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Art & Inspiration We need to have a talk about the 1956 F-100

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sgtlethargic, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. I like it

    152 vote(s)
  2. I can take it or leave it

    31 vote(s)
  3. I don't care for it

    12 vote(s)
  1. 55Belairretrorod
    Joined: May 2, 2013
    Posts: 105

    from Australia

    Nice color Danny! Looks similar to a certain wagon?
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  2. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,703


    I think ‘56’s are great lookn trucks. But I’ve always been partial to ‘53’s , a little biased in that I grew up with this one : 44542AC7-115F-4042-963A-BB7CC7202543.jpeg
  3. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 718

    Kelly Burns

    Not to sidetrack the post, but whats the big red box in the background?
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  4. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,869


    Late '20's early '30's sedan delivery/panel similar to this one? hamb 3.jpg
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  5. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 718

    Kelly Burns

    I myself, think a HAMB friendly wheel would look better, of course a Halibrand makes everything better, or like a spindle mount and ET III!
    However, there are subtle changes that his dad made that make this truck really cool, in my book. OK, so now I gotta Photoshop it!
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  6. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 718

    Kelly Burns

    Whatcha doin' with it!
  7. Oh man, this is a can of worms. Of all the F100 designs, the '56 is my favorite. I think it started when i was 11 or 12, & i built that bronze colored Revell 56 model kit
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  8. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,172


    DSCF9940.JPG DSCF9941.JPG

    Dad built the Revell kit for me when I was a kid, bought one but never built it a few years ago. Bob
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  9. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,625

    Ron Brown

    [​IMG][​IMG]had em both luv em both. Still have the f100
  10. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,703


    1495AB63-7975-438E-BFAC-DF61DA45C3C3.jpeg DA957620-D688-4B57-852B-98D5B1284EFE.jpeg That’s a 1931 deluxe “A” panel truck. Jakes is a ‘28-‘29. :
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  11. dmdeaton
    Joined: Nov 25, 2017
    Posts: 492


    I like wrinkled dogs
  12. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,121

    from USA

    I always thought they looked pretty neat in stock trim or mildly customized, somewhat lowered.
    That's just me tho'.
  13. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,172


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  14. Great looking trucks but I wish they had a little more room in the cab. Once you get used to stretching out in a later model truck you're spoiled forever.
  15. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 718

    Kelly Burns

    A bit more HAMB friendly.

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  16. I was always on the hunt for a big window 56 to rob it of the window for my '53. 53truckred.jpg
  17. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,869


  18. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,305

    from Ok

    front wheel openings moved forward, best mod ever. Wish I had done mine.
  19. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,124


    The only problem I have is with the front, and maybe the rear, fender openings. If anyone doesn't like the '56 F100 take a look at the Mercury produced in Canada.... LOL
  20. SicSpeed
    Joined: Apr 23, 2014
    Posts: 653

    from Idaho

    To the OG post, China Syndrome sure brings the looney tunes out of the closet.
    Most truck people consider this series of trucks to be one of the best looking trucks ever built
    In the running
    Coupe Express
    56 Chevy
    40-41 Ford
    No one cares what you think about their hauler
    My 56 under construction

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  21. Viewed from the side, the big back window reminds me of Chevy's 5-window. I think that was Ford's answer to Chevy.
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  22. I like 53 to 55, 56 is bad cause you cant drink beer and not get caught cause of that big back window. Don't rely on me though, I quit drinking 51 years ago..
  23. Hey Ron Brown, since you have owned both the slant cab F100 and the yellow Advanced Design Chevy, which truck do you feel had more room in the cab?
  24. downlojoe33
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 364


    I've owned 3 slant cabs, a '56 small window, 2 '56 big windows (one of them twice), yeah, only the best lookin Ford pickup EVER made. Slam em, get rid of the front fender overbite, tuck the bumpers in front and rear, of course wheels and tires, and voila, you've got yourself a winner!! And if then you still don't like their look, I guess there's no accounting for taste. Or leave em stock, they still look pretty damn good that way too. JMHO.
  25. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,563


    I've owned two(one three times ). I built the one in front in this picture 1st, then sold it. I built the second one ( behind the Willys) and that became part of a trade deal. Later I bought my 1st one back( for the third time) and this time I removed 5 inches from the rear of the chassis and shortened the bed the same. Better proportions, if you compare it with the other two F100's , I think. F100 s at Drags xm.jpg My 56 Ford  bw jpg.jpg
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  26. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,304


    I have had all Effie at one time or another,,and have loved having all of them(like women)the time I had them.,look forward to the next one.

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  27. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,572

    Staff Member

    My 55 Shop Truck - First Time Posted....OHV 6 / 3 on the tree

    55 Ford F100 Diamond In The Rough 3.jpeg 55 Ford F100 Diamond In The Rough 6.jpeg 55 Ford F100 Diamond In The Rough 5.jpeg
  28. ZSK
    Joined: Aug 2, 2011
    Posts: 17


    I like them, but I have one. I'm probably in the minority but I prefer the small back window to the big back window. A nice set of wheels and a little lower than stock gives them a new attitude.

    at speedway friday morning coming in.jpg
    at speedway.jpg
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  29. 52lomofo
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 698



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