Jimmy Hervatin's 1951 Ford
1951 Ford F1 Pickup owned and restyled by Jimmy Hervatin of Warrenton, Missouri. The build, known as "Lit Up", was based on a painting by Keith Weesner. Jimmy started the build in 2010 by locating a suitable donor truck.The truck was quickly pulled apart before Jimmy sandblasted the cab. The cab was then chopped and sectioned. The top was chopped 5 1/2 inches in the back and 6 inches in the front, and the body was sectioned 1 1/2 inches. In order to prevent the rear window from becoming a small slot, Jimmy only chopped the rear window area 3 inches. The rear window was also narrowed to 28 inches, and lowered slightly in order to give it the right look. When the top was chopped Jimmy made a wooden buck for a new roof. The roof was made using a homemade Yoder hammer. When the cab was chopped and sectioned, Jimmy put it back on the frame. By then the truck had been lowered by installing a 3" dropped axle and by flipping the rear end. The motor was mocked up, and a fender was installed to see how the car was going to sit. Jimmy decided that the car didn't sit low enough, so he tore the car apart again in order to build a brand new frame. Building a new frame is according to Jimmy easier than lowering the stock one. The new frame lowered the car 10 inches.
In 2014 "Lit Up" made its bare metal debut.
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