1956 Ford F-100

1956 Ford F100

As I’ve mentioned before, the rule in the car collection is that if a vehicle is either yellow or a truck, it’s my wife’s.  In this case, I lost on both counts.

This truck was custom built by Custom Classics of Aubrey, Lancaster, CA. It was a ground up build with custom chassis on Air Ride Suspension front and rear, rack and pinion power steering, power brakes, Mustang II front suspension, front disk brakes, 4 bar rear suspension, 9 inch Ford rear end, custom booster and master cylinder, a 428 Cobra Jet motor and built C6 auto transmission.

It has a custom radiator, exhaust, wheels and tires (17 inch), chassis is power coated to match body, which is fly yellow. The custom interior was finished with power leather seats, power tinted windows, a/c, cd, am/fm stereo, polished tilt steering column, dolphin gages, center console and Lokar shifter. It has a metal body with new bed and wood, polished stainless bed hardware, custom rear roll pan, rear taillights, gas filler, tailgate, fuel cell and headlights.

There was one notable addition that I made after purchasing this truck.  My Father-in-Law had an old steam whistle that he had gotten from an old factory (the kind that whistled at the start and end of a shift).  One day I was messing around and stuck the steam whistle up the exhaust pipe of the truck.  It was amazing – sounded just like an old train whistle.  I put in controllable exhaust cutouts and piped in the whistle.  Going down the road, I could hit the cutouts, play with the gas pedal and make it sound just like a train.  Nobody could ever figure out where the sound was coming from.

Bill Sefton
Bill Sefton
Bill Sefton, Chicago native, and passionate car collector. Currently retired, but still involved in the car collection community. Reach out, happy to connect!