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Resto Modded 1956 Ford F-100 Ringbrothers Like to Call “Clem 101” is all Kinds of Gorgeous

Another vintage beauty saved from scrapyard by the Ringbrothers

Published November 6, 2017

Whenever someone saves a vintage truck from scrapyard, they’re OK in our book. More than OK, in fact. Ringbrothers out of Spring Green, Wisconsin have been doing that a lot, and they’ve yet again showcased their skills at the SEMA. This resto modded 1956 Ford F-100 actually started out as a rusty old 1954 unit. Ringbrothers didn’t only modernize and restore it, but also replaced the original cab with that from a 1956 year model. Furthermore, they’ve also installed a custom bed, widened the fenders, and painted it a custom “Speedy P Green” color from  BASF Glasurit.

Wider fenders were needed in order to fit the corresponding Nitto tires wrapped around 19/20-inch HRE Vintage Series 545 forged wheels. With Baer brakes looming from behind the two. The entire setup hangs on a Ford Crown Victoria subframe specifically narrowed by 5 inches for the occasion. Even by narrowing the flagship sedan’s platform, their 1956 Ford F-100 is still wider and sturdier  than the original. It’s also has a 7-inch longer wheelbase. Clem 101, as Ringbrothers like to call this vintage F-Series truck, rides on modern suspension composed of RideTech coilovers, a 4-link rear end, and a custom sway bar among other things.

Although this Ringbrothers’ masterpiece sports the ’56 Ford’s cab and ’54 truck’s grille, it doesn’t feature neither the ’54s Flathed nor the ’56s Y-Block V8 mill. Instead, it goes all-out contemporary with the 5.0L Coyote V8 capable of making 415 horsepower. Ford Racing fuel injection system and the Flowmaster exhaust system are right there in the mix as well. And so are a 4-speed automatic transmission and John’s Industries 9.0-inch rear end.

Interior follows a similar pattern to the exterior. There’s a heavy vintage presence about it, complemented with a few modern amenities like a Vintage Air Gen IV Magnum climate control system, and a modern Kicker audio system. Old school instrument panels on a white dashboard are also complemented by vintage-looking, yet fresh white leather upholstery. When all is said and done, Ringbrothers’ 1956 Ford F-100 Clem 101 is one gorgeous resto mod. One we’re accustomed to seeing from them.

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Nikola Potrebić
About Nikola Potrebić

Despite driving a piece of junk, Nikola still manages to survive the harrowing experience called "A road trip in a Yugo," day in, day out. On the other hand, precious few things move him as muscle cars do. Especially those from the bygone golden era, which makes him wonder why wasn't he born a few decades earlier? Well, at least he's been given the opportunity to enjoy the likes of the Pontiak Aztek, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Fiat Multipla, and other lovely millennials, right? Come to think of it, I'll stick with my Yugo. Thank you very much.

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