By Douglas McColloch
It wouldn’t be the SEMA Show without show-stopping builds and customizations, and while there’s no show floor in Las Vegas this year, SEMA360 is no different. More than 300 builders entered some of their latest creations, and you can see them throughout the week at the SEMA360 Builder Showcase page. We’ll be spotlighting five awesome builds each day of the event, starting with the ones you see here.
|Submitted by: Graham Adams|
Vehicle: ’20 Jeep Gladiator 6x6
Designed for serious backcountry travel, this Gladiator 6x6 conversion is home to some crucial parts for overlanding, including a Warn winch, Road Armor bumpers, Maxtrax safety mats, Factor 55 recovery gear, a Cascadia tent, a Viair portable air compressor and Lock’erDown storage solutions. A Jamo Performance exhaust helps with aspiration under the hood. The Jeep’s suspension receives an assist from a set of Fox remote-reservoir coilover shocks, and the lift accommodates a set of big Black Rhino wheels. KC HiLites provide auxiliary lighting, a Kicker audio system resides in the cab, Hornblasters air horns make a loud statement, and Keg Media supplied the original rendering.
|Submitted by: Shannon Waltz|
Vehicle: ’50 Ford panel truck
Used originally by a bakery for deliveries of fresh bread, this ’50 has been reborn ad as one-of-a-kind restomod. Under the hood is a Cummins 4BT diesel four-cylinder backed by the TH400 automatic transmission. Power flows to a narrowed Ford 9-in. rearend, which is located by a triangulated four-link. The front suspension, meanwhile, has been grafted from a Mustang II, and disc-braked Detroit Steel wheels reside at all four corners. An Accuair air suspension with CVT management is also in the mix, as is custom glass and moldings from Service Auto Glass and custom leather seating and headliner from J&J Upholstery.
|Submitted by: Jorge Geo Ramos|
Vehicle: ’15 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
You’d think 707 hp would be plenty of power for most, but this SRT ups the ante with a host of underhood performance parts. A BWoody cold air intake handles inhalation duties, and a Fore Fuel pump and a set of Injection Dynamics Injectors held to keep the cylinders fed with VP Racing Fuels X85 racing fuel. A Nitrous Outlet NO2 system is on hand for still more oomph, and a BMR ice tank keeps intercooler temps down during the race. All that power turns a set of Mickey Thompson tires mounted on Race Star wheels.
|Submitted by: Luis Zschocke|
Vehicle: ’69 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS
This resto’d classic Camaro gets its motive power from a Holley-fed GM Performance Parts 396 V8 that’s been outfitted with a Competition cam and assisted by Mallory electrical components. Power is transferred to a set of BFGoodrich tires wrapped around Vintage Wheels. Inside the cab, many original components such as lap belts are still utilized, but many other have been replaced by OE replacement parts, including a Vintage Air HVAC system and a Classic Industries steering wheel while a Hurst shifter engages the four-speed transmission. Outside, the vehicle sports Pilkington glass and coat of Glasurit BASF Hugger Orange paint.
|Submitted by: ProTech Industries|
Vehicle: ’03 Ford F-250 XLT 4x4
Wearing a custom wrap, this build makes an already-capable 4x4 an ever more versatile performer, on-road and off. The stock PowerStroke engine and drivetrain were left alone in favor of a raft of exterior parts from ProTech Industries including the aluminum flatbed that utilizes 6061 T6 alloy crossmembers. Also riding in the back are a set of underbody boxes, a dog box, storage boxes for tools, rear fenders, running boards and a removable and configurable lumber rack with an integrated storage basket. A Warn M12-S winch provides entree into the far backcountry, and the Ford’s frontend has been retrofitted to accommodate a set of Warn premium manual-locking hubs.