Model Y Hot Rod Truck, part V

In the fifth installment of the Ford Model Y Hot Rod Truck project Mike is focusing his attentions on the bed.

As  the bed is rather noticeable, Mike spent a lot of time ensuring the wood fits well.
To keep the vintage look to the project Mike opted to use stained recycled wood and it’s safe to say his work looks great.

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Drilled brackets are ready for the wood.

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Looks good.

 

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All the inserts are now cut, fitted and bolted to the frame.

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The bed was test fitted to the frame and body.

 

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In keeping with the vintage style of this build, the tried and true 1939 Ford tear drop tail lights with blue dots were used.

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The project is taking shape and a hood has been test fitted as well.

If you have any questions you would like us to ask Mike then please get in touch via CVI’s Facebook page and make sure you visit CVI’s blog to ensure that you are kept up to date with the latest news on this project.

Stay Tuned…

Ford Model Y Hot Rod Truck, part IV

Part 4 of the UK restoration project sees Mike Hill this week welding the pick-up bed frame and repairing the doors on the Ford Model Y. The English Fords had a lot more wood in them than the US counter parts so Mike replaced the rotten wood with steel. Wood worms HATE steel!

Next week there will be an interview of Mike at Survivor Customs about Hot Rod background and more importantly, what are the final plans for the Ford Model Y Hot Rod.

If you have any questions you would like us to ask Mike then please get in touch via CVI’s Facebook page and make sure you visit CVI’s blog to ensure that you are kept up to date with the latest news on this project.

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The bottom and rear facing panel is all wood so out it goes. The pieces were used to create a template for the metal that will replace it.

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As you can see, originally the tin was just nailed to the wood. Now it will be a steel structure.

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After installing the steel the door was stripped and ready for test fit.

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During the process the doors were test fitted to make sure of proper gaps.

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Mike added gussets in the corners that will serve as attachment points for the wood.

Stay tuned!

Model Y Hot Rod truck Part II

We continue the coverage of a model Y truck built in the UK.

Mike Hill at Survivor Customs has been working endlessly on the project from his Middlesbrough workshop. This time, Mike focused his attention on certain parts of the vehicle’s body, completing the rolling chassis and mounting the engine in a mock up stage of the build of the hot rod truck.

This project is brought to you by Cherished Vehicle Insurance and don’t hesitate to Facebook or tweet them, they love to hear your thoughts on this project!

PHASE 2:

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Custom built chassis tie bars and suspension setup

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Front of chassis and reclaimed front grill from another Ford truck, that has been altered to fit the Model Y

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Full custom built front axle and quarter elliptical front suspension

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Steering box and body shell mounted to chassis

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Engine and gearbox mocked up in place, body shell also mounted to chassis

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Engine mounts fabricated and fitted.

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Here we are: A rolling chassis and body mocked up with drivetrain.  Motivation comes from a 3.5 liter BMW M62 engine with a 5 Speed m60 gearbox.

Follow a Ford model Y transition to hot rod truck

You have probably heard of Model T, model A and even model B…but how about model Y? Huh?

Yes, the model Y Ford was built in several contries including Germany and UK. It was smaller than it’s American counterpart and powered by a small 4 cylinder engine. One thing is for sure, they make for an excellent choice for a hot rod.

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The subject: A 1935 Ford two door sedan.

Fabricator Mike Hill from Survivor Customs, based in Middlesbrough in the North East of England, will be carrying out this personal project and we will be following his progress from start to finish.

In Mike’s words:

“The first main reason why I chose the Model Y Ford for my project is that I think the shape of the car is perfect. I love the way all of the lines flow around the car and I’ve used these lines in the other parts of the build to accent the body. The Model Y was also the first Ford car to be built in this country following the American imported Model T and Model A Fords. The styling of the English Ford was very similar to the American predecessor; therefore it’s very nicely fitting for a hot rod project inspired by all-out American hot rods of the 1950s.”

Though in its early stages, the project is under way and we will soon start updating with posts and photos of how the project is coming along. .

Mike’s technical knowledge and experience means we will get to see the project really stripped to the bones and totally deconstructed to later emerge as a hot rod.

For more about Mike and Survivor Customs, check out his Facebook page. And watch this space. The project will also be shared on Cherished Vehicle Insurance’s Blog

Here are some photos of the build so far:

PHASE 1:

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Car stripped down to a bare shell ready to undergo work.

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Car roof chopped down 4 inches and body shell shortened by 12 inches to create the truck shell.

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Shell welded and cleaned back to metal finish with welds flushed off.

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Front quarter elliptical suspension fabricated and mocked up in place.

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Rear axle and suspension.

Stay tuned.