With the truck lifted and the performance modifications complete, it came time for the L&G crew to show what it was capable of doing in the paint and body department. The first order of business was to remove the front factory fenders and literally handcraft new flared units from steel, not fiberglass. To accomplish this task, two F-350 Super Duty front fenders were cut, formed, and welded together until the desired 4-inch flare was achieved. From that point on, the fenders were fit and trimmed to ensure adequate clearances for the hood and door openings. To accommodate the new fenders, the front valance of the truck had to be widened. The factory hood was replaced with a new fiberglass unit. The bedsides were also flared 4 inches to complete the prerunner look. The tailgate was removed and the sides of the bed where the tailgate mounting points were located were filled and smoothed.
With the bodywork complete, gallons of House of Kolor Citrus Gold paint were applied via a three-step process. To accent the Citrus Gold paint, the front, rear, and bedcage prerunner bars were painted red. The factory taillights were smoked and the Street Scene mirrors, valance, and wiper cowl were also color-matched.
The interior of the truck is just as impressive as the exterior. The factory bucket seats were replaced with custom-upholstered gray and red carbon-fiber insert Cerullo race seats mounted on custom-made brackets. Deist Safety harnesses keep the driver and passengers situated in place. The rear bench seat was upholstered in color-matched fabric as well. Neatly concealed in the bench seat back are the Cerwin-Vega amplifiers that power the audio and video system which was installed by Audio Innovations of Glendora, California. Massive Cerwin-Vega subwoofers are housed in a custom enclosure that the rear bench seat rests on. No less than four Audiovox video monitors grace the inside of the truck and are even installed inside the vehicle's suicide doors. A full rollcage was installed as well as custom, red, carbon-fiber dash and door panel inserts by Dynasty Dash. A GPS unit guides the truck from show to show.
Built in a record two months and featured at numerous shows, including the industry giant, SEMA, in Las Vegas, Nevada, this truly one-of-a-kind rig from L&G Enterprises eclipses the competition.
Year/Make/Model: '04 Ford F-150 4x4 Super Cab
Owner/Hometown: L&G Enterprises/San Dimas, California
Engine 5.4L Ford SOHC 24-valve V-8
Suspension: 8-inch CST System w/Atlas springs (rear)
Shocks: Coilover Sway-A-Way (front)Bypass Sway-A-Way (rear)
Tires/Wheels 37x12.50x17 BFGoodrichBaja T/As7x9.5-inch Walker Evans Racing
Other Modifications: Custom interior; Audiovox monitors; custom-fabricated prerunner bumpers and bedcage; Cerullo race seats; Deist Safety five-point harnesses; House of Kolor paint; Street Scene Equipment valance, mirrors, and wiper cowl; six Lightforce 240 Blitz 9.5-inch HID off-road.