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1996 Ford F-250 - Black And Blue

Posted in Features on February 1, 2011
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Luke Gibson's original intent for his Ford looked nothing like what you see before you. Looking to build a vehicle that would haul his friends quickly around the desert, Luke's project began with a fullsize '96 Ford F-250. The large cabin space provided ample room needed to transport four large guys around comfortably and still leave room for necessary off-road equipment. As the transformation began, Spirit Design and Development out of El Cajon, California, quickly turned a mild-mannered machine into a get-the-heck-out-of-my-way rocket ship.

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Vehicle: '96 Ford F-250
Owner: Luke Gibson
Chassis: Custom 4130 chassis with partial OE stock retained and strengthened
Engine: Ford Big Block 521ci V8, Ford Motorsport Super Cobra Jet heads, Eagle crank, Holley 850 carb, NGK plugs
Drivetrain: Borg Warner 4407 t-case, Culhane E40D tranny, Dana 50 front, Chrissman 10 1/4 rear, 4.30 gears, Spool
Suspension: Ford TTB custom made, KING shocks, Spirit four-link rear
Steering: Howe Performance hydraulic assist, Spirit crossover setup
Brakes: CNC six-piston calipers, 14-inch rotors
Tires/wheels: BFG Baja T/A KR, Robby Gordon bead lock
Interior: Spirit Dash, Lowrance GPS, Kenwood radio, Mastercraft seats, Auto Meter, Art Carr, MOMO, PCI Race Radios intercom
Other Parts: ACRO HID lights, Hella Rallye 4000 HID lights,
Favorite Off-Road Area: Plaster City, Ocotillo Wells, Nevada, Colorado, Montana

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