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MARCH 2018 THE SHOP 15 2017 Ford F-150 Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer Snugtop showcased its new GB Sport topper on a tricked-out 2017 Ford F-150 at the 2017 SEMA Show. The cap, with its scalloped side windows and third brake light spoiler, complements the styling of the new generation of light trucks. Built by Snugtop dealer James Haskins of Toys for Trucks in Hesperia, Cali- fornia, the blue Ford is highlighted with Method Con6 race wheels and Toyo Open Country R/T tires, Addictive Desert Designs Honey Badger bumpers and side bars, KC HiLites Flex LED dual pair pack auxiliary lights plus LED black headlights and tail- lights by Anzo, and a DB Customz custom grille with a Snugtop logo. Other exterior touches include SunTek High Performance 20-percent window tint by Arizona Accessories in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and graphics applied by Vinyl Studio in Hesperia. The F-150 is raised 4 inches with a BDS Suspension system that employs new FOX upper control arms and coil-over shocks with remote reservoirs. Revolution Gear & Axle supplied the 4.56 ring and pinion. Performance was enhanced by an air intake, exhaust system and computer pro- gramming by Banks Power. Adding to the build are Katzkin two-tone leather seating, WeatherTech front and rear floor liners, ESP truck accessories under-seat storage and a BedRug. 1973 Chevrolet C10 Preston Folkestad of GC Cooling entered the 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders as a Young Gun. In June 2017, Folkestad embarked on rebuilding the 1973 Chevrolet C10 he inherited from his great-grandfather, Maurice Buck Heckart. The C10, named Buck the Truck in memory of Preston's great-grandfather, was purchased new by Buck in 1973. Folkestad spent over 80 hours of the redesign correcting gaps and fit- ting the doors and fenders. Rust spots were fixed and rockers, cab corners and cab supports were replaced. The whole truck was skim-coated with filler and blocked six times. The exterior was com- pleted with a custom paint job by Chris Cope, using Kandy Tangerine over Orion Silver paint from House of Kolor with an airbrushed carbon fiber effect pinstripe. The truck includes a variety of body, suspension and performance upgrades. Participants include: United Pacific Industries (headlights, taillights); U.S. Mags (Rambler wheels); Nitto Tire (NTO5 tires); Wilwood (6-piston brake setup/master cylinder); Quick Performance (rear end); Aeromotive (fuel pump); No Limit Engineering (Wide Ride chassis pack front suspension); RideTech (composite rear leaf springs and shocks, C-notch kit); Mike Six Sr. and Automotive Machine Shop Services (engine build, custom aluminum heads); COMP Cams (roller cam); All American Billet (front drive); Cerakote (custom ceramic coating); FiTech (EFI); Fluidyne (custom radiator); GC Cooling (cooling fans); Deluxe Customs (custom seat/door panels using original bench seat, upholstery); Vintage Air (air conditioning); Dakota Digital (gauge cluster); Billet Specialties (steering wheel, pedals); and Alpine (stereo).

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