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F100 Information

55 - 1955 Ford F100 Information

There were few changes again for the 55 F100 over the 53 and 54. A new grille was designed for the 55 F100 as well as matching chrome parts. Side chrome hood trim became more elaborate rather than the more simple block F100 letters from the 53 and 54. A custom cab option was available on the 55 F100. A custom cab truck came with chrome Custom Cab door emblems. Some paint colors changed for the 55 F100. Engine combinations remained the same on the 54 and 55 F100. All were overhead valve engines. Available engines were: 223 Straight 6, 239 V8 and 256 V8.

55 F100 Production Numbers
Year Pickups

Panel Trucks

1955 124,842 11,198

Year Model Code
1955 5

Year Truck Serial Code
1954 -1955 F-100 Conventional F10
1954 -1955 F-250 Conventional F25
1954 -1955 F-350 Conventional F35
1954 -1955 P-350 Parcel Delivery P35
1954 -1955 F-500 Conventional F50
1954 -1955 B-500 School Bus B50
1954 -1955 C-500 Cab Forward C50
1954 -1955 P-500 Parcel Delivery P50
1954 -1955 F-600 Conventional F60/F61
1954 -1955 B-600 School Bus B60
1954 -1955 C-600 Cab Forward C60/C61
1954 -1955 P-600 Parcel Delivery P60/P61

1954-1955 Engine Codes
D O.H.V. 6 Cylinder-223 cid
V O.H.V. 8 Cylinder-239 cid
Z O.H.V. 8 Cylinder-256 cid

53-55 Transmissions
Code Type
3 3-Speed Regular
3HD 3-Speed Heavy Duty
AUTO 3-Speed Automatic
3OD 3-Speed Overdrive
4SYN 4-Speed Synchronized
5DIR 5-Speed Direct
5OD 5-Speed Overdrive

Assembly Plant Code Plant Location
A Atlanta
B Buffalo
C Chester
G Chicago
D Dallas
F Dearborn
E Edgewater
H Detroit Truck
K Kansas City
L Long Beach
U Louisville
M Memphis
N Norfolk
R Richmond
S Somerville
P Twin City

1955 Paint Code Paint Color Name
A Raven Black
B Banner Blue
C Aquatone Blue
D Waterfall Blue
E Snowshoe White
G Sea Sprite Green
R Vermilion
U Meadow Green
V Goldenrod Yellow
P Prime
SS Special Order

 

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1955 F100 Model ID
1955 F100 Model ID