'm sure someone here has some idea's for you, but in the meantime try a couple of searches on here as well as google with different wording and see what you come up with? you might find something that nobody else on here has???

My stepdad had a 56 ford F-100 when I was a kid and he built a custum V blade snow plow for it and he drove it in and out of the little cabin (In Custer SD) we lived in, the cabin was right next to a snowmobile lodge so that might give you an idea of the potential snow he plowed morning and night (going to work and returning) I can remember a couple of times my mom would get the Fairlane stuck on the road (ditch) getting home and we would walk the last couple miles home! Ahh the good old day's

he would also plow off the little pond in winter to ice skate on. All of this with 2 wheel drive! course I think ya have to be half crazy too....

that being said a 56 4X4 with a little lift would look really cool! what part of the state are you in?

Cheers

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Old 08-03-2010, 07:48 PM
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This thread will give you some good ideas.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/7...d-f-1-4x4.html
 
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:52 PM
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When my father was still around, him and I put a 51 f1 cab and box on a mid 70's jeep cherokee frame. We left used everything on the chassis, including all the running gear, radiator etc. It was actually one of the easiest things that we did. We picked up the cab and box (separately) with the forks on the tractor and fitted it to the best location behind the motor. We squared it up, welded tabs to the frame to meet the 51's mounting points, put in the rubbers and bolted it down.



The 51's frame was unusable, broken in several places. I had the jeep taking up space so we mated the two together. There were very minor differences in wheel base so we just jockeyed the cab and box until it looked like it would work and it did.
 

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