Is it Possible to Build the American Ford Dream?
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The image of a fullsize truck on high-elevation cliffs really sticks in your mind. Most Jeep people cringe when they see a fullsize guy tempting the generous body damage gods. Limits are not negotiable. Wed like to believe they are. And that we can miraculously transcend the rules of gravity or motion. But the truth is that we can not. Rules are rules. Yet we still find a power to rise above those pesky rules to claim our part of the dream. The dream of building a 4x4whatever brand it may bethat can go anywhere and do anything. Thats right! When we buy another truck or more components, we buy a bigger part of that dream.
The dream and the goal, Glen Fuller admits, was to build a go-anywhere and do-anything 4x4. His rules were simpleit had to be a Ford and it had to be a fullsize. With 144 inches of lengthy stance, the F-250 went beyond merely completing each cliff obstaclehe walked them. Theres opportunity in each obstacle. Each is an occasion to prove that fullsize vehicles with a little bit of right pedal can make anything possible.
The goal of building a fullsize comes in making the truck work with authority, control, and ease. If only it were that simple. The truck project will never be done, Glen says about his big ol 78 F-250. Since 1993 Glen has been putting precious resources into building the Ford and the results are cleara vehicle that can be driven anywhere. Today the ¾-ton has front and rear Dynatrac Dana 60s, a 6-inch Skyjacker lift, lower gears, lockers, and a 460 big-block. Is it possible to build the American Dream? Absolutely! Heres how.