Scott Lemelin drives his ’02 Ford F-350 to and from the navy base in Key West, Florida, all week long, and he blasts around wherever he wants to go on the weekends. And when we say “wherever” we mean it! The truck has a 14-inch Fabtech lift kit on it to add a whole lot more ground clearance.
The 14-inch lift kit from...
The 14-inch lift kit from Fabtech sets the tone of this truck.
With all that extra space in the wheelwells, there needed to be something to fill it up. So Scott went with a set of 40-inch Toyo Open Country M/T tires mounted on 20-inch SC series rims. Racerunner reservoir shocks by Sway-A-Way control the ride. The front shocks are 3 inches in diameter and include a coilover kit, while the rear shocks are 2-inch-diameter units.
With the big, 40-inch Toyos, Scott needed to calm the steering down, so he added Top Gun Customz dual steering stabilizers to take care of any potential wobbles.
Racerunner shocks from Sway-A-Way keep the ride smooth.
“We’re always impressed by reader- built trucks that look good and perform well on a daily basis in the real world.”
The Power Stroke was massaged a bit with the addition of a K&N filter-only, MBRP 6-inch smoke stacks (with Meca Truck chrome rain caps), and an Edge Evolution programmer in a custom pillar pod. Three other gauges (volts, EGT, and trans temp) are also mounted in the pod.
Nice details abound on the truck. For example, Scott painted the engine cover to match the shocks. He also painted the grille and added spikes. The dash panels were painted black, while the interior door handles were painted black and red to match the exterior paint. The seats are covered with a nylon-type material from Cover King that is very heavy-duty and doesn’t flinch at the mud Scott drags into the truck.
Creature comforts include a VR3 touch-screen stereo, while Dukes of Hazzard air horns (which play the “Dixie” song) keep Scott laughing.
We’re always impressed by reader-built trucks that look good and perform well on a daily basis in the real world. Good job, Scott!
After seeing some snapshots...
After seeing some snapshots Scott Lemelin sent in of his ’02 Ford F-350, we knew the truck deserved more than just a Bragging Rights entry.
Vinyl-like seat covers from...
Vinyl-like seat covers from Cover King keep the mud off the factory seats.
The pillar pod holds gauges...
The pillar pod holds gauges for monitoring the volts, EGT, and trans temp. The Edge Evolution programmer is mounted at the bottom.