Ryan Cranford

December 2018 Feature My Truck, Feature

Ryan Cranford

Knoxville, TN

1992 Dodge W250



It’s hard to imagine that in just eight weeks a farm-fresh Dodge W250 can be transformed into a jaw-dropping show truck. Well, Ryan Cranford of Knoxville, TN, has done just that. Ryan handpicked this 1992 Dodge W250 right off a farm in Greeneville, TN, with only 142k on the clock. Of course, under the hood was nothing other than a 12-valve Cummins backed by a 5-speed manual transmission to scoot this rig down the road.

Now let’s get down to the good stuff. One thing is for sure, the color of the truck is the first thing to grab your attention. The paint was a custom mix by Ron Fleenor selected from the House of Colors, no doubt making it pop from every angle.

As you walk around this truck you will notice a roll pan made by ModShop MetalWerks, custom grill inserts which Ryan fabricated himself and a bed liner laid down by Accu-Coat Spray Products that is just as clean as the outside.

Next comes the big question we all have on our minds, “What’s your wheel and tire setup?” Ryan rolls this clean first gen down the road on a set of 22x14 Fuels Moabs wrapped with 37x13.50-22 Nitto Trail Grapplers. Now to run this combo a six-inch Skyjacker lift was installed, leaving plenty of clearance for the wheels and tires. 

Moving on under the hood, not much is going on with the stock, VE pumped 12-valve aside from a little pump tuning and an upgraded HX35 turbo off a second gen Cummins aiding in faster spool-up and less turbo lag. 

Hats off to Ryan Cranford for taking this vine-ripe farm truck and transforming it into the pièce de résistance. (Information submitted by Jay Prock.)


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