Ford F150 - Busted Knuckles

Sergeant Brian Sullivan's Ford Is Unlike Any Other

Dan WardOct 1, 2010
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Army Sergeant Brian Sullivan was tired of driving around in his audio-heavy F-150 when he had the wild idea to go big or go home. A native of Rockwall, Texas, Brian had Buster's Paint and Body, in Forney, Texas, bolt on an '04 Expedition front clip. Liking the direction of his standard cab shortbed, Brian contacted Mitch and Bill at Ekstensive Metalworks, in Houston, for a little chassis surgery. Having a bed full of eight MTX 12-inch subs turned some heads, but he wanted a Ford unlike any other. Bill and the Ekstensive team got to work creating a custom frame, using Ekstensive's upper and lower A-arms, a two-link out back, Firestone airbags, and Viair compressors. The '97-'03 body style Blue Ovals don't take too kindly to big wheels-that is unless you did all of the above chassis work that easily laid the Ford's body on the ground over 26-inch wheels. Those chrome hoops are U2-35 models wrapped in Lexani tires sized 295/30R26. To clean up the bed area, Ekstensive also created a sheetmetal bed floor flanked by huge wheeltubs for the large rolling stock and welded up a fuel cell for extra clearance.
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With the body on the ground and more than two-feet of chrome wheels shoved inside the fenders, Brian's plans include giving the Ford a complete shave job, suicide both doors, build an audio system inside the truck, and when it's all said and done, factory Ford red will be sprayed from top to bottom.
Leaving for Afghanistan in early September, Brian is looking forward to returning home to his pride and joy, as it's scheduled for completion by the end of the year. Working with talented shops in Texas, we're sure this Ford will be one to remember.

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Fair Market Price $25,309
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Mileage 18 City / 25 Highway
Engine 3.5L V6
Horse Power 283 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 255 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm
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