Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ford F-150 We Own Work - Manufacturing



A 3 1/2-ton building manufactured in a factory can't just stay there. Meet a man who tows them to his customers all over Texas and see how the power and reliability of his F-150 and its EcoBoost® engine handles everything he throws at it (when properly equipped). On and off the clock.

*Percentage based on Polk U.S. light duty pickups; Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevy Avalanche 1500, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan combined new registrations 2011 CYE to 2012 CYTD (May) within Conservation & Environmental Quality, Livestock Production, Auto Repair Services, Electric Gas & Sanitary Services, Emergency Vehicles, Government, Heavy Construction, National Security, Transportation Services, Hazardous Materials, Road Maintenance, Oil Pipelines and Manufacturing.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch

2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch: At work or play, the 2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch gets the job done.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Featured Products From Curt Mfg at Sema Show




Fayne Peck gives us a walkthrough of the CURT booth and gives us insights on some featured products. See more at www.curtmfg.com

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ford Motor Company and Newman's Own® ‘Partnership for Hunger Relief’ Donates Refrigerated Truck Fleet




209 Million Meals Delivered and 8.7 Million Miles Traveled

DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 19, 2012 – For the 12th consecutive year, Ford Motor Company and Newman’s Own®, Inc. are partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate Ford refrigerated trucks filled with Newman’s Own foodproducts. Food banks in four regions are receiving trucks this year including Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.

With this year’s donation of four Ford F-550 trucks, a total of 107 Ford trucks and vans have been donated to Feeding America food banks to help deliver nutritious perishable foods.

“While there are encouraging signs that we are coming back from the tough economic times of the past several years, many families still are struggling,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “This partnership is important because it not only provides food to families in need, it also contributes to building stronger communities and a better world.”

The partnership between the two companies began 12 years ago when Paul Newman reached out to see how Ford Motor Company could join with Newman’s Own to address the critical need for fresh and nutritious food for families facing hunger. Since then Feeding America has been able to deliver more than 209 million meals to families across the country.

“Meeting the needs of those who don’t have access to perishable foods was important to Paul Newman at the beginning of the program, and now, with an increased nationwide need, it’s become even more critical,” said Tom Indoe, president and chief operating officer of Newman’s Own. “Newman’s Own is proud to be part of this partnership.”

The refrigerated trucks allow for delivery of perishable food to hard-to-reach communities that often are underserved, as well as urban and suburban areas where there is an urgent need for nutritious food. Besides Gleaners, other food banks receiving trucks this fall are Feeding America San Diego, Feeding South Florida in Miami and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

“Some of the largest increases in food need are in suburban Detroit communities, many of which lack a strong network of emergency food providers,” says W. DeWayne Wells, president of Gleaners. “We’re grateful to Ford and Newman’s Own for this donation, and for continuing to strengthen the emergency food network here and across the country.”

“We have seen a dramatic rise in the number of people raising their hands seeking food assistance from the Feeding America network. Today, we are feeding 37 million people each year – that’s an increase of 1 million people from four years ago,” said Matt Knott, interim president and CEO of Feeding America. “Ford Motor Company and Newman’s Own have been longtime, generous supporters of our mission. We continue to build partnerships like this to help our food banks provide more donated food to help feed more people in need.“

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 172,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

Newman’s Own®, Inc., founded by Paul Newman in 1982, offers more than 100 varieties of great-tasting, all-natural food and beverage products, including salad dressings, pasta sauces, salsa, thin & crispy frozen pizzas, frozen skillet meals, microwave popcorn and refrigerated lemonades. Newman’s Own Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to donate all profits to charity. More than $350 million has been given to thousands of charities since 1982. For more information, visit www.newmansown.com.

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1977, is one of the oldest and largest food banks in the country. Today it distributes more than 46 million pounds of emergency food annually, equivalent to 100,000 meals per day. Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates a total of five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties, which provide food to over 600 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other agencies throughout southeastern Michigan. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 94 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor. Learn more at www.gcfb.org.

