The Ford F-150 is a pickup truck loved by many Americans, renowned for its durability and convenience. The car originally used a steel shell, but aluminum was later used to reduce weight. Ford has never released any versions using a wooden body. But it looks like one user has decided to “move on” from the company.
On Facebook Marketplace, a unique 1983 Ford F-150 appeared with a selling price of only 5,000 USD (121.2 million VND) by a person in Texas, USA – Photo: Facebook Marketplace
However, it can also be seen that the design is influenced by many other car models besides the Ford F-150, for example the wooden grille design is more reminiscent of Jeep – Photo: Facebook Marketplace
How special is the Ford F-150 wood-shell pickup truck?
Basically, the interior and exterior of the Ford F-150 is made of pressed wood panels, except for some details such as wheels, headlights, license plate, seats, steering wheel… The wood panels are mounted on the pickup frame . Long wheelbase and use of automatic transmission – Photo: Facebook Marketplace
The car still has a rear trunk, but it is much more modest than the original. That’s why it’s hard for pure pickup fans to recognize it as a pickup – Photo: Facebook Marketplace
The car’s trunk has shrunk because the owner added a back seat, taking away some of the space. Additionally, the car also has a spare tire that takes up another portion. The rear of the car is too low to the ground, so the off-road capability of the vehicle is not good, even though the Ford F-150 is naturally a convenient pickup – Photo: Facebook Marketplace
Windows are more like screens than glass. Therefore, the ability to prevent water splashes will not be high. But perhaps the owner doesn’t care much, because wood is not an ideal material in the rain – Photo: Facebook Marketplace
The reason behind creating this wooden Ford F-150 is still a mystery. The applicability is not high, the weather resistance is not good, the impact resistance is poor, and it may be heavier than the steel version. But there is no dearth of people with “unusual” interests in the world, and proper explanations cannot be sought from such people. Anyway, these are the people who always have hidden creativity and they bring the most unique products to the world – Photo: Facebook Marketplace
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