Let’s just say right out of the gate here that weird is not always a bad thing, and certainly not in the case of Kenny Hauk’s creation Hauk.45.
Kenny’s mad creation aims to combine the gun-slinging history of the Colt .45, the “gun that won the West,” with the old workhorse of the heartland, a vintage 1948 Willy’s Pickup.
Built as a tribute to the Old West and the iconic guns of that era, what began as a 1948 Willys Pickup features an 8-inch cab stretch with a 3-inch chop. The engine bay has been stretched 11 inches to accommodate the 12-valve Cummins diesel transplanted into the Willys.
And this is only a few modifications that were adapted to the Jeep, with a list of amazing details applied to every part from the superbly hand engraved filigree.
The body features a custom faux aged finish, taillights made from repurposed turn-of-the-century motorcycle headlights, reclaimed chicken-wire glass, an aged antique walnut bed, machined gun-cylinder bed rails, one-off shell casing lug nuts, and Colt .45 Peacemaker door handles. The exterior glows with golden hand-filigree panels and turbo.
Take a look inside at just how much attention to detail has been applied from the door cards with Sheriff badge and gun belt complete with bullets…pure genius!
The Colt .45 and this classic Willy’s definitely calls out to that era and the details in this beast were amazing.
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