It seems the custom truck–building world has become a little crowded in the past few years. Too often it seems that builds fall into formulaic traps using the same types of parts or the same methods to achieve a similar look.
There are some folks who use their diesel trucks as daily drivers and others who may only use their rigs for occasional trips. Then there’s another segment of diesel enthusiasts: folks who really push their truck to its limit and beyond.
Late last year a collective cheer resonated among Fordophiles. The occasion? The company announced that it would stamp the ’15 F-150’s body from lightweight aluminum thereby shedding some 700 pounds from each truck.
Let’s be honest: No project that takes place in the garage is ever as easy as we think it will be. But that sentiment applies doubly in the case of Scott Thoren’s ’71 Ford F-250 crew cab, which the family calls “Frank.
“When I bought the truck, I told myself and everyone else it was ‘staying stock.’ About 4,000 miles later, Edge Products came out with tuning for the 6.6L Duramax LML and my ‘stock’ truck became another project.”