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Phil Dunievitz: 1975 Ford F-250

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2011 on November 1, 2011
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Photographers: 4 Wheel & Off-Road Staff

Driver: Phil Dunievitz
Co-Driver: Alex Baker
Stomping Grounds: Reno, NV
Some of our more astute readers may recognize Phil Dunievitz’s vintage pickup from the May ’08 cover and feature “Beautiful Beater.” This heavyweight F-250 has undergone quite a few changes since we spotlighted the classic in the magazine. So when Phil and his copilot, Alex Baker, sent in the application for the trip, we were happy to invite the fullsize enthusiast onboard. Though the trip started out well for the 500-horse monster, a low-speed rollover sent Phil to the hospital with a minor injury. This injury would ultimately force Phil and Alex to leave the UA sooner than planned, but with their sprits still held high. We have a feeling that this won’t be the last time you see the well-aged fullsize inside the magazine.


  • Engine: 460ci built by Rex Hutchinson Racing
  • Transmission: NV4500
  • Transfer Case: 4-speed Atlas (1:1, 2.72:1, 3.8:1, 10.34:1)
  • Front Axle: High-pinion Dana 60 with 35-spline Dutchmen axleshafts, Dynatrac diff cover, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
  • Rear Axle: Dana 60, Yukon 35-spline axleshafts, Dynatrac diff cover, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears


  • Springs & Such: Custom 4-link front with 12-inch-travel King coilovers and bumpstops, custom Chevy 1/2-ton rear leaf pack with 16-inch-travel Fox triple-bypass shocks
  • Tires & Wheels: 40-inch MTRs on 17x9 wheels
  • Steering: WFO high steer, Howe hydraulic assist


  • Custom bumper and cage, Warn winch, MasterCraft seats, Power Tank, wheelbase shortened by 20 inches

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