Once upon a time, a young Tom Weston put his fascination “for anything motorized” to good use by rescuing a lawn mower from the trash and fixing it up so he could earn some cash doing yard work. Tom spent years working on cars and eventually honed his craft as an Army mechanic. After leaving the military, he repaired Volkswagens, Porsches, BMWs and Mercedes, but Tom soon realized there was more money in body work, so he spent countless hours teaching himself how to do it. He is now ASE Master and I-Car Platinum certified, and a valuable member of Hagerty’s fleet management team. While Tom has owned plenty of classics in his lifetime, his most recent project – a completely customized 1947 Ford COE farm truck – may be his crowning achievement.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/12/08/ford-cab-over-custom-pickup