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ford Introduces New Seven-Passenger People Mover with a Difference: Transit Connect Wagon First to Exceed 30 MPG

  • Ford brings the compact Transit Connect Wagon to market, a vehicle so unique it is a revolution in seven-passenger transportation
  • Transit Connect Wagon expected to deliver at least 5 mpg better fuel economy on the highway and 2 mpg better in the city than a seven-seat Toyota Sienna minivan, and more cargo space and passenger seating than Mazda5, yet hauls a heavier payload than a Toyota Tacoma Double Cab pickup or Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Anticipating up to 30 mpg-plus on the highway with EcoBoost® power, Transit Connect Wagon offers a choice of two fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines, two wheelbase lengths and three series models – XL, XLT and range-topping Titanium
  • Transit Connect Wagon takes adaptability to a new level with the convenience of sliding side doors, fold-flat second- and third-row seating, a 1,200-pound-plus payload, and choice of a rear liftgate or symmetrical, side-hinged cargo doors


DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 13, 2012 – Ford, the most fuel-efficient full-line manufacturer, introduces the first seven-passenger people mover expected to break the 30 mpg-plus highway barrier with the all-new Transit Connect Wagon, which drives like a car, has the flexibility of a utility and can haul the payload of a full-size pickup.

“Transit Connect Wagon gives young families and people on the go the fun-to-drive and efficient vehicle they’ve been looking for,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s President of The Americas. “It’s an all-new, smaller seven-seater that has better mileage than larger vans and creates a segment of its own. Customers also will love the unique combination of style, adaptability and affordability this wagon brings.”

Transit Connect Wagon is offered in two wheelbase lengths, in five- and seven-passenger configurations, and in XL, XLT and Titanium series levels. No other wagon in the market today offers the convenience of fold-flat seating, at least a 1,200-pound payload and more than 100 cubic feet of cargo space.

When properly equipped, this versatile wagon is approved to tow up to 2,000 pounds, 500 pounds more than a four-cylinder Toyota Highlander SUV.

Have it your way
Transit Connect Wagon offers customers a choice between two fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines – a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an optional 1.6-liter EcoBoost® that is estimated to deliver 30 mpg-plus on the highway. This powertrain makes Transit Connect Wagon the gas mileage leader among seven-passenger vehicles.

Both engines come mated to a convenient six-speed automatic transmission, geared for around-town responsiveness and low-rpm highway cruising.

Transit Connect Wagon is available in a wide variety of configurations and series levels, offering unexpected features in a high-value package with low operating costs.

This stylish, contemporary design is offered in two wheelbase lengths, a choice of five- or seven-passenger seating arrangements, and offers meaningful options like a full-glass panoramic roof, rear view camera, 6.5-inch touch screen display with navigation, and SYNC® with MyFord Touch® – Ford’s highly acclaimed voice-activated communications and entertainment system.

Transit Connect Wagon’s global design includes premium cues throughout such as available full body-color exterior accents with jewel-like chrome trim and high-gloss interior trim pieces. A range of seating surfaces, from luxurious leather, comfortable cloth and heavy-duty vinyl, is available to suit the specific needs of a wide variety of potential customers.


Commercial-strength DNA in a family versatility vehicle
Transit Connect Wagon’s work-hard/play-hard nature is reflected in cargo-carrying capacity and room for up to seven comfortably seated passengers, wrapped in a high-strength body engineered to rigorous global commercial vehicle durability standards.

The all-new Transit Connect Wagon builds on the foundation of reliability and durability established by the current Transit Connect compact van. Introduced in North America in 2009, Transit Connect has become the must-have vehicle for small business proprietors, thanks to its unmatched combination of payload and cargo capacities, adaptability, fuel efficiency, maneuverability and overall ease of driving.

Transit Connect was recognized as an innovative “white space” vehicle – literally carving out a new category in the market – by the automotive industry press corps when it was named North American Truck of the Year in January 2010 at the North American International Auto Show.

Now selling at a pace of 35,000 units per year, Transit Connect has become a favorite of small businesses, corporate fleets, taxi operators and a few individualistic owners who find its combination of a car-like ride and the cargo capacity of a van just right for their personal use.

“The all-new Transit Connect Wagon will expand the personal-use audience for this versatile nameplate by offering up to seven-passenger capacity across three rows of seating in a fully trimmed interior,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford vice president of Global Engineering, Global Product Development. “It has an extensive selection of comfort, convenience and connectivity options, and a full complement of safety features – making it a modern, family-friendly alternative to oversized minivans.”

