Driving a stock truck can be a drag. If you spend a lot of time in your truck, you want it to be nice. Pat Carter, of Houston, feels the same way, which is why he transformed his stock ’07 F-150 into a badass street slayer. Now anywhere he goes instantly turns into a truck show with everybody stopping to take pictures and gawking.

To get started, Pat took his truck to Strictly Performance in Pearland, Texas. Since the truck would be a daily driver, Pat needed a truck that he could jump in and drive. He found the right combination of custom and utility with a Belltech 3/5-inch lowering kit. The front sits on Belltech 3-inch lowering struts while the rear was brought down with a flip kit. For rollers, a set of black 24x10-inch Boss Motorsports wheels were wrapped in Nexen rubber and bolted on. These fit the truck perfectly and really show off the new stance. Next, Pat wanted more performance from the factory 5.4L, and what better place to get that done than Strictly Performance.

Rather than simply sticking a cold-air intake under the hood and calling it done, Pat had some open-heart surgery performed on the F-150. He called up Livernois Motorsports in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, and ordered a set of their Stage 2 ported heads. A Comp Cams Thumpr cam was then installed with .281/.314 duration and .450 lift. To get more air into and out of the engine a JLT cold-air intake and MBRP 3½-inch exhaust were installed. Finally, Dirty Dog Performance installed a shift kit and 3,800-stall convertor in the trans. This combination of engine and trans puts down 390 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

The paint took my truck to a whole new level beyond where it was. -Pat Carter

Pat had himself a great daily driver but something was missing. The body was just too bland, so to really set off his Blue Oval, Czar Zamora of Master Mind Designs, also in Pearland, broke out his spray gun and went to work. After laying down fishnet along the side of the truck, Czar sprayed House of Kolor Orion Silver with silver flake for a snakeskin look. Over those tribal-inspired graphics a mix of HoK blues and reds were applied. To finish off the wicked paint, more HoK reds were laid down to look like blood dripping down the side. Sealing in his artwork, Czar used five gallons of PPG Clear over the whole truck. Transforming the leading edge of his F-150, Robert Davis, of Plain and Simple by Design, added LED rings and true HID bulbs to the headlights. They look just as good during the day as they do at night.

Moving inside the Super Crew, Pat had the seats wrapped in black leather with red stitching and the dash smoothed and painted to match the exterior. He then added a killer JL Audio sound system for the times when he would rather listen to music than the lope of his built 5.4L.

After everything was done, the last thing Pat had to do was drive his truck, which is what he does every day. He couldn’t be happier with the end result and wanted to thank all of the people who helped him along the way.

Inside the Build
Year Make Model
2007 Ford F-150

Owner And City/State
Patrick Carter • Houston, Texas

Engine
Type: 5.4L Triton V-8
Heads: Livernois Stage 2 ported aluminum
Cam: Comp Cams Thumpr .281/.314 duration with .450 lift
Induction: JLT cold air intake
Exhaust: MBRP Pro Series 3½-inch after-cat
Engine Management: Custom ECU programming by Strictly Performance
Output: 390 hp and 410 lb-ft
Built by: Strictly Performance

Drivetrain
Transmission: 4R75E with shift kit and 9½-inch 3,800-stall convertor
Rearend: Sterling 9¾-inch with Motive Gear 4.56 gears

Chassis
Front suspension: Belltech 3-inch lowering struts
Rear suspension: Belltech 5-inch flip kit

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Boss Motorsports 335 24x10-inch, custom painted
Tires: Nexen Roadian HP 305/35R24