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August 3, 2023

1988 Ford F250


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Journey back in time and witness the revival of a classic American workhorse with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1988 Ford F250 in Sherman, Texas. This vintage Ford pickup is more than just a truck; it’s a piece of automotive history, and we’re dedicated to bringing it back to its former glory. Join us on this captivating visual journey through the restoration process, where rugged nostalgia meets modern upgrades and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving automotive legacies shines through in every restoration project we undertake. With the 1988 Ford F250, we’re not just restoring a truck; we’re reimagining its journey. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts painstakingly breathe new life into every aspect, from the robust engine to the resilient bodywork.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we meticulously craft and refine every detail, from the exterior’s original design to the interior’s modern comforts, we’re resurrecting a symbol of American reliability and craftsmanship. Whether you’re a classic truck enthusiast, a collector, or someone who appreciates the timeless allure of vintage pickups, our restoration projects epitomize the best of American automotive history.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics transforms this 1988 Ford F250 into a work of art that’s ready to hit the open road once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own journey with Texoma Classics, where the past meets the present in automotive excellence.


This truck came in for a brand new paint job and rebuild the engine.


Beginning the teardown process for media blast.

Removed the core support and have begun removing the interior.

The bed and doors have been removed.

The fenders have been removed.

We have completely removed the cab from the chassis.

Post media blast review of the cab, bed, doors, fender and hood.

The cab and doors have been epoxy sealed after being media blasted.

The chassis has been primed in the paint booth.

We have the cab up on the rotisserie to begin the body work.

There were 2 spots we cut out due to rust.

Doing some bodywork on the roof of the cab.

There were a couple of dents on the rear of the cab that we pulled out.

Continuing with the bodywork on the cab.

We have completed the bodywork on the roof.

We have welded in patches where the rust was cut out.

We have repaired cracks in the firewall cowl.

We have moved the cab into the paint booth to be sprayed with primer.

The cab has been primed and we are doing the final block sanding.

Removing old insulation and heat mat from the cab floorboards.

Beginning to rebuild engine, installed header gasket, fuel pump, oil pump, cam shaft and oil filter housing.

Oil pan, timing cover, rear main seal and rear cover installed.

We have removed the complete rear-end to replace with a brand new one.

The second header, lifters and keepers are being installed.

Intake manifold and valley pan installed

We have gotten the engine painted black.

We are doing some final sanding before we prime.

We have moved the cab and hood in the paint booth for the final prime.

Final block sanding before we paint.

The new rear differential has been delivered, we will be installing the brakes next. 

The new brake on the driver side has been completed and the passenger side is almost complete.

We have gotten the rear axle reinstalled on the chassis.

The engine has been installed on the chassis.

We have reinstalled the gas tanks onto the chassis.

The brake and fuel lines have been run throughout the chassis.

We have gotten the transmission and transfer case installed.

We have installed the belts, fuel hose and oil filter on the engine.

We have the bed in the paint booth and have sprayed it with epoxy sealer.

We noticed that the gear ring has been damaged. So we will be replacing it with a new one.

We have installed new U joints on the drive shaft.

We have successfully installed brand new shocks for enhanced performance.