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In pictures: Ford truck after Ontario man spends hundreds of thousands on it

Surrounded by more than a dozen gleaming vintage vehicles in an 18,000-square-foot converted suburban Toronto warehouse that Ron Caicco calls his 'man-cave,' he hops from car to truck to car. But in an instant his voice drops to a reverential tone and he pauses as if suddenly finding himself in a church. "Now this," he says, "this is something else." You almost expect tears to follow. It's not hard to understand why "this" - a reconstructed 1956 Ford F100 pickup truck - has lowered the conversation to a whisper. This simple vehicle, a farm truck nicknamed The Hauler, is a true work of art. Caicco won't say exactly how much he spent, but will admit to doling out several hundred thousand dollars. Money wasn't the only price it exacted. This engineering feat ate up three years of his life while taking him from the depths of disappointment to the heights of automotive ecstasy.

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Classic automobile collector Ron Caicco in his ‘man cave,’ located in a suburban Toronto warehouse. Caicco reconstructed a 1956 Ford F100 pickup truck

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Classic automobile collector Ron Caicco in his ‘man cave,’ located in a suburban Toronto warehouse. Caicco reconstructed a 1956 Ford F100 pickup truck

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Classic automobile collector Ron Caicco in his ‘man cave,’ located in a suburban Toronto warehouse. Caicco reconstructed a 1956 Ford F100 pickup truck

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Classic automobile collector Ron Caicco in his ‘man cave,’ located in a suburban Toronto warehouse. Caicco reconstructed a 1956 Ford F100 pickup truck

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Classic automobile collector Ron Caicco in his ‘man cave,’ located in a suburban Toronto warehouse. Caicco reconstructed a 1956 Ford F100 pickup truck

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Classic automobile collector Ron Caicco in his ‘man cave,’ located in a suburban Toronto warehouse. Caicco reconstructed a 1956 Ford F100 pickup truck

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Classic automobile collector Ron Caicco in his ‘man cave,’ located in a suburban Toronto warehouse. Caicco reconstructed a 1956 Ford F100 pickup truck

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Classic automobile collector Ron Caicco in his ‘man cave,’ located in a suburban Toronto warehouse. Caicco reconstructed a 1956 Ford F100 pickup truck

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