It seems to me that everything is old is new again. When I heard the "rumor" about the new Ranger resembling a 1956 F100 I looked into it and it did seem true up until people tried to pre order them and the orders were refused. Can you imagine a brand new Ford Ranger that has modern technology underneath but looks like this:
How kool would that be and to have extra engine options to go along with it. Too bad Ford has their heads so far up their asses for them to see the true potential of the Ford Ranger pickup. Oh, here's a site with an even older body which can be modified to fit a LWB ranger. It's a 1940 Ford pickup:
Ford won't even let you order a V8 crate engine from a dealer, and they won't install it for you either. Even if you offer to pay them top dollar, and order additional parts as needed to complete the swap they won't do it. It seems they don't have any passion for this truck at all any more.