This is Blasfamous. A ground up, hand-fabricated, turbocharged bucket of fun.We’re talking about Chris Lee’s ’49 Ford that’s powered by a 1JZ Toyota engine, Nissan 6spd transmission and a chassis built entirely from scratch. And yes, you are right – it look downright blasphemous.
Chris is a very talented photographer but he is a home grown fabricator too. From top to bottom, this customized post-WWII-era Ford pickup is all Chris’ handy work.
The driveshaft is custom made to my spec at a local driveshaft shop. I performed all the work myself with the help of my buddies in a 1 car garage over the last 28 months.All the metalwork is done by me, learning over time from YouTube videos and TheFabForums. I went to school when I was in my upper 20’s to be a Draftsman, I don’t do that for a living but I use the drawing knowledge from that to apply to my parts. Only the chassis was done in Autocad, everything else started off as paper/cardboard templates drawn with pencil.” “Every single night after work, weekends, holidays,” Chris says about the hours invested. “Hell, I even quit a few jobs to give myself week-long runs at building.”
A vehicle build could somewhat change the projection of a person’s life. Having a vision, spending countless hours in design and fabrication. Struggles, challenges overcoming to finally reap the benefits! That’s life… BTW, we love your build.