2007 Ford F650 - Dream Cruiser

What Else Could A Guy Want In An F-650?

Bob Carpenter
Mar 1, 2007
Photographers: Bob Carpenter
When it comes to comparing size and practicality of design, guys can get a little out of hand. A company called The Utility Bodywerks in Elkhart, Indiana, is no different than anyone else-they want nothing but the best. So when it was time to figure out what kind of vehicle they wanted to haul their toys around (re: Harley-Davidsons), the conversation turned to the venerable Ford F-650 truck. Dream about what would be the perfect truck to haul a Harley around, and if this isn't what you imagine, you're messed up.
Photo 2/12   |   2007 Ford F650 right Side Angle
The '07 Ford F-650 came equipped with the biggest engine/transmission combo Ford offered: a 7.2L Caterpillar C7 diesel engine that churns out 860 lb-ft of torque and 300 hp coupled with an Allison 3000 six-speed automatic transmission. All you have to do is mash the throttle. The enormous rig gets 8-12 mpg.
The front suspension was modified by Kelderman, while the front of the truck was cosmetically enhanced by a Bremen Components front-down spoiler. A special rear crash guard was fabricated by The Utility Bodywerks. The tank covers were custom made, as were the diamond plate covers.
Photo 3/12   |   2007 Ford F650 right Front Angle
Kelderman had some tricks up its sleeve when it came to the rear of the truck too. The company installed a hydraulic system with remote controls that allows the bed to lift off the chassis and move to a position that is flat on the ground behind the truck for loading special toys. Using the remote control, the bed can then be picked up and put back on the chassis of the truck.
The interior features four captain's chairs with a custom floor console that runs the full interior length of the truck. Custom wood treatment throughout the truck really adds to the luxury. LED lights in the overhead center beam are trippy, and multiple flip-down screens are available (with a navigation system, of course). ABC Marketing added LED lighting to the running boards and taillights.



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