Explained: Ford F-750 Dump Truck Conversion

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This interesting video reveals “a day in the life of” a Ford F-750, and a Texas truck conversion shop.

There’s plenty of videos showing off how different exhaust systems sound on sports cars, but not so many on trucks. That changes today, because if you’re a fan of big diesel trucks, this video will be music to your ears.

The video by Big Truck Big RV starts off with a 6.7-liter Powerstroke diesel idling in a new 2017 Ford F-750. It certainly sounds nice; the narrator states it’s a bit louder in person than he’s used to. Apparently we can look forward to a video of him driving one of these trucks soon. Needless to say, we look forward to his driving impressions, as he seems to really know what he’s talking about.

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It looks like the video was shot at a company called “Truckers Equipment” in San Antonio, Texas. The shop says to specialize on conversions, which is why the new F-750 we heard idling was fitted with a dump bed for a construction company.

To do this, the frame must be shortened. The end of the frame is merely lopped off, with a steel reinforcing plate welded on to cap it off. As simple as it sounds, there’s a right and a wrong way to do this, and it appears that this shop does quality work. That’s good peace of mind if you’re sending your brand-new medium-duty truck there!

Some other work is demonstrated at the end of the video, and it was interesting to see not only a new F-750, but a “day in the life” of a shop that does these conversions.

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Cam Vanderhorst is a contributor to Harley-Davidson Forums, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and MB World. He is also a co-host of the Cammed & Tubbed podcast.

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