Part II: Our F-250 Is Adventure Ready (At Last)
Roll Up Your Sleeping bag, stuff in that last pair of jeans, and meet us at the truck! Project Super Cross is just about finished and we're ready to hit the road. Last month we told you about the goal of transforming this '00 Ford Super Duty into a formidable cross-country wheeler, one that you could stuff with all your buddies, gear, and wheeling supplies and travel from one remote destination to another. With a deadline looming and only a little over a week before my dad and I were slated to leave on our journey from Wilmington, North Carolina, to Los Angeles, we still had plenty of work to do.
With the four-door shortbed taking up valuable space at Cape Fear 4x4, shop owner Danny Farrow, along with a few old friends and family that were bribed with promises of free meals, kicked it into high gear as we moved into the final stages of the build. With most of the drivetrain work done, we still needed to bolt on a few of the major components that would help our rig survive whatever terrain we would encounter. By using parts from common aftermarket companies such as Pro Comp and Interco, we knew that if we cut a tire or broke a leaf spring, we could find a replacement at one of the many 4Wheel Parts stores across the country, and that's peace of mind. Though there's never anything certain about a cross-country adventure, one thing we didn't count on was having so little in the way of a shakedown run with the truck. Be sure to check out next month's issue as we get started on our cross-country adventure and live to tell the tale. For more information on Project Super Cross and exclusive photos from the build, check us out at www.4wheeloffroad.com.
Tackling a project like this with as limited a time frame as we had is sometimes beyond ridiculous, and each time we pull it off it's simply mindboggling how we managed to get it done. To all our friends, family, and especially the crew at Cape Fear 4x4 for getting there early, staying late, and working through the holidays to help get this truck finished, we thank you.