Ford will round out its display at next week’s Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas with six modified pickup trucks, including Ford F-150, F-250, and F-350 models.
The first SEMA-bound truck is a Ford F-150 upgraded by Fatal Clothing. The group gave the truck’s 6.2-liter V-8 engine a supercharger and a new exhaust, bolstering engine performance to 650 hp. On the outside, a black-and-white paint scheme works in tandem with 24-inch wheels from DUB, and green-painted brake calipers. Inside the cabin, Fatal Clothing installed a Katzkin leather interior embroidered with the company’s logo.
Skyjacker Suspensions applied a six-inch lift kit to their Ford F-150, along with larger wheels and BFGoodrich off-road tires. A TruckVault locking storage compartment is designed to hold anything from fishing rods to hunting guns, while aftermarket bumpers from Fab Fours include a winch.
JR Consulting designed its Ford F-150 after consulting social-media fans of The Sportsman Channel, and added upgrades that appealed to drivers who hunt, fish, hike, and camp in the great outdoors. The Ford F-150 scores a six-inch lift kit, custom off-road bumpers and flared fenders, an 11,000-pound winch, and off-road wheels and tires. A TruckVault locking storage system, a brush guard, a light bar, and a Maxxsonics audio system complete the transformation.
Hulst Customs decided to enhance a Ford F-250 by adding Banks Power components to its 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 engine. Twenty-two-inch wheels, Falken tires, a two-tone leather interior treatment, and additional exterior chrome trim rounds out the visual changes.
The folks at EcoTrek apparently dislike gas stations, as they equipped their Ford F-350 with a 50-gallon fuel tank beneath the bed and another removable 75-gallon tank inside the truck’s bed. All told, the 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 can run for 1800 miles without refueling, and modifications allow the engine to run on diesel, biodiesel, or algae-based biodiesel. Atop the truck is an emergency shelter, as well as provisions like sleeping bags, backpacks, solar panels, and a stove. A nine-inch lift kit and 20-inch wheels allow the Ford F-350 to tackle any terrain — for 1800 miles at a time.
Tuners Cars by Kris went in a different direction with the Ford F-350, upfitting it with luxury touches like bronze 22-inch wheels, hexagon-stitched leather seats, painted interior trim, and additional sound insulation. The 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 engine receives a new intake, exhaust, and water-methanol injection system for extra power.