Our good client whom we are building this truck for, had a 1956 Ford F100 pickup truck and restored it with his dad many years ago. Right after it was restored, it was stolen. The client had always wanted this truck and had been crushed ever since this incident happened. He approached us with the task of revamping the project and found an original black-plate California truck that we are now building to his wish-list of specifications. The color will be a metallic Candy Apple Opalescent Maroon, with a Dark Tan leather interior, with contrasting Maroon stitching in the upholstery, and diamond patterns on the seats, door panels and headliner. This color combination will create a very striking look, and is sure to become quite a head turner.
Classic Showcase is taking this truck to a Show-level, body-off concours restoration. The photos you see are finished body shots in primer, except for the hood, which is in the process of etching primer to then have its body worked. We are in essence building the truck twice. What you see in this issue’s photo gallery is our mock-up build of the truck, then we will take it all apart, perform a wet sand and buff, and after that reassemble the truck all over again.
We will give you an update in our Spring newsletter issue before it is fully completed by the Summer of 2021! Then, be on the watch in major custom and exotic car shows for this sure to be show-stopper Ford F100 and find out its accomplishments in late 2021, 2022, and beyond!