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2017 F350- Busted Knuckles

Matt Holden's Transformed 2017 F350

Jon Hansen
Oct 18, 2017
Photographers: Grant Cox
When you have been creating one-of-a-kind show vehicles for over two decades, it is easy to get caught up in patterns or fads happening around you at the time. Fortunately for us, Matt Holden out of Forney, Texas, could not care less about the trends because he is usually setting the bar for the trucks around him. Having recently completed an F-150 that he and his friends at Phat Phabz in Oklahoma built for SEMA last year, most people would think Matt would sit back and enjoy his newest creation for a few years before selling it and moving on to the next. But those people don't know Matt. Just weeks after the completion of SEMA 2016, Matt ordered his new F-350 Lariat from Ford. About 3 months later, it was time to pick up his brand-new truck and ruin it in the best ways possible.
Photo 2/5   |   Busted Knuckles 2017 F350 Front
With friends like Jake McKiddie of Phat Phabz, it does not take much effort to make his ruinous ideas a reality. The duo started to make plans together for their next SEMA build. Jake, who already normally has three to four projects in various stages in the works for other owners always loves a challenge, especially when it involves doing something no one has seen or done before. They are building a full chassis for this truck and adding a parallel four-link setup, as well as a set of four 3,800-pound bags for each corner. They wanted this truck to tow and drive as well or even better than it looks when it lies out. With the additions of the upgraded large Wildwood brakes, as well as the impressive 26-inch American Force Sector wheels, there’s no doubt this one will take over the internet and SEMA 2017. Be on the lookout for this truck at SEMA, shows in the Midwest, and maybe even parked outside your mom's house on holidays.
Photo 3/5   |   Busted Knuckles 2017 F350 Wheel
Photo 4/5   |   Busted Knuckles 2017 F350 Rear

Inside the Build:

2017 Ford F-350 Lariat
Matt Holden; Forney, Texas
Severed Ties
Photo 5/5   |   Busted Knuckles 2017 F350 Engine
Chassis:
Full chassis build with Quad rails under cab, rack-and-pinion conversion, parallel four-link with Watt’s link 3,800-pound bags, four Viair 480s, AccuAir Endo VT tank, AccuAir E-level, all copper hard lined, 38-gallon fuel cell
Brakes: Wilwood TX6R six-piston calipers front and rear with 16-inch rotors, stainless steel braided brake lines
Engine:
6.7L PowerStroke, sectioned intake, sectioned oil pan, 4-inch exhaust, dual Odyssey batteries, AirDog fuel system, K&N intake
Body / Paint:
Stock for now, changes to come
Interior:
Stock
Wheels & tires:
Wheels: 26-inch; American Force Sector
Tires: 295/30R26; Lexani

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