All Transit Connect Wagon models feature first-row frontal, pelvis and side airbags, with first-, second- and third-row side curtain airbags in long-wheelbase models. Short-wheelbase versions get first- and second-row side curtain airbags.

Ford’s award-winning MyKey® programmable ignition key enables restricting maximum vehicle speed and audio system volume, bringing additional peace of mind to both parents and fleet administrators alike.

Transit Connect Wagon even offers a child observation mirror so parents can keep track of children safely belted in second- and third-row seats.

Infinite adaptability
Inside, the Transit Connect Wagon package is a rolling showcase for adaptability in hauling both people and cargo.

From its 60/40 three-passenger second-row bench seat through fold-flat second- and third-row seating with third-row independent fore-and-aft sliding capability, Transit Connect Wagon quickly adapts to accommodate multiple combinations of people and cargo.

Also available is an electric windshield defroster, making short work of icy windshields in wintry conditions and when parking Transit Connect Wagon on the street.

The versatile Transit Connect Wagon offers far better fuel efficiency than traditional minivans, compact-car-like maneuverability and handling, combined with unprecedented payload and cargo capabilities.

Look for Transit Connect Wagon to appear in North American Ford dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2013. Consumers can get more information and learn more about the Transit Connect Wagon at http://ford.com/transitconnectwagon.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ford Motor Company Fund Pledges $1 Million to American Red Cross



  • Ford Motor Company Fund announces $1 million pledge over two years to American Red Cross for disaster relief and career training for veterans and family members
  • Through this grant, 200 veterans, those soon to leave military service, or their family members will receive scholarships for free training for a career in health care
  • Healthcare Scholarships are available to military families in Detroit, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Tenn. and Louisville, Ky.
DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 15, 2012 – Ford Motor Company Fund is pledging $1 million to the American Red Cross for workplace development training for veterans, military members and their families, as well as to disaster relief through the Red Cross Disaster Responder program.

In this two-year commitment, Ford’s longstanding support of the American Red Cross is being expanded with 200 Blue Oval Scholarships for nurse assistant training in the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program. These scholarships will enable veterans, or those soon to leave military service, and their families to receive training for careers in the health field in five cities: Detroit, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Tenn. and Louisville, Ky. All are cities in Ford’s Operation Goodwill program.

The Red Cross nurse assistant training program equips trainees to achieve state-level certification as nurse assistants and obtain sustainable and competitive employment. The program provides job development and work readiness resources as well as help for graduates to find employment.

“Ford’s support allows us to extend our nurse assistant training program in five areas of the country and helps us serve a larger number of service members and their families,” said Lynn Crabb, senior director of Policy and Programs, Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces.

“Recent government data show unemployment among post-9/11 veterans is at 9.7 percent,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “This expansion of our Red Cross partnership provides deserving veterans and their family members the chance to build new careers in the nursing field, which is a win-win-win for them, the Red Cross and our communities.”

This support builds on $50,000 in Ford grants in the past two years for the southeastern Michigan region health care career training program and disaster services programs.

As part of this partnership, Ford also is joining the Red Cross Disaster Responder program and pledges donations on an ongoing basis in advance of major disasters, which helps the Red Cross ensure an immediate response to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income.

In addition, Ford Motor Company is donating two Transit Connect vans to support crisis response in Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Video of the Knapheide Steel Goosneck Body


The Knapheide Flatbed is made of diamond plate and smooth steel and has some unique features that are explained by Mike Soich of Knapheide Manufacturing at a Knapheide event in Livermore, CA in October 2010. Mike refers to this body as a "plug and play" body in that it is full-featured and ready to mount and go.

Knapheide is the world's largest truck body manufacturer, headquartered in Quincy, IL. Knapheide has a wide distributor network and ships product all around the world. See more about Knapheide products at www.knapheide.com.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Ford F350 SuperCabs Outfitted For F.M. Thomas Air Conditioning

FM Thomas Air Conditioning of Brea, California has added some nice F350’s with sharp Harbor Trademaster Service Bodies to their fleet. This truck has lots of nice extras including a Lockable Cargo Bed Enclosure, a sliding top that opens up two thirds of the bed area for access. Other extras include a HD Rack, Conduit Box, a Stainless Vice Bracket, and Open Pipe Hangers suspended under the Rack crossbars.


