My heartiest compliments to the owner of this magnificent vehicle, for having the patience, persistence, and pugnacity to take this very ambitious build from pillar to post. It speaks of a lot of character. And dedication towards our collective hobby; a trait that is often all-too-lacking in so many off-road enthusiasts.
I would like to differ slightly, though, from the words of hsumbal1, with all due respect to his views.
IMHO, our local worksmen are THE best in the world. Without any doubt whatsoever. Their knowledge, their skills set, their application, their ingenuity, and their sheer inspiration, is peerless. And I mean absolutely incomparable. Sure, there are so many unscrupulous, unprofessional, and unethical people in this business. But I think that ratio doesn't differ much, from the "gentlemen" who inhabit every sphere of professional life in Pakistan.
I'm carrying out a very ambitious (some might call it absolutely brainless) rebuild of my own. And ALL I have to give to the local fabricators / artisans, is ONE picture (photoshopped, from off the net) for them to work with. By and large, it is going to be the inspiration and sheer grit of the craftsmen to bring that vehicle to life. Personally, I have no doubt that they will succeed, Insha Allah. The vehicle that they're going to build, will be absolutely without match, anywhere in the world, Allah be willing.
Yes, I know it's a long shot. A lot of time, and a lot of money is going to go into the project. A lot of tempers are going to get frayed in the process, when timelines and deadlines will overshoot. But in the end, it isn't JUST about the end-product. It's about crafting something beautiful, and functional, and thoroughly enjoyable. And if you FAIL...well, then in any case, you've undertaken a journey of epic proportions. And I think you're much wiser, from the experience.
To all automobile enthusiasts out there, I'd like to say: if you have a dream rebuild on your mind, don't let the logistics or the enormity of the task intimidate you. Our country is probably THE cheapest in the world, when it comes to projects like this. Have faith in your vision, and the workmanship of our craftsmen. The owner of this beautiful Ford truck DID, and look where that's gotten him!