Customizers Take Ford Pickups To The Next Level At SEMA Show
At this year’s SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) show in Las Vegas, Ford put together an aggressive display that covers a wide range of its products. As in years past, the SEMA show is used to display the many customization options available for customers. Ford works with customizers to create 40 custom SEMA vehicles.
Ford Puts Together Huge Display
This year, Ford has worked with customizers throughout the industry to provide show attendees with as many options as possible. For example, Ford has put together as many as 40 examples available on its online ordering site. Some of the specialty options are among Ford's most popular offerings, the Bronco Brand, for instance.
Ford has offered a wide range of its vehicles at this year's SEMA Show. They show exactly what customizers and the automaker can do with the online order list.
Take Ford’s Hellwig double-duty concept truck. The vehicle was built to provide everything needed to get work down and then to transition seamlessly into the ultimate tool for reaching remote locations so customers can use their pickups for relaxation and recreation.
In today’s installment showing the many options available for customers, Ford shows what can be done with customization. Indeed, here is a look at the many possibilities customizers have put together for this year’s show. They include:
Hellwig Double-Duty Concept Truck
This Hellwig double-duty concept truck is built to provide everything needed to get work done, then to transition seamlessly into the ultimate tool for reaching remote locations for the purpose of relaxation and recreation.
Based on the 2021 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew with available 3.5-liter full PowerBoost™ hybrid V-6 engine and FX4 off-road package, it all starts with Hellwig Products sway bars front and rear, Pro Series steel helper springs and a suspension kit. Hardware upgrades include a Ford Performance rear differential cover, custom Borla cat-back exhaust with black chrome tips, plus 35-inch tires on 17-inch wheels. This do-it-all F-150 features a portable Ford Performance air compressor kit and underbody rock light kit, Ford Licensed Accessories body armor rocker panel protection, winch, off-road front, and rear bumpers, and rock sliders, topper, and fender flares.
A wide variety of spotlights and floodlights keep the dark of night at bay, while a refrigerator, extendable 270-degree awning, and 10-gallon shower provide all the creature comforts for the ultimate in relaxation and recreation. Inside is a Ford Performance Parts off-road recovery kit by WARN Industries, Ford Licensed Accessories all-weather floor mats, vehicle safe by Console Vault®, and Katzkin custom leather.
BTR F-150 Tremor
Designed and built to be the ultimate camping vehicle, this BTR Edition Ford F-150 Tremor is loaded with everything needed for epic adventures far off the beaten path.
With its Ford Licensed Accessories Yakima roof rack and rooftop tent, built-in shower, pull-out kitchen with running water, and hitch-mounted bike rack, this tricked-out F-150 Tremor makes for a complete camper.
The truck takes full advantage of its built-in Pro Power Onboard generator, a must-have feature, a portable Ford Performance Parts refrigerator/freezer, plus a projector set up in the rear for nighttime entertainment.
Hypertech F-150 Hybrid Lariat
With a class-exclusive generator, the F-150 featuring Pro Power Onboard generator offers lots of opportunities for customization to perfectly fit an owner’s lifestyle, Hypertech has created the ultimate outdoorsman’s dream.
Hypertech has kitted-out an F-150 that features a custom-built sliding rail system that houses an electric grill, refrigerator/freezer, sink, ice machine, washer/dryer, and other accessories all running off of 7.2 kilowatts of available onboard power.
The truck also features a Ford Performance Parts air compressor, off-road lighting, cat-back exhaust, off-road bumpers, upgraded wheels and tires, and a Ford Licensed Accessories bed cap with lockable storage by Leer.
Addictive Desert Designs F-150 Raptor
What’s better than the must-have 2022 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew with 2.0 kilowatts of Pro Power Onboard? An even more hardcore 2022 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew by Addictive Desert Designs is the answer.
In addition to custom graphics and a sweet wheel and tire setup, Addictive Desert Designs has added its own off-road front and rear bumpers, bed-mounted tire rack, rock slider steps, plus a chase rack.
This F-150 Raptor also gets RIGID Industries lighting and custom body graphics.
Advanced Accessory Concepts F-250 Super Duty Tremor
Advanced Accessory Concepts takes the 2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Tremor to the next level by creating an off-road Tremor. Powered by the 7.3-liter V-8, the concept employs a Ford Performance cat-back exhaust with black chrome tips by Borla®.
Running gear includes Ford Performance Parts locking hubs by WARN Industries, a coil-over suspension system, upgraded front and rear sway bars, 17-inch wheels, and 37-inch tires. The truck has a Ford Performance Tremor winch kit by WARN Industries mounted to an upgraded off-road bumper, heavy-duty shackles by WARN Industries, a portable air compressor kit by ARB, plus Ford Licensed Accessories rocker panel protection, high-mounted work light, RIGID Industries exterior lighting, and cargo management system.
Inside, Ford Accessories items include all-weather floor mats, vehicle safe by Console Vault, seat covers by Covercraft®, portable fridge/freezer by Indel B, Trigger Controller Six Shooter power distribution system, 12-volt interior switch mount, and PowerBass USA® stereo system.
MAD Industries F-450 Super Duty Platinum
Lifestyle, fashion, and design all merge with performance in this 2022 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab equipped with four-wheel drive and a 6.7-liter V8 Power Stroke® built by MAD Industries.
This fifth-wheel toy hauler and gear carrier bring all the essentials needed to hit the road in luxury. It is fitted with forged wheels wrapped in off-road tires under a coil-over suspension, airbags, upgraded sway bars, custom four-inch axle-back exhaust with black chrome tips, and MAD Industries color-matched exterior accents.
MAD goes all-in on function by pulling a host of hardware from the Ford Performance Parts shelves, including portable air compressor kit, front tow hooks, electric retractable bed cover, bed cleats, swing cases, rear and side flip-down bed steps, splash guards front and rear, wheel well liners, tough spray-in bedliner, Ford Oval “Black Pack” emblems, black chrome “Super Duty” hood lettering, trailer camera, an array of spotlights, and a refrigerator/freezer.
Built-in features luxury travelers and their companions can’t live without including Ford Licensed Accessories all-weather floor mats, vehicle safe by Console Vault, plus rear seat cover and pet hammock by 4Knines®.
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