If Chris Begley’s Ford doesn’t look like a ’67 F-250, that’s because he swapped out the ru
We think it’s darn cool when we run across guys who still wheel the first truck they bought back in high school. Chris Begley picked this Ford up as a teenager in Montrose, Colorado, 17 years ago and used it as his daily driver for school and work. Since then the truck has slowly morphed from a ’67 F-250 beater into a giant crawler and capable trail machine.
Over the past 11 years Chris has torn the old ranch truck apart and built it into the truck he has always dreamed about: rockcrawler, monster truck, and go-just-about-anywhere rig. He has spent many nights cutting, welding, and wrenching on the truck and prides himself on building the entire rig in his garage with just a little help from a few close friends. It may have taken Chris a number of years to get the truck out on the trail, but those long sleepless nights and dedication have really paid off.
1967 Ford F-250
Transmission: C6 Automatic
Transfer case: NP205
Front Axle: High-pinion Dana 60, 5.38 gears, Detroit Locker
Rear Axle: Dana 60, Superior Axle & Gear spool, 5.38 gears
Springs & Such: 3-link, Fox 18-inch triple bypass and 16-inch coilovers in front; 3-link, Fox 14-inch coilovers in rea
Tires & Wheels: 46/19.5-20 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws on 20x12 XD series wheels with Trail Ready beadlocks
Steering: PSC full-hydraulic system, double-ended ram
Other Stuff: Fiberwerxs carbon fiber dash, JE Reel driveshafts, Poison Spyder Dana 60 diff covers, T-Rex grille, Kar-Tek limit straps, Alpha Hook recovery hitch, salvaged F-350 radiator, Flex-a-lite electric fans
There’s not much left of the Ford’s original frame. Just behind the cab, Chris used 112-in
The factory Dana 44 front axle was swapped out for a high-pinion Dana 60 that Chris pulled
Chris wanted to keep the original 400M engine, so it was rebuilt for dependability using T