Here are three of the HW โ€˜29 Ford Pickup. Two of which have been a bit reworked by Improbable Garage.

As usual I built these on my twitch stream. I started with the stripped bodies and just kept fiddling with them with no real plan, aside from wanting one chopped and the other a roadster.

The roadster ended up an insane ratrod. After having the roof lopped off, the body was channeled over the chassis, and the hood & sides were removed. A V8 was found and fitted, with the exhausts modified to clear the width of the body. The gril is off a donor dodge truck i was sent a while back, and the front axle and its semi truck wheels are supported by brass rods.

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The other truck ended up a more realistic traditional hot rod. The roof was chopped, and the body once again channeled over.the frame. An amazing grille was found from a โ€˜39 Ward fire truck. Then the hood sides were removed and a V8 was fitted. Fat & narrow steel wheels were found off a JL pickup and a M2 mustang, with the rears painted Wimbledon White to match the fronts. Lastly some exhaust pipes were fitted, dumping out just before the rear wheels.

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The bodies of both were roughly polished with a wire wheel, then given a black wash to age them and pick out the details. While both are great, i confess i love the closed cab. Something about the way the grill flows, and the period correct wheels.

The โ€˜29 Ford seemed awkward at first, but it turns out to be a really great platform for customizing. Now i have to decide what to do with the third one...