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Ford F-350 Super Duty Truck Body Work - Resurrection

Posted in How To on September 15, 2006
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Photographers: Kevin Blumer

Wear and tear is a fact of life for trucks that get used for trail and transportation. Our F-350 Super Duty's shine had been tarnished by multiple trips into the dirt for photo shoots and racing coverage. We had concentrated our efforts on getting our S-D's running gear up to dirt-worthy par by adding Precision Gear gears and Detroit Lockers at both ends and a Dynatrac Combo Kit to strengthen our front axle's knuckles, wheel bearings, and steering system. We'd reclaimed our bed space by deleting the bed cage and building new mounts that ran a pair of long-travel shocks completly under the bed. The truck worked better than ever, even though aesthetically it was the worse for wear. To turn the truck's looks around, we enlisted help from several camps.

We started with American Outfitters in La Mesa, California, which was able to get the Hanson Enterprise front and rear bumpers mounted, the holes in the bed filled, and miscellaneous items repaired in preparation for the trip to the paint shop.

Then our friends at Line-X of Kearny Mesa in San Diego, California, applied a bulletproof spray-in bedliner that began the transformation from caterpillar into butterfly. Finally, the folks at L&G Enterprises in San Dimas, California, applied one of the most unique and stunning paint schemes that we have seen in years.

When all was said and done, the renovation of the truck came out just as everyone on staff had envisioned. We hope you appreciate all of the hard work and effort these companies contributed to the project as much as we do. Next time, we'll focus on the Full-Traction suspension that's now on our S-D's underside.

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Gale Banks Engineering
Azusa, CA 91702
L&G Enterprises
San Dimas, CA 91773
Weld Wheel Industries
Kansas City, MO 64101
Toyo Tires
Full-Traction Suspension
Bakersfield , CA 93313
Dynatrac Products Inc.
King Shock Technology Inc.
Hanson Enterprise
American Outfitters Inc.
Hella Inc. USA
Line-X of Kearny Mesa
Eaton Corporation/Detroit Locker

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