Ford Trucks Will Be Ready For SEMA

Ford SEMA SD Kelderman front II

This is our first look at some of the unique and interesting project vehicles Ford will have at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas later this month. 

SEMA is the ultimate wild-and-crazy car show for buyers and builders of everything related to automotive performance. That means parts and pieces for classic hot rods, suspension kits for 4x4s, and just about everything else a car enthusiast's twisted brain can imagine. We'll have troops on the ground watching for developing trends as well as unique expressions of extreme creativity.

There are always plenty of gawk-worthy pickup trucks from individual builders, but we've always been impressed with what Ford has done, taking over a huge space in the Las Vegas Convention Center to display impressively unique versions of F-Series trucks. Here are three renderings that we expect to see in the Ford booth. 

Ford SEMA SD Kelderman rear II

Big-truck experts Kelderman Air Suspension Systems will be presenting an F-250 Super Duty with a huge lift that is controlled by an AccuAir TouchPad. Tim Nicolau Designs played a huge part in this buildup, making sure just about every inch of the truck is powder-coated. We'll have more on the truck when we get to the show. 

Ford SEMA Truckin II

Truckin' Magazine also built a 2013 F-150 for Ford that looks like it was designed for ultra-track handling and super-sport power and control. We hear it has massive brakes, an impressive interior, custom wheels, and wild, richly deep paint details. 

Ford SEMA F150 - K-Daddyz-1 IIThe final truck we've been told about comes from the team of K-Daddyz Kustomz, which is pushing the limits of "urban luxury" with 24-inch wheels and a bright red monochrome paint scheme. We've heard big things about the highly stylized and detailed undercarriage, so we'll make sure to get on our bellies when checking out the truck, and we assume there is a ridiculous sound system and some type of powertrain mod.

More to come. 

Comments

Very nice trucks love that monster Ford truck

I'm most of the time a Ford supporter. But the news tonight was headlined by the tease that Monster Energy Drinks were suspect in teen deaths. Might want to rethink that approach.

Waiting patiently for the Guts Glory Ram moron to post!!!!!

@macavs, Might want to watch this...FORD has baby blood on their hands. http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/two-children-killed-in-fire

Can we please get an article on this? I've followed this guys threads and YouTube videos, and he seems to just being crapped on by Ford. A quick Google of "ecoboost problems" and you will find tons of threads about the ecoboost death shake and loss of power.

http://www.f150forum.com/f38/ford-f-150-ecoboost-problems-limp-mode-many-other-issues-157704/

I'm guessin my 2002 has another 6+ years in it so I'm not worried.

Let the manufacturer without blood on it's own hands cast the first stone.

Very very very nice Monster truck.

I really like the F250, but think that big rims on an off-road oriented vehicle are stupid unless they are needed to clear enormous rotors.

Maybe that is what the case is with this concept vehicle, but most of the time it is just posers that want 20s or larger on their "off-road" pickup.

I'm not a fan of big lift kits and street truck style rims on a 4x4. I see a lot of guys running "big rig" wheel kits on their trucks. I can't see how they can carry any weight. The wheel adaptors must put a lot of stress on the hubs.
The Truckin' pickup looks like the Foose F150 that was out a few years ago. Try to be more original!
Low riders? Get real. Most of us don't live in the big city or in the sunny southern states.
Operative word(s) - show trucks. If it don't go, chrome it. Nowadays the saying should be, "if it don't go, paint it a matte colour".

HA Junk!

@Johnnie doe - Truckin and K-Daddyz Kustomz could save money building a lowrider by starting with a Chevy. They already sit low enough ;) Problem is - could that 5.3 with 3.08's be able to turn those custom 24" wheels?

See that black Ford up above Chevy?? BEAM AXLES. NO Low Slung Frame! No cheap ass torsion bars. Remember when YOU used to build those? THAT is how you build a Real HD and Off Road capable truck.

That Super Duty is bad ass.


See that black Ford up above Chevy?? BEAM AXLES. NO Low Slung Frame! No cheap ass torsion bars. Remember when YOU used to build those? THAT is how you build a Real HD and Off Road capable truck.

@Jeremy, amen to that. You couldn't even build a Chevy truck like this without spending a fortune on a SFA conversion kit. Then you still have that frame sagging out from under the truck. GM screwed up so bad in the early 90's going to torsion bars, half shafts and low frames it isn't even funny. If only they could have looked a few years into the future and saw what Ford was getting ready to do in building a dedicated truck like this. I'd bet my life GM never would have done what they did. They've lost so many customers and truck credibility to Ford and Dodge over that one stupid decision. Then their truck build quality went into the toilet anyway. You can just tell that entire company was broke.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if it wasn't for Chevy's, our tools would rust.

