Expedition Portal Classifieds: 1995 Ford F-350 7.3L Camper

For many people, a 1995 Ford F-350 is far from a dream truck. It’s not quite a classic, isn’t particularly fast, and won’t be dazzling your friends with its curb appeal. Yet for someone seeking an adventuremobile, it’s hard to find a better fit. They boast the legendary reliability of the international 7.3L diesel, have a large payload capacity, tons of cargo space, and a driveline with only minimal electronics. They’re also easy to work on, easy to modify, and overall surprisingly comfortable to drive if you don’t mind taking your time getting there. Even the Turtle Expedition drove one around the world for nearly a decade, and that truck is still exploring to this day! There’s hardly a better testament to this platform’s suitability than that, but if you’re still not feeling the love, just take a look at this gorgeous example for sale on our forums right now. It has low miles, is well modified, freshly painted, and ready for any adventure you’ll throw at it. So without further ado, let’s take a look at this beautiful Ford F-350.

Specifications

Year: 1995

Make: Ford

Model: F350

Engine: 7.3L turbo-diesel

Mileage: 165,000

Options: 4×4, extended cab

Camper: 1988 Four-Wheel Camper Grandby Pop-up and Alumline flatbed

Price: $45,000

Original Advertisement

A bit wild to post this for sale but it’s time for a new adventure. My beloved 1995 *F350* 7.3L turbo diesel is looking for a new home (F250 by VIN, but it’s an F350 now in practice)

Between 1994.5 and 1997 Ford didn’t make the F350 in extended cab, it was only available in single cab or 4 door. So I dropped a Dana D60 solid front axle from a 1996 F350 and made the truck Ford didn’t. This is a very common swap in the OBS world (Old Body Style).

Everything of importance between the F250 and F350 of that generation was just the same, so the D60 can bolt right in without modification. The only difference between the two of that generation was the F350 did have taller rear blocks and one extra leaf pack.

At the time of the swap I moved to 2002 F350 leaf springs, which is a much improved design and gave the truck a WAY nicer ride. I used the Sky Offroad kit: https://www.skysoffroaddesign.com, also that time I was had the knuckle machined by Sky Offroad for cross over steering and this fixed any issues there.

I don’t say this lightly: Literally everything has been done to this truck that you would want done.

Details:

– 1995 Ford F250 w/ the 7.3L Turbo Diesel engine @ 165,000 miles

– Rear seat folds completely flat, lovely platform for a dog

– New Corbeau front seats: https://corbeau.com/…s/trailcat.html

– FJ40 tan paint color

– Intercooled!

– Strong A/C & Cruise Control

– Hydra Chip with custom tunes. Has tunes from no black smoke to crazy power

– 37×12.5 r17 Cooper AT3 XLT tires on Black aluminum rims

– 4.10 gears

– Yukon hubs

– ARB Front Locker & Detroit rear locker

– 36 gallon rear fuel tank & 19 gallon front

– Front Runner roof rack. Holds a pelican chest & 4 MaxTrax (not included)

– Extreme Air Magnum on board compressor: https://www.extremeoutback.com/product/extremeaire-magnum-12-volt-compressor/

– Buckstop front bumper & Warn 16.5ti-s winch

– 4 gauge pod of Autometer Ford Match gauges: Boost / EGT / Water Temp / Trans Temp

– LED headlamps & newer housings

– Ceramic window tinting, stuff is amazing at blocking heat

– 1988 Grandby pop up w/ new generation Dometic Fridge and very solid 300 watt solar setup (Hans from Mule Outfitters over in WA state did the install)

– Custom Alumline flat bed with TONS of side storage. The side boxes were designed to be cut off if you wanted to move into a full flat bed camper

– Backup camera that is integrated as the rear view mirror: https://www.amazon.c…duct/B07CMK74JJ

– Riff Raff 6637 Donaldson Blue air intake filter kit. The best filter out there & waterproof: https://www.riffraff…637-filter-kit/

 

Work done in less than 30k miles:

– Diesel Site built E40D transmission: https://www.dieselsi…ansmission.aspx

– Brand new KC Turbo. This transformed the truck. Spools fast and runs MUCH cooler

https://kcturbos.com…oke-turbo-94-98

– Diesel Site Adrenaline HPOP: https://www.dieselsi…nalinehpop.aspx

– Driven Diesel electronic fuel with dual filters: https://shop.fullfor…ric-fuel-system

– Full Force Diesel 160/0 injectors: https://shop.fullfor…age-1-injectors

– New Motorcraft glow plugs & wiring harness

– Manifolds resealed

– New brake shoes front & new drums/shoes/cables rear

– New up-pipes, EPBV delete, and new pedestal

– Plenums resealed

– 3″ down pipe upgrade and 4″ exhaust out with FTE resonator and muffler (kills drone)

– 400amp alternator w/ dual Odyssey batteries

– Mishimoto radiator

– New water pump

– New Motorcraft fuel tank selector

– Coolant filtration

– Upgraded transmission cooler

– New AC condenser and refrigerant filter

– New leaf spring bushings

What it might could use:

– A fresh steering wheel or rewrap it, a la: https://cpaddict.com…2-97-f250-f350/

– Windshield has a round chip that hasn’t spread. It’s blocked by the rear view mirror so you can’t see it

Camper:

– Sleeps two adult friends really nicely with their own space. One on the top bunk and one on the lower side. You could also flip the top bunk back up and make the full side bed back, that is a built in permeant feature (maybe also true on newer campers, haven’t seen one in person.

– Furnace, I’ve camped in the winter no problem

– Sink with water tank (I just use it for washing pans)

– Power roof exhaust fan

– Dual burner stove

– Newer 12v Dometic CRX50 Fridge: https://www.dometic….-crx-50-_-30983

– 300 watts of solar

– Dual Full River deep cycle batteries

– Top bunk is an air mattress. Way more comfy than the stock foam AND you just deflate in place and leave it. I use a 12v pump to fill it up for sleeping, takes 30 seconds?

– 4 USB ports w/ 12v sockets (for bottom and top sleeping spaces)

The camper is functional and everything works but it’s also from 1988, meaning it’s well used and is vintage but everything does works and is 100% fine to keep using and enjoying as is. You could also restore and make it even nicer. Simply setting expectations.

Paint on the truck itself looks good but does have usage, like rock chips and pin stripping from tighter trails. I would call it “Looks good but you’re also not scared to use the truck”

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.