Overland Classifieds :: 2006 Ford F-250 4×4 Overland Build

The Ford F-250 is a popular full-size option for overland builds, with recent examples including a 2020 Super Duty Crew Cab, a 2021 Lariat Ultimate with the Tremor Package, and a 2022 Tremor with a Four Wheel Campers Flatbed Hawk. However, today’s 2006 offering is one of the most impressive to date. I have to say that the work invested in this build is nothing short of extraordinary, and it doesn’t surprise me that the seller has “well over $150,000 into the truck.” I often make the point that some of the best rigs provide maximum comfort in the smallest possible package, and this build is a prime example. The upgrades are truly extensive, so I recommend referencing the original listing for the full details, but if you’re looking for a live-in vehicle capable of tackling the toughest terrains, then this is a great option. If you’d like a better idea of what a modified F-250 4×4 is capable of when the tarmac ends, check out the backcountry adventures of Craig in Texas and 4WD 24-7. Furthermore, the F-250 showcases up to a 3,296-pound max payload, ensuring that if you’d prefer a more spacious live-in camper down the line, it will comfortably accommodate it. Today’s rig is priced at $50,000, which is amazing considering the time and money invested into the build and that the latest A/T Overland Habitat camper alone is $13,900.

From the Seller:

This truck really is one of a kind, and people comment on it everywhere. I’m well over $150,000 into the build. It’s been an evolution as I figure out what works and what doesn’t. I’ve evolved it over time to see what really does work.”

2006 Ford F-250 4×4

The F-250 is fitted with a 6.0-liter diesel engine that, in stock form, produces 325 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque (today’s example has been uprated extensively). A long-lived and powerful motor is mated with excellent go-anywhere ability thanks to 4WD, high and low range, OX front locker and Eaton Truetrac rear locker, Dynatrac manually locking hubs, 4.30 Nitro Gears, and more. Inside, the factory interior has been upgraded with driver comforts that include:

  • Rear parking camera
  • Premium Pioneer audio
  • Heated seats
  • Remote start
  • Air conditioning

Distinguishing Features

  • Three Battle Born lithium batteries 300-amp-hours total with 700watts of solar
  • A/T Overland Habitat and Hillsboro aluminum flatbed
  • Warn winch
  • Method wheels with Toyo Open Country RT tires
  • Fox 2.5 shocks with remote reservoirs, Deaver leaf springs, and a 6-inch lift
  • Iron Bull bumper and custom heavy-duty rear bumper
  • Titan 60-gallon fuel tank

This 2006 Ford F-250 4×4 overland build is listed for $50,000 and is currently located in Salida, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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