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Ford F-350 Super Duty Truck Body Work - Resurrection

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James J. Weber | Writer
Posted September 15, 2006
Photographers: Kevin Blumer

Our Project Ford F-350 Truck Gets a Complete Aesthetic Body Overhaul

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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Sources

Gale Banks Engineering
Azusa, CA 91702
800-398-9256
www.bankspower.com
L&G Enterprises
San Dimas, CA 91773
909-599-2203
www.landgenterprises.com
Weld Wheel Industries
Kansas City, MO 64101
800-788-9353
www.weldracing.com
Toyo Tires
800-442-8696
www.toyotires.com
Full-Traction Suspension
Bakersfield , CA 93313
661-398-9585
www.full-traction.com
Dynatrac Products Inc.
714-596-4461
www.dynatrac.com
King Shock Technology Inc.
www.kingshocks.com
Hanson Enterprise
www.hansonenterprise.com
American Outfitters Inc.
www.4x4hummer.com
Hella Inc. USA
www.hella.com
Line-X of Kearny Mesa
www.linexofkearnymesa.com
Eaton Corporation/Detroit Locker
www.tractech.com
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