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Off-Road Rides - December 2013

Posted in News on November 1, 2013
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Rough-Riding Ford

Vehicle: 1980 Ford F-150 custom
Owner: Brian Day
Location: Parker, Arizona
Chassis: Heavily Modified (Desert Race Truck) Stock Class
Engine: Mustang Mach 1 400M with a 351 Cleveland 4 BBL heads and intake, 268 COMP Cams Thumper Cam, 10:1 compression ratio
Drivetrain: Get it in Gear C6 automatic, gated shifter, TCI torque convertor, LC Engineering custom driveshaft, fully built Ford 9-Inch rear differential with 4.86 gears and a spool, 35-spline axleshafts, 5/8-inch studs
Suspension: Custom I-beams with ADS Suspension 3.0 Triple Bypass shocks front with National springs, National springs in rear with ADS Suspension 3.0 Triple Bypass shocks
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Wilwood brake booster eliminator, braided steel brake lines
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.5R15 BFGoodrich Baja T/A tires
Interior: Race tagged rollcage
Other Parts: Rugged Radios helmet-to-helmet intercom, Lowrance GPS, Parker Pumper air unit, Simpson five-point harnesses, six KC HiLites HID lights, limit straps (front and rear)
Favorite Off-Road Area: Best in the Desert Race Course!

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Bumpside Dune Runner

Vehicle: 1972 Ford F-250 long bed
Owner: Jacob Conn
Location: Tulare, California
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 390ci FE V-8, Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, Edelbrock 600-cfm carburetor, MSD ignition, MSD 8.8mm Super Conductor spark wires, long-tube headers, RV cam, dual Flowmaster 40-series mufflers with exhaust dump in front of rear axle
Drivetrain: NP435 four-speed manual, Dana 24 T-case, Dana 44 closed knuckle front differential, Dana 60 rear differential, 4.10 gears
Suspension: Skyjacker 4-inch lift
Steering: Power steering added from 1978-79 Ford F-150
Brakes: Stock four-wheel drums, low gearing helps slow this beast down
Tires/Wheels: 35-inch Hercules Trail Diggers on 16-inch aluminum wheels
Interior: '92 Ford F-150 XL bench seat, doors and interior painted to match exterior, stock trim and roof lining, nineties era aftermarket cassette player (came with the truck)
Other Parts: FoMoCo Spotlight from sixties Ford police car, side mirrors off a ‘66 Ford, undercarriage and inner fenderwells coated, spray-in bedliner
Favorite Off-Road Area: Pismo Dunes, mud!

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Clean Classic Bow Tie

Vehicle: 1971 Chevy K10
Owner: Luke Reardon
Location: San Diego, CA
Chassis: Stock
Engine: 350ci Chevy V-8, Holley 4010 four barrel carburetor, Weiand aluminum intake manifold pink rod set
Drivetrain: SM465 four-speed manual, NP205 T-case, Dana 44 front differential, Dana 60 rear differential
Suspension: 4-inch lift front lift with Bilstein 5100 shocks, Deaver 5-inch lift springs
Steering: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Tires/Wheels: 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar tires mounted on 16-inch American Racing AR62 Outlaw Wheels
Interior: Fully 'caged
Favorite Off-Road Area: The deserts

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Submit Your Ride!

Want to see your off-road ride in OFF-ROAD Rides? Take a snap shot and email it to, or snail mail it to:
1733 Alton Parkway, Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92606

Please include the following information with your truck submission:
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