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YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: ’97 Ford F-350

OWNER: Thomas Porter HOME­TOWN: Te­mec­ula, Cal­i­for­nia ENGINE: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8

TRANS­MIS­SION: E4OD four-speed au­to­matic

ODOME­TER: 183,000 miles FUEL ECON­OMY: N/A MOD­I­FI­CA­TIONS: Gar­rett T38 ball-bear­ing tur­bocharger with a DieselSite Wicked Wheel 2 com­pres­sor wheel, 4-inch tur­bocharger-back straight pipe, Riffraff Diesel Per­for­mance bel­lowed up-pipes, 6.0L in­ter­cooler, AFE Power cold-air in­take and fil­ter, Dyno Proven six-po­si­tion tuner, Jeff Cozy–built E4OD trans­mis­sion and trans­fer case, In­land Em­pire Driv­e­line Ser­vice up­graded drive­shafts, ’14 Ford Su­per Duty front and rear axle swap with elec­tric lock­ers, 1¼-inch Heim-joint steer­ing and track bar, Deaver Spring leaf pack, Fabtech Mo­tor­sports 2-inch Dirt Logic by­pass shocks in rear, 39x13.50R17 Toyo Tires Open Coun­try M/T tires, 17-inch Bal­lis­tic Off-Road Jester wheels, Fire­stone Ride-Rite air-spring sys­tem, in-dash DVD player, Bose stereo sys­tem, AMP Re­search Pow­erSteps for Ford Su­per Duty, Rigid In­dus­tries LED fog­lights, HID head­lights, Au­toMeter Com­pe­ti­tion In­stru­ments gauges

OWNER SAYS: “This truck has been in my fam­ily since it was new. My un­cle bought it and then his son owned it for a lit­tle while. I bought the truck in 2005, and my dream started. This has been a one-of-akind project. I have been asked, ‘Would you sell it?’ a lot. This truck can never be re­placed, so when I’m too old to climb in, I’ll give it to my son.”

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