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2001 Ford F150 SuperCrew - Puttin' A Lid On It

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James J. Weber | Writer
Posted September 1, 2001
Photographers: Skip Baker

Stockland Company's 2001 2x4x4 Ford

Whenever a new truck or sport utility vehicle hits the scene, numerous aftermarket manufacturers sprint to create a product line for the so-called new kid on the block. Stockland Company of Irvine, California, one of the leaders in aftermarket truck shells and tonneau covers, have managed to not only create a new product line for Ford's 2001 F-150 SuperCrew but to display it on the company's newly created off-road truck as well. As part of its duties, the vehicle will make its debut at numerous industry events, as well as jamborees and truck shows across the nation.

Tasked with the vehicle buildup was the team of Paul Ruiz of the Stockland Company and Truck Toys of Irvine, California. Having built literally thousands of vehicles between the two of them, the team's mission was to build a truck that could legitimately be called a custom. The first step in achieving this goal was to sit down with the legendary Drew Brothers Customs of Chandler, Arizona, to create a show-stopping paintjob and exterior. After numerous trips to the drawing board, the consensus was to use BASF Tangerine paint with Gold pearl mixed in and accents of Pearl White, Dark Chestnut, and Desert Tan pigments. Also included to be color-matched was the fiberglass Reflexxion cowl-induction hood, the Street Scene bumper cover, and, of course, the newly designed Stockland tonneau cover.

With the fresh paint applied, its next pit stop was Truck Toys. Using a fresh new Fabtech Motorsports 6-inch lift kit complete with spindles, springs, and upper A-arms, the truck suddenly came up in the world. To raise it even higher, the stock donuts were replaced with a set of 33x13.50x16 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws wrapped around 16x8 KMC Hellion wheels. Damping duties are the sole responsibility of the four custom-valved and -designed Fabtech Motorsports shocks.

As if the truck wasn't tricked out enough between the paint and lift kit, the team of Ruiz and Truck Toys upped the ante by installing four Kodiak Sidewinder side steps. If the words functional and stylish are beginning to come to mind with regard to the truck, then you haven't seen anything yet. The custom front and rear prerunner bumpers were one-of-a-kind fabrications of Truck Toys.

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