Ford is preparing a SEMA show presence for its truck lineup as large as the torque on the diesel-powered Super Duty trucks. Customized F-150s and heavy duty trucks could dominate Ford's show space, from low-riding street trucks to an F-350 catering to the serious offroader.
2011 Ford F-150 by Godfather Customs
Godfather Customs starts with the 2011 F-150's most controversial new engine: the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, a turbocharged unit with direct injection. In case you've forgotten, this engine has 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque in stock form. This F-150 EcoBoost has a 2.5-inch cowl induction hood, bumper cover, and roll pan and handle relocator. A tonneau bed cover is also included, as are revised "halo" taillights.
2011 Ford F-150 by A.R.E. Accessories
It's difficult not to take a second look at the graphics on this F-150. Customized by A.R.E. Accessories, the theme of this truck is educating, honoring, and preserving the history of professional football - the mission of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That fancy paint job shows a stadium silhouette. The bed will have hall of fame memorabilia to please football fans and a wrap on the interior of the bed, we're told, simulates the hall of fame enshrinement gallery.
2011 Ford F-150 by Mickey Thompson
Taking a very different route with the F-150 is Mickey Thompson. Called Project TTC F-150, this truck is built to go offroading with 35-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC Radical tires and a Fabtech 6-inch suspension. PIAA auxiliary lighting and Warn Industries winch recovery gear complete the more functional side of this truck, which also features Katzkin leather and tweaks to the entertainment system.
2011 Ford F-150 by The Custom Shop
Another F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, this truck focuses on aesthetics and the environment. The custom paint job has a pinstripe border from low-VOC-emissions DuPont paint. Shaved door handles contribute to a clean look, as do the lightweight wheels (paired with low-rolling-resistance tires). A lightweight tonneau cover and Katzkin tan and black leather are also part of the package.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Rize Industries
This is one of the more extreme custom jobs among the Ford trucks at SEMA. The F-350 is described as a motocross concept, with an 8-inch quad-link suspension. There's a built-in loading ramp, power washer, air compressor, plus a built-in motorcycle stand.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Cars by Kris and Airhead Kustoms
Called the Pit Boss, this mean F-350 is designed to serve as a tow and support vehicle. The Super Duty truck can haul a race car to the track quietly as there's extra sound-deadening material. Once at the race track, the truck has a bed-mounted tire cage and swing-case toolboxes. When you need a break from working on the race car, relax in the cabin, with a custom headliner and an in-dash computer system.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Skyjacker Suspensions
Calling all "active lifestyle" truck enthusiasts: Skyjacker Suspensions' customized F-350 may work for you. The truck has an 8.5-inch suspension as well as heavy-duty front and rear Fab Fours bumpers. As you can tell, a Warn Industries winch and lights complete the truck's modifications, allowing you to go anywhere and look tough everywhere.