We won't even try to pretend that this is the pickup you use for
lumbar yard runs. No, this 1998 Ford F-150 has been fully built
with custom paint inside & out, a thumpin' stereo, and air bag
adjustable suspension. So the only thing this truck hauls home are
the trophies from the custom shows.
We don't have to tell you how special the custom paintwork is. It's immediately apparent to you and anyone else from the moment this truck comes into view. An impressive shade of burnt orange is just the base for the kind of custom work that only comes from giving an artist the time and budget to do their best work. It even has skulls airbrushed into the flame work of the lower panels. And if you what to really understand the time that went into this presentation, just check out the doorjambs, where the full custom application is continued... yes, the finish quality is that amazing! And once the canvas was competed, it was hit with enough clearcoat to make the sunlight roll evenly off of every curve. And it's not just the paint that's impressive. Up front there are dual billet grilles and custom headlights. The sides have the door handles shaved, and the driver one even hinges at the rear like an old-school Ford. In the rear, the taillights have been moved and smoothed, so that the tailgate and bumper can have a seamless flow. And speaking of smooth, the bed looks like it was made of liquid, which makes the spare tire appear like an island in this sea of orange. All of this, and we still haven't gotten to one of the best parts of this truck. If you think those 22-inch Boyd Coddington wheels look great now, just wait until you see them with the adjustable air bag suspension lowered so those big wheel tuck in as the truck gets lowered all the way to the ground!
The interior is just as custom as the exterior. The outside orange and graphics continue inside on the dash and custom center console for a terrific uniform appearance. The two-tone bucket seats do a great job of adding character while also matching the tan of the door panels and carpeting. This might be an extended cab truck, but there's no back seat. Instead, this is home to the majority of the 18 speakers and 4 amps that make up an amazing stereo system. Sure, the sound is louder and the bass hits harder than anything you've ever experienced before, but there's more to this. Once you spot the custom cabinet built behind the rear seats, you realize just how much planning and investment went into the build. Even the experience behind the wheel is a unique one with a custom full chrome steering wheel that stays shimmering all day long thanks to the light that comes from the extra large folding canvas sunroof.
The engine bay reveals the practical side of this build. The inner fenders have been deleted so the wheels can tuck under for the lowest suspension setting possible, and at this time, you can also spot the upgraded independent front units. The fuel-injected 4.2-liter V6 is the right motor for this build. It has plenty of power to move the pickup with ease, and its compact design leaves room for the dual batteries and dual electric fans that are needed to correctly run the amazing audio system. Plus, the power steering, front disc brakes, and four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive makes this bold Ford an easy cruiser. But not all of this is for pure practical sake. After all, the air horn that's as loud as a train is there just for some great custom truck fun.
Complete with owner's manual, you know you will never see anything as wild like this ever again. So at this price, you know you have to hurry. Call today!!!
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