Coming up with unique build concepts for Ford Motor Company yearly can be a difficult task when every year you raise the bar higher and higher. This year’s creative design for Fabtech’s Ford project vehicle was a combination of a Pro Stock drag car and an offroad machine.
Using the big back tire concept from a Pro Stock drag car we proposed fitting four 40 inch diameter tires under the stock styleside bed. We’re not talking about a wide factory dually bed but one that was only intended for a single rear tire application.
Based on this concept, our R&D fabricators went to work cutting the frame, narrowing it 18 inches, while grafting in sheet metal drag tubs into the bed, making room for five feet of rubber across the back. A Dana 110 rear axle was procured and narrowed 28 inches. A custom 3 Link suspension, supported by dual Dirt Logic 4.0 Coilovers, finished the rear.
The front suspension received our off the shelf 10 inch 4 Link Dirt Logic Coilover system. The six 40 inch Toyo tires are wrapped around custom semi wheels with Fabtech’s own adapters and lug nuts.
Completing the exterior are the functional stainless steel exhaust stacks routed through the bed, while the theme of the Power Storm name spilled over to an airbrushed electrical energy pattern paint job.
The build’s massive amount of under vehicle fabrication can be viewed below. Once completed, Power Storm received Ford’s prestigious Design Award for 2008 and lived up to its name by laying down the power in the video below. Power Storm is a testament to the Fabtech team’s ability to build the world’s most custom trucks and finest suspension systems.
- 10″ Front 4 Link System – Fabtech
10″ Rear 3 Link System – Fabtech
F & R Dirt Logic 4.0 Coilovers – Fabtech
Front Hydraulic Bump Stops – Fabtech
Dirt Logic Steering Stabilizer – Fabtech
Torsion Sway Bar – Fabtech
Front Diff Cover – Mag Hytec
Dana 110 Rear Differential – Dana / Ford
Rear Axle Shafts – Foote
- Dana 60 Front 5.38 Ring and Pinion – Powertrain
Tires – Toyo
Wheels – American Force
Lug Nuts and Cap – Fabtech
Fuel Tank – Fabtech
Exhaust – Fabtech
Electric Side Steps – AMP
Spray in Bedliner – Rhino
Billet Grill – Precision
- Graphic Design – Lathrop Designs
Paint – House of Kolor
Paint Artist – Haynie Designs
Audio / Video system – Clarion
A/V Installation – Fabtech
Upholstery – All American
Iluminated Door Sill Plates – Recon
Billet Air Extractors – Fabtech