When it comes to pickups, there’s probably no rivalry stronger than the one between Ford and Chevy. It stretches back decades, and it makes the 1956 Ford F-750 Big Job project vehicle a bit ironic because underneath its Blue Oval exterior is a chassis and powertrain from a 2007-10 Chevy Silverado GMT 900 chassis cab.
Lonn and Jackie Burrows of Riverton, Utah, built the one-off Big Job crew cab with a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V-8 and Allison six-speed automatic transmission. A Banks Power exhaust and turbo intercooler was added for improved performance.
Other aftermarket enhancements include Strongarm control arms for the front suspension, stainless steel air-cooled brake rotors, a vintage HVAC system, heated and cooled seats, Alpine GPS infotainment system with 7-inch high-definition screen and a B&W gooseneck hitch in the cargo box to pull heavy trailers.
We all know that competition makes for better products. In this case, it also makes for a great project truck. Can't we all just get along?