Blasfamous - The 1JZ 1949 Ford

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Blasfamous - The 1JZ 1949 Ford

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.

1949 Ford truck built by hand in a one car garage by Chris Lee with a fabricated chassis, full suspension, roof chop, floor and transmission tunnel that is powered by a 1JZ engine form a JZX110 and a CD09 Nissan 6 speed 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."

1949 Ford truck built by hand in a one car garage by Chris Lee with a fabricated chassis, full suspension, roof chop, floor and transmission tunnel that is powered by a 1JZ engine form a JZX110 and a CD09 Nissan 6 speed transmission.

The parts that Chris fabricated were:
 

5-3/4” roof chop

Complete floor with transmission tunnel

Complete chassis

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

Steering

Rear mounted radiator setup with copper tubing beneath truck

Intercooler piping/brackets

Headlight mounting

Fuel system


1949 Ford truck built by hand in a one car garage by Chris Lee with a fabricated chassis, full suspension, roof chop, floor and transmission tunnel that is powered by a 1JZ engine form a JZX110 and a CD09 Nissan 6 speed transmission.

Some of the oddball parts are:

First gen Mazda RX7 seats

Chevy Camaro radiator

Honda S2000 idler pulley

Audi corner lamps

Scrap steel

1949 Ford truck built by hand in a one car garage by Chris Lee with a fabricated chassis, full suspension, roof chop, floor and transmission tunnel that is powered by a 1JZ engine form a JZX110 and a CD09 Nissan 6 speed transmission.

1949 Ford truck built by hand in a one car garage by Chris Lee with a fabricated chassis, full suspension, roof chop, floor and transmission tunnel that is powered by a 1JZ engine form a JZX110 and a CD09 Nissan 6 speed transmission.

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.


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