After it was all said and done I asked Tom to drive up a dirt road in the middle of nowhere, 11 miles one way to be exact. Tom, being the man he is, smiled and said, “We are breaking it in now, aren’t we Wes?” Thanks Tom for letting us off-road your pride and joy. By the way, Tom found a rattle that was caused by a loose exhaust hanger. The shakedown worked after all. CT

Tom and Carol Burges

Fillmore, California
1956 Ford F-100

Frame: stock
Modifications: tubular transmission crossmember
Rearend / Ratio: Ford 9-inch / 3.00 w/trac lock
Rear suspension: pro street springs w/air shocks
Rear brakes: stock drum
Front suspension: CPP 3-inch drop axle
Front brakes: CPP disc
Steering box: CPP Toyota conversion
Front wheels: Western slotted mags 15x8
Rear wheels: Western slotted mags 15x8
Front tires: BFGoodrich T/A 235/60R15
Rear tires: BFGoodrich T/A 255/60R15
Gas tank: No Limit Engineering

Engine: built Ford 302
Heads: Edelbrock
Valve covers: aluminum
Manifold / Induction: Edelbrock / Edelbrock dual 550-cfm
Ignition: MSD
Headers: Rewarder 2½-inch
Exhaust / Mufflers: Stainless Specialties 3-inch
Transmission: Tremec TKO 500
Modifications: Centerforce street clutch w/aluminum flywheel
Shifter: Hurst w/Moon shifter

Style: F-100
Modifications: shaved emblems
Fenders front / rear: stock
Hood: stock / shaved
Grille: stock
Bed: Mar-K
Bodywork and paint by: owner and Tom Bacca
Paint type / Color: PPG Vibrance / Perfect Purple
Headlights / Taillights: stock / ’39 Ford Mooneyes
Outside mirrors: stock
Bumpers: stock / roll pan

Dashboard: stock
Gauges: Moon
Air conditioning: Southern Air
Stereo: none
Steering wheel: Lecarra
Steering column: ididit
Seats: 2004 Grand Cherokee
Upholstery by: Quality Upholstery of Ventura, CA
Material / Color: leather / black and gray
Carpet: black loop