We think it’s darn cool when we run across guys who still wheel the first truck they bought back in high school. Chris Begley picked this Ford up as a teenager in Montrose, Colorado, 17 years ago and used it as his daily driver for school and work. Since then the truck has slowly morphed from a ’67 F-250 beater into a giant crawler and capable trail machine.
Over the past 11 years Chris has torn the old ranch truck apart and built it into the truck he has always dreamed about: rockcrawler, monster truck, and go-just-about-anywhere rig. He has spent many nights cutting, welding, and wrenching on the truck and prides himself on building the entire rig in his garage with just a little help from a few close friends. It may have taken Chris a number of years to get the truck out on the trail, but those long sleepless nights and dedication have really paid off.
1967 Ford F-250
Transmission: C6 Automatic
Transfer case: NP205
Front Axle: High-pinion Dana 60, 5.38 gears, Detroit Locker
Rear Axle: Dana 60, Superior Axle & Gear spool, 5.38 gears
Springs & Such: 3-link, Fox 18-inch triple bypass and 16-inch coilovers in front; 3-link, Fox 14-inch coilovers in rea
Tires & Wheels: 46/19.5-20 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws on 20x12 XD series wheels with Trail Ready beadlocks
Steering: PSC full-hydraulic system, double-ended ram
Other Stuff: Fiberwerxs carbon fiber dash, JE Reel driveshafts, Poison Spyder Dana 60 diff covers, T-Rex grille, Kar-Tek limit straps, Alpha Hook recovery hitch, salvaged F-350 radiator, Flex-a-lite electric fans