1977 F-350 Megacab Powerstroke Build Takes Shape

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1977 F-350

Tons of custom metal mastery and an injection of modern flair make this 1977 F-350 dentside a project worth watching.

It’s no secret that we here at FTE love dentsides. So, when we discovered that one of our members was transforming a 1977 F-350 into a Powerstroked Megacab with an eye toward the 2018 SEMA show, it obviously caught our attention. Especially when we saw the rendering of this incredible beast. And while we tend to lean toward the traditional side of things, we can’t help but appreciate this modernized classic.

After all, it kinda looks like the brand-new F-Series pickup we dream about buying off a Ford lot. And since that dream is very much unlikely to ever come to fruition, we’ll just have to watch 77megacab put this beauty together in his build thread. By the way, the thread is moving along rather quickly. Despite only going at it for a couple of months, he’s made some considerable progress.

1977 F-350

After sourcing a pair of Supercab bodies, it was time to get down to the dirty (metal) work. First, the firewall and floorpan from a 2016 Super Duty were welded in to make room for the 6.7 liter diesel. As far as body mods go, the intentions are to maintain the 6ft bed and flare the fenders. And of course, stretch the cab and rear doors for a little more leg/storage room.

1977 F-350

But when you’re doing something that no one else has really done before, it’s hard to tell just how much stretching is enough. A little trial and error (and input from the forum) was needed. Most thought the cab looked good after 14 additional inches, but 77megacab wasn’t quite satisfied. So he chopped 2.5″ back out of the rear doors and got exactly the look he was going for.

1977 F-350

Shortly afterward, we were treated to a rendering of the interior. Which looks absolutely killer, with a modern Super Duty dash and color matched stitching. In this case, we’ll forgo our love of flat vinyl benches for a little extra comfort.

1977 F-350

As of now, the body is sitting on the frame, with the flared front fenders installed and engine in place. The progress that 77megacab has made on his 1977 F-350 so far is nothing less than incredible. Especially when you consider the fact that he admits he’s never done anything like this before. Chances are, nobody else has, either. We strongly encourage you to follow along with his killer build here. You can bet we will be, too.

1977 F-350

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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