As of late, I have been dreaming of my 1955 F-250 Truck. Over the weekend a guy was really interested in my Cougar. He offered me $6,000 for it... I told him after the Show season I just may be interested! Oh no, now I have been dreaming of what to do with the cash???
Why not restore my 1955 and take her to shows? You know something, I think I can restore her for under $6,000. Unlike a rotten T-Bird or a dingy Cougar the Truck will be worth about $12,000. How can I loose???
Here are some pictures of the engine...
That is a Ford single barrel carburetor...
Yea She needs a bath... But look at all that extra room!!
A guy can crawl up insider there and do some work... You can even fit a MONSTER engine if you so desired!
A little FYI She is a Second Generation F series truck built between 1953-1956. This years were the first to have the F-100, F-250 and etc designation... For the 1953 truck year Ford invested 30 million dollars to re-design the series. 1953 was the first year the trucks had a curved windshield, large rear window, capped roof with full drip rail, lower window sill, large rear view mirror, gas pedal linkage through the firewall, new adjustable non-sag spring seat, better spare tire access, wider arc opening doors, new door handles and the engine size designation on the grill.
The most popular year a is 56. the 1956 was unique because it had the full wrap modern windshield and is considered the first modern truck. The number 2 year is 55... My truck is a 1955 which had a new grill design and white painted wheels. The truck was re-designed again in 1957!