THE SHOP

November '15

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102 The Shop November 2015 102 The Shop November 2015 The 2016 aLL STaR/Tjin Edition Ford Explorer Sport is built with one purpose in mind—being the ultimate road trip vehicle. Whether you're hitting the highway for the next big city or taking it out into the wilderness, this Explorer will get you there in style and comfort. While the exterior is sprayed in a custom Axalta finish and outfitted with a set of 20-inch ADV.1 wheels and meaty Toyo A/T II rubber, the interior is refined with one-off leather and electronics to keep all of the passengers entertained. Matt Bernal of Bernal Auto Style shows off a white 2015 Dodge Ram Mega Cab featuring a Rize Indus- tries 10-inch lift, painted off-road bumpers and a custom mesh grille. Other features include: Toyo Open Country tires, 24-inch Forgiato custom wheels, plainANsimple head- lights and N-Fab light bars. The Custom Shop, Flanagan Illinois, and owner John Wargo are building an old-school-meets-new-school 1951 Mercury Custom that has been chopped, channeled, decked, slammed, sectioned and more. Featuring more parts from other cars welded on than original metal, it makes a statement with a seven-color faded paint job with flames, ghost flames and smoke from Pro-Spray paint. Other touches include Holley Tri-Power carbs, a Firestone air ride system, Billet Specialties wheels, Speedway Lake pipes and lots of chrome. Participants include: Auto Custom Carpets, App-Tronics, AMSOIL, ACDelco, Badger Air-Brush Co., Beam's Seatbelts, Clayton Machine Works, Dakota Digital, Diamond Back Classic Tires, Eddie Motors- ports, Entropy Radiator, Eastwood, Enduratex, Fatman Fabrications, HushMat, Hedman Hedders, J.W. Speaker, Keystone Chrome Plating, Lloyd Mats, MSD, McGard, ODYSSEY, Painless Performance, Prio- ityStart, Presta Products, Speedway Motors, SATA, Sony, SoffSeal, SPAL, Trans-Dapt, Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories, Thermo-Tec, Tred Wear, Undercover Innovations, U.S. Chemicals and Valspar. 1951 Mercury 2016 Ford Explorer 2015 dodge ram 2015 Ford F-150 Don't mess with the Operator Ford F-150 from Road Armor. Protected by the company's front and rear bumpers and a Dillon Aero turret with machine gun mounted to a custom bed rack, it's not to be taken lightly. The pickup features an aftermarket hood, onboard air and Kevlar lining and custom Ferrari leather seats by Starwood Motors. Other participants include: WARN (winches); Rigid Industries (lights); Rotopax (fuel and water cans); TruckVault; Toyo Tires; BMF (wheels); Whipple Super- chargers; Bubba Rope; and Bushwhacker (pocket flares).

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