This dad just built the Ford F-150 Raptor entirely out of wood

The wooden Ford F-150 Raptor has the same design features seen on the real thing, including a large honeycomb grille sporting ‘Ford’ badging.

by | Published on 10th Jul 2023

A Vietnamese woodworker has created a Ford F-150 Raptor out of wood and it looks like an exact replica. 

Dao Truong Van built the wooden pickup truck for his father, finishing it in just 150 days.

Mr Dao left no stone unturned with the level of detail he put into the car, and the result is out of this world.

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Not only is the wooden replica muscular in shape, but it also has the same design features seen on the real thing, including a large honeycomb grille sporting ‘Ford’ badging.

He also gave the front of the pickup a set of LED lights and a set of chunky off-roading tires.

In the video (scroll down to watch) Mr Dao shows the build process from start to finish.

First, he fabricates a chassis from metal which he welds together.

Then he adds an axle to the rear and attaches the front wheels with working suspension.

Next, Mr Dao fabricates a metal frame for the pickup which he sprays black.

He then makes a rough body for the Ford F-150 Raptor using timber and perfects the shape with a chainsaw and angle grinder.

Mr Dao’s attention then turned to the interior, where he whittled the dashboard from wood.

As well as a mock infotainment system, the dash includes fake air vents and a steering wheel made to look like the real thing.

If that wasn’t impressive enough, the woodworker then set about crafting a pair of wooden ‘Raptor’ branded front seats for the pickup.

After adding various exterior trim pieces, including the front grille and wing mirrors, Mr Dao then applied a coat of varnish to the wooden bodywork.

All that was then left to do was install the front and rear lights, and some plexiglass for the windows, and the Ford F-150 Raptor was good to go.

While it’s not quite as big as the real thing, Mr Dao’s interpretation of the Ford F-150 Raptor is impressive nonetheless.

His father was pretty impressed with it, too, as he’s seen driving along a dirt track in his new pickup.

You can watch the build from start to finish here!



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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