Had enough yet? We didn’t think so, either . . .
Once upon a time, this rig was the envy of off-roaders everywhere, a state-of-the-art test bed for the latest space-age technology from the 4x4 aftermarket. Now, forlorn and forgotten, it sits gathering dust and insects in our local elephant’s graveyard, i.e., The Place Where Project Rigs Go to Die.
It was not always thus. Over several months in 2002 the big silver Ford was treated to a slew of brand-new components with the aim of making it the ultimate SD trail rig: Dynatrac Pro 60s, ARBs and Precision Gears, a Warn M15000, Avalanche Engineering tubework and body armor, 47-inch Michelin XMLs on 20-inch Trailreadys, a Rough Country suspension, Flowmaster and ATS hop-ups, and lots more. Over the years, however, parts have mysteriously come and gone, been swapped out or donated to other rigs, and the Ford now sits in a far corner of our parking lot, slowly being reclaimed by nature. Rumor has it that someone hops in and fires up the ol’ 7.3L Powerstroke every now and then, but nowadays, we’re working with the state of California to have the Super Duty declared a Designated Bug Habitat, and we’ll keep you posted as things develop.
In its heyday, every exterior panel of the Ford was treated to custom bending and bodywork.
Having a yard sale? This Ford is a rolling yard sale!
The Fabtech 4.0 Dirt Logic suspension was not the first kit swapped into the Ford, but it’s still one of the best. Too bad it never gets used.
Preserving the environment: Our Super Duty now serves as a habitat for Wheeler’s Tree Spider (Araneus Peweus), a threatened arachnid species.