Q&A with Nate - SomeDayAdventure
Tell everyone a little bit about yourself!
My name is Nate Day and I am a writer and photographer from San Diego. A father of four boys, a constant traveler, beginning hunter, nature loving camper, and truck and gun enthusiast.
What inspired you to build an F250 overland rig? Doesn’t seem nearly as common as the Toyota overlanders out there.
A former owner of an '01 Tundra TRD, I made the decision to stick with a pickup when the time came to "upgrade". My decision to move up to a Powerstroke came after evaluating a few needs. My wife and I had a loose (now rock solid) plan to have four children so I needed a large cab. I also knew from previous experience that I wanted a long bed. With Toyota, these were in fact mutually exclusive. So, that ruled the new Tundra out. I also had an interest in diesels. With a small amount of research, I found that with a Powerstroke or Cummins, I could have it all and more. I naturally lean more towards Ford so that was the final decision. Now, I have a crew cab, eight-foot bed, four wheel drive, F350 Lariat Powerstroke with a stock 400/800 HP/Torque.
Then, after a bumpy road trip on stock suspension and tires, the "blessing" from my wife was given and, well, now I have my current truck. The goal was to create a truck that I could use daily as well as around the farm when needed. Then, when we had time, use to explore the American west. Plus, survive a zombie apocalypse.
Lets get specific, what all is done to the F250?
BDS 6" Coilovers with 4link and remote reservoirs with 2.5 reserves in the front, 3.0s in the rear
BDS Recoil Traction Bars
BF Goodrich 37x12.5 17 AT KO2
MB 352 Wheels
Timbren bump stops
Buckstoptruckware Boss front bumper
Buckstoptruckware rear tire swing and bumper
SnugTop XTRAvision with windoors
Front Runner Outfitters roof rack
Bedslide 2000lb deck
Baja Designs 50" OnX6 light bar
2X XL80s (front)
2X Squadron Sports (front)
2X 10" S8s (side)
2X Squadron wide cornering (rear)
2X S2 (rear)
Edge Evolution CTS2
Viair dual 444C onboard air compressors
Factor 55llc winch connection
SnoMaster 95L Expedition series fridge (in bed)
SnoMaster 12L Leisure series fridge (in cab)
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