Custom 1956 International Truck with a Mustang Powertrain

Custom 1956 International Truck with a 4.6 L Mustang V8 Powertrain

Tony Bowens is not the type of person to just sit back and relax during retirement. Almost immediately after retiring he found himself a very unique project to work on. After a year of non-stop work he finished his “InterStang” project was completed.

Custom 1956 International Truck with a 4.6 L Mustang V8 Powertrain

The name InterStang reflects the combination of a 1956 International truck with a salvaged 2009 Ford Mustang GT. Tony used almost every component from the Mustang from the drivetrain to the interior to the door handles.

Custom 1956 International Truck with a 4.6 L Mustang V8 Powertrain

Custom 1956 International Truck with a 4.6 L Mustang V8 Powertrain

The International truck cab was installed on the Mustang chassis. Everything back from the firewall is from the Mustang including the rear suspension and chassis. The front is a straight axle suspension taken from the International. Both front and back are supported by an air suspension.

Custom 1956 International Truck with a 4.6 L Mustang V8 Powertrain

Custom 1956 International Truck with a 4.6 L Mustang V8 Powertrain

As mentioned before the Mustang donor offered up its powertrain which includes a 4.6 L 3v Modular V8 connected to either a five-speed TR-3650 manual transmission. The only upgrade preformed to the engine was a pair of Ford Racing camshafts. Out back sits a Ford 8.8″ rear end with either 3.31 or 3.55 gears. Tony is hoping to have a pair of turbochargers hanging off the engine soon.

Custom 1956 International Truck with a 4.6 L Mustang V8 Powertrain

Custom 1956 International Truck with a 4.6 L Mustang V8 Powertrain

Inside the cab sits the entire Mustang interior including the seats. The dash required an inch to be removed from both sides to fit. Behind the car sits a custom bed with a Ford F-150 tailgate.

Custom 1956 International Truck with a 4.6 L Mustang V8 Powertrain

Custom 1956 International Truck with a 4.6 L Mustang V8 Powertrain

If you are interested in seeing how this project started and watching the build process please view the videos below.

Source: Michael Bowens YT channel and/via ScottieDTV

One Comment

  1. JimmyinTEXAS

    Cool truck. This is the kind of thing that happens when someone starts messing with the DNA of a vehicle. They think they can do better than the creator(this case International and Ford) has done. This example, in my mind, far exceeds any example put forward by International or Ford… EVER

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