1955 Ford F100

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The Ford F-Series is a series of light- and medium-duty trucks (Classes 2-7) that have been marketed and manufactured by Ford Motor Company. In production since 1948, the F-Series included full-size pickup trucks, chassis cab trucks, and commercial vehicles. As of 2019 production, the Ford F-Series includes the F-150 pickup, Class 3-5 Super Duty trucks (F-250 through F-550), and the Class 6-8 Super Duty trucks (F-600, F-650, F-750). The most popular version of the F-Series is the F-150, now in its thirteenth generation.

The F-Series has been the best-selling pickup truck in the United States since 1977 and the best-selling vehicle since 1986; it is also the best selling vehicle in Canada. As of the 2018 model year, the F-Series generation $41 Billion in annual revenue for Ford.

The Ford F-Series was redesigned by Ford for 1953 with a more integrated look.. The pickups also obtained their widely familiar names: The F-1 now became the F-100, the F-2 and F-3 now became the F-250, and the F-4 now became the 1-ton F-350.

1954-55 saw the introduction of the new 239 CID overhead valve Y-block V8, dubbed “Power King”. The six-cylinder engine’s deisplacement was also increased from 215 to 223 CID and power steering was introduced as an option. In the succeeding years the 239 Y-block was replaced with the 256, 272 and 312.

Before…

This pickup came to us in pieces and we will be rebuilding and doing a frame on restoration.

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During…

Getting ready to start rebuilding this engine.

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The engine is ready to get painted.

We have gotten the engine block painted era correct Ford Red.

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The doors and cab has been media blasted.

Doing some body work on the grille, hood and fenders.

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The cab, along with some other parts have been primed.

The frame has been painted.

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Running the brake lines throughout the frame.

Tear down of interior bench seat.

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We have installed the master cylinder.

The frame of the bench seat has been painted.

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Now that the bench seat it is assembled, the next stage will be applying the new upholstery.

Right rear fender being prepped for sealer.

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Removed rear leaf spring suspension to replace with 4-link coilover setup, which will also drop the rear ride height 4 inches.

There was a problem with the driver door closing completely. So we needed to adjust some spots on the door jamb.

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After adjusting the hinge holes we have done some final body work. We have removed the metal that was causing the door to not completely close.

We have mocked up the cab placement on the frame with the engine.

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We have done the final prime on the cab.

The fenders, core support and grille have been installed.

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The bottom half of the seat has its new upholstery finished.

The upholstery has been completed.

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We have put the bed on the frame to mockup with the cab.

After installing the engine, we have been working on the wiring and adding all the accessories.

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Mocking up the bed planks to check the wood grain, spacing and metal brackets.

The wheels and tires have been installed in order to test drive.

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1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

We have installed the bumper on the frame.

1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

We have painted the doors, cab and fenders Hamel’s Torch Red.

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1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

The cab, tailgate, fenders and doors have been clear coated.

1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

The truck bed panels, interior wheel wells and exterior of the doors have been painted and clear coated Hamel’s Torch Red.

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1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

We have placed the cab back on the frame.

1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

We have gotten the bed back on the frame. Working on mocking up the wood panels not that we have the bed back on.

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1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

The seat belts have been installed in the cab.

1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

Working on the carpet by cutting off the tabs on the back in preparation to bind it.

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1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

The door panels have been installed on the driver and passenger doors.

1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

The wing window have been rebuilt and had new seals. They have been mocked up in the driver and passenger doors.

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1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

The windshield and rear window have been installed in the cab.

1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

The door handles and side mirrors have been installed.

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1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

We have gotten the gull wings installed on the grille.

1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100
1955 Ford F100

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