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2001 F250 Ford Super Duty - Everyman's Support Truck

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Jerrod Jones | Writer
Posted March 1, 2009
Photographers: Dennis Gregory

A Super Duty Built For Work

What kind of support truck would you build for supporting your livelihood? Would it have giant tires and get horrendous fuel economy? Would it have so much power that it could spin the earth the wrong direction when you got on the accelerator?

Or would it be everything you needed it to be and nothing more? Our perfect work truck would have tires just big enough to get us through 95 percent of what we'd encounter and sufficient power to comfortably climb grades with big loads while not being a black smoke belcher. It'd be easy to drive, easy to load (not too tall), and would still go places a stock truck could not.

Dennis Gregory of Oceano, California, had just about the same perfect plan for his 2001 Ford Super Duty F-250. And luckily for him, he stuck to that plan instead of getting caught up in the excitement of giant tires and quadruple-digit torque numbers. Dennis owns a 4x4 shop just a few miles from Pismo Dunes, and he's seen too many trucks and fixed too many broken parts to not build a sensible Super Duty when it came time to modify his own truck. He needed something that would be ultra reliable and functional because this truck supports his livelihood. And we can attest to the utility of the F-250's build, as it's come to the rescue of OFF-ROAD's toys more than once (thanks again!).

This Super Duty doesn't have all the flash that our own Project STD does, but it runs 100 percent of the time and is a heck of a lot easier to park than ours. Wanna trade, Dennis?

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