1979 Ford F-350 Dually Is One Stylish Restomod Hauler

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With a mighty 7.3-liter Power Stroke diesel under the hood, this classic F-350 has it all!

There was a time, not too long ago, when dually pickups were only seen in places like farms and cattle ranches. These mammoth machines were the toughest of the tough, pulling trailers bigger than houses. But today, dually pickups are all the rage among the custom truck crowd. Scores of builders are slapping air suspensions and giant wheels under these massive rides, turning them into stylish cruisers. But rarely do you see classic trucks like this 1979 Ford F-350 receive that kind of treatment.

Which is surprising, because the look actually works. This former work truck, which we spotted over at Leake Auctions, looks right at home with modern 24.5-inch wheels tucked up under those classic fenders. And despite that, we doubt that this Ford F-350 will have any trouble loading up something heavy on that custom flat bed. But the suspension and rolling stock are only part of the story here.


The big surprise lurks under the hood, where you won’t find some kind of gas V8. Instead, there’s a much-beloved 7.3-liter Power Stroke diesel powering this classic rig. With a 6-speed manual transmission behind it, this old F-350 is ready to not only haul the goods, but uproot some tree trunks if needed.

To complete the swap, the builder also decided to make things easy and also install the entire dash and instrument panel from the donor Super Duty. Throw in a thumping stereo, power steering, hydro boost brakes, and air conditioning, and you’ve got all the comforts of a modern truck. With, of course, the timeless styling of the sixth-gen F-Series. It’s truly our kind of hauler, one that looks as good as it works. And proof that you can make a timeless classic just a bit better with some modern goodies!

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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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