• JP Magazine
  • Dirt Sports + Off-Road
  • 4-Wheel & Off-Road
  • Four Wheeler

1967 Ford F-250: First Ford For Rocks!

Posted in Project Vehicles on June 1, 2011 Comment (0)
Share this
1967 Ford F-250: First Ford For Rocks!

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.

If Chris Begley’s Ford doesn’t look like a ’67 F-250, that’s because he swapped out the rusted-out old body and bed for a ’99 F-150 cab and fiberglass bedsides and a front clip he found a great deal on. The one-piece fiberglass hood and bedsides were built by Trailer Products in Hemet, California, and help lighten up the truck.

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.

Tech Specs
1967 Ford F-250
Drivetrain
Engine: 400M
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
Suspension
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

View Slideshow

Related Articles

Comments

Connect With Us

Newsletter Sign Up

Subscribe to the Magazine

Sponsored Content