A really nice custom Gas Bottle Box is mounted to the top of the Cargo Bed Enclosure. It is constructed with expanded metal and includes saddles for 3 bottles and a lockable solid door.




Standard Harbor Lock allows you to see if your doors are locked from a distance of over 50' and you lock them by pushing in the button without a key! Secure 3-Point Locking System with Teflon® rod guides and Automotive Quality water resistant locks with Double-Bit key is standard.




The bodies include Standard One-Hand Latch, Self-Opening Stainless Steel Lids with Two Gas Shocks. Lighter and stronger and rust free! (Aluminum Treadbrite overlay is available as an option). Matching Stainless Steel Gravel Guards are standard. (Closed top models are standard steel and offer Aluminum Treadbrite as an option). Standard Gas Shock Door Stays on all vertical and horizontal upward opening doors.

Lock-Tight Shelving adjustable shelves lock into place preventing tools from dumping through off-road-like conditions.

Also Standard is an 8" Recessed Step Bumper with True V-Notch for sure footing and wider trailer angles. A 49" floor width will carry all standard materials. Weather Shield protection includes a one-piece neoprene door seal; beveled door edge and self-sealing Stainless Steel rivets help prevent leaks into compartments.

Also includes All Electro-Galvanized Sheet Metal Construction. Stainless Steel piano hinge and pin on Cargo Bed Enclosure door, Conduit Box door and Rear Access doors. All expanded metal parts Hot-Dip Galvanized. Rivets have all Stainless Steel casing and mandrel to prevent corrosion.

All in all, this is one sweet looking truck! See more about Harbor Truck Bodies at http://www.htbi.net/.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Real-World Solutions Provided at Green Truck Summit 2013



Industry-leading event returns as part of The Work Truck Show®

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (Nov. 7, 2012) – Registration is now open for the work truck industry’s leading educational forum on clean vehicle technologies, the Green Truck Summit. The Green Truck Summit kicks off the extensive educational conference at The Work Truck Show® 2013 on March 5. The Summit gives fleet managers and other industry professionals practical ideas and real-world solutions for implementing new green practices.

The Green Truck Summit, presented by International Truck, is produced jointly by NTEA and CALSTART. It runs March 5−6, 2013. The Work Truck Show 2013 trade show floor is open March 6−8, with educational sessions starting March 5. The Green Truck Summit and The Work Truck Show are held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.

“This event has really grown over the last few years as people have seen the positive impact new clean technology can have on their operations,” says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA senior director of business development. “The Green Truck Summit is a can’t-miss event for forward-thinking fleet managers and anyone looking to gain a competitive advantage through green initiatives.”

Topics for the Green Truck Summit 2013 include clean technology and fuel trends, deployment strategies, viable alternative fuels and funding opportunities. The Summit’s slate of presenters includes a wide range of technical experts and industry leaders, including representatives from truck and engine OEMs, government agencies and fleet operations.

Over its day-and-a-half run, the Green Truck Summit features 24 breakout sessions, five general sessions and two keynote addresses. Keynote speakers will be announced closer to the event.

The first general session, “Trends in Clean Technologies and Fuels,” is presented by Sumrall and CALSTART President and CEO John Boesel. The two will discuss current clean trends and give an outlook for manufacturers, suppliers and fleets. It will take place Tuesday, March 5 at 9:00am.
The other opening day general sessions are “OEM Perspectives on the Future of Clean Technologies,” “Modeling the Benefits of Deploying Green Technologies” and “Optimizing Engines: New Ideas to Be Clean and Efficient.” Breakout sessions scheduled for Tuesday cover propane, hydrogen fuel cells, natural gas, hybrid electric systems, truck updates and more.

The general session on Wednesday, March 6, “Compounding the Green: Incremental Measures for Going Green and Sustainable,” is led by Fred Silver, vice president of CALSTART. This session will address vehicle productivity enhancement, idle management, energy use reduction and sustainable fleet management. It will run 8:45am−9:45am.

Remaining breakout sessions address bi-fuel CNG and LPG systems, turbine-electric trucks and other fuel-saving advancements. The complete Green Truck Summit schedule is available at www.ntea.com/greentrucksummit/schedule. A full list of sponsors is available at www.ntea.com/greentrucksummit/sponsors.

