By SEMA Editors
The Ford F-100 began as a ’54 model and was customized with a ’56 cab, a box frame built from scratch, and fenders widened 3 in. with narrowed wheel openings.
Jim and Mike Ring revealed their ’56 Ford F-100 creation, “Clem 101,” at their booth #23283. The vehicle, which began as a ’54 model, was customized with a ’56 cab, a box frame built from scratch, and fenders widened 3 in. with narrowed wheel openings, among many other changes.
A 5.0L Ford Coyote crate engine has been combined with a Vintage Air front runner system for power rack and air conditioning, Ford racing fuel injection, Bowler 4R70W four-speed automatic transmission and a QA1 carbon-fiber drive shaft.
Front suspension encompasses a Ford Crown Vic setup narrowed 5 in., while a RideTech four-link with RideTech coilovers does rear duty. A QA1 custom front sway bar was also added along with a John’s Industries rearend with 9-in. housing, center section and axles. A Flowmaster 44 stainless-steel exhaust is teamed with custom Ringbrothers headers.
Stock seating inside was customized by Upholstery Unlimited. Advanced Plating did the exterior chrome, with Global Finishing Solutions applying the BASF Glasurit Waterborne Speedy P Green paint job. Wheels are HRE 545 Vintage Series, with braking applied via Baer 6P six-piston calipers, while the power hits the pavement on Nitto tires.