1956 Ford F100 4x2-Chelle's 56 Hauler

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Album Title: Chelle's 56 Hauler
I found this truck in central Colorado in 1993. Spent the next five years rebuilding it to what it is now. It is built with all Ford components with the exception of the Isuzu Trooper gas tank. The truck was a good rust free body to start with. I did all the work on it except for the grafting of the front clip to the truck frame and the paint and body work. Everything else I did. I lost my husband to cancer in Dec. of 98 about six months before I finished it. I got e-mails and cards from the guys on the FTE boards by the dozen, these are the greatest people you will ever find anyplace, I love all you guys. I finished the truck about the first of May 99, just in time to go to Pigeon Ford for the Super Nationals. On the way to Pigeon Forge I turned the truck over and once again I recieved the out pouring of all the FTE people, with calls and cards. About a week later the UPS truck pulled up in front of my house with a three foot trophy from the Ken and the FTE group with a special didication inscribed on it. Needless to say I cried for about an hour or so. Again, a really great bunch of people. I eventually got it back to gether and it had been all down hill ever since.

Love you guys and gals,
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Michelle Cole Smithville, TX , Texas
1956 Ford F100 Custom Cab
Boss 351 C automatic 4x2
Interior: Gray
Exterior: Purple
Mileage: 20
LTD II front clip, Boss 351C, C-6, Lincoln rear end, custom interior, many other mods.
Views: 456 Average Vote: 9.78 (9 Votes)

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Picture taken at Manatou Lake in Teller County Colorado ...

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Sitting in the driveway waiting for a drive in the mountains ...

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The lake at Green Mountain Falls Colorado ...

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Taken near Manatou Springs Colorado ...

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All Ford show in Houston ...

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1971 Boss 351C, came from the factory with forged dome pistons, ...

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My first test drive ...

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I was hand bending brake and fuel lines. And no, I did not brea ...

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I still had a long way to go ...

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This was a big heart break, I sat on the side of the road crying ...

Nice truck! Love the color... Like the scenery too... Thanks for sharing that with us...makes me want to trick mine out more now.... Jim
By JimKoontz

Great truck! I see I'm not the only one that still likes the original trim. All Ford! I like that, not to many keep the faith. Scott
By Scott Hurley

Awesome! I love the color.

Very sweet truck! That color really catches your eye. Nice engine, but I want your rear end.
By imlowr2

I love the truck! Sweet color! AND there is a BOSS under the hood! Lovin'it!
By Keahi73

Very nice truck!!! When you are ready to toss it into the trash, please call me and I'll be your garbage man!
By Fordlover55

great truck, do you have any before pictures? and how long did it take you to finish it?
By 79 ford f-150

A funny thing happened, I was surfing the site and below and behold I ran across you and this FINE!!! truck. (small world) Wish I could have met you earlier we could have had a great time working on our trucks etc. See you later. Black Stallion (Reuben)

Go Lakers! Nice color. Nice work under the hood.
By edsf100

You couldn't have picked a nicer color.
By mark a.

From one 56 lover to another: that is one FINE looking truck!
By 56 Effie Aurea

Sweet treat.
By Fomoko1

Nice...and the truck isn't bad either! Vern
By GreatNorthWoods

Now thats an effie!!
By TheSovereign53

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