Other truck initiatives at The Work Truck Show include the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive sponsored by Hino Trucks, where attendees can experience the latest in cutting-edge clean vehicle technology with hands-on test drives and demos. On the show floor, the CALSTART Clean Technologies and Fuels Pavilion features “green” equipment that is commercially available today.

To register for the Green Truck Summit and The Work Truck Show 2013, visit www.ntea.com or call  1-800-441-6832 . Green Truck Summit registration includes an exclusive one-hour reception at 5:15pm on Monday, March 5.

Produced annually by NTEA, The Work Truck Show brings together thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers.

About NTEA

Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,550 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. The NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.

About CALSTART

CALSTART is a non-profit organization that works nationally to foster the rapid growth of the clean transportation technology industry. The organization supports industry growth by providing valuable information and analysis, fostering strategic partnerships, supporting smart public policies, and managing high-impact technology commercialization programs. CALSTART has more than 150 member companies and offices in California, Colorado, and Michigan.  For more information visit www.calstart.org.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Ford 1-Tonne Van That Sips Fuel Like a Family Car; Transit Custom ECOnetic Delivers Best-in-Class Efficiency


  • Ford’s all-new Transit Custom ECOnetic 1-tonne van delivers best-in-class fuel economy
  • Transit Custom ECOnetic variant offers fuel-efficiency from 6.0 l/100 km (47.1 mpg)* and CO2 emissions from 159 g/km** – comparable to a family diesel car***
  • Unique low-CO2 features include Acceleration Control that improves real-world fuel economy by up to 15 percent, standard Auto-Start-Stop and switchable 110 km/h (68 mph) speed limiter

COLOGNE, Germany, Nov. 2, 2012 – Ford has launched the all-new Transit Custom ECOnetic, an ultra-frugal 1-tonne van that delivers class-leading fuel-efficiency to match that offered by a family passenger car.

The Transit Custom ECOnetic achieves best-in-class fuel consumption from 6.0 l/100 km (47.1 mpg)*, a reduction of 8 percent against its predecessor, and CO2 emissions from 159 g/km** – placing it on a par with a family passenger car such as the popular Ford S-MAX***.

“Transit Custom already delivers great fuel economy and the new ECOnetic model pushes the bar higher, into the realm of the family cars,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president Product Development, Ford of Europe. “The Transit Custom ECOnetic is packed with advanced fuel-saving technologies that help businesses keep running costs to a minimum and reduce their carbon footprint.”

The ECOnetic version of the all-new Transit Custom, recently named “International Van of the Year 2013”, delivers many low-CO2 features as standard, including Acceleration Control, an innovative new technology that limits the acceleration to levels achievable when the vehicle is fully laden, enabling significant fuel savings when the vehicle is unladen or part-laden. Field tests show that Acceleration Control can reduce real-world fuel consumption by 4 to 15 percent and cut wear-and-tear on brakes, tyres and other components.

Powered by a 100 PS version of Ford’s 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine, the ECOnetic model also offers standard Auto-Start-Stop that can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 10 percent in urban driving.

Additional fuel-saving features include a switchable 110 km/h (68 mph) speed limiter, a unique engine calibration, a coolant bypass valve for quicker warm-up, optimised gearing with a 6 percent longer final drive ratio, low rolling resistance tyres and aerodynamic wheel trims. As an option, customers can also specify fixed speed limiters for speeds of 90 km/h (56 mph), 100 km/h (62 mph) and 112 km/h (70 mph) to suit their own operating requirements.

The all-new Transit Custom ECOnetic will be available in short or long wheelbase form and three gross vehicle weight options; all versions will provide the same unmatched combination of style, driver appeal and class-leading functionality as the rest of the Transit Custom line-up. The ECOnetic model is available to order now, with customer deliveries commencing in early 2013.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ford Mustang and F-Series Pickup Named ‘Hottest Car and Truck’ of 2012 SEMA Show

  • SEMA Award honors the most popular vehicles chosen by specialty equipment manufacturers to be the best platforms for accessorizing and showcasing this year’s hottest products, according to SEMA
  • Ford Mustang officially recognized as “Hottest Car” at the 2012 SEMA show for the first time – a testament to the strong popularity of Mustang with enthusiasts
  • Ford F-Series pickups officially recognized as “Hottest Truck” at SEMA for the third year in a row
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 30, 2012 – Ford Mustang and F-Series pickups are officially the “Hottest Car and Truck” at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The SEMA Award – presented today – recognizes the most popular vehicles the organization’s members feature in their displays during the weeklong trade show.
 
