Cool FactWhen the '73 Ford truck models were released, Ford set out to start "a new generation of better ideas."Cool Fact When the '73 Ford truck models were released, Ford set out to start "a new gene The phrase "they don't make 'em like they used to" is all too true. Maybe it's the bold and simplistic styling or the bulletproof factory drivetrain, but there's just something about the '70s Ford trucks that makes them timeless marvels. Piloting this '73 Ford F-350 is Rob Espinoza, an off-road technician from Randy's Off Road in Azusa, California. With the truck built for powering through endless mud pits, this classic bogger has played double duty as his weekend wheeler and daily driver since his high school days. Though high gas prices and the perpetual evolution of the build have convinced Rob that a more mild-mannered daily driver would be a good investment, he continues to hold strong and keep this big brute trailer-free. Though it's basic by today's high-zoot standards, we really dig the simplicity. Having everything you need and nothing you don't. Sometimes just taking a look back at the classic iron that once ruled the road can give you that bit of old-school inspiration you've been looking for. If the sheer size doesn't grab your attention, the Ford's raspy V-8 will. Built for power and longevity, a 460ci big-block was bored 0.060 over and tuned up so that every time this monster mudder gets on the gas, the goo goes flying. If the sheer size doesn't grab your attention, the Ford's raspy V-8 will. Built for power Tech Specs1973 Ford F-350DrivetrainEngine: 460ci, custom cam, bored 0.060 over, L&L headers, lots of head work, built by CMF MotorsTransmission: C6Transfer case: NP205Front Axle: High-pinion Dana 60, cut and rotated 23 degrees, 35-spline shafts, Detroit Locker, 5.13 gearsRear Axle: Dana 70, Detroit Locker, 5.13 gearsSuspensionSprings & Such: 8-inch lift via custom Atlas springsTires & Wheels: 44x19.50 Boggers on 15x12 Eaton 32-bolt beadlockssteering: High steerOther Stuff: 2-inch body lift, custom bed and reinforced frame, custom traction bars, 1410 yokes, '78 Ford 1-ton grille and frame With the front Dana 60 axle stuffed with 5.13 gears, 35-spline shafts, and a Detroit Locker, spinning the 44-inch Boggers through the mud is a fun and relatively worry-free. And since the Alcan springs give the truck a true 8 inches of lift, the differential was cut and rotated 23 degrees to improve the driveshaft angle shooting down from the NP205 transfer case.With the front Dana 60 axle stuffed with 5.13 gears, 35-spline shafts, and a Detroit Locke Furthering the truck's progression but still keeping that classic look was the goal of the build since its first set of 44-inch tires nearly three decades ago. With the frame reinforced, Rob built a custom tube bed to strengthen the rear, then converted the '73 bedsides into easily removable skins to keep the truck looking like a truck.Furthering the truck's progression but still keeping that classic look was the goal of the Tying in the bed 'cage to the cab and helping to keep the occupants cool and protected, a custom soft-top and interior 'cage was created for the massive F-series. We're definitely digging the sweet old-school bench seat, which provides the cushion for when the C6 starts handing out the power.Tying in the bed 'cage to the cab and helping to keep the occupants cool and protected, a By Ali Mansour Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!