2007 Ford Sport Trac - One For The Show

CGS Coppertone SEMA Project Part 1

Bob RyderJan 1, 2008
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The SEMA Show is the aftermarket industry's largest show on the planet, which showcases the performance aftermarket manufacturers latest products. It is where potential buyers, dealers, and distributors invade the 2-million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center. This five-day event draws more than 100,000 industry leaders, who travel from more than 100 countries.
The inaugural SEMA Show was held in 1967 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, where 98 manufactures displayed their latest aftermarket wares. Some 3,000 spectators passed through the turnstiles.
Photo 3/35   |   Rendering artist sensation Sean Smith created another masterpiece from his visionary mind. This time, he transformed a Ford Sport Trac into a slammed, big-wheeled canyon runner. Sean was the man in charge of designing Coppertone's exterior and interior components.
After years of attending the SEMA Show, as spectators or media, we decided it would be interesting to follow a complete build up of a SEMA vehicle, which was to be displayed at the '07 SEMA Show.
CGS Motorsports is one of the leading manufacturers of High Performance Breathing Systems (HPBS) intake and exhaust systems. From air intake to exhaust manifold flange back, catalytic converter, stainless steel, exhaust pipe, muffler, tailpipe, and tip. With the addition of a CGS intake and exhaust systems, you will produce the most torque and horsepower gain for you buck.
Besides being one of the leading manufacturers of HPBS, CGS has also become one of the leading creators of many SEMA Show vehicles over the years. CGS has built trucks and SUVs for the Big 3.
Once again, CGS is creating another SEMA Show vehicle for Ford, which will be showcased at the Ford booth at the 2007 SEMA Show. They will be customizing a new '08 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, named Coppertone.
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Casey and Ron Scranton contacted their good friend Sean Smith, who is an honors graduate from the Art Design Center located in Pasadena, California. He has been a designer for Honda Motorcycle Company, and also produces custom renderings for many custom car and truck builders. He is currently designing animated cars for Rock Star Video Games and renderings for hot rod and truck builders.
We will be following along as the crew at CGS orchestrates a custom build up of a Ford Sport Trac for the '07 SEMA Show.
The first segment will focus on body modifications, aero kit parts, a front grille shell, bumper, valance, side skirt, a rear wrap-around roll pan, bed rail, and tailgate caps. We will also witness the door handles and tailgate handle being shaved, as well as the overall body prep to get Coppertone ready for paint.
WE WILL BRING THE STEP-BY-STEP SEQUENCE OF THE BUILDUP.
ARTIST RENDERING: SEAN SMITH
BODY MODIFICATION: TOP TOP SHOP
BODY PREPARATION: CGS MOTORSPORTS
PAINT: CRAZY CUSTOMS
SUSPENSION: AIR LIFT
WHEELS/TIRES: BONSPEED/TOYO
AUDIO SOUND SYSTEM: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL AUDIOSOUND
INTERIOR: ROADWIRE
DETAIL: RECARDO’S RUB

Sources

CGS Motorsports
Chino, CA 91710
19099020102
www.cgsmotorsports.com/
Top Top Shop
Corona, CA 92880
Elahn Industries
Upland, CA 91786
www.elahn-industries.com
Sean Smith Design
San Diego, CA 92110

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