Bruce Davis'
'56 F-100
Bruce Davis' '56 F-100 is another reader's classic truck that we wanted to share. Bruce's Yucaipa, California-based hauler is an example of how projects tend to sometimes stretch on for years longer than initially expected. This one started in 1993 as a really rough but mostly rust-free truck with no driveline. Bruce initially started by installing a Mopar torsion bar IFS setup and a 9-inch Ford rearend into the truck's original frame. He then reworked the body but found the bed was just too bad to save-so he fabricated a new bed and tailgate from scratch and kept on plugging away. Soon, Bruce started a new business and the F-100 was moved to the back burner for a while-like over 10 years. When Bruce did get back to working on the truck he pretty much started over by tearing it completely apart, again. This time around he built a fresh new 390-cube FE engine and backed it with a C6 automatic, had the frame powdercoated, replaced virtually every nut, bolt, and wire, and redid his original bodywork, applied a glass-smooth coating of Bright Teal urethane, and had a fresh new interior sewn up for it.