• Jan 24, 2011
2011 Ford Excursion - Click above for high-res image gallery

The Ford Excursion lives, though not through any fault of Ford. The clever craftsmen at Custom Autos by Tim can turn any 2010 or 2011 Ford F-250 or F-350 into what looks to be a factory-perfect interpretation of what the Excursion would look like if it hadn't been axed in 2005. Buyers can get their behemoths with either four or six doors and it usually takes Tim's crew around six weeks to turn a vehicle from a pickup to an SUV. In that time, the shop finds a 2005 Excursion from the southwest, drags it to their shop in Guthrie, Oklahoma and surgically removes the rear-end of the vehicle.

From there, the aft is grafted onto the new truck and a completely new interior is installed. The whole shebang will cost you $23,000 on top of the purchase price of your standard F-250 or F-350. Given that the F-250 starts at $29,480 without destination, chances are you're looking at a price tag of over $53,000 by the time all is said and done. We think we'd just as soon stick with a Chevrolet Suburban were it our chips on the table.



[Source: Custom Autos by Tim]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I love this vehicle also. I test drove an 2005 but then ended up buying a 2005 Lincoln Navigator instead, because my wife wanted something a little smaller to drive. If I would have bought this instead, I would be getting about 6 mpg better with the diesel.

      Some of the posts are wrong on the cost. An F250 crew cab with 6.7l diesel and a lariat package would be closer to $55,000. If you then add in the $23k for this conversion (good price for it though), you would be near $78k. That's comparable to a new Lincoln Navigator L. If they made those with a small diesel, I'd be on it in a heart beat, but this may be the better ticket, if you want to haul.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should also do a SWB modern day version of the full size Bronco by cutting down the frame of an F-250 and grafting on the rear body work of an Excursion. That would be a real hot rod with the 6.7 l Scorpion.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let me see Suburban or the Excursion... Easy the excursion... I had a 2005 suburban and have a 2005 excursion, the excursion gets better millage than the suburban, the excursion had way more room, could tow my 10,000 lb boat up hill with no problem, can't say the same for the suburban, and the excursion could fit 8 people for a 10 hour drive without feeling like a sardine in a can. The excursion has over 250,000 miles with the usual maintance and 6 grand in repairs so far, the suburban was becoming too much of a lemon so i dump that thing with just 100,000 miles and not only that on top of a 40 grand price I had to put more than 10 grand in repairs for a vehicle that was less than 5 years old, so i traded it in for a Expedition EL( which now has over 80,000 miles(had 40,000 miles when bought used) wiith the usual maintance, its still going strong) best decision ever. Excursion win and to be out of topic Expedition EL win also.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What an anachronism, why do they allow these gas hogs to be built in this day and age?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's get real people. The reason Ford killed the Excursion was due to slow, very slow at that, sales.

      The internet =/= real life.

      Down rate me if you want, but it's the honest truth.

      Ford thought they would be selling like hot cakes, but that wasn't the case.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh, I see how this totally makes sense...

      /sarcasm
        • 3 Years Ago
        Here in Oklahoma these are actually just two seaters for most households
      • 3 Years Ago
      I could see the appeal of a version with the 6.7L Scorpion Diesel if you need to tow something heavy, but also want a family hauler. Short of that, I agree that a Suburban would fit the bill better (and likely ride much better as well).
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah just get a nice 3/4 Suburban.. In one day, for cheaper... w/ a warranty.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The price of the conversion is surprisingly cheap considering they have to go buy an Excursion and then do all of that body and interior work.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would only be interested if they added another set of doors, another 2,000 lbs of road hugging weight and a racing fuel powered 24 liter V16. Then I could possibly feel adequate while also being sensible and practical.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have owned both Suburbans and an Excusion and while they were a great match for each other. The Excusion being a bit larger and truck like and the Suburban being far more refined and comfortable. It would be tough to justify the price of this for the price of 2 fully loaded 3/4 ton Suburbans.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Even though I personally don't have any use for one, I always thought it was a shame that Ford caved into the econo-weenies and killed off the Excursion. As has been mentioned, the only "alternative" to an Excursion is a 3/4 Suburban that can't even be had with a diesel like the Excursion could have had. There was obviously a market for it.

      I say if there are people out there who want a jumbo-SUV that can pull a 15,000 trailer and can haul 9 people (with all their luggage), let 'em have one - econo-weenies be damned.
        • 3 Years Ago
        They didn't cave to the eco-weenies (after all, they continued to make and market F250/F350 crews to the same market as well as the construction crews that really use them). They acknowledged the fact that damn near nobody wanted to buy them, and that they couldn't make the margins to justify the model's existence. That's all.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I kind of understood using it for 4-5 people, and lots of cargo/trailer work.

        But for 9 passengers, why not a Super-Duty derived Econoline Van? It is basically the same, with easier passenger access, and probably nearly as much towing capability.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The SuburbanYukon still seem to be selling well.
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