Before you read through this feature, grab your stack of old OFF-ROAD magazines and find our August 2008 issue. On the cover, we featured Jared and Austin Evelo's pair of Ford Explorers tearing up the Barstow desert. As promised, we now bring you their little brother Ryan's '68 Ford F-100, built with only one thing in mind: Going bigger than his big bros. Having previously built both a Ford Explorer and a Ranger, Ryan became very familiar with the Ford line and decided to try his hand, and welder, at this old school fullsize.
Equal-length kingpin I-beams were built by Ryan using 1-inch uniballs at the frame pivot.
'68 Ford F-100
Stock with 4130 chromoly cage
360ci 5.9L V-8
Ford C-6, Currie 9-inch rear
NS Off-Road I-beams, Radflo shocks, Deaver Springs
35x12.50R15 Mickey Thompson M/T tires, American Racing wheels
B&M shifter, Sunpro gauges, Icom V-8000, Rugged Radio intercom
Fuel Safe cell
Favorite Off-Road Area:
All over SoCal and Baja