Project BluMajik 1995 Ford F-350 Makeover

Continuing our last (for now) studies on cosmetic updates we are generating our 1995 Ford F-350 (“Job BluMajik”), with information on how we rejuvenated the dually’s defeat-up bed with additions that further more greatly enhance the truck’s new, new visual appeal. Back-monitoring via these articles will bring you up to […]

Continuing our last (for now) studies on cosmetic updates we are generating our 1995 Ford F-350 (“Job BluMajik”), with information on how we rejuvenated the dually’s defeat-up bed with additions that further more greatly enhance the truck’s new, new visual appeal.

Back-monitoring via these articles will bring you up to speed on the subject areas that have been included therefore far in the miniseries.

Challenge BluMajik: The Dwelling Extend
Challenge BluMajik: Lights and Trim

A pickup’s bed is its heart and soul, and it has many uses. Initial and foremost, the space is a carryall, but it also can be a workbench, a distribution centre, and even a sleeping quarters (have faith in us on that one). As “Massive White,” our F-350’s cargo location endured a lot of many years of challenging use–not abuse–by carrying large car or truck and truck parts, staying saturated with different fuels and lubricants, publicity to the factors (yes, even snow during a journey to Northern California), and many others.

As the transition to BluMajik took area, we in the beginning addressed the mattress by giving it a great cleansing and Line-X protecting coating, and organized it for the addition of Transfer Flow’s toolbox/70-gallon fuel tank, to switch independent gas-, and products-storage items that eaten around 44 inches of place into the bed (calculated from the front wall). The combo unit is extra economical, as it can help us reclaim 22 inches of usable cargo spot, and boosts auxiliary fuel capacity by 40 gallons. With the two additional tanks (inventory 20 gallon and a Transfer Circulation 40-gallon device mounted on the driver’s facet frame rail), BlueMajik can now carry adequate diesel to journey a prolonged way without the need of needing a fuel quit.
Defending cargo is a further concern, and a mattress (“tonneau”) address is the common go-to accessory for acquiring this variety of security. Nevertheless, for aged-bodystyle (1992 to 1997) Ford pickups, the tonneau ship has prolonged considering the fact that sailed. Like many other neat parts that are readily obtainable for late-design rigs, businesses no lengthier devote in manufacturing or stocking bed addresses for OBS F-Collection. And, with BluMajik possessing a toolbox that impedes 22-inches into the bed, “tailor made” was the only choice.

Fortunately (and make a take note of this), Extang can generate a version of its Trifecta 2. folding smooth address. You have to dig deep into the world wide web internet site to uncover it, and technically it is a super-particular-buy accessory. We’re essentially very proud of the way the cover turned out, as it was made “in the blind,” so to speak. By e-mail, we presented an Extang engineer with a schematic diagram (measurements) of the toolbox. He then experienced us get into the truck’s mattress and just take a number of measurements, from which he in the end calculated the dimension for BluMajik’s personalized protect.

As you see in the shots and stroll-all-around video, the tonneau cover’s fitment is spot on. Saul “The Surgeon” Gutierrez of Equipment Driven Automotive in Northridge, California, had it set up in only a couple of minutes (making certain squareness with the bed is the most time-consuming undertaking). The go over suits suitable up against the toolbox, and also sits flush with the tailgate for a very good seal. The only gaffe in the measuring/creation procedure was not factoring in the pull latches on the entrance of the box, but this oversight is easily remedied by a little bit increasing the higher portion (yes, the toolbox is up/down adjustable) right until the latches clear, and then generating a tiny spacer to thoroughly clean up the side profile. Truthfully, the bed sees the lion’s share of use and get the job done, so we just may well leave it alone.

The picture set incorporates a number of historic pictures, as well as shots of all the newness. As you see, our 26-yr-aged rig is definitely coming into a new area with the updates. All over again, this entire venture was embarked on in response to the selling price of newer crew-cab, diesel pickups (particularly duallys). If your spending budget can assist paying out upwards of $80,000 for a model-new rig, by all means, purchase it. But, we also hope you will choose note of the modifications produced on our F-350. The outdated-truck market is thriving. For a much smaller sized financial investment, you can decide up a fantastic one particular and change it into some thing you’ll be quite satisfied with.

Elida Schollmeyer

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