Company Giving Away ‘Remanufactured’ F-350

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Ford Truck Giveaway at Con Expo Hypes New Remanufacturing Service

A fully re-manufactured Ford F-350 adorned with patriotic graphics will be given away at the upcoming 2017 Con Expo trade show. The truck, built by IronDirect, will be on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 7 through 11.

IronDirect is a re-seller of various construction equipment, and the company has re-manufactured the prize F-350 specifically for Con Expo, an annual trade show focusing on the construction industry. The purpose of the build is to highlight IronDirect’s new remanufacturing service for fleet trucks. Similar to the process used by the U.S. military on its vehicles, the re-manufacturing process aims to save fleet owners money by making their current trucks last longer.

An intricate 12-step process brings downtrodden trucks back to life. After draining all fluids from the truck, the bed and cab are removed from the frame, and the engine, transmission and remaining drivetrain are replaced with rebuilt parts. After inspecting and repairing any frame damage, body repairs and fresh paint are performed to make the truck look brand new. Finally, IronDirect re-upholsters the interior, replaces the glass, if needed, and installs new tires.

Ford F-350

Unlike a general restoration, which can symbolize a wide variety of work, remanufacturing represents a standard. A number of global automotive associations recognize “reman” as a process with standardized benchmarks — which means you know exactly what you’re getting.

The F-Series and Ford Econoline are candidates for this process. They’re typically six to seven years old, and with over 100,000 miles on the odometer. Once completed, the trucks come with a three-year, 75,000 mile drivetrain warranty.

IronDirect’s goal is to offer these trucks at a 50% savings over similarly-equipped new trucks. The company claims it can complete the process in as little as 48 hours.

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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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