With a couple custom cars and a custom 2000 F-150s already under his belt, Ren Robinson was looking for another project. This time around he wanted something a little different. As luck would have it, just as Ren was looking for a jumping-off point in April 2004, Ford released the redesigned Super Crew and Ren decided that it would be the perfect canvas for a little customization.
After about a month of enjoying a brand new stock truck, Lippsey's Tire and Muffler in Vallejo, California, was called upon to set Ren's SuperCrew apart from the masses. A DJM 4/6 kit lowered the truck over 22-inch Mondera chrome wheels. The shop also bolted on billet upper and lower grille inserts and Flowmaster dual exhaust. Ren attended a few shows with his mild custom and was disappointed with the results.
After talking with some of the other show participants, the next step became obvious: the truck needed 'bags. Clint Petree of San Jose, California, added Shockwaves up front and an Air Ride Tech four-link out back. A few months later and Ren still wasn't impressed with the show results; the next step had to be custom paint. Ren noticed a trend; several Truckin' feature trucks were wearing paint from Cashman Customs in Concord, California, and after Ren showed James Cashman the type of graphics he wanted, James ran with the theme. The emblems were the first to go, followed by the tailgate handle, which was relocated inside the bed. House of Kolor Cinnamon Pearl, Candy Apple Red, and Tangerine Kandy were used for the tribal graphics, and Honda Metallic Silver was sprayed below the graphics to create the two-tone look you see here. After admiring James' work, Ren's wife suggested that they return to Cashman Customs to make the truck a truly over-the-top custom.
The interior was next in line as the doors got the tribal treatment with smoothed, painted, and pinstriped door panels; and for a little extra tribal vibe, custom-cut sheet metal accents. Ren's son Christopher helped out by filling the interior with chrome and billet accents from Stylin' Concepts. From there, Brian at Larry's Custom Interiors in American Canyon, California, added burgundy leather to the center console, seats, and headrests. With paint and upholstery finished, it was time to tackle the electronics.
A Kenwood DDX-7015 double-DIN CD/MP3/DVD player serves as the command center for the entertainment system. Combined with two JL Audio amps, a JL Stealth Box and subwoofer, and speakers in each of the doors, audio duties are definitely under control. For DVD duties, a Microvision MTV-7SW monitor was built into the overhead console, maintaining a stock appearance. Rear-seat passengers weren't ignored, and get their own 5.6-inch monitors mounted in the headrests.
Still not satisfied with the Super Crew's stance, the truck made its way to Sic Motorsports in San Jose, California, for its final transformation. Nick Germano built a bridge notch and mounted Air Ride 91000 'bags that finally gave the truck the look that Ren was looking for. Thanks to plenty of help from his family and the hard work of several NorCal craftsmen, Ren is now the proud owner of one of the North Bay's sweetest rides.