By SEMA Editors
Students from the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) install a Whipple supercharger into the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 at the SEMA Garage.
Excitement around the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 continues to build as students from the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) and leading SEMA manufacturers install more top-of-the-line parts and equipment on the one-of-a-kind, off-road truck. Last week, inside the SEMA Garage-Industry Innovations Center, LGE*CTS Motorsports helped install a custom bed cage, and the build team put in a Whipple supercharger, among other upgrades on the Foose-inspired vehicle. By the time the truck debuts at the 2013 SEMA Show, the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 will have more than 600hp.
A press conference being held Tuesday, November 5, at 12:00 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of the Los Vegas Convention Center will officially introduce the custom truck to Show attendees, with Chip Foose saying a few words about what went into the special project vehicle. The finished truck will eventually be raffled off to one lucky winner in early May 2014, with proceeds benefitting three SEMA Cares charities—Childhelp, Victory Junction and the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The custom vehicle has already been painted with BASF Onyx HD paint by LGE*CTS Motorsports and features a converted front Raptor suspension with Icon Vehicle Dynamics 3.0 coilovers and upper uniball billet arms, as well as ICON rear triple bypass shocks with Atlas 3.0+ leaf springs. Outfitted with Baja Forged front and rear bumpers by LGE*CTS Motorsports, the custom Ford F-150 also has a Boatec Raptor fiberglass hood, fenders and bedsides. AMP Research recently supplied and installed power running boards, bedsteps and a tailgate extender to make it easy to get in and enjoy the Katzkin leather interior and Clarion sound system being installed by Audio Innovations.
The vehicle will also feature a Gale Banks Straight-Shot performance system and Magnaflow, cat-back exhaust system. The custom truck will ride into the SEMA Show on Falken Wild Peak A/T 37x12.5R17 tires wrapped around 17x9-in. MHT Fuel Maverick wheels in a matte graphite finish.
Check out photos of the build in progress.