Crossovers are the hottest segment in the automotive industry these days, with folks lining up to buy the latest SUV/car mashup like there’s no tomorrow. We can’t blame them, Ford makes some darn good SUVs and sedans, but not everyone is enamored with these soft-roaders.
In the eyes of truck guys like us, an SUV should have a proper body-on-frame. In addition, it should be mildly capable off-road, and above all else, it should still be a truck. Rejoice, because your wishes have been granted! This custom F-650 Excursion is a big-freakin’-truck, and more importantly, it lacks all the bedside manners of today’s crossovers. In other words, it’s a real badass.
We spotted this beast on eBay, where Premium and Exotic Wholesale has it listed with a $79,500 Buy it Now price. Obviously, the truck-to-dollar ratio is pretty high! There’s enough custom work here to warrant a 2016 Indiana “Custom Made Vehicle” title, but there’s more to it than “just” an F-650/Excursion, 6-door conversion truck.\
Purists will most likely hate it, but the original Ford drivetrain was ditched in favor of a 5.9-liter Cummins, and a 6-speed Allison 3060 transmission. A whopping 95-gallon gas tank ensures you plenty of time on the road, which is exactly where this beast belongs. Oh, and the special air horns, suspension, brakes, and cab make it feel like a true big rig.
Some love driving car-based crossovers, and that’s okay. When it comes to us, we like ’em big and in-your-face.