Thursday, June 05, 2014

Brazilian Ford F-250 short-bed with an aftermarket double-cab conversion

There were some versions of the Ford F-250 assembled exclusively in Brazil, with the regular cab matched to the short bed, with 3 engines that were never offered in the versions assembled in North America, such as the Essex 4.2L V6 from the F-150, the Cummins 4BT in a 141hp rating with a fully-mechanical injection system or 203hp with common-rail electronic injection, and the Brazilian-made MWM Sprint 6.07 TCA, all these engines backed by a 5-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive only. Before the introduction of double-cab versions in the local market in 2003, altough they were already locally-assembled for export to Australia including 4-wheel drive and other options such as the Triton 5.4L V8 gasser engine, the PowerStroke 7.3 and automatic transmission (standard with the Triton, and not available for the MWM engine), there were aftermarket conversions based in the regular cab. Some had the frame stretched to different extents, while other ones didn't, such as this one which also retained only 2 doors.


  1. I never been in Brazil, but a friend who once went to the Carnival of Salvador de Bahia told me that short beds were the standard for the local full-size trucks, maybe because of smaller parking spots.

  2. It looks some odd at first but I know many people who claim to need a full-size truck as a grocery-getter that would be well served with this one if it had at least an automatic transmission.

  3. I remember there were some backyard conversions done in Mexico that looked like this.


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