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Very Custom 60s Ford Pickup Truck

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    January, 2013
Very Custom 60s Ford Pickup Truck
Posted by FenderMender on Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:21 PM

It took over 50 years, but....

In the early 60s my late and older brother Ted and I built some custom car and truck models.  Ted was the creative genius behind the design and execution of these models.  He gleaned many ideas and concepts from the emerging hot rod and custom car magazines that were being published at this time. I have always wanted to complete a radical Ford pickup truck that he had started building back then to pay tribute to his skills, creativity and imagination as this truck emphatically epitomizes his work.  Originally, the top was vented and chopped, the bed was changed and shortened, the hood was altered, and completely new front and rear ends were molded (with plastic aluminum) onto the body. The rear portion of the truck  had fins molded to the sculpted sides. The dashboard was carved from wood and covered with corduroy fabric to mimic tuck and roll upholstery.  The seats were also done this way as well a tonneau cover.

To complete the model from its original inception required a chassis to be built, an engine to be added, a new steering wheel and new wheels as these parts had never been determined or selected back then.

Ted's radical truck creation is now complete and it is a testament to his remarkable vision of what a custom show truck in the 60s would look like. Here's to you, Ted!

Thanks for looking...

 


 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:21 PM

thats an amazing build truly one of a kind well done 

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by RudyOnWheels on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 9:53 PM

Wow there is some crazy work there! Looks like a George trosley drawing, all exaggerated! What a great tribute to your brother. God bless.

 

Rudy 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Thailand
Posted by Olderisbetter on Thursday, November 09, 2017 5:58 AM

Wild ...Crazy...and Radical. Great job.

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