Django – 1962 Ford Unibody

Vehicle Quick Facts

Profile ID: 2152
Year: 1962
Make: Ford
Model: Unibody
Markets: Resto-Mod
Vehicle Type: American
Contact: Django – 1962 Ford Unibody



Vehicle Story

Django is possibly the most radical 1962 Ford Unibody ever built. Weaver Customs worked with Pfaff Design to translate their vision of a race-inspired machine, with a twist of attitude, to paper and ultimately into metal and paint.

Django is a chopped Ford gone wild with the windshield leaned back, fenders widened and moved up, custom hood; front and rear fender styling with a hand fabricated grill and cowl. The bed has been completely restyled, wrapped and smoothed. Suicide doors, flush mount glass, single piece side glass, and innovative custom hand-fabricated steel dash with Dakota Digital gauges and console accents really take it to the next level. The interior is luxurious Italian distressed leather all trimmed by JS Custom Interiors and filled with the latest Kicker audio components.

2015 Detroit Autorama is where Django debuted as a Ridler contender. While in Detroit it won Best Radical Truck, Outstanding Full Radical Hand Built Truck, Outstanding Engineered and Outstanding Interior.  Followed by an abundance of awards at GoodGuys events and the Salt Lake Autorama where it won Outstanding Engineered and Utah’s Top Ten.  Django then went on to be an invited feature car for the Hot Rod Power Tour. Django was a Barrett-Cup contender at Hot August Nights and brought home a Grand Marshall Award, a Celebrity’s Choice and Best Special Interest award. Django's show year was completed with winning Best Engineered at the Johnny Martin Cup. Along with the judges, the media took notice of this spectacular truck. It was featured in Hot Rod, Street Trucks, Classic Trucks, Diesel Power, and Diesel World along with a long list of social media outlets and was showcased on Velocity's live show at Hot August Nights with Ray Evernham. Axalta also invited Django to SEMA to showcase its outstanding paint in their booth.

It is powered by a monstrous horsepower and torque C 5.9L 12-valve diesel. A Weaver Customs-designed stainless intake manifold supports a 13mm Bosch P7100 injection pump getting the goods from Borg Warner S400 and S500 Turbos. For added kick, a Nitrous Express custom plumbed 500hp system while spent gasses dump through Steed Speed headers to custom 4-inch exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers then onto nasty 5-inch cutouts in the lower bedside panels. The engine bay is a work of art showcasing more fabrication with custom sheet metal panel work everywhere you look. Generating 1,000hp and 1950 ft/lbs of torque @3400 rpm moving like a freight train through a fully manual 47RH.

To lay down the power a narrowed 9-inch Ford rear was packed with 3.55 gears and hung in place by a custom chromoly 4-link accented by RideTech double-adjustable coilovers. IFS added along with a custom anti sway bar. Massive 14-inch drilled and slotted Wilwood bring it all to a halt. The rubber meeting the road is a low-profile Pirelli P-Zero wrapping a set of 20-inch front and 24-inch rear Bose Force wheels.

Django is enhanced with meticulous metal fabrication, ingenuity, gritty stance and paint laid out like glass which makes this all-steel truck truly one of a kind.

Django is unchained and coming for you!

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