2003 Harley-Davidson Ford F150 - Trailer Park Panderer
Low Rider in the H-D Tradition
Harley-Davidson has a very appropriate name for its lowered big-twin model: Low Rider. Robert Robinson, of Conyers, Georgia, took a similar approach with his ’03 Harley-Davidson F-150 by dropping the stance, upping the power, and keeping a tried and true two-tone. After two years of building his dream daily driver, it’s still not done in his eyes, but we think you’ll agree that it’s a great example of a custom that’s easy to live with every day.
Hellbent Kustoms took on the laborious task of body-dropping the Blue Oval 3 1/2 inches on a custom 2x3-inch, 1/4-inch wall tubing chassis and Auto Extremes, in Conyers, Georgia, stepped in to add custom-built control arms and a four-link. The fresh suspension got Slam Specialties bags and shocks at all four corners as well as 22x9.5-inch Boss Motorsports 314 wheels wrapped in 255/30R22 Nexxen rubber. The final piece of the puzzle was a sectioned front bumper that allowed the truck to fully lay out.
The remainder of the bodywork was completed by Auto Extremes, where the bed was finished with wheeltubs and a cowl hood was readied for paint. Street Scene mirrors were custom fit to the truck, as the SuperCrew doors are just different enough to not be compatible. The bed got a roll pan and the truck was sprayed in the factory-style two-tone black and silver that’s characteristic of a Harley-Davidson edition by CCS Customs.
The interior of Robert’s Ford is much like the exterior, simple, clean, and well executed. A Kenwood DDX896 DVD receiver is the source for the audio that’s fed to Pioneer components in the factory locations. Gene Payne Upholstery, also in Conyers, covered the factory seats in matching black and silver leather that complement the black carpet and color-matched dash as well as the billet BAD steering wheel, billet vents, and Auto Meter gauges for bag pressure, tank pressure, and boost, our favorite.
Lurking under the cowl hood is a 5.4L V-8 crammed full of air at a pressure of over two atmospheres. An Accufab plenum, throttle body, underdrive accessory pulleys, and a Diablo programmer help the ported supercharger to get as much fuel and air as possible into the cylinders. Flowmaster exhaust and a high-flow catalytic converter help the air on the way out. The final result is more than 500 hp.
The best part of Robert’s truck is that it’s his daily driver, so he gets to enjoy his truck in all of its custom-chassis glory all year long. He’d like to thank all of his friends and Negative Camber club members that helped him on the two-year journey of building his SuperCrew as well as Gene Payne Upholstery and CCS Customs.