Poor Chevy guys. Can't have truck like the Super Duty or Power Wagon. The morons at RenCen should have revived that Task Force and tucked up the frame and gave it a SFA. Continue to weep.

Ford wheelwells are so clean and classic looking! Very sharp trucks! I look forward to seeing these at the show. Nothing beats Ford when it comes to trucks.

Why do I get the feeling that the last 4 posts will share the same IP Address?

I'm not sure what "urban luxury" is, but I know it ruins pickups.

Man I can't wait to see all these custom F150s.

I think SEMA is finally coming back to life, as it was sort of dead the last couple of years. Ford had a big presence in 2010 - they were jumping Raptors in the parking lot - but I don't feel like there's been this kind of commitment to custom trucks from Ford since 2008.

UGLY

No matter what you do, its hard to make an ugly truck look good.

I'm not sure what "urban luxury" is, but I know it ruins pickups.

Posted by: cjm | Oct 23, 2012 7:26:19 AM

You got that right.

I like the Truckin 'Magazine F-150,looks good ! Might sit a little too low for my taste,but not bad.

Cool Ford haters. Be original? Talk smack all you want. #1 tomorrow will still be #1..lmao

@Mikes FX4 Yes #1 at bending frames, #at fires, and #1 at recalls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHnyPAj0ZsQ Built Ford Tuff. HA!

@johnny doe - that fire could save your life while broke down on the side of the road in the winter time while on your way to the garage to get that recall fixed ;)

@Lou LOL! A $30,000-$60,000 grand fire. Hell I rather rub two sticks together trying to build a fire to get warm LOL!

Beam axles? Um.. last I checked the Super Poopy uses a Dana 50 bastard front axle that is actually prone to problems and impossible to find parts for outside the dealership. Better do a little homework before you bash GM's IFS setup on heavy duty pickups.

For the record..I hate GM. They still build the lowest quality trucks on the planet. But facts are facts...

Ford can't do anything to make their trucks look good. The photos above are proof of that. Like the old say goes. You can't polish a turd.

GUTS
GLORY
BEST LOOKING TRUCK ON THE ROAD
2013 RAM

Hahahaha that idiotic Monster Super Duty and real offroad truck should never share the same sentence. That glossed up ego truck has no more offroad prowess than the two slammed street trucks below it. Beam axles, lol. Keep your 8000lbs 22ft long truck hopping curbs and speed bumps and racing cheap import cars at the mall parking lot where it belongs. That truck or any hd for that matter will never go where solid axles would actually be of any benefit.

For the record..I hate GM. They still build the lowest quality trucks on the planet.

@WXman, yes they do. No doubt about that. Extremely low quality. I'd still rather have the Dana used here than what GM sets up though even if they became high quality. I actually don't mind the idea of IFS on a pavement pounder which is what most are, I just don't like GM's drop down frames. And the way GM has things set up, you have to use drop down frames for the torsion rod tie ins. If they'd fix that one thing, I bet they'd have so many more HD customers. It's the drop down frame that takes it off the table for me. I just hate the way it looks. I know I'm not the only one who feels that way either.

@ AaronJensen77

You left out the part about the portal setup on the frame. FordTrucks1 and AmericanChevrolet are going to be mad at you!

Guts
Glory
RAM !!!

@WXman I just found out that my 2011 Ram has a bastard axle, the first year for them. They changed to a metric axle for 2011. I called the Eaton differential rep and he told me they make nothing for this axle. They own or make Detroit locker, Detroit tru-trac, e-locker, no spin, and more. I asked him if this axle was made here or in China or Mexico and he said he didn't know. He said that as far as he knew the aftermarket has not made anything for this axle yet. I was going to put a tru-trac in the front of my 2011 Ram 4x4. Oh well, somebody is not going to make any money off of me. Please post any info you can get on this bastard axle. Thanks.

Ford ready for SEMA. Ram still not ready for their own build and price.

Ford is ready for another class action law suit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuA442fKjcA

you have never owned a dodge truck. So you don't have a clue what you are talking about. Just some jealous $#!^ talking blow hard. My Dodge truck is 9 years young and going strong with 35's and a lift kit.

Congrats to Ram trucks. Just waiting for that big boy 392 Hemi in the power wagon before I sell or give my truck to my son.

Posted by: HEMI V8 | Oct 22, 2012 1:26:51 PM

Dave, Chrysler to bring 24 vehicles to SEMA. Google it!

