Post by mustang1989 on Nov 12, 2016 3:17:33 GMT -7
As with my '54 Chevy Panel I built this as well as the rest of the "Street Demons" kits when I was around 14/15 years old. The truck was supposed to be assembled with the ass end way up in the air with some really cool looking slicks out back. I've been working my way through these builds ( and they do suck mind you) and have added my own twist to them in modernizing them and throwing my own quirks in the mix so it adds some fun to the builds. To be totally honest with you I'd like another shot at this one just because the dang steps turned out so rotten bad. I kept thinking to myself that something just didn't look right when I had finished it and then I saw a real '56 F-100 when I was in Dallas and it all came to light. The side step skirts are supposed to line up with the bed and mount flush instead of a huge ass gap being there. It really bugs the crap out of me now with all the efforts that I put into it and I may find the courage to redo that part of the build without destroying the build at some point because I now have a spare set of steps. If it weren't for the fact that it took me 10 dang months to build this I would build another one but that aint gonna happen. lol
Anyways here she is:
If there's one thing that I learned along the way on this build it was to never do this again. Although I was really happy with the turn out of the braking and exhaust system. The exhaust system was custom built using solder and AM mufflers and the brake lines where all custom formed and made from wire I had laying around. The master cylinder was a spare part and the bracketry and distribution block where scratch built. It was a painstakingly tedious adventure and one I have not repeated since.
The completed chassis: