• Oct 24, 2007
Click image for a gallery of the SEMA Super Duty trucks

Ford's Super Duty trucks are some of the meanest-looking rides on offer from anyone. Big in power and stature, and dripping with machismo, it should come as no surprise that SEMA will showcase a trio of them built out to varying degrees of Truckzillaness. The Shaker 4x450 by X-Treme Toyz is lifted ten inches, accessible via a motorized step, deco'd with custom graphics, accessorized to the hilt and sports a modified 6.4L Powerstroke diesel. It rolls on 40" Toyos and frightens animals smaller than a polar bear. The Project "Power Storm" F-350 by Fabtech is also lifted 10 inches, rolls on 40-inch tires, and sports a laundry list of sccessories and custom elements of its own. Finally, DeBerti is bringing a low-riding F-450 (see above) optimized for motorcycle-hauling. A Dallas Smith Axleless Lo-Floor front-wheel-drive chassis conversion puts the bed floor close to the ground, making it a snap to roll your hog on and off with ease. Big, black, and low, the DeBerti looks like it's going to be one of our favorites already. For full vehicle descriptions, check out the attached photo gallery, where they accompany the pics.

[Source: Ford]



PRESS RELEASE:
'BUILT FORD TOUGH' SUPER DUTY PUSHES TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH AFTERMARKET INNOVATIONS

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 23 – The all-new 2008 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest truck on the planet – is also one of the easiest to customize. And with the help of DeBerti, XTreme Toyz and Fabtech, Super Duty is even tougher and more capable for the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.

"There is no doubt that the new Super Duty is the ultimate 'Built Ford Tough' truck," said Mike Crowley, Ford Truck and SUV group marketing manager. "In fact, it's that solid foundation that makes Super Duty one of the most flexible trucks for customizing, which is essential when more than 50 percent of our truck customers are modifying their vehicles for work and play."

Ford will showcase the three customized Super Duty trucks among more than two dozen project vehicles including F-150, Edge, Mustang and Focus starting Oct. 30.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Ive always thought pickups should come in Front wheel drive and here we are! Awesome.
      It is efficient and hauls a lot more.

      But of course redneck trash know nothing dudes will flock here now saying a FWD pickup is this bad and that bad and how it makes no sense and this and that and more. Atleast its done to a Ford. If this conversion was done to a Tundra they would all say it makes sense considering the Tundra is a girly truck.
      • 7 Years Ago
      One would assume this is not for you to haul around your Harley, it's for the Harley shop to go get your broken down Harley along with 15 others that day. Trying to maneuver a trailer around town is a pain in the ass.
      whiteoak
      • 1 Year Ago
      needs an eight fot plus bed length
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's with all the hog-haulin' heavy-duties for SEMA? First Dodge's BFT with a 10' bed, now this... (I like the BFT better personally, despite only being a regular cab).

      I'm diggin' the Megacab'esque conversion on the SD though.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Remember back in 87 to 89 when there has a Dodge Dakota converted to FWD with the same super low tailgate?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why a F450? Isn't that over kill for FWD? Why not a F150 FWD low bed. I'm sure they both can carry that big motor cycle, lawn and garden equipment, and quads.
      I wanted chrysler to have a pt pickup. Why couldn't chrysler pt cruiser pickup be similar. Low bed and economy 2.4L or VW2.0Lcrd or bigger MB2.2Lcrd om651. Automatic rear airbages to keep loads even. So it's not over sprung when empty and not over loaded when loaded. I'm sure even a pt cruiser pickup could haul a goldwing, or lawn equipment, or row boat, or quad etc...
      • 7 Years Ago
      http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2dua04g&s=2

      Quick photoshop of that super duty... Now I would like that much better.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Nice photoshop, but the tires would probably rub and cut themselves up on every turn.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great make a bigger bed, but no axle to support it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If you need a giant front wheel drive truck to haul around your motorcycle, you probably shouldn't have a motorcycle...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I want it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      to be really cool, it needs an installed wheel chock and tie-down system, and a ramp extension that comes out of the tailgate edge, like the extend-a-step thing...

      A diamond-plate ramp edge that extends out of the tailgate cap to the ground. Surely something like that could fit inside that massive tailgate. probably even motorized. The tailgate is low, but there is still a bit of a step there for a wheeled vehicle.

      An on-board air-compressor, tools, etc. built in side toolboxes, and other fun stuff, even airbag suspension to really get low to the ground for loading... bike display lighting and cargo lighting... maybe even a load assist winch in the bed with covered cable end, to pull the bike up into the bed. somehow fit a portable bike lift jack in for roadside repairs... Really trick the thing out, like a flashy bike tow-truck/service wrecker.

      IF it is going to be a purpose-built truck, then go all out, man!
      bettercallsaul12
      • 2 Years Ago
      http://dallassmithcorp.com/products/ As I said, the suspension is made by these guys, and I think you can do something like this without taking out the axle, as their other product makes it so you don't have to chop the frame up and you can lowering and raise the chassis height still. Interesting. Anyone seen one of these bad boys on the road?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess I'm the only one who thinks the front end of the new Super-Duty is fugly.

      Excluding the front, it's a pretty slick looking truck. Lovin' the fatties outback!
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