Thursday, March 28, 2013

Alameda Street Sighting - 1956 Ford F-100 Custom Cab Pickup

One of my favorite trucks of all time is the 1956 Ford F-100. I've already featured a '56 Effie here and it was a bit crusty. That truck was also a longbed, with slightly odd proportions. This one is the desirable big window Custom Cab in short bed configuration, painted a simple red color with chrome Cragar S/S wheels and conservative chrome dual exhaust tips. It has a V8 and the optional Fordomatic auto transmission. It's an effective mild custom job that would have looked great back in the 1980s or whenever the truck was customized to its current look. Unfortunately the chrome bumpers are not faring well and the paint is losing its luster from being left outside. It doesn't look like this one moves much, or at least isn't washed often. It's really too bad, because I really like this truck.

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