Ford SEMA Preview: Sketches of Impending Awesomeness
Creative Customs Concept Coup
by Jason Giacchino
With the 2011 SEMA show coming up quickly, the manufacturers planning on attending are finally leaking sketches and conceptual art on some of the wild customs they are going to exhibit. We were able to get a hold of a few of Ford’s pickup truck entries that are guaranteed to garnish attention. Check ’em out, and worry not, there’s going to be a whole lot more SEMA coverage next week!
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift Suspensions
Matchbox has teamed up with Superlift Suspensions to transform a Super Duty into the Matchbox Superlift Brush Truck. Superlift stays true to its off-road roots by using a 10-inch lift system on 41-inch Interco IROK tires. Shown in a PPG Vibrance "Oh, So Orange" basecoat with a contrasting satin black powder-coated accent, the two-tone paint job is sure to grab attention. It proves it’s up to the job of fighting fires with code-three emergency lights and sirens, along with a firefighting utility bed and equipment. SEMA visitors can receive a miniature die-cast version of the truck by visiting the Ford show stand.
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost by Skyjacker Suspensions
The "Project No Compromise" is geared toward drivers who want to go green without sacrificing performance. A Skyjacker Suspensions four-inch lift and monotube shocks help boost chassis performance, while a MagnaFlow cat-back dual exhaust system upgrades the power train. A Steelcraft stainless steel grille guard, Rigid Industries e-series 30-inch LED light bar and Bushwacker two-inch pocket-style fender flares distinguish this truck.
2011 Ford F-150 by CGS Performance Products
This "Tarmac" F-150 offers unique and sleek styling with a custom aluminum hood, DuPont Jet Black paint and Boyd Red finish by Andy Meeh, Paramount Restyling grille and Colorado Custom billet wheels. The interior offers red leather from Pecca Leather, VizuaLogic headrest monitors and Seat Belt Planet red seat belts. Powertrain and chassis also get a boost from a CGS Performance cat-back exhaust and cold-air intake, Whipple twin-screw supercharger, Bell Tech front coilover suspension and six-piston Baer brakes with 15-inch rotors.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Hulst Customs
The "Black Mamba" Super Duty shows off the ultimate in luxury and style with Hulst Customs-designed hood and grille with stainless steel mesh insert, Hulst Customs side rockers and lower front fascia with LED lighting by Radiantz. It also features suicide rear doors with Scissor Doors billet hinge kit. Planet Color custom black paint along with 3M Di-Noc stainless graphics differentiates the exterior. The interior features Katzkin leather and Hulst Customs aluminum trim accents.
Practical? No. Awesome? Heck yeah! What’s the craziest addition you can imagine for a Ford Truck? Shout out in the Forums!