Everywhere around the country, there are hundreds of builds that are either starting, coming together, or nearing completion. Now, thanks to social media, it’s possible to see all types of builds in the blink of an eye.
One that caught our eyes was from Facebook, where we noticed Extreme Truck Stuff had posted a recent truck build involving a 2017 F-350. Done up in a military green exterior and blessed with all of the appropriate off-road goodies, this Super Duty has the right stance and attitude to take on whatever comes its way.
We reached out to Extreme Truck Stuff and spoke with Brock Lee for more information. “Extreme Truck Stuff is a family business that’s been around since 1999,” he said. “We’re located in Jacksonville, Florida, and we specialize in doing accessories: bumpers lift kits, tires and wheels, and so on.”
Installed on the truck is a Fabtech eight-inch lift, Fuel Hostage 22×11 wheels, 38×13.50R22 Nitto Trail Grapplers, and Amp Research Powersteps. The front end has a Bad Boy Resi steering stabilizer from Fabtech’s Dirt Logic line, which smoothes out the ride from using the oversized tires.
The bumpers are from Fab Fours, and they really round out the aggressive look of this F-350 and give it a stand-out appearance. Lee told us that Extreme Truck Stuff has been working with Fab Fours for several years, and customers always appreciate the beautiful end result they bring to their trucks.
“We really like Fab Fours because they have, in our opinion, the nicest, most modern look,” said Lee. “And they fit properly. We started off using them on our shop trucks and loved them a lot.”
So it goes that when customers come in to ask about getting their trucks upgraded, Lee likes to walk them through potential routes for the build, and bumpers play a part there. “I’ll show the customer what bumper they like the most, but I generally will steer people more toward the Vengeance and Premium Series bumpers,” he said. “Those are really popular right now, because folks around here like the squared-off look more than the rounded-off look.”
But who gets to drive this fine Ford home? That answer came to use from George Clark of GC Performance, also in Jacksonville. He was the brain behind the build. “The truck was built for Brandon Linder, who’s the center for the Jacksonville Jaguars,” he said. “Brandon came to me and I worked out the design with some of his input. He wanted it to stand out in a particular way, and I took it from there.”
We’re starting to see more and more 2017 Super Duties on the road these days, and if Extreme Truck Stuff and GC Performance’s work on this particular F-350 is any indication, we’ll be seeing some really radical builds coming soon. What do you think of this diesel pickup? Let us know in the comments below.