I created this section specifically for the drive train since so much of this project was about upgrading and improving the original equipment to make the truck more powerful, increase payload capacity and improve fuel economy.
This truck began it's 'life' as an F-250 with the "Heavy Duty" designation. With all of the modifications that have taken place, the truck is deserving of the right to proudly wear the F-350 badge (maybe even F-450 with the new Dana 80 rear axle). With a Dana 60 up front and a Dana 80 in the rear, a complete one ton drive train, a big beefy 460 engine and an overhauled rear Sterling axle, Project Responder is now the truck it should have been since Ford just simply didn't offer the option.
I have tried to document and illustrate the progress as best I can. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please drop me a line and I'll be happy to respond.