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

Hot Rod - - Contents - Mark Gearhart Il­lus­tra­tions: Kris Hor­ton

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!

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