Ford F-250 Bigfoot Replica: FTE’s New Favorite Truck! (Video)

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Bigfoot’s spirit is alive and well thanks to this man’s passion, ingenuity, and a stunning Ford F-250 Highboy.

You know the name. Bigfoot. Regardless of the generation, folks know two things about the iconic truck: it means business, and it’s blue. The huge Ford F-250 defined an emerging sport, and along the way, it gathered millions of adoring fans.

Believe it or not, Bigfoot didn’t just start out as a huge, high dollar, professional monster truck. Nope, the legend began with a regular ‘ole Ford truck from Ferguson, Missouri.


Bigfoot #1, as it’s known today, began its life as an F-250 Highboy purchased new by Bob Chandler in 1974. As an avid outdoorsman, Chandler was disenchanted with the lack of four-wheel-drive parts availability in the midwest at the time. So, he formed “Midwest Four Wheel Drive” to fill that void, and business quite literally took off.

The lifted truck was eventually given the nickname “Bigfoot” by one of his employees, thus, a legend was born. Before long, the original big blue truck was competing in truck and tractor pulls, mud runs, and other events.

The 1977 F-250 you see here by DaTrUtHhUrTsDoNtIt is a faithful replica of the earliest version of Chandler’s legendary truck. Although pictures and information surrounding Bigfoot #1 are hard to come by, it’s clearly about as close as you can get. Even better? The owner isn’t afraid to drive it. Needless to say, everyone at Ford Truck Enthusiasts is absolutely drooling over this bad boy.

The monster truck world today looks a whole lot different than it once did. But the universally beloved sport and its prodigal child haven’t faded. In fact, they’re as popular as they’ve ever been!

Rock on, Bigfoot!

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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