SEMA 2010 Preview: Hulst Customs 2011 Ford F-350

SEMA 2010 Preview: Hulst Customs 2011 Ford F-350
By Robby DeGraff

Transforming a 2011 Ford F-350 into a full-size toolbox-themed truck is what Jason Hulst of Hulst Customs plans to accomplish for Oshkosh, Wis.-based Snap-On Tools.

Take a glimpse at this SEMA concept rendering, and you’ll recognize the mighty F-350 Super Duty Lariat Crew Cab 4X2 dually has been tastefully transformed.

While the 400 horsepower, 800 pounds-feet of torque 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbo-diesel engine remains unchanged, Hulst Customs adds on a DJM suspension kit consisting of front Dream Beams and a rear flip kit.

Planned modifications include Hulst Customs’ new rear fenders and front fender flares; a sleek hood scoop; revised two-bar grille and front fascia with LED side markers; side rockers with modified running boards; a rear bed lid spoiler; and new side fender vents, cab lights on top. Lift up the Gaylord’s fiber-glass truck bed lid to find a minitub in the rear bed, a Snap-On toolbox and, of course, a bumping stereo system. Open the crew cab’s doors and immerse yourself in a luxurious cabin appointed with Katzkin leather seats complete with Snap-On embroidery, a leather headliner and matching painted interior panels. Cabin entertainment is provided by a Sony Xplod stereo system with a DVD head unit up front, four bass-pounding subwoofers, two sets of component speakers and one set of 6x9 speakers all powered by four amps. There’s also a monitor in each headrest and a 22-inch flat-panel monitor (which, we presume, drops down from the headliner).

Finishing off the Snap-On tools F-350 is a custom Planet Color two-tone Candy Red over pearl white paint job. This tough truck will wear a set of 24-inch American Force one-off rims exclusively designed for Snap-On, wrapped in six 305/35-24 Pirelli Scorpion tires.

Hulst Customs is a design and fabrication shop building high end hot rods, street rods, and customs. Located in Merlin, Oregon, Hulst Customs has been building award winning automobiles for over 30 years, including the Striker F-150 and F-350 custom pickups that debuted at the 2008 SEMA Show.

We’ll check out the finished truck at this year's SEMA show next month.


Jesus, what is with all these slammed trucks.....horrible!!

They've taken a strong 4x4 workhorse with good ground clearance and turned it into the truck version of a POS low-rider and ricer/tuner..


Actually, it was, and still is, 4x2.... I really don't mind the slammed look, but i don't like the large diameter wheels. After about 18 inches, 20 maximum, the ride quality slowly turns to crap. Don't know anything about the DJM suspension kit, but if it utilizes air bags, then ride height can be adjusted.

Looks like the Pit Boss.

I don't think I'd want to get a 3/4 or 1 ton with 20's. I was at a tire shop pricing out winter tires and there isn't a huge sellection in that size.

Mind you - same goes for 18 and 20's in 1/2 tons.

the grill looks sooo much better without the clamps, but nothing can really take my attention off of those huge headlights, they look even worse in person to me

Love the body colored grille.

THE GRILL LOOKS BETTER THAN STOCK! When I say better, I mean that I don't like the stock grill, but this one I think is pretty cool.

That's a swing from bad, passing okay and into good.

I hope they do something like this for the 2012 trucks like they did with the 2010 f 150 XLT Chrome package.


this car is very good

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