Harley-Edition Hauler: 2004 Ford F150
An F-150 That Ford Never Built
With a four-year course beginning with the 2000 model year and running through the 2003 models, the Harley-Davidson series of F-150s were one of the most popular and sought-after trucks. Once the redesign of the 1/2-ton series began, there were changes in the works. In 2004, Ford decided to move the Harley-Davidson edition truck away from the light-duty line and offer it exclusively in the Super Duty instead. The hiatus to the series lasted until the F-150 was once again given the two-wheeled moniker in model year 2006. Thankfully, you can find the iconic name back on current models in your local showroom today.
Ramiro Ayala, more affectionately known as “Woody,” hails from Houston, and sought to build himself the truck that Ford forgot. Beginning with a black 2004 F-150, Woody began by setting up the Super Crew for a more respectable ride height. In the capable hands of Fat Rydez, Belltech front coils and spindles were combined to bring the nose down six inches. Nine total inches of daylight were wiped off the rearend by using a flip kit and drop shackles. A custom notch from Mando’s Drop Shop gives the rear axle a little more room and KYB shocks were chosen to smooth the dropped ride. Woody chose 24-inch Intro Twisted Vista IIs in offset 81/2-inch and 10-inch widths. Pirelli Scorpions round out the rollers in 255/30R24 and 285/30R24 respectively.
Obviously the color grabs your retinas and is aptly named Antifreeze Green. Mixed in PPG by Pat Maxwell and Kustom Werx, in Conroe, Texas, the striking color is emblazoned with green real fire running through airbrushed faux-trim. A billet grille rides center of the nose flanked by correct Harley-edition headlights installed and smoked. Lincoln Mark LT door handles accessorize the four doors with the tailgate handle shaved off for custom measure.
Opening the Super Crew’s doors allows viewing of the Bar and Shield emblazoned-captain’s bucket seats acquired from a wrecked 2007 Harley truck. Installed by Arjonas Upholstery, in Pasadena, Texas, the crew there also covered the floor in Bentley black carpet. Factory Harley gauges replace the plain factory offering. Back in Houston, Kustom Auto wired in an Alpine head unit and JL Audio 300 and 1000 amplifiers. Alpine components fill the doors with JL W7 bass emanating from the custom center console subwoofer enclosure. Rounding out the interior scene is a NRC Racing billet steering wheel.
Woody is a proud member of the popular Ground Zero truck club and drives his truck to shows across the South. Thanks to the help of KustomWerx, Fat Rydez, Mando’s Drop Shop, and Ground Zero themselves, Woody has one smooth F-150 to be proud of. Ford left a hole in the line by omitting the 2004 Harley-Davidson F-150 and Woody did a fantastic job of creating his own to fill the void.