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Old March 26th, 2014, 09:09 AM   #1
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I do what I want, travel the country for a good part of the year with my fiance and folks. Ride some of the craziest high powered horses you could imagine, while chasing bird dogs. Drive around in an F700 with a camper on the back of it. Roll coal, drink some whiskey, weld and build whatever I want. Have fun, fuck the system and in the off time build trucks.

Started off building some bullshit 1 ton gas trucks. Never finished them, hated fucking with Q-jets and not having shit for power out of a little ass small block chevy. Picked up a 2000 F350 a few years ago, 7.3, zf-6 single cab. Was my third diesel and by that time I knew that was the way to go. Started off with the mind set that I was going to build it for heavy towing, but then I got an F700 MDT and made a 1 ton look like a damn joke!


Have been working on the truck for a while now, on a off while changing the direction of the build. Here comes the pictures.

Here is the truck when it was stock. Yes that is a wood camper in the back, it is long gone now. Took it off the truck then drove it to Arizona and back.


Truck was pretty beat up and had some rust issues so I started cutting and welding shit. First started with hacking on the bedsides and making some sliders and tube fenders. Fenders were rusted out and I just got a bender!






Built a traction bar. At the time the rear end was welded up and I was into doing wicked 3rd gear donuts in intersections.



The bed rails were all dented up so I fixed it.





I was worried about smashing out the back window while doing fire wood so I built a headache rack.





Truck had really bad turbo surge so next was an ATS housing and 4 inch down pipe. Already had a tuner so things are running good.



Factory the truck came with a Dana 50 solid axle and 3.73 gears. Front end was toast so out it came.



A 78 king pin axle with 4.10s was swapped in its place along with crossover steering.



Rear axle was pulled and replaced with a 10.25 dually axle with 4.10s. Put in some huge spring packs because I was planning on hauling heavy. That will change soon and a shackle flip will replace it. Nitrogen shocks on all 4 corners.





After the axle swap I was pretty happy with things. Put some 285s on it, pulled real good and fun to drive.



Next I needed a little investment protection so I built a bumper.









Drove it for a while and decided that small tires are no fun. Traded a set of duratracs for some 38" TSLs.





My F700



Got a pile of work to do to the Super Duty before the end of May. This is where it sits right now though.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 09:29 AM   #2
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If you happen to hit a deer, moose, or elk on your journey, please post up pics.


What do you tow with that f700? That thing is a beast
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Old March 26th, 2014, 09:34 AM   #3
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If you happen to hit a deer, moose, or elk on your journey, please post up pics.


What do you tow with that f700? That thing is a beast
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What do you tow with that f700? That thing is a beast
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Also, I can not remeber why you put the angled tube on the bedside of the truck?
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^^^ what he said.

The F700 is going to get a revamp soon. So far I have spent 7 months in the camper that is mounted on the bed. Always been interested in campers and shit. Went through a few phases before I hit it on the head with the F700.

First it was the "wood camper" which has been all over on the internet.

Then came the "dirt cheap deck over" there is a big thread on pirate4x4 about it.



Now the F700 is how I roll.




Stage 2 of that build will come this summer.
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Also, I can not remeber why you put the angled tube on the bedside of the truck?
For when I drive through the woods I dont tear up the side of the bed. Going to put siders all the way down the side.
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I really like the looks of this truck and the way it runs. 2.5 tons under my super duty may not be a far out fantasy. Not today but some day and probably leaf springs instead of links. Would like to some day hit some hill and hole shit in south georgia/florida. Will need 450hp before that point though.


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You sound like quite the badass.
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Sure.

Here is what the current spring packs look like. Pretty overkill but it actually rides pretty nice. Going to loose most of the leafs in the pack and lift it another inch or two to help keep the tires out of the front fenders.



Going to get my lift and flex with these bad boys. As for the front I believe that I may install longer shackles and add a couple short leafs to the pack and get things level.

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I do what I want, travel the country for a good part of the year with my fiance and folks. Ride some of the craziest high powered horses you could imagine, while chasing bird dogs. Drive around in an F700 with a camper on the back of it. Roll coal, drink some whiskey, weld and build whatever I want. Have fun, fuck the system and in the off time build trucks.
Looks like you're pretty damn productive on those trucks of yours. So what is it that you actually do to accomplish that level of freedom and badassedness?
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Spend almost every waking moment working on something or doing something. Went to college, graduated with a welding degree. Quit my job I had since high school and decided to do some welding for people on my own. That funded alot of the Super Duty and picked up the F700 on trade. Quit welding for people and joined my father as a professional dog trainer and travel the country training dogs, riding horses and competing.

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I ride a lot. A lot as in 100 hours in a saddle in the past month.

My newest horse Big John. One of the most powerful Tennessee Walking horses you could find.
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Awesome Ford you have there. Nice horse also.


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I ride a lot. A lot as in 100 hours in a saddle in the past month.

My newest horse Big John. One of the most powerful Tennessee Walking horses you could find.

What's the HP on that thing?
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Atleast 2hp. He will roll cross country at close to 20mph over rough ass terrain. So much power that you cant really stop him, more like slow him down enough to turn and then keep going. Its a pretty wild ride I must say, very smooth though.
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I ride a lot. A lot as in 100 hours in a saddle in the past month.

My newest horse Big John. One of the most powerful Tennessee Walking horses you could find.
I'll toss in $20 to have that painted and hung on your mantle.
Or $50 to have that pic airbrushed on your F700.
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