2007 LA Auto Show: Galpin Auto Sports Ford F-450
By: Mike Levine Posted: 11-15-07 12:05 PT
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The Los Angeles Auto Show has gained a reputation as the premier car and truck expo to debut and display environmentally friendly vehicles.

Galpin Auto Sports' (GAS) custom Ford F-450 was first seen last month at the SEMA Show, but it's prominently featured in the truck section of Ford's display in LA.

You may have heard of Galpin's garage. It's where cars and trucks are modified for MTV's Pimp My Ride.

GAS teamed up with SAE Energy to modify the F-450's 6.4-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, so it can run on either B100 biodiesel or hydrogen. The use of biodiesel and hydrogen together can result in decreased emissions and improved mileage compared to a conventional diesel engine.

SAE says its diesel-hydrogen setup can be fitted without significant engine modifications, using a combination of gas delivery components and an electronic control system to provide efficient alt-fuel delivery. The ECU constantly monitors engine performance and will shut hydrogen flow to the engine if it operates outside of design parameters. The F-450 stores its hydrogen in composite tanks mounted in the bed.

We're green with envy wanting to park this truck in our driveway!

Base Vehicle:

  • 2008 Ford F-450 Crew Cab 4x4
  • 6.4-liter Power Stroke Diesel V8
  • 5-speed automatic transmission

Powertrain:

  • 32 valve overhead cam twin turbo biodiesel with selectable B100 biodiesel or hydrogen fuel

Chassis:

  • Rize Industries "Quad Link" upper and lower adjustable suspension system
  • King 3-inch coil-over front and 2.5-inch "Piggy-back" reservoir rear shocks

Wheels and Tires:

  • 22x-inch forged dually wheels
  • BF Goodrich Mudders 335/55/22 tires

Exterior:

  • Custom brushed aluminum and GAS green paint with GAS logo design
  • Galpin Auto Sports-built roll-bar with hydrogen tank mount system and 9-inch HID fog lights
  • Galpin Auto Sports custom built front brush guard with HID fog lights
  • Galpin Auto Sports custom front fender aluminum badging and 7-inch LCD monitor for lighting
  • BASF paint finish

Interior:

  • Dual front and rear captains chairs upholstered with Edelman leather
  • Custom design and interior fabrication by Galpin Auto Sports
  • Galpin Auto Sports custom audio system featuring JL Audio 8-inch W7 subwoofers, JL Audio "Splash" series amps, dual audio-video systems, Apple iPhone integration, bluetooth, and Alpine navigation system

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