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Old 04-13-2008, 08:51 PM
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1956 Ford F100 Radio

1956 Ford F100 Radio I am putting a 56 f100 together and have a 4" round hole in the dash, that someone told me was the stock radio. does anyone out there, know if the 56 radio was round---I know that the 55 had a round radio. I would be interested in purchasing the stock type radio to fit that hole, and possibly have it rebuilt. HELP!!!!

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Where is the 4" round hole in your dash ??

I have owned a few 56 F-100 Big Windows over the years and I do not remember a 4 inch round hole ... in the dash.
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thanks for your reply and pictures. I am starting to think someone cut the hole to mount a tach.
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The dash photos are not my trucks but sourced off the internet. My last 56 F-100 was BLACK ...

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Yes, the 56 did have a round radio and it was mounted just to the left of the glove box door about mid-way over to the ashtray. The speaker was mounted on the roof just above the rearview mirror. The speaker on the 56 is square, the slant cabs all had round speaker housings. Good luck finding a radio and speaker, if you do find one be prepared to empty your wallet.
btw - pg 363 in the shop manual has some good pictures.
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Round Radio

I have such a radio in my 55 Ford F100, like what you're describing. Mine is 6 volt, and I am about to enjoy rebuilding my 55 finally. Is your 56 a 12 volt?
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Yes, Charlieled is correct. My 56 panel has a radio exactly as he described. I would imagine it was optional. I can post pics if you'd like.
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In 1956 all F100s were 12V systems.
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Here is a picture of a 1956 Ford truck radio (tuner and amplifier - speaker not pictured):



It's the same as a 53-55 Ford truck radio except it is 12v instead of 6v. The '57s had a round radio as well, but it was different. So the 56 radio is a VERY rare one year only piece. A good antique auto radio shop could convert a 53-55 radio to work on 12v if necessary.

It's a neat design. The ring around the outside of the dial face is the tuning control. The volume and tone controls are concentric on the center shaft. I'd like to get my hands on one of these radios too.

Good luck...
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Sorry So Late

For those of you who dont know 56 f1's did come with a round radio in it and a speaker on the headliner... my 56 has it i took a really crappy sepia picture when i first bought the truck of the dash and in the background you can see it.

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56 f100 radio

I do have an original 56 f100 radio with chrome bezel for dash and chrome knob. This is a 56. 12 volt. I have the speaker also it just needs a cone.
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Do you still have this radio and if so would you be willing to sell it?
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