Bill Wolf's 1957 F100

A great story about this truck. Bill's father started his business in 1957. Guess what his first business vehicle was? You got it, a 1957 Ford F100. So with the 60 year business anniversary happenning next year in 2017 what better way to celebrate but to build the same truck. Have a look at the original pictures below. Its going to be a great build.

It'll look original but will have modern driving upgrades. 

We have great plans for this build. Original Ford paint scheme with stock colors. Mostly original upholtery with original style fabric. Visualy it will look stock but the drive train will be modern. It will have a 9" Ford rearend, Ford AOD automatic transmission and a 330 HP 302 V8. In addition to that it will have power steering, power brakes and a new heater air conditioning unit. Stock rims with original hubcaps and white wall tires. It will be beautiful.

Beginning the Build...

Donor Truck for Big Back Window Cab
Donor Truck for Big Back Window Cab
1957 Side View
1957 Side View
1957 Front Left View
1957 Front Left View
1957 Bed
1957 Bed

Dismantling

1957 Truck
1957 Truck
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1957 Frame 1
1957 Frame 1
1957 Frame
1957 Frame

Short Wide Bed Body Work

1957 Inca Gold Tailgate
1957 Inca Gold Tailgate
Bed Front View Painted
Bed Front View Painted
1957 Bed 2
1957 Bed 2
1957 Bed
1957 Bed
1957 Bed 2
1957 Bed 2
1957 Bed 1
1957 Bed 1
1957 Bed
1957 Bed

Media Blasted, Fixing Some Holes

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Painted Inca Gold and Colonial White

Body Work and Paint

Cab Before Paint
Cab Before Paint
Cab Inside Before Paint
Cab Inside Before Paint
Cab Inside Before Paint 1
Cab Inside Before Paint 1
Cab
Cab
Cab Back
Cab Back
1957 Ford Cab
1957 Ford Cab
1957 Ford Body Parts 1
1957 Ford Body Parts 1
1957 Ford Body Parts
1957 Ford Body Parts
Door Panels
Door Panels
1957 Ford Misc Parts
1957 Ford Misc Parts
1957 Hood
1957 Hood

The Assembly

Frame Treated and Painted
Frame Treated and Painted

Treated for rust and painted black semi gloss.

Ford 9 Inch Rear End
Ford 9 Inch Rear End

Rebuilt rear end, new leaf springs and shocks.

Power Steering
Power Steering

New power steering gear box installed.

Rear Suspension
Rear Suspension

All new rear suspension parts.

New Drag Link and Tie Rod
New Drag Link and Tie Rod

All new front end parts.

New King Pins
New King Pins

New king pins and spindles.

1957 Ford Disc Brake Installed
1957 Ford Disc Brake Installed

Disc brakes.

1957 Ford Disc Brake 1
1957 Ford Disc Brake 1

Disc brakes.

1957 Ford Disc Brake 2
1957 Ford Disc Brake 2

Disc brakes.

1957 Ford Motor Mounting
1957 Ford Motor Mounting

Plastic motor for easy fixturing of the crate 302 and AOD transmission to be installed.

Assembly 4
Assembly 4

Designed and machined new steering column part.

Short Wide Bed
Short Wide Bed

Wood blocks installed, ready to install bed.

Original Brochure
Original Brochure

Shows red seat in gold truck.

Newly Upholstered Seat
Newly Upholstered Seat

New original fabric and correct pattern.

Cab Installed
Cab Installed

Cab installed.

Grill Assembly
Grill Assembly

Checking assembly against another original grill.

Peddle Assembly
Peddle Assembly

Peddle assembly.

Gas Tank Install
Gas Tank Install

Gas tank install.

PS PB
PS PB

Power brakes and power steering.

Wheels and Tires
Wheels and Tires

New Vintiques wheels painted inca gold with Coker white wall tires.

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

Assembly Cowl View
Assembly Cowl View

Installed all fender to cowl seals.

Bed and correct bumper
Bed and correct bumper

Bed installed, new tailgate chains, new bumper brackets for the new correct bumper.

Windshield Installed
Windshield Installed

70% Assembled

Hood Bumper Grill Installed
Hood Bumper Grill Installed

90% Assembled

Finished Pictures

Parked on the street.
Parked on the street.

Beautiful Left Front View

Front Right View
Front Right View

Drove over to the Cherry Orchard Barn for a great picture.

Beautiful Pair of Trucks
Beautiful Pair of Trucks

1957 and 1960 F-100s

Beautiful Pair Again
Beautiful Pair Again

1957 and 1960 F-100s

The Pair at the Cherry Barn
The Pair at the Cherry Barn

1957 and 1960 F-100s

Under the Hood
Under the Hood

302 Crate Motor

Inside Cab
Inside Cab

New custom carpet with vibration deadening.

Inside Cab Seat
Inside Cab Seat
Inside Cab Radio
Inside Cab Radio

New NOS cigarette lighter, original radio-refurbished.

Hood Side Badges
Hood Side Badges

Newly chromed and correctly painted side hood badges.

Finish Inside Bed
Finish Inside Bed

We applied spray on liner mixed with the Inca Gold paint.

Back Left View
Back Left View
Back View Spare Tire
Back View Spare Tire
Engine
Engine

One wire alternator, headers and electronic ignition.

Tire with Hub Cap
Tire with Hub Cap

New early 57' hubcaps.

In Bed Spare Tire
In Bed Spare Tire

Hubcap with Ford logo painted correct Red.

Passenger Step Plate
Passenger Step Plate
Driver Step Plate
Driver Step Plate
Out to Lunch
Out to Lunch

Out to lunch with friend's 57' Ford wagon.