Originally Posted by TheCrimsonKing
has ford ever made this truck:
1997 ford f350 xlt hd v8 powerstroke turbo diesel super crew cab long bed off road dually?
SOME NOTES I'VE CUT AND PASTE FROM OTHERS....
to the general public = NO....BUT......if you had connections and money you could special order them.
ordered from factory, built in Jefferson, Kentucky, "a certain guys uncle worked as an automotive engineer for 30 years.
his other uncle helped put it together on the factory floor",
got all the paperwork for my 97/DRW/4WD/CCLB from PO 11,600miles on odo bought in 1999.
The crew cab 4x4 7.3 trucks are practically overloaded on the front axle when they rolled out of the factory.
There were no factory built dually 4x4 with beds on them prior to the 1999 model year.
You could get a chassis cab 4x4 dually.
The rear frame rails on a chassis cab are different so putting a DRW bed on one won't look right.
(My 4WD/DRW/CCLB/7.3/OBS has a dually bed...not a cutout with fender added on.)
Several conversion companies such as Centurion, CNS Vehicles Inc, Roll-A-Long and a few others did DRW conversions to SRW crew cab 4x4's and sold them through Ford dealers. The converters has a "Ship-Through" agreement with Ford. Ford looked at their operations, approved them for Ship-Through status and then shipped the truck straight from the factory to the converter for the mods. Then it was shipped to the ordering dealer for initial retail sale. There should be a 2nd VIN sticker on the drivers door jamb saying the vehicle was modified by XYZ converter. It may have fallen off by now but the government requires that the converter put the sticker on.
The factory 2WD dually lugs are stamped 140 ft-lb and the conversion lugs are stamped 150 ft-lb.