Creating top-notch vehicles year after year isn't a heavy burden for Mike Spagnoila of Street Scene Equipment in Costa Mesa, California, to carry around. However, it is a challenge of innovation, creativity, and after all is said and done, fortitude. You've seen Street Scene's trucks and SUVs in Truckin' before, with its Ford F-150 SuperCrew, S-10, Colorado, and last year's Expedition. For 2008, the team at Street Scene created one big and bad Ford F-350 Super Duty. Plans for the project saw the truck going much, much lower than stock, with big wheels, bright paint, and, of course, quality urethane body accessories. The end result is one wild and wide fat-fendered Ford.
Taking dozens of measurements to get the required specifications for molds, the talented guys at Street Scene Equipment began creating pieces for the new Ford Super Duty. From front to back, top to bottom, the crew was able to add trick new accessories and replace the factory parts with cleaner and yet more aggressive-looking parts. Those new pieces included a new Gen 1 bumper cover, wiper cowl, urethane roll pan, tailgate handle relocator, and new flip-up license plate kit. But, they didn't stop there as they also added a new custom grille shell with driving lights, upper and lower Speed Grilles side vents, replacement Speed Grille inserts, and smooth bed caps. The most exciting new product added to the F-350 was the 3-inch wider rear fenders, appropriately called Big Boy fenders. These fenders helped to make the truck look very aggressive and also added the necessary provisions for the planned wheel and tire package. The icing on the cake was the addition of the Speed Grille vents on the front of the Big Boy fenders, which gives them even more style.
All of these parts were created especially for this truck and project. The added benefit was once they were perfected, you, too, could buy them for your truck. Once the Street Scene Equipment team was satisfied with the fitments, the F-350 was driven from Costa Mesa to San Dimas, where L&G Enterprises calls home. While there, Theresa Contreras and her team smoothed the door handles, mirrors, shaved the tailgate handle, and prepped all of the Street Scene pieces for paint. Each door was removed so they could be properly painted and the keyless entry pads were shaved. Inside the booth, Theresa applied the DuPont Hot Hues Hot Raspberry Candy over Pacific Gold to the Ford's necessary pieces. On the hood, Theresa masked off a large stripe where she applied the DuPont Pacific Gold with a Molten Orange Candy fade providing a custom look without being over the top. Finishing off the exterior is a one-off aluminum bedliner by Brushed Metal Designs, in Costa Mesa, who also had time to build a flush-fitting tonneau cover for the Ford. Then, it was time to get the inside the truck where things needed to match the customized body.
Up front, the new Street Scene Equipment grille with lights sits above the new Street Scen
Gale Banks added a custom exhaust to the 6.4L twin-turbodiesel. Notice the urethane roll p
Those wheels are 24-inch American Force Magnum wheels of the 10-lug variety. Tires are 295