Dave Larson of Seattle sent us images of his “old-school green machine” so we could share ’em with the rest of our readers. Dave’s been a full-on gearhead since he was a youngster. His dad was a Ford mechanic and hot rod hobbyist and had taken Dave under his wing teaching him the basics of mechanics, fabrication, and restoration.

At 16 Dave built his first hot rod, a 1947 Ford coupe, and continued from there building a long list of cars and trucks along the way. Dave’s green machine is the big-window 1956 F-100 he’d wanted for years before coming across a viable candidate for rodstoration.

Dave tore the pickup right down to its bare frame and redid and upgraded the modifications the truck had received from prior owners over the years. The F-100 sports a Chrysler subframe and steering, a Jag IRS setup, a fresh 400ci small-block Chevy, a huge amount of bodywork and paint, and a fresh interior makeover. Though it took a long time and a lot of elbow grease Dave says it was all worth it in the end and he’s having a ball cruising the Seattle area as much as he possibly can.

At 16 Dave built his first hot rod, a 1947 Ford coupe, and continued from there building a long list of cars and trucks along the ...


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