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11.20.2014
Bushwacker’s Project 2015 Ford F-150 in Detail

 

Bushwacker 2015 Ford F-150

Bushwacker added a 2015 Ford F-150 to its fleet a few months ago. Since then we’ve transformed this truck from a stock pickup to an off-road support vehicle, and unveiled it in our booth at the 2014 SEMA Show.

We’ve made a number of modifications to the new rig that add both style, functionality, and performance. Our aim was to create a modern, stylish, and functional truck that could be used as a support vehicle at shows, races, and events without making it too over the top. Since the truck came to us wearing the factory Oxford White paint, we decided to run with that and go with a black-and-white theme. We added matte black graphics, a blacked-out grille, a custom-made black roof rack, and black wheels.

Bushwacker 2015 Ford F-150 Pocket Style Fender FlareWe installed Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares, which are color-matched  in white up front and matte-black in the rear to go along with the vehicle’s theme. By the way, these flares are easy to install and provide an addition 1.5 inches of tire coverage. We added a set of 20×9 Mickey Thompson wheels and wrapped them in 20×12.50R20 Mickey Thompson tires. We turned to the folks at Skyjacker for suspension, and they came through with a 6-inch lift kit, which included shocks, springs, and all of the required bits. To aid in getting into the lifted truck, we installed a set of Bestop’s electric PowerBoards, which come down when a door is open, and retract when it closes.

Bushwacker 2015 F-150 bed

Since this is an off-road support rig, it’s equipped with a host of accessories designed to help out other vehicles. The truck carries two full-size spare tires, extra fuel cans held down by ARB jerry can holders, a Hi-Lift jack, as well as Mac’s tie-downs and their storage box. There’s also an ARB on-board air compressor for airing up tires. These accessories can easily slide out of the bed since they’re mounted on a CargoGlide sliding tray, too.

Bushwacker 2015 F-150 front grille with lightsWe selected a WARN ZEON10 winch for recovery duty. It’s got a 10,000 lb. pulling capacity and is operated by a wireless remote. A custom winch mount resides behind the factory bumper and LEDs illuminate the area to better see it in low-light situations. For additional lighting off the pavement, we installed four Vision X LED lights on the bumper. This includes two 6.7- and two 8.7-inch cannons. On the roof rack, there are forward- and rear-facing LED lightbars; the rear bumper houses two LED light pods, as well.

To protect the hood from rocks and debris, we’ve equipped the F-150 with a Stampede Hood Protector, then added Stampede’s Sidewinds window deflectors. The interior is mostly stock, with the exception of Husky Liner floor mats. Finally, for some added power, the truck has a Gibson dual exhaust system that sounds downright mean.

Ford Project Excellence Award

We’re pretty happy with the finished result, but we aren’t the only ones. Ford presented us with their Project Excellence Award for the truck, which we’re honored to have received.

We’re looking forward to getting some miles on our 5.0-liter V-8-powered F-150. And if you see us on (or off) the road, don’t hesitate to say hi and check out the truck.

The Bushwacker 2015 Ford F-150

Exterior Accessories
Product Part # Product Link
Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares 20935-02 Product Link
Stampede Vigilante Series Hood Protector 2153-1 Product Link
Stampede Tape-Onz Sidewinds 61100-2 Product Link
Skyjacker 6" Suspension Lift See Website Product Link
20×9 Mickey Thompson SideBiter II Wheels 3029462 Product Link
35×12.50R20 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires 5226 Product Link
WARN ZEON10 Winch 88990 Product Link
Bestop PowerBoards Steps See Website Product Link
Vision X  LED Lights See Website Product Link
ARB Twin On-Board Air Compressor CKMTA12 Product Link
ARB Double Jerry Can Holder 3500390 Product Link
Mac's Tie Downs See Website Product Link
Mac's Black Box 702010 Product Link
Hi-Lift Jack See Website Product Link
CargoGlide Slide Out Tray CG1000 Product Link
Performance Accessories
Product Part # Product Link
Gibson Exhaust System See Website Product Link
Interior Accessories
Product Part # Product Link
Husky Liners Floor Mats See Website Product Link