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
Along with the beams, the front end also included extended radius arms on 1.25-inch Heims
The spare tire was removed so we could show you the rear half of the truck. In the future
Finding an off-the-shelf set of leaf springs made for a '68 F-100 that would do the kind o
Ryan kept the original 360ci V-8 and made only a few modifications. The cylinders have bee
NS Off-Road built the 'cage front to back using 1.75-inch 4130 chromoly tube.
As a machinist and welder for Radflo, Ryan knows a thing or two about choosing the right t
Custom shock mounts were fabricated on top of the Currie 9-inch rear end. The rear is stuf
A Fuel Safe 32-gallon cell was added as far back as possible for optimal weight distributi
Mickey Thompson 35x12.5R15 M/T tires are wrapped around 15x8 American Racing Outlaw II whe
Beard suspension seats have been firmly mounted to the rollcage using Crow five-point belt