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1956 Ford F100 Panel Truck Custom Cab on 2040-cars

US $24,000.00
Year:1956 Mileage:56000 Color: Midnight Blue Metallic /
 Tan, Dark Blue

Monterey, California, United States

Monterey, California, United States
Transmission:C-4 Ford
Engine:302 Ford
Body Type:Panel Truck
Vehicle Title:Clear
VIN: f10d6428209 Year: 1956
Exterior Color: Midnight Blue Metallic
Make: Ford
Interior Color: Tan, Dark Blue
Model: F-100
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: Custom Cab
Drive Type: Rear Wheel 9 inch Ford Rear,
Mileage: 56,000
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"Amazing original sheet metal. No rust. Original seam sealing. Has lived in Arizona."

This is a 1956 Ford Custom Cab Panel truck. Very Rare actual Custom Cab. The interior has extra headliner bows, and smooth side walls which had masonite from the factory. Custom Cabs came with the badges on the the doors and a chrome grille. This was a special order truck out of the San Jose Factory. It was originally Tan with the colonial white top. It was not ordered with a heater. It was an original 6 cyl with 3 speed custom cab. 

It was originally used by a plummer in San Diego. Then a motorcycle racer used it for many years and that is why it has the damage to the right interior wheel well area from foot pegs (easily repaired). The Panel was then bought and completely restored and painted with the flames by a guy in Barstow who worked for the Rail Road. He had the the complete  panel truck basted and prepared for paint. The paint was applied in 1980 approx. It was then traded for a motorcycle and cash and went to Arizona. It has been in Arizona for the last 25 years. That is why the paint is very tired. It almost looked like black primer when I bought it. The next owner had it for a short time and did a few things to it before I bought it. I went to Arizona and drove it 12 hours home without any issues. I have had 5 1956 panel trucks and this is the nicest original unmolested panel I have ever seen. I decided it was too nice to use for my tow rig for my Bonneville streamliner. I just think it is too nice to expose to the salt of Utah. I have another one that has had a rough life and I decided this should go to a collector or someone who would not abuse it like I would.

This has a  70s 302 ford motor. It has an edelbrock carb and intake. The radiator was recently rodded out. There is a cruise control not hooked up. There are 3 extra gauges, oil pressure, water temp and Amps. Those three are not working on the stock dash. The speedo works and the fuel gauge in the original panel.
No heater. I may have a heater to go with the vehicle.
One piece windows that are dark tinted.

I just put in an F600 non power steering box. It is like having power steering. I shortened the column 2 inches for comfort and style. It is really nice. The king pins, tie rods the complete front end are in good condition. I would perhaps put on some posie springs in the front and rear and drop it down a little more. It is just a nice working and nice driving panel truck right now. There was a 4 x 4 inch patch of petal on the floor under the drivers feet that was repaired. That is the only patch I have seen. I have looked this over top and bottom to make certain. I know what to look at and all the common areas of trouble.

The headliner is vinyl held up with the Factory top bows that were chromed. It is loose in the cab area due to the years of heat. It is an area that needs attention.   It does have a front sway bar which works very nice. The truck corners well. 
It also has a tow hitch in the rear and the spare tire is mounted underneath.
There is chrome panels along the inside of the bed area which if original would be painted.
The running boards are chrome. I used Plasti Dip to cover the chrome up. You could peel off the plasti dip if you wanted the chrome boards.

The wiring is very nicely done. It was done with heavy duty Rail Road wiring. Everything works as it should. Blinkers, high beam and low etc. The windshield wipers work but since it was in arizona the arms are not on and are missing. 

The tires it will come with are 15 inch wheels as you can see in some of the other photos. They are red or in one photo they are black when I painted them with plasti dip which will peal off. I took these wheels off my other panel truck, since I prefer the bias ply tires and more of a stock look.

The hood paint and clear coat are tired. There are a few spots of filler that are loose and should be taken care of with touch up or strip and repaint. 

There are also a few areas that had some black primer or some blue touch up and those areas should be taken care of. The panel should really have a paint job, but right now it is such a good driver and a survivor of the early F100 builds. I have the painted glove box and ash tray that go with the truck. The chrome belong to my other truck. I took the parts off to get the paint matched and I just have not swapped them back.

Again, this is an awesome survivor Custom Cab. There are very few REAL custom cab panels. It is reported that there may be less than 5 actual Custom Cabs still in existence or on the road. This is a great runner, driver with perfect original sheet metal. It is one to either use for fun or put away for the future. 

I have had many of these and this is a keeper. With 2 kids in college, a Bonneville streamliner, a new grand daughter and other demands, I need to let it go. I looked for 5 years to get this one. Now I know  I am not worthy and I care too much about it to keep it. I will keep my beater that I fixed all the metal on. I will not have to worry about it. 

Please be a collector of lover of 1956 panel trucks. This is the Last production American vehicle with running boards and a cowl vent. It is a one year only production run. 
The bottoms of the doors are perfect and never rotted out. The roof seams and gutter are perfect.

Email all questions. All sales final. Vehicle sold as is. NON refundable deposit required. You can drive this any where. 

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