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Desert Haulers
Ford is set to show off a quartet of hopped-up pickups at The SEMA Show
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Get ready for the excitement to start building. I less than a month automotive aftermarket will converge on Las Vegas to show off its wares for the coming year. The display vehicles built to show off these products are a major part of The SEMA Show experience. Over the years, the original equipment manufacturers became involved as a way to showcase their vehicles as a basis for these modifications and Ford is a major part of this.

Today the company began its pre-SEMA announcements with a teaser detailing the F-150 pickups it is supporting at this year’s show. We can’t wait to see these trucks in person at the show, but for now it’s great to get a look at what is to come.

“America’s best-selling truck for nearly 40 years, and also holds the title of America’s best-selling vehicle for 34 years. F-Series Trucks have won SEMA’s Hottest Truck Award four consecutive years, proof of the ability to captivate enthusiasts as the most accessory-friendly truck on the market,” says the company. “Ford continues to expand its presence at SEMA, offering attendees a chance to experience these vehicles the way they were intended at Ford Out Front, watching or riding in one of the many Ford performance cars or trucks on a closed course.”

For a preview of Ford’s crew of SEMA trucks, check out this video…


For more details on these trucks, keep reading for the full specs and detail on these heavily modified project trucks.

Hulst Customs

Here at SVTP, we get excited about street performance, and the Hulst Customs entry embodies that spirit with a supercharged V-8 underhood and a prepped suspension out back.

“The EraThr3 F-150 by Hulst Customs is not for the faint of heart. This independent, free spirited, trail blazer turns heads and makes hearts pound with a powerful stance,” says Ford. “Boasting a Whipple supercharger capable of boosting the Ford 5.0-liter V8 to 750HP and a custom made 4-link rear suspension, this truck is ready to rumble.”

Here are the specs…

Base Vehicle
  • 2016 Ford F-150 SuperCrew
  • 5.0-liter V8 engine
  • Six-Speed electronic automatic transmission

  • Whipple supercharger
  • CGS Performance cat-back exhaust
  • Custom dual exhaust tips

  • Air Suspension by Hulst Customs, with Aire Jax Four Play manual valves
  • Hulst Customs rear custom four-link suspension
  • Hulst Customs front custom brackets
  • Wheels & Tires
  • Lexani “Monza” (front 26x10-inch, rear 26x11-inch) wheels
  • Lexani (front 295/30-26, rear 305/30-26) tires


  • Striker Trucks Performance Products, by Hulst Customs
  • Bumper cover, grill, hood extractor vents, carbon splitter, lower side rockers, rear bumper, fender badges, drop visor
  • Southern Polyurethanes Inc. paint
  • Custom bed details
  • Interior
  • Katzkin Automotive Leather custom Zkintech series interior
  • Ford Licensed Accessories:
  • Console Vault vehicle safe
  • Kicker subwoofer
  • Lumen tablet headrest cradles
  • EraThr3 Lifestyle design theme details

Bojix Design

Carrying more of a desert prerunner theme is the SuperCrew built for the show by Bojix Designs. It is no slouch on the performance side either, as its 3.5 EcoBoost engine is enhanced with turbo upgrades from our friends at Full Race.

“This F-150 SuperCrew is more than ready to take on the most severe off-road duties and look good while doing it. Sleek Nardo Grey paint with Bojix Orange accents are illuminated by 30-, 40- and 50-inch Radius light bars,” says Ford. “Equipped with a Full Race intake system and twin Borg Warner EFR turbo upgrades on the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, this truck has outstanding power and a quick response to tackle every type of terrain with agility and authority.”

Here are the specs…

Base Vehicle
  • 2016 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew
  • 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine
  • Six-speed electronic automatic transmission


  • Full Race intake system, exhaust muffler, inter-cooler & catch can
  • Borg Warner twin EFR turbo upgrades
  • Chassis
  • Brembo GT brake system front and rear
  • Ready Lift 7-inch lift kit
  • Fox Racing coilover shocks
  • G2 Axle and Gear rear axle cover, front and rear differential gears
  • Wheels & Tires
  • Grid Off-Road GF-2 Forged (22x12-inch) wheels in double dark tint
  • Nitto M/T (37x12.50x 22-inch) tires

  • AMP Research XL motorized steps
  • PPG paint materials, body in Nardo Grey, accents in Bojix Orange "BORANGE"
  • Paramount Restyling - Front grill, smooth fender flares
  • Rigid Industries 30-, 40- and 50-inch Radius light bars & dually reverse lights
  • Raptor Retrofit headlamp harnesses
  • Decked bed storage system with sliding drawers
  • Airdesign USA tailgate applique
  • Addictive Desert Designs
  • Venom R front bumper
  • Honeybadger rear bumper
  • Cab light mounts
  • Ford Licensed Accessories
  • Bedrug bed liner
  • Undercover tonneau cover
  • Cab LED work light
  • Dee Zee bed ramps
  • PUTCO rocker panels with custom Bojix paint

