Unique paint, four doors, short bed, and contemporary wheels. Very now and I like being in the now.
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It has always been said the best truck is a Ford body, Chevy interior and Allison transmission, with the Dodge Cummins engine. Someone tried to build the best possible truck and this one might be just right for us all. I was frankly excited to see this one for sale. Come take a look at the truck Ford should have built from the get-go.

Nice Powerstr.... wait! That ain’t no Powerstroke! You lying turd! That’s a Cummins!
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This is a 2004 Ford F-350 with the King Ranch package. Miles of sumptuous leather and brown golden fluffy goodness. I love the KR interiors. They remind me of a well worn baseball glove. I wonder if they smell the same way? I’d make sure mine would!

It has always cracked me up how bad the dash is on these trucks. Big panel gaps and buttons made for people who type with boxing gloves.
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Alone this would be an expensive truck, even if it retained its early 6.0l Powerstroke engine. It is exceptionally clean for its age and regardless of a less-than-desirable-color, I think it would find a buyer for much more than anyone should pay.

Good boy, you kept it with the original front end. The LCI (BMW terminology here) front end looks better but there is something genuinely appealing about the spartan looking first gen that Ford gave us.
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This seller removed the infamously unreliable six-liter and tossed in a 5.9l Cummins out of the last year they were available - 2007. Some how... it fits?! The engine bay, nay, the entire front clip of a Ford seems so tiny. They absolutely wedge in their own engines... how do you fit a big straight six? Apparently it is possible with little to no major modifications - even the windshield cowling was retained!

I want to rub my butt on these seats. I bet it feels good.
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There isn’t much available about this truck, aside from a 135k mile chassis with an engine with about 10k less than that. It merely adds it still has an automatic transmission and I hope to god that they didn’t bring over the Dodge transmission with the Cummins engine. That would be the equivalent of going two steps forward and one step backwards while stepping on a nail, getting tetanus and eventually lockjaw... But at least once you can’t speak we can’t hear you b%#^@$ about needing another transmission rebuild...

A bit oily but maybe they used a copious amount of WD-40 to detail it?
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I’m frankly in love. If I a spare $26,500 laying around I’d be hopping on the I-80 straight to Reno to bring this Franken-Ford home...

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Who am I kidding...?!!! We all know that would never happen!

You mean I can’t even get an aftermarket touch screen for close to 30k? ICE needed! Needs to be BURRRRR cold in here!
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