Before this year’s show opened, SEMA officials walked the floor of the giant aftermarket expo and counted the number of new 2012 and 2013 cars and trucks exhibited in booths. More Ford Mustangs and F-Series pickups are on display than any other car or truck – testament to the popularity and appeal of Ford vehicles.
 
“We’re pleased and proud SEMA members agree with what our customers have been saying – that Ford Mustang and F-Series are the industry’s hottest car and truck respectively,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.
 
The launch of the new 2013 Mustang in the spring was strong, with Mustang sales this year up 18 percent over last year. Ford F-Series continues its 36-year record as the best-selling pickup in America, on pace to be the best-selling vehicle in America for 31 straight years.
 
Aftermarket exhibitors aren’t the only ones featuring Ford Mustang and F-Series in their booths. Ford is also featuring more than 10 Mustangs and F-Series trucks, showing off the extreme versatility of these iconic Ford vehicles.
 
Several examples of custom Ford Mustangs and F-Series trucks at SEMA this year include:
 
  • 2013 Ford Mustang GT built by DSO Eyewear
    This 2013 Ford Mustang GT by DSO Eyewear enhances Mustang’s aggressive new look with dramatic eye appeal and even more raw power. The Mustang GT signature curves and kicked-up haunches feature a 3dCarbon body kit and brilliant BASF tri-coat white exterior finish with deep black contrast paint. The 420-horsepower 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8, already the most powerful production V8 in Mustang history, is amped to 750 horsepower courtesy of a Ford Racing Performance Parts intercooled supercharger kit and Whipple Industries 2.9 twin-screw supercharger. Chassis enhancements to the race-inspired GT suspension include Eibach Pro-R2 coilover kit, Eibach adjustable sway bar kit and Brembo front/rear GT brake systems
  • 2013 Ford Mustang by M2-Motoring
    The first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Mich., on March 9, 1964. Each Mustang generation that followed introduced its own unique style and excitement. This 2013 Ford Mustang concept by M2-Motoring combines the ideals of several different Mustang eras with the newest design and engineering technology available today. From custom 20-inch Savini forged wheels to lightweight carbon fiber to high-flow fuel injection, advanced design and engineering technology makes this Mustang concept an incredibly responsive and powerful modern muscle machine
  • 2012 Ford F-250 XLT Crew Cab by Kelderman Air Suspension Systems
    For this 6.8-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo-diesel, Kelderman Air Suspension Systems teamed with Tim Nicolau Designs to provide eight to 10 more inches of lift, powder-coated, chromed and painted suspension components, an AccuAir TouchPad air suspension management system and Sway-A-Way remote reservoir shock absorbers. This Super Duty is ready to go anywhere, with looks to match
  • 2013 Ford F-150 FX2 Sport Super Cab by Truckin’ Magazine
    A 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 powers this Truckin’ Magazine creation, which features track-like handling with a lowered stance, a high-performance brake package and more luxurious interior. A unique wheel and tire combination and a custom stripe kit complete the aggressive look and feel of this dynamic build

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ford F650 ProLoader Crew Cab Chassis With Air Seats & Air Suspension



Don Beezley of Northside Ford Trucks in Portland, Oregon show us a new 2011 Ford F650 ProLoader Crew Cab with a reliable Cummins 335 hp diesel engine, Allison 3000 6-sp HD automatic transmission, XLT interior, dual air suspension seats for super riding comfort, seating for 5 adults, low profile 19.5" tires with Alcoa aluminum wheels, rear Air Suspension for an even smoother ride. This unit is ready to mount the body of your choice. Common bodies for this style of unit are a custom factory pickup bed (custom installed), a Hauler Body for gooseneck or 5th wheel trailering, a gooseneck flatbed body and more. See more at http://www.northsidetrucks.com.