Ford Excursion Undergoes Killer Super Duty Conversion
Ford likely won’t ever build a new Excursion. But that didn’t stop a Ford Truck Enthusiasts member from doing it.
There are plenty of folks out there in the world that would happily line up for a brand-new Excursion, if Ford ever thought about building another one. The massive “King of SUVs,” as we like to call it, was a very beloved ride among enthusiasts while it roamed this earth. But since there’s roughly a zero percent chance Ford will ever bring it back, we have to get crafty. And part of that craftiness is grafting a newer Super Duty front end onto the Excursion, a popular conversion that Ford Truck Enthusiasts member Plat15_350 pulled off perfectly.
“I thought I would give back since I have received help from so many on here. I started with the cleanest 2004 Excursion I could find to build. Found a one-owner 6.0 with 126k. It already had an EGR delete and airbags with an onboard compressor.”
The first order of business wasn’t swapping out body parts, however. It was to replace the second and third row seats so that the OP could have shoulder strap seat belts in all three rows. Next up was some suspension work, which also had some purpose behind it.
“I removed the front and rear axles from a 2006 F-250 with the corresponding hardware and brackets needed for the conversion. Ended up buying new coil buckets and radius arm mounts as those were riveted on the donor truck. I wanted the coil set up for a couple reasons: better turning radius, bigger brakes, and better handling/ride. I also had a shop put these on. A big thanks to NicMike for helping me through the process.”
But then it was time to get down to the real meat of this build – that front end swap.
“I wanted to update the front end to look more modern. Decided to go with a 2016 conversion. I had a local shop do the conversion. Halfway into the job, we noticed the paint on the roof was chipping off so I decided to repaint the whole thing and remove the cladding. I like the look of the paint matched bumpers and decided to go that route as well.”
Personally, we think the OP did an amazing job modernizing his Ford Excursion. But as good as it looks now, he isn’t done with the build just yet. So, be sure and head over here to stay tuned for future updates!