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2001 Ford F150 SuperCrew - Puttin' A Lid On It

Posted in Features on September 1, 2001 Comment (0)
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2001 Ford F150 SuperCrew - Puttin' A Lid On It
Photographers: Skip Baker
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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.

Incorporated into the front bumper and looking as though it came from the factory that way sits an awesome and rather intimidating Warn x8000i winch. Flanking each side of the Warn are PIAA off-road lights, which lend a hand in the sight department when on the trails at night. The PIAA lights were also designed to fit into the rear bumper. With the bumpers mounted and color-matched, the team felt as though the frontend could be improved further. Without hesitation, the factory front grille was replaced for a Street Scene speed grille, which, shall we say, served as the icing on the cake. Opening the doors to the rig's interior provided some more opportunities for the team to customize things. Audiophiles since birth, the crew knew that no self-respecting truck could be driven anywhere unless it had a mega-wattage sound system. Looking no further than its own in-house audio department, Truck Toys incorporated a Clarion head unit to run the VCR and a few TV monitors. Delivering the power to the head unit and monitors is the job of multiple Cerwin-Vega amplifiers and corresponding speakers. Completing the interior upgrades, the seats were re-covered in light-brown and tan leather to complement the exterior. The reupholstery was completed by Classic Soft Trim.Com. Still new to buyers and enthusiasts, there is no doubt that this Ford SuperCrew will be an instant hit all over the country. The only problem is that not everyone can have this special, one-of-a-kind creation. Not to worry though; all it takes is a couple of phone calls to Stockland Company and Truck Toys and you'll be on your way to customizing in no time at all.

SPECIFICATIONS
Owner/hometown Stockland Company/Irvine, California
Make/model '01 Ford SuperCrew shortbed
Suspension 6-inch Fabtech Motorsports lift kit
Tires 33x13.50x16 Mickey Thompson {{{Baja}}} Claws
Wheels 16x8 KMC Hellion
Shocks Custom Fabtech Motorsports (front and rear)
Transmission Ford 4R100 automatic
Engine Ford V-8
Additional features Custom-built front and rear prerunner bumpers; Warn x8000i winch; leather seats; PIAA lights; Stockland tonneau cover; Clarion and Cerwin-Vega audio system; custom paint design; Kodiak Sidewinder side steps

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