Here’s an up-close look at the door handle on the F-150. It’s a rack of bullets so the driver can shoot his mouth off and have the firepower to back it up!
This Papagano Rod and Custom Chevy sits low and looks good. Sherwin Williams is making a mark in the custom paint business. Look for it to give the other major automotive paint suppliers something to worry about.
This 2007 TRD Tundra “Street Concept” shows off a lot of the new design features of the full-size truck, including the new, pronounced grille. TRD added a supercharger/intercooler to the new 5.7-liter iForce V-8 powerplant, along with a cold-air intake and twin exhaust ports. No mention of horsepower numbers here, either. The 22-inch forged aluminum wheels and tires with body-colored accents give the Tundra a powerful stance in accordance with the lowered ride height. The color is Custom High Impact Red, but it looks more orange to us. The brakes feature larger calipers and 16-inch rotors for solid stopping performance.
This F-150 from Ground Force may look like a pickup, but it’s really a stealth jet. Note the F-117 badging and the stealth air intake in the hood. The Air Force gray body paint and the jagged window surrounds also imitate everyone’s favorite stealth craft.
Nissan pickups have been neglected by many customizers this year. Unfortunately, only what’s new and hot gets the attention. This lone truck was found in the Nissan manufacturer booth, but was outnumbered by a slew of Versas and other cars. The 4x4parts.com Titan wears an Automotive Customizers’ 2.5-inch front coil lift kit, Rancho 4-inch lift suspension, and Bilstein 5150 rear shocks with an Air Lift rear air setup. The ProComp-simulated bead lock wheels and 35-inch tires look right at home on this vehicle. Offroad Unlimited supplied the cargo rack with IPF lights, and Hi-Lift jack. Engine mods include a Weapon-R intake, ABS Safari Snorkel, and Gibson cat-back exhaust.
From “the answer to a question nobody asked” department comes the Scion Monster Truck. Seriously, no matter how many snarling dogs you paint on the outside, is this really something that should be feared? The green wheels are a nice touch—not!
The new 2008 Super Duty was on display, but not where anyone except Paul Bunyan could reach it. The new SD was perched on a rotating display high above the parking lot at the convention center entrance to the SEMA Show.
While everyone else went with a high-gloss finish, Spal took the opposite approach with its matte finish. The truck is named Back in Black and is a 1967 Chevy C10 Concept pickup. Spal fans, power window motors and a seven-channel shaved door kit are just a few of the Spal-based mods for this custom ride.
Orange was a popular color at the SEMA show, and this Super Muscle Truck stood out at the Ford stand. Barry’s Speed Shop retrofitted a Mustang shaker scoop hood. It’s powered by a 4.6-liter V-8, and is fitted with a custom lowered suspension and a Sony Xplod sound system.