The Ford super Duty (short for F-Series Super Duty) is a series of trucks manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Introduced in 1998 for the 1999 model year (the 1998 model year was skipped), the F-Series Super Duty trucks marked the addition of a heavy-duty pickup to the For F-Series range with the new versions of the F-250, F-350 and F-450 trucks, while the previous 1987-1997 F-Super Duty chassis cabs were replaced by the F-450 chassis cab and F-550 Super Duty.
The Super Duty trucks utilize a distinct chassis rom the lighter F-150, with heavier-duty chassis and suspension components to allow for higher payload and towing capacities; additionally, the product line continued the use of Ford PowerStroke diesel engines. With A GVWR over 8,500 lb (3,900 kg), Super Duty pickups are class 2 and 3 trucks while chassis cab trucks are class 4 and class 5. The F-Series Super Duty has been used as the bas chassis of the Ford Excursion full-size SUV.
The F-250 to F-550 Super Duty trucks are assembled at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, while medium-duty F-650 and F-750s are assembled at Ohio Assembly in Avon Lake, Ohio, (prior to 2016, medium-duty trucks were assembled in the Blue Diamond Truck venture with Navistar in Mexico). As of 2016, the Ford Super Duty is sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela (F-250 and F-350), Suriname, Brazil (F-350/F-4000), Argentina (F-4000 only), Angola (F-250 and F-350), Cambodia, the Middle East, and Iceland (F-350 only) in LHD only. In Suriname, even though traffic is on the left side of the road, the import and registry of left hand drive vehicles is allowed. In Australia, it was officially imprted in right hand drie from Brazil between 2001-06, however as of 2007, Ford no longer offers the Super Duty in Australia.
On this truck we will be diagnosing and repairing the engine for proper operation. We will be media blasting and giving this truck a new paint job. We will also be doing some interior work on the dash, seat belts and visors.
Prepping to be media blasted
The cab, doors, hood, fenders and panels after media blast.
Rear hub disassembly
Removal of fuel tank and Reinstallation
Engine Teardown and Diagnostics
Wiring removal and prepping parts for machine shop
Removal of windshield and damaged components
New front suspension and steering
Working on assembling the brake drums.
Breakdown of the front hubs.
Beginning to cut out the floor pan.
Cut out the floor pan on the driver’s side.
Pressing in the studs into the rear hubs.
Serviced the hub, cleaned and prepped for new races.
The new floor pan and rocker panel have been mocked up.
The drivers floor pan has been welded in.
Tack welded in the new passenger floor pan.
We have installed new rear hubs.
The hood mount spring has been repaired.
The engine is almost complete.
We have cleaned and painted the frame.
We have torn down the engine.
Engine block ready for some work to be done to it.
We have begun to rebuild the oil cooler.
The intake valve covers have been installed.
The engine is almost completely rebuilt.