America has always loved its hot rods, which is why pickup trucks remain the best-selling vehicles in the country to this very day. But our national obsession with utility vehicles goes back decades, when the first pickup trucks were essentially Ford Model Ts with the back half removed. Since 1925, America has loved the usefulness of pickup trucks…and as it turns out, they make pretty awesome hot rods too.
Over at Hotrod Hotline, we stumbled across this 1934 Ford pickup built by one Pierre Labrie. It’s a great example of a home-crafted hot rod, one done on limited time and money, but you would never guess it by the stellar looks and detail – it turned out absolutely stunning.
Simple, refined, and unique, these are all factors that make Labrie’s ‘34 Ford really stand out. The engine, a Chevy 350, is nothing to write home about; nor is the Powerglide 2-speed transmission. Rather, it is all of the little details, the obvious attention to detail and craftmanship that went into this truck that really set it apart from the others.
Chopped 4 inches and channeled another 4 inches, this pickup sports the perfect slammed stance. The cream color of the frame and engine bay combined with the dark brown body is an unconventional but great look, and Labrie even built the truck bed himself at home. Little choices, like the aggressive placement of the exhaust headers and the off-road tires really set this truck apart. The whole project took him about 1,500 hours of two years to get her all together.
This was without a doubt a labor of love from start to finish and it shows. What would you do with 1,500 hours of free time?