Ford did a major overhaul on it’s truck line up for the 1957 model year. Gone were the days of the rounded fenders and hood, at least for now. Of course, Ford would later bring this back into style with their step side bed, but, for now, Ford trucks would take on a look more akin to the boxy style that was prominent in the 1980s. This was done in an effort to maximize cargo space while streamlining the truck’s overall body styling. The hood was also widened, as well as flattened, lending itself to the overall boxy look.
Don’t get me wrong, 1957 Ford trucks are still incredible pieces of craftsmanship, they just got a pretty extensive makeover. This first ’57 Short Bed Ford resides in San Diego, California, and is nearly all original.
The body was given a new paint job which was done in all flat colors and the bench seat has been reupholstered. The rest of the interior is original down to the old Ford AM radio! The rims and tires have been updated, and the engine was swapped in favor of a 351 cubic inch V8 with a two barrel carburetor for daily driving. It gets it’s Hot Rod sound from a dual exhaust system with glass packs.
This second 1957 Ford truck for sale is another F100, this time out of Chandler, Arizona. The body is in pretty good shape considering the truck’s age, but it could still use some work, as could the interior. This truck has been modified to house a 350 cubic inch Chevy Small Block V8 engine and a Turbo 350 automatic transmission. Included with the upgraded engine are an Edelbrock performance air intake, four barrel carburetor, and performance cam shaft as well as a new four row radiator for better cooling. The transmission and cab have also been modified to make use of a floor shifter rather than the stock column shifter.
This third and final 1957 Ford F100 looks amazing in it’s coat of jet black paint. It does have it’s downsides, though. The interior is in pretty bad shape due to a complete rewiring project that is still in progress and someone has swapped out the original bench seat for a couple of bucket seats and a console, or rather, cup and tool holder in between them. It is powered by a 302 cubic inch engine coupled to a C4 transmission. Although this truck does need quite a bit of TLC, it is still a great find and in the right hands it could be a really good show truck.