Truck Hero, Inc., a leading manufacturer for a wide range of functional truck accessories, announced they will offer their 2018 SEMA Show truck build Ultimate Tailgate, a custom 2019 Ford F-350 Lariat, at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on October 23 at approximately 5:30pm MST, with all proceeds from the sale benefiting the Building Homes for Heroes organization.
Truck Hero design engineers created the Ultimate Tailgate truck as a platform to display many of their innovative truck accessories at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. The basis for the build is a 2019 Ford F-350 SuperDuty dually pickup in the Lariat trim, equipped with the ever-popular 6.7L Power Stroke diesel producing an impressive 450hp and 935 pound-feet of torque.
This build’s tailgating claim-to-fame is found out back, where an Extang Solid Fold 2.0 folding bed cover conceals a massive 65-inch LG OLED 4K TV that is remote-controlled and fully articulates on a custom bed slide system complete with a gaming table, YETI cooler, and grill. A pair of UnderCover SwingCases swing out from the bed via remote control, and they supply the sounds through Maxxsonics MB Quart speakers.
The truck was turned over to Washtenaw (MI) Community College so the crew enrolled in their Custom Cars & Concepts program could work their magic with the truck’s body and paint. Students skillfully shaved the exterior door handles, giving this brute a clean, stealthy appearance, before applying the mirror-perfect AkzoNobel Modern Klassikk Black Hole Black® paint. After a top coat of Sikkens Autoclear® was applied, a slew of custom touches, including billet emblems and copper-plated badges, gave this rig its ultimate identity.
The truck rides long and low on an ARFT Speed Shop custom-dropped air suspension with a 4-link rear and a full Air Lift Performance 3P air management system. The power is put to the pavement through custom 24-inch Fuel Off-Road Dually Maverick wheels that have been copper-plated and accented with black painted spokes a finally wrapped in 285/40R245 Dilente Bandit rubber.
This custom Ultimate Tailgate 2019 Ford F-350 is slated to cross the block at Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on October 23, 2020, where bidders will have their chance to seize this ultimate tailgating machine. All of the proceeds from this sale are to benefit Building Homes for Heroes.
Building Homes for Heroes is a national nonprofit organization that builds and modifies homes and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. Since 2006, the organization has gifted more than 225 homes to worthy recipients nationwide and, for over a decade, Truck Hero has taken an active partnership in these ongoing efforts.
For more information, visit www.truck-hero.com.
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