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Features Bob Jones, 56 F-100

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by SOHC427, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. SOHC427
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    Thought I'd share a Toy, that gets a small amount of time, but I love dearly. Skyland Ford in Denver, did a limited number of Bob Jones Specials, and this is one of them. DSCN0514.JPG DSCN0514.JPG DSCN0516.JPG DSCN0517.JPG
     
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  2. that is a beauty!
     
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  3. brady1929
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    Nice effie.
     
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  4. alchemy
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    So that is an original pickup with dealer installed options (louver, flames, rolls and pleats) by a guy in the shop named Bob Jones?
     
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  5. razoo lew
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    Skyland Ford?
     
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  6. SOHC427
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    From my understanding, Bob worked for Skyland, or Owned it, not sure. But he took certain Fords, and added louvers, flames, dropped front axle, on the trucks, interior, a 312 dressed T bird engine, and the spot light. also custom exhaust. They used local shops for a lot of the work, Kens and Leslie, Englewood Auto interior. I have found a few other with this package, too.
     
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  7. flatford39
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    A lot of us here don't know what you are referencing. Who is Bob Jones and Skyline ford?? Please explain. Nice looking truck by the way.
     
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  8. SOHC427
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    It was Skyline, in Denver. I think....
     
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  9. SOHC427
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    Also, these flames were from a repaint, before I bought the truck.
     
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  10. razoo lew
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    Google would differ with you, but in any case it was a long time gone by the time that I lived in Denver.

    Nice truck and a nice piece of history!
     
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  11. Jimmy2car
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  12. woody45
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    I am a Denver native, born in 45. It was Skyland Ford, located on north Broadway, owned by Bob Jones. He did a lot of special edition vehicles, including T birds. If you google Bob Jones Skyland Ford you will find more info.
     
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  13. flatford39
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    OK something like Nikky Chevrolet here in Chicago in the 60's. Interesting.
     
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  14. woody45
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    Forgot to mention, your truck is a beauty!
     
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  15. Cyclone Kevin
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    Bob Jones Enterprises-Skyland Ford didn’t make it past 1961....FoMoCo Credit took them to court for payments past due.....Because the dealership was defunct , it wasn’t named in the lawsuit.
    Looks like they did some kool vehicles though!!!!!
     
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  16. Latigo
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    Thanks for sharing. Beautiful truck.
     
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  17. SOHC427
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    If that's right, I stand corrected. I was born in 65, and only got the story. I do have a 1956 Hot Rod Magazine, I will review, the story, they did...
     
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  18. SOHC427
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    A few friends, found a 58 Ranchero, Special. They didn't make a move on it, though.
     
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  19. SOHC427
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    Thank you!
     
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  20. 6sally6
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    You gonna drop that SOHC 427 under the hood?!!!!
    Nice truck
    6sally6
     
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  21. Pete1
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    Bob Jones Skyland Ford also sponsored the 777 Kenz & Leslie flathead powered Bonneville streamliner that held the top speed at the Bonneville Nationals in the mid 50's. It was driven by Willie Young, a friend of mine.
     
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  22. rpm56
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    Real cool 56!
     
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  23. low budget
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    Interesting
     
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  24. SOHC427
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    Oh, no.... I'm sticking with the 312....























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  25. Kan Kustom
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    Wow ! Nice truck and cool history.
     
  26. 40 & 61 Fords
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    I remember there being another 56 running around in the 80's from Nebraska that had a "skyland" hood on it. I believe they were a 4" louver, so they were more distinct then others done at the time. The guy who owned it was related to Dewight Bond from Gibbon fiberglass.
     
  27. Gearhead Graphics
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    Friend here in Denver has a Bob Jones T bird. Louvers in the hood and fender skirts. They had a funky paint/stripe job on them originally but his is a few repaints in.
     

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