Factory Five’s New 1935 Ford Truck Kit
Hang on as we Follow the Buildup of Factory Five’s New 1935 Ford Truck Kit Using a 1,200HP Coyote Ford
hIs there really a thing as too much horsepower? Nope, there’s not. In fact, making as much horsepower as possible within the confines of a powerplant’s capabilities is exactly how we roll as gearheads. Ever seen a 1935 Ford truck with 1,000 rwhp, a manual transmission, and a hydraulic handbrake? Well, now you have. Excessive, right? Nope—just right.
HOT ROD would like to introduce this 1,200hp, twin-turbo, manual-transmission hooning mobile; the newest project vehicle we’ll be covering is Factory Five’s new 1935 Hot Rod Truck dubbed the “The Drift Rod.” This truck will be built to disrupt society and will be equipped with enough angle to slide corners, scare babies, shoot flames, and billow smoke from its hides.
While period-correct is a big part of what HOT ROD is about, so is innovation, staying with the times, and trying something new to see if it sticks.
“We worked with HOT ROD Magazine when we launched our ’33 Hot Rod Coupe, so it was a no-brainer when it came to the launch of our new ’35 Hot Rod Truck,” says Factory Five owner Dave Smith. “We are building production chassis number one for this project, and we are excited to do it again with HOT ROD Magazine.”
This build will meld classic styling with modern flare—think George Washington with a Mohawk. Carbon fiber and chrome will never look so good paired up with each other. While we won’t divulge too much, we can tell you that our truck will be powered by a fully built Coyote engine, backed by a Moser solid-axle rearend, while excessively spinning Weld’s new S70 staggered-fitment wheels.
Starting from the beginning, we will tour Factory Five to show you how our kit was built in America, all the way through to arrival, and completion. Stay tuned to
HOT ROD for updates as we progress!