Gearhead of the Week #43

Robbie Blackwell has a 1999 Ford F350 that he's taken completely apart, all the way down to the frame.

Robbie said he stripped and repainted the frame. The suspension was replaced completely with an air ride system, and the front beams were replaced with new ones, lowering it more than 3''. The rear was moved to the top of the leaf springs, and all but two lenders were removed so the air bags would be doing all the work. All of the glass was also replaced.

"There is nothing that wasn't either modified, replaced or rebuilt," Robbie said. "It's a real eye-catcher, and at times, gets more attention than I want."

The inside cab was covered by dynamat, and he built a custom speaker console for the rear and replaced the rear bench seat with two bucket seats, just like the front. All the interior trim panels and the four seats were re-covered with a material that looks like carbon fiber, Robbie says. He also did all of the trim work, including making the seat covers. The dash was painted black, and some of it was covered with real carbon fiber. The four-door interior trim panels were modified to fit larger and much better speakers, then smoothed and painted Gloss Black.

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Comment by Howard E.Simms on March 1, 2012 at 9:48am

im switching to the DARK SIDE!


Comment by william cozens on January 9, 2012 at 10:38pm

jaw dropping wow. gotta say that is a damn good lookin ride

Comment by alex sanders on December 19, 2011 at 8:08pm

not a ford guy at all but this is a pretty damn nice ford


Comment by Roger Johnson on December 19, 2011 at 4:33pm

that is one sweet ride

Comment by Gabriel Mcbee on December 15, 2011 at 12:45pm
That's Bad In The Bones
Comment by Michael Lee Matkosky on December 14, 2011 at 10:54pm

Comment by Patrick W. Morrone 5 hours ago

Nice to se there still true DIYERS when comes to there personal rides. Great job Robbie glad to hear you did al the work your self including interior of truck

True DIYers? You saying that the others were shop built?

Comment by Daniel Ford on December 14, 2011 at 10:25pm

nice ford

Comment by Robbie Blackwell on December 14, 2011 at 5:44pm

Thanks guys. I don't use it as a work truck any more, but I'm always finding some work to do to it. I'll make more pictures and post them soon. Thanks again.

Comment by Patrick W. Morrone on December 14, 2011 at 5:27pm

Nice to se there still true DIYERS when comes to there personal rides. Great job Robbie glad to hear you did al the work your self including interior of truck. That is probably where I'd take my ride to a interior shop.

Comment by montanopools on December 14, 2011 at 4:52pm
very cool,if Batman had to haul all his bad ass crap around this is what he'd have!

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