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2017 Ford F-250: Scofield Performance’s First Build

Setting the Standard

Eddie Maloney
Aug 21, 2017
Photographers: Eddie Maloney
Jeff Scofield, owner of Scofield Performance, is known for building bad-to-the-bone race cars and hot rods. In fact, in 2016, Jeff had his Shelby GT350 and GT500 on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. But, like many who have been attending SEMA for years, he noticed a shift toward the lifted truck scene, which has exploded over the years; some say it could have its own SEMA Show. Jeff wanted to join the trend, but using the same quality and attention to detail as his hot rods. “I’ll keep my builds limited and close to home,” Jeff says. “Every detail is important to me, and quality work is at the forefront of everything I do.”
Photo 2/56   |   2017 Ford F 250 Scofield Performance Side View
When Scofield Performance does a build, companies automatically want to participate, knowing the quality of work that comes from the company. Jeff’s first stab at the truck game comes in the form of this brand-new’17 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum from Brandon Ford, a dealership in Tampa, Florida. The goal behind this build was to advertise “rebranding” happening at Scofield Performance. Jeff wanted something with amazing detail, refined looks, and, of course, air ride!
The 6.7L Power Stroke diesel engine was left untouched, minus the addition of the PPEI EZ LYNK AutoAgent system, which allows for cool things like engine data streaming and analysis. Jeff also added a Magnaflow stainless steel exhaust system with powdercoated tips to match the anodized blue undercarriage theme. The transmission and rear end remain stock but have added looks and cooling capabilities thanks to an AFE transmission pan and AFE differential cover.
Photo 3/56   |   2017 Ford F 250 Scofield Performance Suspension
Arguably one of the major focal points of any lifted truck build is the suspension. Jeff’s vehicles have always been known to include air suspension, and his first truck is no different. Jeff installed a first-of-its-kind 5-to-19–inch Ultimate Air Ride suspension lift with the first set of sheet metal link arms and an AccuAir air management system. For wheels and tires, Scofield selected colossal 24x16 Specialty Forged SF023 wheels with monster-sized Toyo Open Country M/T 40X15.50R24 tires, finished off with sinister-looking True Spike lug nuts. To help maneuver this beast around, a PSC hydraulic steering assist was installed to keep operational fluidity. Fusion was the bumper manufacturer of choice, and the front and rear units were outfitted with Rigid Industries LED lights and anodized blue Royal Hooks shackles and hooks with Infinite Rule security locks. In addition to the Rigid LEDs, Jeff installed color-changing headlights, marker lights, mirror lights, and taillights, all by Bullseye Retros. To protect all the bumper bling, Defiant Motorsports supplied bumper overlays. Bushwacker fender flares and a VMS Racing billet antenna round out Jeff’s simple, yet elegant, F-250.
Jeff mentioned that he decided to leave the interior stock for now. “I like Ford’s Platinum design, and I see no need to change it at this point in time.” We asked Jeff if he had any plans to upgrade the audio/visual, and he told us he already did—as he sounded off the quadruple train horns. Point taken!
Photo 4/56   |   2017 Ford F 250 Scofield Performance Rear
Normally, black vehicles are very hard to keep clean and even harder to photograph. We asked Jeff what his trick was, and he told us, “I owe it all to APC for powdercoating all the parts, as well as James Anderson for painting all the plastics and the link arms. They both mastered every little detail and nothing was missed. And to keep it all looking good, Jared Minor from Jax Wax came through, keeping my truck in showroom condition.”
Jeff has plans to build a dualie or two in the coming months, and he hopes to have a truck build featured at SEMA. You can see this and many more of Jeff’s builds at various events throughout the southeast. Jeff shared with us a great piece of advice for anyone considering a project: “Get a rendering done of the build before starting. It is much easier to change your ideas on the computer than on the vehicle. If someone tells you it will take one month, allow for two!”
Photo 5/56   |   2017 Ford F 250 Scofield Performance Front

SpecSheet

Year/Make/Model: ’17 Ford F-250 Platinum
Owner: Jeff Scofield
Hometown: Plant City, Florida
Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: Stock with AFE Power pan
Odometer: Less than 100 miles
Exhaust: Magnaflow
Engine Management: PPEI tuning with EZ LYNK
Horsepower/Torque: 440 hp/925 lb-ft
Suspension: Ultimate Air Ride 5-to-19-inch air suspension kit with sheet metal link arms, 3-inch spacers, FOA shocks, AccuAir e-Level management system, PSC hydraulic steering assist
Interior: Factory Ford Platinum
Exterior/Accessories: AFE Power differential covers; Bullseye Retros headlights, marker, mirror and taillights; front and rear Fusion Bumpers with overlays by Defiant Motorsports; VMS Racing billet antenna; Bushwacker fender flares; Royal Hooks shackles and hooks; Infinite Rule locks; Rigid Industries lights; and HornBlasters train horns
Paint/Wrap: Custom paint by James Anderson, powdercoating by Anderson Powder Coatings (APC)
Wheels: 24x16 Specialty Forged SF023 with True Spike lug nuts
Tires: 40x15.50R24 Toyo Open Country M/T
Special Thanks: Tyler and Danny Scofield, Ben Terry, James Anderson, and Jared Minor

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