  • Katzkin Tuscany leather in Havana tone
  • Kicker audio Powerstage system
  • Brandmotion Accessories:
  • Freedom chargers-wireless phone charging system
  • Loft lite LED lighting system
  • 360-degree vision system
  • Ford Licensed Accessories:
  • Lumen tablet headrest cradles
  • Console Vault vehicle safe
  • INVISION independent dual headrest DVDs and monitors
  • Putco stainless sill plates

A.R.E. Accessories


If camping in style is for you, the truck built by A.R.E. Accessories is equipped to take you off-road in style. He has plenty of storage, onboard video and plenty of lighting to ensure you get there safely.

“The 2016 Gold Standard Ford F-150 Project Truck built by A.R.E. Accessories brings great products from across the industry together on one build,” says Ford. “The custom paint job reflects a rich brilliance while the A.R.E. CX Series cap with the TopperEZLift system protects technology like TV’s, a storage system and charging station located in the bed of the truck. This truck is built up from bumper to bumper to show off medal-worthy products on the gold standard truck—the 2016 Ford F-150.”

Here are the specs…

Base Vehicle

  • 2016 Ford F-150 4x4 XLT SuperCab
  • 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine
  • Six-speed electronic automatic transmission


  • Corsa exhaust and intake
  • Chassis
  • Skyjacker suspension
  • Air Lift Load Lifter
  • Wheels & Tires
  • Fuel Forged custom (24x12-inch) wheels
  • Fuel MT Gripper tires

  • Trent’s Trick Upholstery:
  • Exterior vehicle execution
  • Custom TV and storage stand
  • Custom grille
  • A.R.E. CX Series truck cap
  • Axalta custom paint mix
  • Paint by Lynch Customs
  • TopperEZLift 12V cap lift system
  • N-FAB steps and bumpers
  • Hamsar LED lighting
  • Reikken performance battery cells
  • Bully Dog performance tuner
  • Reflexxion hood
  • Redline Lumtronix bed lighting
  • Lizard Skin spray-on insulation
  • Ford Licensed Accessories fender flares by Bushwacker
  • Ford Licensed Accessories wheel well liners by Penda

  • Trent’s Trick Upholstery custom interior accents
  • Alea leather
  • Ford Licensed Accessories audio upgrade by Kicker Audio
  • Ford Licensed Accessories stainless sill plates by Putco

CGS Performance


We know of CGS Performance from its previous widebody SEMA Mustangs, but this year the company built a bicycle themed truck ready to hit the action sports scene. Better yet, it will get you there in a hurry thanks to a Whipple blower under the hood and the company’s on exhaust system out back.

“This BMX-themed extreme F-150 lives up to the fast paced sport by offering the strength, speed and handling that can tackle any obstacle—on or off road,” Ford says. “Equally amped for drivers and riders alike, the Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew is equipped with action sports accessories and gear including Ssquared Bicycles bike frames, Answer BMX bicycle parts, and GoPro action cameras that can capture all the finish-line action.”

Here are the specs…

Base Vehicle
  • 2016 Ford F-150 4x4 Lariat SuperCrew
  • 5.0-liter V8 engine
  • Six-speed electronic automatic transmission


  • CGS Performance 3-inch stainless cat-back exhaust system
  • Whipple supercharger
  • Whipple 132mm throttle body
  • Ford Performance custom painted coil covers

  • FabTech’s 6-inch performance suspension system with dirt logic
  • Fastway hitch receiver
  • Husky’s fender liners
  • Wheels & Tires
  • Grid Off-Road (20x10-inch) wheels
  • General (37x13.5x20-inch) tires

  • Paint by Flying Iron Design
  • Rigid LED lighting
  • Retrax power roll tonneau
  • AMP Research power steps
  • Raptor Retrofit headlights
  • Airdesign USA hood scoop & tailgate applique
  • InDesign Motorsports vehicle execution
  • Cerakote ceramic paint applied to exhaust


  • Alea Leather’s custom leather kit
  • Ford Licensed Accessories:
  • Kicker subwoofer INVISION independent dual headrest DVDs and monitors
  • Putco sill plates
  • Action Sports
  • Ssquared Bicycles bike frames
  • Answer BMX bicycle parts
  • ANSR Racing: helmets, apparel & gear bags
  • GoPro action cameras
  • Kicker Bluetooth headphones & speakers

Stay tuned for more Ford SEMA news as the show dates get nearer…

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