Homemade HUMMER H1 from Tired Ford F-150

Want to know what the word “determined” means?! Just take a closer look to the Canadian man who built the truck you see above, from scratch.

Want to know what the word “determined” means?! Just take a closer look to the Canadian man who built the truck you see above, from scratch. Francois Couture showed up in the FullSizeBronco forum on September 17th, 2004 with a simple query: “Since I’m a Ford nut but always wanted a HUMMER but don’t have lots of money, I decided to fabricate my own [based] on Ford truck frame.”

Many users discovered rather quickly was that this guy was, literally true to his word, was fabricating a HUMMER H1 from nothing but plans. Using steel from his job, he built his own sheet steel bending machine, and over the last four years has been welding together a HUMMER H1 practically out of nothing.

Important: before Francois Couture started his project, he even didn’t know how to weld. He learned to weld in order to build the car. His work is professional & awesome.

His HUMMER H1 is being built on a 1987 Ford F150, with an engine from a donated E-350 Super Duty shuttle van, and a whole bunch of other ingenious swaps, all from Fords.

If you have the time to read 45 pages, it’s worth it. The effort and the passion speaks for themselves in the gallery below. [FullSizeBronco via AutoBlog]

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