blowing the doors off the competition. The company is continuing to
push the segment’s limits at this
year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show.
industry also continues to grow every year with revenues expected to
reach $40 billion by the end of 2007. The Ford F-150
is the most modified truck in the industry. More than half of Ford
truck customers personalize their trucks.
four F-150s slated to appear at SEMA.
1951 F-Series (Pictured Above)
Justin Lilley had a wish.
The young cancer patient asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help him
restore his grandfather’s 1951 Ford pickup.
Make-A-Wish tapped the talents of the students at Washtenaw Community
College in Ann Arbor Mich., with help from Ford Motor Company to perform
a complete ground-up restoration. Justin’s wish truck sits on a
Fat Man tube chassis with a supercharged 4.6-liter V-8 under the fiberglass
hood. The ’51 Ford body is chopped and features suicide doors.
The custom deep black paint is carried on to the Ford GT40 wheels. The
interior is fitted with a custom dash, console, racing seats and a booming
Alpine stereo system with custom speaker boxes.
Ford F-150 by K Daddyz Kustoms
Kustomz adds “In Your Face” to “Built Ford
Tough.” This extreme machine sits 17 inches over stock on a Bullet
Proof lift kit installed by Shocker Motor Sports, Fox Racing Shox and
Atlas leaf springs. The 22-inch Weld wheels wear 40x15.5x22 Toyo Tires.
The F-150’s 5.4-liter Triton V-8 mounts a ProCharger supercharger,
Yukon gears, Kinetik power cell, and UPR billet dress up kit. K Daddys
Kustomz applied the wild blue-on-blue flame paint scheme using Hot Hues
by DuPont. Soft leather seats are surrounded by the sound of Titanium
Power Audio and fiberglass speaker pods and plexiglass speaker box. Vizualogic
supplied the headrest video and gaming system.
F-150 by ATS Design
Every trucker has an ultimate obsession. ATS Design partnered with
an elite group of aftermarket manufacturers to bring their Ultimate
Obsession to life. This radical custom F-150 features a who’s who list of brand names from the
Volant exhaust and air intake system on the 5.4-liter Triton V-8 to the dual
Optima batteries under the hood. ATS provided the front valance, fender flares
and roll pan with billet accents along while T-Rex chipped in the billet grille
insert. Ford’s Cargo Management System sits atop a Wise Industries bed
rug and snuggles underneath the Snug Top tonneau cover. A McGaughy’s suspension
drops the truck two-inches over 22-inch KMC Lorenzo wheels wrapped in Pirelli
rubber. The Katzkin leather interior will be rockin’ to the sound
of a Sony premium sound system while the little truckers are entertained
with the Sony DVD system and monitors.
2008 F-150 FX-2 Sport
takes trucking to a whole new level and the project FX-2 V2 ups the
ante even further. The Vehicle Personalization branded windshield is
just a hint of what’s in store. Each side of the truck shows
off a different set of new 22-inch wheels while the pure white paint
is set off with contrasting stripes that run down the hood and across
the hard tonneau cover and down the tailgate. Ford Racing provides a
supercharger, radiator, chrome valve covers and custom exhaust along
with a lowering kit and tall 4:10 final gear for extra get-up-and-go.
Red illuminated sill plates provide the invitation to an interior that
features headrest DVDs, BaluPunkt audio and HD radio.