When it came time for UFC fighter Mike "Quick" Swick to ride in style, he contacted HOT Motorsports, in Santa Ana, California, for a makeover on his '02 Ford F-150. For more on Mike and the end result, check out page 72. In this story, we'll show how the team at HOT Motorsports began things with a stock truck and ended up with a show-worthy fighting machine. Several companies are responsible for making this truck look as good as it does and if you see parts you want for your truck, give them a call at the numbers in the source box.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
TIME SPENT WORKING: 52 HOURS
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: ADVANCED
(PAINTING TAKES PRACTICE)
TOOLS USED: BASIC HANDTOOLS, WRENCHES, TORX BIT, SMALL FLAT, SCREWDRIVER, TABLE SAW, CRIMPERS, DRILL
PARTS USED:
AUTO EXTRAS DASH MAKE OVER IN BLACK ZEBRANO $550.00
CROSSFIRE CAR AUDIO AMPS, SPEAKERS, AND SUBS $1,300.00
CUSTOM-AIRBRUSHED PAINTJOB $3,500.00
(PRICE FROM HOT MOTORSPORTS)
GIBSON DUAL EXTREME EXHAUST $413.95
(PRICE FROM AUTOANYTHING.COM)
GIOVANNA SETTE 20X10-INCH CHROME WHEELS $1,656.00
(PRICE FROM SUPERBUYTIRES.COM)
HOUSE OF TINTS WINDOW TINT $150.00
LEER 700 SERIES TONNEAU COVER $1,000.00
MATRIX BLACK PROJECTOR HEADLIGHTS $249.95
(PRICE FROM SPORTTRUCKDIRECT.COM)
MATRIX CARBON FIBER TAILIGHTS $89.95
(PRICE FROM SPORTTRUCKDIRECT.COM)
ROADWIRE LEATHER AND SUEDE SEAT COVERS $899.99
RYNO MANUFACTURING BILLET PEDALS $99.95
(PRICE FROM SPORTTRUCKDIRECT.COM)
STREET SCENE EQUIPMENT GEN. 1 BUMPER COVER $439.95
(PRICE FROM AUTOANYTHING.COM)
STREET SCENE EQUIPMENT MAIN SPEED GRILLE... $151.95
(PRICE FROM AUTOANYTHING.COM)
STREET SCENE EQUIPMENT LOWER SPEED GRILLE... $86.95
(PRICE FROM AUTOANYTHING.COM)
STREET SCENE EQUIPMENT CAL-VU MIRRORS $111.95
(PRICE FROM AUTOANYTHING.COM)
TOYO TIRES 35/12.50R20 MUD TERRAIN TIRES $1,728.00
TOTAL COST: $12,428.59

From the Driver Seat:Completely transforming a truck isn't cheap. We basically invested the truck's total worth and revamped the well-worn F-150 with the best of what the aftermarket had to offer. Looking at the truck now, you'd never know it had had a rough life. That's the look we were going for and every piece fit well and helped make the overall appearance great. It took almost a month of shop time, working on and off, but it was worth the time and money invested. If you're looking at the $12K price tag and feeling chest pains, pick and choose which mods you want to tackle, then start with one piece at a time.

SOURCE
Auto Extras
www.myautoextras.com
Leer
800-967-5337
Carsmetics
349 Union Ave.
Westbury
NY  11590
Matrix
2267 Saybrook Ave.
Commerce
CA  90040
3-23/-889-4350
www.tunedbymatrix.com
Crossfire Car Audio
12222 Bell Ranch Drive
Santa Fe Springs
CA  90670
Dept. 2NR
Patrick Guyton Airbrushing
www.patrickguyton.com
Gibson Performance
3780 Prospect, Unit B
Yorba Linda
CA
Roadwire
2930 Vail Ave
Commerce
CA  90040
www.roadwire.com
Giovanna Wheels
wtwcorp.com
Ryno Manufacturing
www.rynomfg.com
Hot Motorsports
1701 East Edinger Ave. Suite C8
Santa Ana
CA  92701
hotmotorsports.com
Street Scene Equipment
12691 Monarch St.
Garden Grove
CA  92811
714-799-9226
House Of Tints
www.houseoftints.com
Toyo Tires
6261 Katella Avenue, Suite 2B
Cypress
CA  90630
8-00/-678-3250
www.toyo.com
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