1956 Ford F-100 Jacksonville, FL - Motortopia
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1956 Ford F-100 Jacksonville, FL


  • Merlin 540-ci all-aluminum V-8 producing 880 hp
  • Forged crank, H-beam rods and JE pistons
  • 4.50 bore and 4.25 stroke
  • COMP camshaft
  • Edelbrock aluminum heads
  • Twin Holley 750s with a custom sheet metal surround
  • Polished 671 Weiand blower with 8 pounds of boost
  • MSD electronic ignition
  • Custom , Jet-Hot-coated headers
  • Polished stainless exhaust system with Magnaflow mufflers
  • Griffin radiator with dual Black Magic fans
  • JEGS 105-amp alternator
  • Engine built by Ohio Crank and tuned by Tony Gonyon from Tuners Inc., Orange Park, FL
  • Transmission Turbo TH400 three-speed auto with 2,500 stall speed
  • Turbo Action shift kit with a Lokar shifter
  • Narrowed Alston Fab 9 rear with 3.23 gears.
  • Alston 31-spline axles


  • Fat Man Fabrications chassis
  • Mustang II front end with Mustang drop spindles
  • Mustang power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Custom-built step-notch in rear
  • Polished stainless 4-link with Z-bar
  • Wilwood 13-inch drilled and slotted front disc brakes
  • Wilwood 12-inch drilled and slotted rear discs
  • Ride Tech air suspension with Shockwaves
  • Dakota Digital air ride controller
  • Air Zenith compressors with stainless steel hard lines
  • Two 8-gallon reserve tanks


  • 20×9 and 20×16 Bonspeed Wild Thang polished billet wheel
  • BFG G-Force T/A 255-35/ZR20 radials up front
  • Mickey Thompson 31×18 Sportsman S/R drag radials in the rear


  • Tilt-forward hood with No Limit billet kit
  • Hood cut to clear blower
  • Shaved and suicided doors
  • Custom grille and tucked front bumper
  • HID headlights, custom turn signals, daytime running lights
  • Tailgate modified with a painted-to-match Plexiglas insert
  • Four concealed Halo taillights and full-width LED brake light
  • Third brake light cut into cab
  • Power-operated single-pane side glass
  • Tilt bed with a contoured sheet steel floor that simulates wood grain
  • Bed painted BASF Glasurit Candy Orange in wood-grain pattern
  • Custom inner fender panels created from reversed factory fenders
  • Metal fab and body mods by Curtis Ford of Visual FX
  • Custom-mixed BASF Glasurit Blue Pearl sprayed by Paul Holman of Visual FX


  • Shop: Visual FX, St. Augustine, FL
  • Jeep Wrangler custom buckets, reupholstered in bone-colored suede and vinyl by Troy at Inner Concepts, Jacksonville, FL
  • Reworked suede-covered dash
  • Reworked Auto Meter gauge package
  • Wrapped Billet Specialties steering wheel and chrome ididit column
  • Custom door panels
  • Alpine CDA-9886M Ai-NET head unit
  • Two JL Audio Slash series amps behind the seats: 1000/1V2 mono amp for the subs and a 450/4V2 four-channel amp for the front stage
  • Headliner-mounted JL Audio tweeters
  • Two 5.25-inch JL Audio coaxials in the door panels
  • Two 6×9-inch JL Audio component sets added to panels on the front of both seats
  • Two 13-inch JL Audio subs behind the seats
  • LED lighting throughout the interior
  • Power supplied by two Kinetik 1800 batteries
  • Interior and sound system by Curtis Ford of Visual FX