A custom tubular frame with TCI crossmembers are the foundation for this one-of-a -kind muscle machine. A 12-gallon fuel tank was mounted under the bed between the rear framerails. Bruce Suggs at Scott's installed the front suspension that is aroused vertically by a pair of Air Ride Strong Arm upper and lower control arms with Shockwave pneumatic bags and 2-inch dropped spindles. The stopping power comes from four Wilwood disc brakes with 14-inch diameter cross-drilled rotors and four-piston calipers. The ol' Ford rolls on a pair of Billet Accessories Direct (B.A.D.) Mauler 18x8-inch polished billet aluminum wheels cocooned inside 215/35R18 Yokohama rubber up front. Out back there is a pair of 20x11 B.A.D. Mauler wheels encased in 285x30R20 Yokohama tires. The Ford 9-inch rearend is located by a TCI four-link system and suspended by a pair of Air Ride Technologies 'bags.
With the paint scheme Randy had in mind, he knew the body would need to be perfect. The Downs '40 Ford fiberglass body came with a 3-inch chopped roof, suicide doors, fenders, and hood. A Pro's Pick steel bed was fitted with Downs fiberglass rear teardrop fenders with '40 Ford taillights and blue dots. The steel tonneau cover is activated with a remote. A pair of '99 Mercedes clear projection headlights illuminate the roadway ahead. The crew at Suggs Rod Shop in Fayetteville, North Carolina, spent many man hours sanding and prepping the entire body to a flawless smooth surface. It was then coated with multi coats of PPG 9300 Concept Black. The incredible true flames were laid out and sprayed by the legendary Jim Norris, from Sheraw, North Carolina. After Randy purchased the truck and had it transported out to California, he had the clearcoat removed, then resprayed by Vinnie at J.V. Enterprises in Azusa, California.
The legendary Jim Norris true flames appear so realistic you can almost feel the heat.
The beautiful, walnut bed-floor planks are separated by polished stainless steel stringers
A set of Mauler Billet Accessories Direct B.A.D. polished billet wheels are wrapped in Yok