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Old 06-01-2017, 07:45 PM
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1985 F250 "big block"

Thought more about it lately, I have my newer truck for hauling and DD duties, and this one is primarily for play so how about a new off road project truck?

Its a 1985 F250, XLT Lariat. Bought it from the older gentleman whose house we purchased. Come to found out through detailed documentation he rebuilt the 460 in it with a stroker kit which bumped it up to 520 cubes. Advertised HP back in 2001 when he built it was 600 hp/500 something ft lbs torque. shes definitely seen some miles since then but still runs like a champ. Still stock otherwise.

Ill add some pics later, but currently thinking about a 4-6 inch lift and maybe 35's. again this truck is strictly a toy and weekend cruiser so I can have a little fun with it. cant realistically daily it since i burn a quarter tank on a 20 mile drive.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:21 PM
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sounds like a great idea. Pure weekend toy...why not.?
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Old 06-02-2017, 12:04 PM
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Just a quick pic I took after a good ol wash and hard shell wax. really woke up the old paint on it.
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:26 PM
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:31 PM
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You gotta go at least 44's with that long wheel base & that much HP!
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:26 PM
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Sounds good to me. Thats what i needed was some help deciding what direction to go. sad to say ive been out of the 4x4/off road game long enough to have forgotten much of the info i knew.
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:43 PM
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Sounds good to me. Thats what i needed was some help deciding what direction to go. sad to say ive been out of the 4x4/off road game long enough to have forgotten much of the info i knew.
Dude I'm with you! aper bag:

Seems like years since I've actually gone wheeling, but with the WB length & power Thats gotta become a bad ass family Mudder or something like that that can clear rocks or berms or what have you?
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Old 06-03-2017, 07:44 AM
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yeah this project would be more of a mudder/show off truck than a rock crawler. it would never do well on a real trail with the WB it has.

aside from a few dirt roads i havent gone off roading in many years. since I got rid of the jeep I think.
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1987 Ford F250 Broke
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2011 Ford F250 Main truck
2016 Jeep Patriot Wife's little jeep
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:35 AM
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yeah this project would be more of a mudder/show off truck than a rock crawler. it would never do well on a real trail with the WB it has.

aside from a few dirt roads i havent gone off roading in many years. since I got rid of the jeep I think.
Can you remind us about your jeep?
In other words post a picture of it?
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