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2017 Ford F450 Super Duty: Demanding Attention

Stephanie Davies
Oct 30, 2017
Photographers: Eddie Maloney
Jeff Scofield is quickly becoming a household name – that is, if your household revolves around fast cars, lifted trucks, custom builds, and performance. A few of his creations have already graced these very pages in the recent past. Remember the F-250 named “Impulse”? One of the latest beasts to roll out of Scofield Performance is pictured here: a 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty. In case you aren’t yet familiar, allow me to fill you in! Scofield Performance is a venture born about a year ago.
“We’ve been involved in racing our whole lives,” Jeff admits. “Always raced, always had my hands in hot rods.”
Scofield Performance specializes in both Ford cars and trucks, but its forte is custom designs. Jeff says that the shop's focus is one-off transformations, rather than simple bolt-on projects.
So back to this sweet F-450, Jeff knew for a while that a dually was in his future, and when he saw the White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat ’17 sitting on the Brandon Ford lot, it was a match made in heaven. The truck was destined to become the promotional vehicle for Scofield Performance, so Jeff knew it would have to be the ultimate attention grabber. It was also going to be tasked with hauling his GT500 and the aforementioned F-250, so the build was going to have to be equal parts show and go.
Photo 2/40   |   004 2017 Ford F450 Super Duty
The F-450 is powered by its original 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbocharged diesel engine, which has been left untouched, save for the GDP Tuning Engine Management system, which boosts power ratings to 470 horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque.
Jeff decided on Advanced Flow Engineering (AFE) 5-inch straight pipes to give the truck a powerful growl, while the transmission and rear end have retained their stock status.
For this build, Jeff decided on a Kelderman 5-6-inch lift suspension paired with the AccuAir e-Level Air Management Package. The Kelderman system features upper and lower air bag mounting brackets with industrial strength air bags, air lines, and fittings all around, along with radius arm drop brackets, a pitman arm, a dual steering stabilizer bracket, and a track bar drop bracket in the front of the truck. In the rear, Kelderman’s 5-6-inch 4-Link Rear Air Suspension design includes axle clamps, adjustable trailing arms, trailing arm mounts, panhard bar mount, adjustable rear panhard bar, rear crossmember, and accumulator tanks. Meanwhile, the AccuAir e-Level system features a controller, VU4 4-Corner Valve Unit, Viair 480C Compressors, and dual endo 5-gallon aluminum air tanks.
The Kelderman kit is designed to create clearance for the massive 37-inch tires that Jeff has decided to roll on. Speaking of those tires, they’re Toyo Open Country M/Ts (37X13.50R20), wrapped around red American Force Bruiser SD Series wheels (22x8.25), and secured by CNC-machined True Spike lug nuts.
Photo 3/40   |   023 2017 Ford F450 Super Duty
Because the truck was designed to turn heads, the exterior modifications are plentiful. Kelderman Alpha Series bumpers have been fitted onto the front and the rear, while an Overkill Fabrications grille was chosen for an aggressive front end appearance. For attention, even in the dark, Rigid Industries lighting elements and color-changing Bullseye Retro headlights were chosen. A Warn Zeon 12 Platinum winch was installed to allow for towing capabilities, along with a Royal Hooks tow hook.
There was no way that the stock paint was going to grab enough attention on its own, so Jeff employed the help of James Anderson for custom paint work, and Anderson Performance Coatings (APC), of Inverness, Florida, created the powder-coated finishes. The combination of the stunning paint and the wheel choice turns heads constantly.
“The wheels are my favorite part of the truck,” he told us. “The red wheels on white platinum – I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.”
With somewhere around 5,000 miles currently reading on the odometer, Jeff says he really has no plans in mind for the F-450's near future. When asked if there was anything he would have done differently knowing what he knows now, he said absolutely not. We can’t blame him – this F-450 is a stunner.
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SpecSheet
Year/Make/Model: 2017 Ford F-450
Owner: Jeff Scofield
Hometown: Plant City, Florida
Odometer: 5,000 miles
Engine: 6.7 Liter Power Stroke
Engine Management: GDP Tuning
Horsepower/torque: 470/925
Exhaust: AFE 5-inch straight pipe
Transmission: Stock
Rearend: Stock
Suspension: Kelderman 5-6” lift suspension, AccuAir e-Level Air Management System
Body/Exterior: Bullseye retro headlights, Rigid Industries lighting, Kelderman Alpha Series front and rear bumpers, Overkill Fabrications grille, Warn 12k Winch – Platinum Series, True Spike lug nuts, Royal hooks tow hooks
Paint/Wrap: Custom paint by James Anderson. Powder coating by Anderson Performance Coatings
Bumpers: Kelderman Alpha Series
Lighting: Rigid Industries lighting, Bullseye Retro headlights.
Interior: Stock
Wheels: American Force Bruiser 22x8.25
Tires: Toyo MT 37X13.50R22
Special Thanks: Scofield Performance Builds, Accuair, Kelderman, James Anderson, Anderson Performance Coatings

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