Sometimes vehicles transcend mere transportation and cross over into something that some might consider art. It’s still a machine and acts as transportation. However, art’s defined by its inspiration and willpower. This 1956 Ford F100 Restomod doesn’t belong in a garage, but neither does a vintage pickup truck. It’s beyond a working-class machine and impossible to copy.
The 1956 Ford F100 was built with vision and pure determination. In addition, every component has been adjusted, smoothed, polished, or remade. It’s a hand-made rolling sculpture that looks like a ’56 Ford.
Flattened and rewelded fenders, hood/roof. Details like the fender lips are now flatter. Custom beds are wider and shorter than stockers.
Have We Mentioned The Paint?
The color is a timeless two-tone green. This vehicle will still look gorgeous in 30 years, thanks to the builder’s taste and talent. The red pinstripe that separates the two hues flows back into a painted sweep-spear that perfectly bisects the bodywork.
The massaged, polished, and buffed paint has no ripples or orange peel. Moreover, the chrome and trim were painted. As a result, it matches the F100 grille, bumpers, and running boards.
The bed’s built of exotic South African Lacewood colored mahogany and embellished with stainless steel rub strips. Every element of this truck was well-made.
The 1956 Ford F100 Restomod’s 425 horsepower comes from a GM Performance Parts 454 cubic-inch big-block V8. The aim wasn’t to speed (though it’s fast), but to remove speed as a consideration. It’s quick. The goal was to make it fast and elegant, which it’s owing to custom-made valve covers and an intake shroud.
The hand-made firewall and inner fenders form a smooth canvas for the artist’s brush. Moreover, the color scheme continues under the hood. The wiring and plumbing have been artfully hidden and tucked out of sight. Moreover, even things like the welds on the radiator are precise enough to survive close scrutiny.
The restomod’s well-engineered and runs and drives as expected. In addition, there’s a fierce torque and a rumbling idle. You can drive it without worry if you must.
Fatman frame, Mustang II front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering. Outback’s Ford 9-inch rear’s elevated by a four-link, and 3.70 ratios provide ample acceleration without hindering cruising. 700R4 4-speed auto with overdrive changes gears.
The four airbags can be individually adjusted without affecting ride quality. Every component of the Sanderson headers and hand-made stainless exhaust system’s painted, polished, or plated for show. Four cross-drilled disc brakes are visible through the spokes of the 20-inch Budnik GTX wheels with low-profile BFGoodrich tires.
World Class Interior
The custom-made green leather inside of the 1956 Ford F100 Restomod makes you forget it was originally a pickup truck. However, This truck has updated 2006 Nissan Altima gauges. Beautifully stitched seats, door panels, and floor mats provide a coherent motif, and the paint job details continue inside the truck.
Custom center console with waterfall appearance housing shifter and Vintage Air A/C controls. Moreover, The design includes a covert audio system with remote and courtesy lights. It’s not a stretch to call this art.
$1,580. That sounds like pocket change by today’s standards, but customers thought it was expensive in 1956. The 1956 Ford F-100 pickup also had a new optional V-8, bored and stroked to 272 cid as in Ford cars.
The Ford F-100 (1956) has an overall length of 15’9” (4.8 m), wheelbase of 9’2” (2.79 m), a width of 6’3” (1.92 m), and height of 6’3” (1.92 m). The Ford F-100 (1956) is a second-generation model of the Ford F-Series line of trucks.
This eventually changed to F-100 (for a 1,000-pound payload capacity), F–150 (for a 1,500-pound capacity) and F-250 (for a 2,500-pound capacity). In that case, you didn’t have to remember that “F-3″ meant “2,000 pounds” — you just looked at the truck’s badge and you instantly had the payload capacity.