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2016 Ford F-350 Superduty- The Mad Hatter

A Chevy From Through the Looking Glass

Phil Gordon
Mar 16, 2018
Photographers: Phil Gordon
When you’re raised in a small, poor logging community in the Great White North, you begin searching for fun, cheap things to enjoy. Growing up in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, Meagan Farough spent her teenage years with her friends mudding in 4x4 trucks. When the dilapidated trucks broke, she and her friends would scrounge through junkyards for parts to fix them. Meagan was always a fan of extreme sports, and her area’s cold climates meant she spent a lot of time in the snow.
Moving to Fort McMurray right after high school, Meagan began working on trucks, trying to make them different. After working long enough to make money for her first diesel truck, she promptly lifted it herself. One night at the gym, she met her now-husband Blaine. The night he arrived in his lifted truck trying to impress her, he was shocked to see her truck was just as big. During the couple’s first year together, Blaine brought his truck to the SEMA show in Las Vegas, and Meagan became enamored with the truck lifestyle in the States. She vowed the next year would be her time to shine at the massive marketing show.
Photo 2/20   |   2016 F350 Superduty Mad Hatter Rear
She needed a new canvas for her creativity, so she purchased a brand-new ’16 Ford F-350 Super Duty from the dealership. She chose Ford because to go big on Chevys, she would have had to convert to a straight-axle, and she wasn’t interested in that. The very first thing done was the hydro-dipped interior by Liquid Customs in Edmonton. The interior received additional custom flare via Roadwire leather seats.
Photo 3/20   |   2016 F350 Superduty Mad Hatter Interior
The next step was wrapping the large Ford in something that spoke of her lifestyle in North America. With Meagan’s help, ECD Customs designed the winter theme with mountains and trees, as well as Canadian logos. Meagan enlisted Nopps Wraps in Edmonton to add the full wrap to the Ford.
The F-350 was parked in Meagan and Blaine’s small garage when the entire truck was torn apart, including the suspension and axles. The stock brackets were cut off for the leaf springs in the rear and the coils in front. The couple painted the entire frame inside the garage. Meagan’s friend Paul at Better Call Paul added a full stereo system underneath the rear seats as well as a custom mini iPad kit mounted underneath the stock head unit.
Photo 4/20   |   2016 F350 Superduty Mad Hatter Interior Dash
The process to this point took two months, as they did as much work as they could in between jobs, spending every bit of free time in the garage. PMF coil pots were installed next, while the axles were getting powdercoated by Impact Coatings in Edmonton. Meagan installed all the underglow from Aurora Z Lighting. She wanted the Ford to outperform the other rigs on the road, so she added the PPEI EZ Lynk, and all the engine deletes as well as a cold-air intake.
Photo 5/20   |   2016 F350 Superduty Mad Hatter Under
Photo 6/20   |   2016 F350 Superduty Mad Hatter ATS
With the help of Blaine’s brother Brad as well as good friend Brady Taylor, Meagan and Blaine installed the 17-inch Stryker lift kit. When they rolled the Ford out for the first time, they had to deflate the stock tires to zero just to clear the top of the garage. Once outside, the Bodyguard bumpers were added and the lights were mounted on the bumpers. The final custom touch was adding the matching wrapped Can-Am Summit 850 snowmobile to the custom Limitless Manufacturing rack. Although Blaine is the sledder in the family, Meagan will never shy away from any extreme sport.
Meagan learned everything she knows from that small town she grew up in, from people stopping and changing your tire to picking you up on the side of the road when your truck breaks down. She wishes to thank her father and his friends for having such a strong influence on her growing up and teaching her women can be just as adventurous as men. Building trucks has always been a passion for her, and debuting her completed Ford, Mad Hatter, exceeded all her expectations from when she first promised herself to be in Las Vegas at the SEMA show. A huge thanks goes to her loving husband Blaine for believing in her and letting her have her spotlight in 2017.

Inside the Build

Year/Make/Model: ’16 Ford F-350 Super Duty
Owner and City/State: Meagan Farough; Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Chassis:
Front Suspension: Stryker 17-inch four-link Identity series suspension lift, FOA coilovers, FOA polished triple-bypass shocks bolted to powdercoated PMF coilover buckets, dual reservoirs bracket
Rear Suspension: Stryker custom coilover frame, powdercoated four-link, FOA coilovers, R1 Concepts pads and rotors
Drivetrain:
Engine: 6.7L diesel, AMDP, EGR delete, CCV delete and intake pipe, cold-air intake powdercoated teal, PPEI EZLynk auto agent competition tuning system, MBRP 5-inch ceramic-coated straight-pipe exhaust, powdercoated ATS engine oil pan
Transmission: Powdercoated ATS transmission pan, PMF index plate on transfer case
Rearend: 4:88 Yukon gears, ATS differential covers
Body/Paint: ECD Customs wrap installed by Nopps Wraps, Bodyguard A2L series bumpers front and rear, Speed Demon lighting in bumpers, Boost Bars custom grille, Retro Customs 2017 mirrors, Aurora Z Lighting underglow lights, HornBlasters 244 Nightmare train horn kit, Amp Research PowerSteps, Limitless Manufacturing sled deck, Monster Hooks, emblems, headlights and taillights painted to match with Canadian flag emblems, etched headlights by Maddog Customs, RK Sport hood, sunvisor made by Sarona, Bulletproof 16-inch tow hitch Interior: Roadwire leather seats with teal double-diamond stitch, hydro-dipped teal woodgrain trim
Stereo: Retro Customs mini iPad dash kit, Ride Controllers wireless switch, JL Audio components, three 8-inch JL Audio subwoofers mounted inside a subwoofer box under the rear seats by Better Call Paul
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 24x14; Lift-SS polished wheels, Truespike machined-forged spike lug nuts
Tires: 42x14.5R24; Interco Sniper M/T tires

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