Ford to Debut a Herd of F-150s at 2016 SEMA


With the Specialty Equipment Market Association's annual big Las Vegas show just around the corner, Ford is releasing a few details about its custom-built project trucks. We know Ford will have a few more surprises for us at the Las Vegas Convention Center, but from what we've seen so far, this year looks to be one of Ford's biggest SEMA displays in years.

Here are some artist drawings of what to expect from this year's Ford displays. We'll have more stories and video from the show, which runs Nov. 1-4, so stay tuned.


1. Hulst Custom F-150

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Based on a 2016 SuperCrew, this custom truck has a 5.0-liter V-8 with a Whipple supercharger on top, a custom airbag suspension that accommodates a 4-inch lowering look, several custom-touch Striker Truck Performance accents and 26-inch Lexani Monza wheels.


2. Bojix Designs F-150

SEMA Bojix_2015_F150 A II

The foundation of this 2016 XLT SuperCrew offers a ReadyLift 7-inch suspension lift, Brembo brakes, 22-inch Grid Off-Road tires and 37-inch Nitto M/T rubber. The engine for this backcountry runner is the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 with two massive Borg Warner EFR turbochargers to deliver more than 100 additional horsepower to the truck.


3. Bed-Tech F-150


The drama for this 2016 XLT SuperCab is in the TopperEZLift truck shell that houses a TV room with all sorts of charging stations in the bed. Other modifications include a Skyjacker suspension lift, Air Lift overload springs, 24-inch Fuel Forged alloy wheels, and a number of custom upholstery upgrades for the seats and electronics.


4. Adrenaline Rush F-150

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Sporting another 5.0-liter V-8 gas engine and factory six-speed transmission, this 2016 Lariat SuperCrew is a mobile BMX repair shop, and since it has a supercharger and a larger throttle body on the engine, it will haul all of the parts and bike frames in record time. The sleek action sports pickup will provide and promote an adrenaline rush wherever it goes.

Manufacturer illustrations





Wow, those look just like every other bro-dozer on the streets now.

1) Lift
2) Crappy looking Tires and rims.
3) Stupid light bar

I was wondering when ford would supercharge the 5.0 V8.

Personally, I think the new Ford Raptor is much easier to look at, and can back up the looks with superior off road capability.


Recall, product launch costs slash Ford third-quarter profit
Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 | 12:17 PM ETReuters

Ford Motor reported a more than 50 percent drop in third-quarter net income on Thursday, saying its North American business suffered from lower sales, higher recall costs and a complicated introduction of a new pickup truck.

The profit exceeded Wall Street expectations, however. The automaker said it still expected full-year earnings of $10.2 billion and a return to positive cash flow after burning through $2 billion in the third quarter.

Net income dropped to $961 million, or 24 cents a share, from $2.2 billion, or 55 cents a share, a year earlier.

Excluding one-time items, Ford said earnings were 26 cents a share, beating the analysts' average estimate of 20 cents compiled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Third quarter revenue was $35.9 billion, down 6 percent, and North American operations revenue was $21.8 billion, down 8 percent.

Ford had signaled most of the major numbers at a September investors presentation, and the results released on Thursday were little changed. The company's shares were down about 1 percent at $11.76 in premarket trading and have fallen 16.5 percent this year.

Ford's pretax operating margins were down by about half at 5.8 percent in North America and 3.3 percent worldwide.

"What's happening to the company is what's happening in North America," Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks told reporters on Thursday.

Shanks said three factors accounted for a $1.6 billion decline in Ford's North American pretax profit: costs of ramping up the new Super Duty pickup truck, which has an average price of about $62,000; a door-latch recall charge of $600 million recall; and lower profits from the company's F-150 pickup truck.

Ford is cutting production of the F-150 in the fourth quarter and, in a new action, will idle one shift for a week at a plant in Kansas City, Missouri, to reduce inventories of the truck, Shanks said. The F-150 is Ford's best-selling vehicle and one of its most profitable models.

The company said pretax profit in Europe jumped to $138 million from $9 million.

However, Shanks said the falling value of the British pound would cost Ford $140 million in the second half of 2015 and $600 million next year. Ford is 80 percent hedged against the currency for 2017, he said.

Income from Ford's Chinese joint ventures rose 26 percent to $320 million. "China is very, very strong," Shanks said.

Separately, Ford said it will idle the Wayne, Michigan factory an extra two weeks by the end of the year. The plant makes the light-selling Focus compact and C-Max hybrid cars to adjust supply with demand.

This is in addition to the shutdown for all Ford North American plants in the last week of the year for a normal holiday break, a Ford spokeswoman said.

Yeah, talking about GM, not only are they gonna have a new truck with headlights that work, round wheel wells and no shake, but also aluminum bodies and an all new twin turbo V6. Ha they crack me up!

The Hulst model has 750 HP! Couldn't find torque numbers. And probably 25 MPG in town!!! :-) (That was a joke )

Lame Ford, GM's SEMA truck looks way cooler and more interesting.

Damn those Ford trucks look looking trucks out there just got better!!!

I don't know about you guys but I find women driving a real man's truck (like F150's) very sexy...(a blond even better:-)

Are those drawings of the F-150 pep boys edition ?

Are those drawings of the F-150 pep boys edition ?

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Oct 28, 2016 6:14:12 PM

Yep, far better looking than anything Shaky GOVT motors can come up with besides their butt ugly voluminous square wheel wells...hee hee hee!

I have to admit, Ford isn't very creative as they get their ideas from after market shops like pep boys. Adding pep boys lighting, push bumpers and lift kits makes the girly F -150 look more like a cross dresser.

@Nitro. Yes Ram sucks. Ford also sucks:
F150 "No Longer Recommended"

The Biggest Problem with Ford's Ecoboost Engine.

2016 Ford F150 2.7 Ecoboost - Cold Start Rattle Problem.

Ford F150 Ecoboost 3.5 won't start and/or stay running. Engine lasted until 100,035km until failure. Gas in oil. Think before you buy..

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