The 1956 F-100 is a one year only body style, making it the most desirable of the Ford F100s. It’s easily identified as it has vertical windshield pillars and a wrap-around windshield as opposed to the sloped pillars and angled windshield of the 1953-55. Many Ford F-100 enthusiasts believe the F100 was at its best by 1956. Often referred to as the “slant cabs”, the earlier F-100’s had a windshield and front cab pillars that slant up to the roof. The ’56 cab design change led to all kinds of additional changes. 1953-55 slant cab trucks also had a triangle shaped vent window to match the slant. In 1956, F100 models had a more rectangular shaped vent window. Of course, the door windows and division bars are different from slant cab models as well. The front grille and parking light assemblies are also unique to 56 models with headlights sunken into the buckets on the grille, and ’56 F100 air deflectors having a dished-out area for the headlight bucket to have room. Inside, the dash gauge area became arched on the ’56 F100, rather than flat as on 53-55 models. Another significant change was a revised and new 12-volt electrical system.