Urban Ram: With the thunderous Dodge Ram SRT-10 no longer in production, Ram looks to fill a bit of that void with this truck. The company adds to the stock Ram 1500's HEMI engine Mopar parts like headers, a cold-air intake, performance suspension, exhaust and brakes. Aesthetic moxie is added via an aftermarket hood, body kit, tonneau cover and 22-inch wheels.

MORE GUTS
MORE GLORY
2013 RAM!

Still no news post of the new GM v8 engine?

Tom With a Ranger, This is RAM Country! We don't post GM news here. Ram is taking over.

Urban Ram 392 Hemi 6.4L Mopar headers Mopar intake. 470+HP
470+TQ

Juiced Dodge Charger with a Viper V-10 650 HP.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUNHBe89r6g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOhP0lxPw7Y&feature=related

@HEMI I didn't know you could take over something still being in goat tard rambo turd place!


http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1080018_2014-chevy-silverado-gets-december-reveal-in-detroit <<<2014 chevy teaser grill photo.

Funny to see the Rambo Motard Goat Herder's Association work a thread about Ford trucks.
Please remind me, who won the Truck of Texas Heavy Duty Pickup Class?
I'll give you a hint - the truck with the oldest chassis, the newest diesel design, and a big assed ugly grill.

Another serving of deep fried goat for supper anyone?

For the last few years, the Ram 4500 and 5500 4X4's have used a Magna-Steyr front axle. Not much available for those. Rest of the Rams use an AAM 9.5" front axle. That's an old GM corporate design, and there are plenty of parts available for it, at least up until a couple of years ago.

@Dave, You don't need a build and price site! Any salesman worth their salt can tell you what you need to know. You can go down to your local Ram dealer. The will build it for you. Ram will put the build site up wehen they are ready and not a second sooner. You Ford guys are not even buying a 2013 Ram anyway so who cares. Let it go!!!!!!!!!!!!

@Lou, And you're working Ram fans again! Who cares who won the heavy duty class? Ram won the Truck of Texas and Full-size Truck of Texas which INCLUDES heavy duty!

2013 build and price on Nada!

http://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/2013/Ram-Truck/Build-Your-Car

@Lou,

FIRES
RECALLS
BROKEN FRAMES ON RAPTORS
SPARK PLUG SPITTING TRITONS
JUNK DIESELS
FORD TRUCKS

@Lou, Did you get your recall taking care of?

Recall ID # 87323 - STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR Hide Details
Recall Date:
FEB 01, 2011
Model Affected:
2010 Ford F-150
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 F-150 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 18, 2008, THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2009. THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE HOUSING EMBOSSMENT RETAINING THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE SPRING MAY FRACTURE DURING NORMAL USAGE RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT SPRING FORCE TO RETURN THE HANDLE TO THE FULLY STOWED POSITION.
Consequences:
IN THE EVENT OF A SIDE IMPACT CRASH, THE DOOR HANDLE SPRING CAN FAIL CAUSING THE DOOR LATCH TO OPEN.
Remedy:
OWNERS WILL BE INITIALLY NOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A FORD OR LINCOLN/MERCURY DEALER IF ANY INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE IS LOOSE OR FAILS TO RETURN TO THE STOWED POSITION AFTER ACTIVATION FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE AFFECT MODULE. ONCE PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL BE RENOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A FORD OR LINCOLN/MERCURY DEALER FOR INSPECTION OF EACH INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE. DEPENDING ON THE RESULTS OF THE INSPECTION, THE DEALER WILL EITHER ADD A SPRING EMBOSSMENT REINFORCEMENT OR REPLACE THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 10, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected:
280946
Notes:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY


Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2010/ford/f_150/recalls/#ixzz2AGUQmdQc

I finally figured out what the F in F series stands for.=FIRE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAFdEkzgnIQ

Hey MOTARD leader HEMI V8. I figured out what make your HEMI so special................NOTHING it's not a true Hemi. Just old 4 plug pushrod junk all gussied up for the suits at RAM to spew marketing BS to the public. It's a**es like you that give all the other RAM owners a bad name. Not one of your posts have ever had any substance in them. Best you got is all cut and paste. Maybe you should change your name to "I got Nothing"

My Hemi will do circles around your P.O.S Ford 5.4L and their is only 7 years between them. LOL

Hemi,

This is Ford and Chevy truck country!

From the east coast to the west coast!

This is Chevy and Ford truck country.

This is our truck.

The all new next gen 2014 Silverado.

Debuting December 2012.

Ford/Chevy teaming up to deliver a 10 speed soon after.

The all new Chevy Silverado.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVVT-wumaLk



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