Well, we've officially lost it. This work truck F150 build is starting off with 173,000 miles on the odometer, a bed with far too many holes, some bedside and fender damage, decals from its former employer, rusty side steps, base steel wheels, mismatched tires, bad IWEs and hubs, and a lovely P0430 catalytic coverter code from a ruined Y-pipe. The real question is what is going right with this truck? Well, it's a SuperCrew Cab 5.0L V8 with 4WD and a clean title that we picked up for $9500.00. That's how inexpensive these trucks are becoming, more or less, and that makes them ripe for a few performance parts that can turn them into awesome vehicles - assuming you don't go broke on the maintenance. Follow us on this journey of transforming a tired workhorse into a genuine thoroughbred that can do a little bit of everything.
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A Big, Heaping Dose of TLC
With the truck having more than its fair share of issues and DTC Codes, we got down and dirty to fix this tired truck up before we started stacking on the modifications. We swapped out its Swiss Cheese bed rail caps, fixed its IWE system, and got it some new catalytic converter assemblies so that it could get back in fighting shape. Read more about it over here.
Total Suspension and Styling Overhaul
With most of our old Work Truck's problems taken care of, it was high time to give it a total overhaul in the suspension and styling departments with new wheels and tires thrown in. The truck got a complete do-it-all suspension package, new wheels, aggressive tires, awesome headlights and taillights, and a new mesh grille and shell. Read all the details over here.
A More Aggressive Look with even more Utility
With our XL's suspension overhauled, it was time to get rid of its base model appearance while keeping it even more capable than it was in its previous work truck life. Our old Workhorse got new off-road bumpers, bright and compact off-road lights, a tonneau cover, and an under-tonneau toolbox. Get all the details over here.