Check THIS thing out! Today, we're talking about Chris Lee's '49 Ford that's powered by a 1JZ engine and Nissan 6spd transmission.
Here's a little excerpt from our discussion with Chris about it:
"The cab was purchased from a place in Minnesota and shipped. Pretty much everything else was sourced through forums, Craigslist and swap meets. The cab is a 1949 Ford F3. The bed is a late 30’s Chevy. The engine is a Toyota 1JZ connected with a Collins adapter to a Nissan 6 spd. The driveshaft is custom made to my spec at a local driveshaft shop. I performed all the work myself with the help of my buddies in a 1 car garage over the last 28 months.
All the metalwork is done by me, learning over time from YouTube videos (TheFabForums included). I went to school when I was in my upper 20’s to be a Draftsman, I don't do that for a living but I use the drawing knowledge from that to apply to my parts. Only the chassis was done in Autocad, everything else started off as paper/cardboard templates drawn with pencil."
The parts that Chris fabricated were:
5-3/4” roof chop
Complete floor with transmission tunnel
Front/Rear 4 link
Front cantilever shock setup, rear shock mounts
Front axle control arms
Rear axle brackets
Front/Rear panhard bars
Front/Rear air ride hardware
Complete manual air ride system
Rear mounted radiator setup with copper tubing beneath truck
Some of the oddball parts are:
First gen Mazda RX7 seats
Chevy Camaro radiator
Honda S2000 idler pulley
Audi corner lamps
From top to bottom, this truck is all Chris' handy work and we're stoked on it. Be sure to note the touches such as bead rolling in and around the interior, custom gussets and other hand formed details that make this truck not only unique, but signature to Chris' style.
Not only is Chris a home grown fabricator, he's a very talented photographer. All the images used here were shot by him.
You can see more on Blasfamous by visiting his website and portfolio here.