This 1977 For F-150 has come a long way since it won Cheap Truck Challenge back in 2013! Until I got my hands on it the truck had lived its entire life in the Carson Valley, although since then I have driven it as far as Cabo San Lucas and Anchorage. It still has the vintage sheetmetal and patina, nearly every aspect of the dentside F-150 has been upgraded over the years to stand up to the 40-inch Nitto Trail Grapplers. The original 351W, NP435, and NP205 have been upgraded with a 460, ZF5, and Off Road Design Doubler that puts an NP203 range box in front of the NP205. Three-inch bypass shocks damp the Super Duty axles and make the Ford just as fun going fast as the ORD Doubler makes it fun going slow.
ZF5 Built and Installed by Axleline
Off Road Design NP203/NP205 Doubler
Axleline Drivelines with 1350 CV Joints, Heavy Wall Tubing, and Ford Flanges
High Pinion Dana 60 w/ 5.13 Sierra gears, Detroit Locker, chromoly axle shafts, CTM u-joints, Dynatrac Free Spin Kit, Dynaloc hubs, Dynatrac ball joints
Sterling 10.5 Axle w/ 5.13 Sierra gears and Detroit Locker
3-Inch Three Tube Bypass Shocks
40×13.50R17 Nitto Trail Grapplers–
17×8.5 TrailReady HD beadlock wheels
Chris Durham Motorsports 7075 Aluminum Tie Rod
I LOVE THIS TRUCK❤️❤️❤️This BIG NOSTALGIC BEAUTY doesn’t BORE OR SNORE ???? it ROARS ???? It is my FAVORITE BIG WHEELER EVER????????????This truck has THE PASSION, THE SWEAT EQUITY AND LOVE OF THE HOBBY that makes it STAND OUT! Tough parts, ADVENTURE SEEKING AND the skills of Harry Wagner offRoading Journalism make this COMBO A SURE ???? WINNER????????????
Hey man, I really like this truck. It’s a great build. Do you have any axle wrap issues with the leaf springs, tall tires and big block?