This is a really special truck that’s basic old school but with the slickest body you’ll ever see on a custom hot rod. It runs a 350 Chevy and 350 turbo automatic.
The color is a custom mix that you can’t buy off the shelf and has a coppery look to it which really comes through in the sunshine.
How much work did this 1941 Ford Pickup need?
The old chassis was thrown away and in its place, B-Rod built a new fully independent chassis which meant that the rest of the truck had to be modified to fit. The body is stock but required a lot of work because the original trucks are always slightly misaligned. The hoods never quite fit right, at least not without scratching the truck when you open them which meant there was a lot of slicing and dicing to get the finish you see here.
Since being completed, the truck hasn’t been driven much. There are 300 miles on the clock which is enough to know it works but since being given to its owner, the car has been un-driven, despite being dependable enough to drive.
The truck still has its original tailgate and the body is the same as the 1940 pickup except one distinguishable feature. The hood decoration – detailed chrome work that is hard to come by and needs to be custom made when replacing this part of the car.
The inner fenders were modified to fit the new suspension and the new engine was set further back in the truck in order to get the larger V8 in.
The whole truck has been lowered and really adds to the overall truck street rod look. This is a great vehicle and really looks like new despite being over 70 years old.
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