This Awesome 1946 Ford Swap Meet Pickup Was Built in 100 Hours

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Hagerty didn’t want just any project. Your average truck build was too boring. There needed to be more of a challenge. And after some brainstorming, a beautiful 1/2-ton Ford pickup from the ’40s took shape at the Hershey Swap Meet in Pennsylvania.

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This was the goal for the ’46 barn find: “getting it running and driving within 100 hours by sourcing all of the parts from the fall Hershey Swap Meet, but also of making the nearly 750-mile drive home to Traverse City, Mich.”

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Talk about a laborious task. The base shell was an old farm truck that hadn’t moved since 1962. In order to bring it back to life, Hagerty called upon four people: Parts Finder Davin Reckow, Social Media Analyst Matt Lewis, Staff Writer Tara Hurlin and Client Relations Manager Brad Phillips.

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During the four-day span, the team had plenty of road blocks. The engine they used, a 1953 flathead V8 wasn’t even at the meet.

The team drove down to Virginia in the middle of the night to pick it up before continuing work at 7 a.m. the next day. That was tested and fired up on Day 3 before continuing the build.

Check out the full day-by-day breakdown here.

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