Truckasaurus. The rebirth and resurrection of a fallen legend

  • Figure I should start a build over here as it is now 6.0L time. I picked up this 87 in 1994 the year I graduated high school. It was my pride and joy for years. Almost sold it a couple of times but could never bring myself to do it

    Anyway fast forward through three kids, small business, wife and life and the truck started to look a little sorry. Wife said fix it or get rid of it.

    I chose to fix it.

    I decided long ago that this truck was something I wanted my kids to remember and with them being young still (3,6,9) it was time. I had a game plan and didn't want to really cut any corners so.....

    Dana 60 front and 14bff out of cucv
    Disc conv on rear
    Inboard shocks in rear, ford towers up front
    PSC hydro assist, pump, box, resi, ram
    New interior (M3 front seats, escalade bench)
    Autometer for everything
    38 km2's
    Abomb
    Shackle flip
    Much much $ to kurt over at DIY4X
    Gauntlet rear bumper
    Warn power plant winch
    High steer and crossover
    Softopper
    Full cage (diy4x)
    LQ9, 4L65e, NP242c with SYE
    HAD driveshafts and TC brake
    Dual AGM batteries with Hellroaring isolator / combiner
    Griffin combo LS radiator
    DIY4X sliders
    43 gallons of POR15

    And more to come.

    Anyway I know you came for pics so....
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    That pretty much brings us to where I am now. I wanted to do this in two stages. Stage one would be axles, steering, interior, brakes, suspension and body protection

    Stage two will be drivetrain, paint, electrical and dash.

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