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LOVE AND LOGISTICS

This Ecuadorian Frankenstein Creation is South America’s Coolest Pig Sty!

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS STUNNING SOUTH AMERICAN FORD IN ALL OF ITS GLORY, IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE THAT THE BUILD STARTED OFF AS NOTHING BUT A LONG-ABANDONED CAB THAT WAS BEING USED AS A PIG STY ON THE SIDE OF A VOLCANO.

In the small town of Riobamba, a couple of hours south of the Ecuadorian capital Quito, Pepe and his son Josh had been looking for a classic pickup to turn into a project vehicle for a while. They hadn’t come across anything that could be used as a suitable starting point, until one day a familiar shape caught their attention in the field of a local back road. On closer inspection, their first thought was confirmed: It really was an original cab from a ’48 Ford. After a princely sum of $1,200 was handed over, they went back with spades and pickaxes to dig it out of the ground. The next job was washing the decade’s worth of pig mess out if it, and so began a project that eventually cumulated into this stunning, traffic-stopping custom pickup.

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