CLASSIC OBS LINES WITH A 550-HORSE 7.3L
You look back over the last 100 years of pickup trucks and there are a few models that will always stand out. Some just had that look—no matter how old they get, anyone can appreciate them when they’re kept clean and simple. The ’56 Ford F100 or a shortbed ’69 Chevy, they’ll just forever be classics. For a diesel enthusiast, it’s hard to argue that the ’94-97 Ford OBS won’t be a model to fit that “classic” category as the years continue go by. It’s been 20 years since the OBS body style was replaced by the Super Duty and finding a nice, low-mileage example is virtually impossible. Every once in a while you’ll cross paths with one that makes you wish you’d never sold the one you had 15 years ago. Sure the 7.3L Power Stroke is short on power by today’s standards, but it was a solid engine put into a great truck.
Zac Gibson of Morgan, Utah, just happens to have one of those timeless old body style Fords. After speaking with him for a bit about the truck, we’d almost bet his blood runs Blue Oval blue. Gibson bought this 1997 single cab F-350 from the original owner with 55,000 miles on it clear back in 2001. Shortly after it was sporting a 9-inch suspension lift and 38x15.50 Thornburg mud tires, and while it was not real practical as a daily driver, Gibson fell in love