The Ford F-450 Super Duty is a serious pickup truck. It was hefty, and mesmerizing in its wooden shape. A new video from the YouTube channel Woodworking Art shows the manufacturing process of turning several wooden blocks into miniatures and intricate carvings.
The process begins with a few blocks of wood cut into an indistinct truck-like shape. The sides of the pickup come together first, with the cab and bedside as the foundation. Slowly, the wood was cut and sculpted as the various pieces began to represent their real-life vehicle counterparts.
Like the other wooden builds in this channel, the F-450 Super Duty Limited is very detailed. It features several functional parts such as tailgate opening and closing, working doors, and a hood that opens. That’s not all, though, as the tailgate features a Ford sliding rear door step. It even includes the handle. Other details include an extendable running board and a folding mirror. While this truck doesn’t have an interior like the rest of the build, it does feature a functional panoramic sunroof and moveable windshield wipers.
The assembly process begins when all the parts are cut. The chassis is put together first, followed by the functional suspension. Furthermore, the chassis and cab are mated before the bed is installed and the wheels are secured to the truck – all six because this F-450 is a double with four wheels on the rear axle.
Small touches like the bold F-450 front fender badge and the bedside 4×4 logo help complete the wooden build. It even says “6.7L Power Stroke” on the bottom of the front door. Silver, red, and orange embellishments serve as elements of the truck’s lighting, including hazard lights on the fenders and extended roof. There is a hole for the fuel door, and the truck has parking sensors in the bumper.
The finished Ford looks like a stunning and faithful re-creation of the real thing. Detailed trucks are an example of how the automotive community is evolving far beyond the brands and models that customers can find at a dealership.