1956 Ford F100 Truck Clem 101

The culmination of a project that began as a rusty 1954 F100, “Clem 101” evolved into a 1956 model when the Rings swapped out the ’54 cab for a ’56. The truck’s bed has been custom built from scratch, while its fenders were widened three-inches and wheel openings were narrowed.

The truck retained its original 1954 grille, which is complemented by modified front and rear bumpers that feature chrome work performed by Advanced Plating. Its doors have also been customized with rounded corners and hand-formed running boards now extend from the front to back fender. All custom bodywork has been finished in a flawless BASF Glasurit “Speedy P Green” color, applied with the 3M’s Accuspray system.

The build’s wheelbase has been extended seven-inches in front, utilizing a custom Ford Crown Victoria subframe that was narrowed by five-inches to fit the F100. To accommodate this length change, front fenders were also extended forward. In true Ringbrothers fashion, new billet hood hinges were engineered, as were custom tie downs for the bed. These new billet pieces help highlight Ringbrothers craftsmanship, combining with unique details like a completely machined tailgate and a custom-fabricated trailer hitch.

“Clem 101” gets its power from a 415-horsepower 5.0-liter Ford Coyote crate motor with Ford Racing fuel injection, hooked to a four-speed automatic transmission. Both are well-lubricated by Royal Purple synthetic engine and transmission oil. Prestone coolant helps keep the engine running at the optimal temperature, while custom stainless steel Flowmaster headers and exhaust give the truck a unique performance tone.

Power is put to the ground through a John’s Industries nine-inch rear end while a set of RideTech coilovers and four-link rear suspension along with a custom QA1 front sway bar help keep the truck firmly planted around corners. The truck rolls on a set of HRE Vintage Series 545 forged wheels sized at 19x11 in the front and 20x13 in the rear, and is shod in Nitto tires sized 305/35/19 up front and 305/50/20 out back. Bringing “Clem” to a stop are Baer six-piston disc brakes on all four corners.

Inside, the cabin is equipped with modern conveniences like a Kicker stereo system and a plush custom interior by Upholstery Unlimited. Other highlights include gauges from Classic Instruments and a Vintage Air Gen IV Magnum climate control system.

Vehicle Specs

Drivetrain

Engine:   Crate 5-Liter Ford Coyote Motor with Vintage Air front runner system for power rack and A/C

Engine Oil:  Royal Purple

Engine Extras: Ford Racing fuel injection

Transmission: Bowler 4-speed automatic transmission 4R70W

Transmission Oil: Royal Purple

Drive Shaft: QA1 Carbon Fiber Driveshaft

Suspension

Front Suspension: Ford Crown Vic narrowed up 5”

Rear Suspension: RideTech 4-link with RideTech coil over springs

Shock Manufacturer: RideTech

Front Sway Bars: QA1 custom front sway bar

Rear End: John’s Industries with 9” housing, center section and axels

Exhaust

Header Manufacturer: Flowmaster

Header Details: Customized by Ringbrothers

Exhaust Manufacturer: Flowmaster 44 Stainless Steel

Cooling

Radiator: Afco

Fluids: Prestone

Steering

Type: Rack & Pinion

Manufacturer: Detroit Speed

Steering Column: Stock

Wheels and Tires

Wheel Manufacturer/Model: HRE Performance Wheels – 545 Vintage Series

Front Wheel Size: 19” x 11”

Rear Wheel Size: 20” x 13”

Tire Manufacturer/Model: Nitto Tire

Front Tire Size: 305-35-19

Rear Tire Size: 305-50-20

Brakes

Manufacturer: Baer

Caliper Specs: 6P 6-Piston

Fuel

Fuel Type: 92 Octane

Fuel Pump: Aeromotive

Fuel Tank/Cell: Aeromotive

Fuel Management: Aeromotive

Fluids: Royal Purple Max-Clean Fuel System Cleaner & Stabilizer

Electrical

Wiring Harness: Painless Wiring

Exterior

Chrome: Advanced Plating

Paint Manufacturer: BASF Glasurit 

Paint Color: Speedy P Green

Paint Booth: Global Finishing Solutions

Interior

Seats: Custom by Upholstery Unlimited

Gauges: Classic Instruments

A/C System: Vintage Air Heritage Evap Kit Heat/Cool

Stereo System

Kicker

Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Prestone

BASF/Glasurit

Flowmaster/Hurst/B&M

Royal Purple

3M

Product Sponsors

Aeromotive

ARP Automotive Racing Products

Baer Brakes

Bowler Transmission

Classic Instruments

Dynamat

GFS – Global Finishing Solutions

Heat Shield Products

Holley

HRE

Miller Welding

MSD

QA1

RideTech

Vintage Air

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  • 3M
  •  Hurst
  • Flowmaster
  • B&M
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  • Royal Purple
  • Prestone