It is that time of year again. In just a couple of weeks, the Las Vegas Convention Center will be packed with vehicles of all types as the automotive aftermarket comes together and unveils the new products for 2013. We will be among the hundreds of thousands that will attend SEMA. We want you to have a firsthand look at some of the vehicles we will be bringing out. We will show the tech buildups for most of these here in Truckin, so be sure to keep an eye out in future issues.
Rendering by Duane Vance www.mastersofchickenscratch.com
This first truck will be one of the only new 2013 F-150s at SEMA. We received the truck from Ford at the end of August, and immediately started turning it into a street terror. It will feature a 5/8-drop on 22-inch GFG Coast wheels with painted faces and polished lips. The hoops will be wrapped in Nitto NT420s tires for the ultimate in grip and ride quality. Big brakes will bring the beast to a rapid halt. Under the hood, the EcoBoost will receive a full exhaust upgrade including headers, an intake, and full custom tune by way of Bully Dog. We are trying to get 500 rwhp out of this little 214ci V-6. Inside will receive subtle changes, which will include race-inspired seats, painted plastics, and a stereo system.
Rendering by www.carterhickmandesigns.com
We have seen our fair share of '67-'72 C10s, but when we got an email with this rendering in it, we were left with our mouth's open and our keyboards covered in drool. Sitting on a custom Porterbuilt frame with Accuair suspension and '06 Silverado rear end. Baer 14-inch brakes, and 20-inch Colorado Custom Talladega wheels finish off the rolling chassis. The bed and cab have been permanently fused into a unibody, and the doors have been suicided. For paint, the Bow Tie will be covered in DuPont Candy Red and Cosmic Dust paint. Behind the suicide doors, a '59 Impala dash filled with Dakota Digital gauges completely changes the look of the interior. Powering this old girl is a 5.3L LS featuring Hilborn stack injection. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind truck and we will have the full feature on it in 2013.
Rendering by David Neal II
With Ram stepping up to the plate and building a truly good-looking truck, we have seen several large-scale Ram projects in the recent years. This one is downright sick. Sitting high on a new adjustable Kelderman air suspension, the suspension features actual copper-plated components. The paint is also copper inspired with a tribal-style graphic. Custom-painted American Force wheels and Toyo Open Country M/T tires give it a tough and rugged look. Big Fab Fours bumpers, Vision-X lighting, and painted mesh grille round out the exterior. Inside will have Longhorn leather seats and a kicking audio system.
Rendering by www.surface-dvd.com
Something you don't see every day is a custom GMC Terrain. It's a shame because as you can see from this rendering, it doesn't take much to make them look good. Starting with the basic upgrades which include a set of clear headlights, a black mesh grille, and a set of 22-inch 2 Crave No. 13 wheels wrapped in Toyo rubber. The top of it has been painted in a satin gunmetal gray paint, and the bottom is a gloss pearl white. The function of this hasn't been taken away and can still be used as a grocery getter or soccer team mobile.