Ford just made the announcement, they'll have 4 custom 2021 Ford Broncos and 2 Bronco Sports on display in their booth at the 2021 SEMA Show. Of these 4 Broncos the we're pumped to finally say that the team at BDS is building one of them, a 2-Door Black Diamond edition Bronco 2.3L Manual to be exact.  The pLan is pretty simple, turn it into an ultra-capable Fire/Rescue themed short wheelbase Bronco truck dubbed "Fire Command". We'll have a full build series dropping next week so stay on the lookout for more as the team at BDS overhauls this 2021 Bronco 2Dr for first responder duties. (Watch for More Info Here)

Among the other builds that will be on display in Ford's booth include the RTR Fun-Haver Bronco 4Dr by Vaugh Gittin Jr, the track'd snow adventure Bronco 4Dr by Tucci Hot Rods, and the Baja Forged Bronco by LGE-CTS Motorsports. The show runs November 2-5 out in Las Vegas, NV. These vehicles will be on display in Ford's booth, #22200 of Central Hall at the LVCC.

BDS Teases New Bronco Project Build

Well its that time of year again, SEMA is almost here and with it the crew from BDS is tackling a new product build. Little surprise here it's on a 2021 Ford Bronco, the most anticipated vehicle in recent years and arguably the platform that will shake things up in the automotive aftermarket now that Jeep has a worthy challenger.

For this build we brought in a plain jane Bronco 2Dr, Black Diamond edition that'll be transformed into something cool, purposeful and unique. While its a few days early to unveil the full project details, list of partners an display location at SEMA we thought we'd share a teaser that shows just some of what we've been doing Bronco over the last couple weeks. Anybody that has been following BDS for the last couple years can likely guess booth location. Anyways, check out the teaser video and stay tuned, the cat will be out of the bag on this build late next week just ahead of SEMA with a full build series, videos, photos, write ups and more. Follow along for updates here and join the conversations that'll be going on over on our Facebook and Instagram pages.


Project Go Beyond

Built up and ready for an adventure, BDS's 2020 Ford Super Duty Overlander dubbed Project Go Beyond is a super cool, super capable truck. By now you may have seen it on the trail, at an event, towing an Ultra 4 car, camping out in the race pits or out in the back country. Check out the overview on this beast in the video above and for more on how this build came together, full build specs and more, check out the links below...

4-Part Build Series

Diesel Tech Mag Feature

Four Wheeler Feature

10-months into owning the Work/Play F150 and we've had some time to but the get a feel for the truck, the suspension, and the hybrid powerplant. See how it handles for long road trips and push it offroad at events from coast to coast include the King of the Hammers and Daytona Truck Meet. It got all dolled up for Ford's 2020 Virtual SEMA Special and got down and dirty wheeling countless trails, sand dunes and towing the all new Ford Bronco back to use for product development.

So what do we think... its a freakin' awesome truck. It lives up to the Built Ford Tough and has done everything we've asked of it on-road, off-road, loaded down or cruising around as a daily driver. While we were admittedly skeptical of the PowerBoost hybrid, its won us over with tons of power on tap and decent fuel economy (when not towing). This F150 has the Limited trim package, the highest end Ford offers and it shows with all the technology inside and out, the creature comforts and and styling cues.

So at this point with plenty of time spent out on the road, while its lived most of its life in our home state of Michigan, its made the cross country drive to Johnson Valley, CA for King of the Hammers, a cruise down to Daytona Beach, FL for Daytona Truck Meet and several trips up to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan and other offroad destinations. With more than 10,000-miles on the odometer we wanted to give a rundown of this truck, what's done to it, how its performed and what's next for it. Check it out...

Work/Play F150 Build Sheet:

2021 Ford F150 Limited 4WD
3.5L Powerboost Full Hybrid
10-speed Hybrid/Electric Transmission
7.2kW Pro Power On Board
Antimatter Blue Exterior

BDS Suspension 6” Lift System
FOX 2.5 Factory Race DSC Coilovers & Shocks
Ridetech LevelTow Airbag System
BDS (Preproduction) Front Skid Plate
BDS (Preproduction) Upper Control Arms

20x10 Method Race Wheels - Series 304
35x12.50x20 Mickey Thompson Baja Boss Tires

Drivetrain Mods:
Ford Performance (Borla) Exhaust System
Ford Performance Differential Cover

Interior Mods:
Trigger 4-Switch (Bluetooth) Relay System
Truck Vault Console Vault
Ford Performance Pet Ramp/Seat Covers
Ford Performance Storage Bags
Sync4 Infotainment System
B&O Premium Stereo System

Work/Play Graphics & Striping
3M 1080-series matte black and satin silver

Exterior Mods:
Putco Illuminix front Ford emblem
Air Designs Fender Flares
Decked Storage System w/ D-Box and Core Trax rails
Yakima Overhaul Rack System w/ accessory mounts
Ford factory powerstep running boards
Rigid LED Lights (auxiliary & under body)
Rotopax storage containers
Ford Performance recovery boards
Yakima Slim Shady awning
Ford Performance (Warn) recovery kit
Ford Performance first aid kit
ARB Twin Air Compressor

Work Gear:
Milwaukee MX Fuel Battery Power Tools
(deep cut band saw, 5” grinder, magnetic drill press, hammer drill, impact gun)
Miller Multimatic 255 Welder (MIG/TIG/Stick)
Hypertherm Powermax30 Air Plasma Cutter
Miller 30FX Welding Table (folding)
Ford Hand/Air Tools

Recreational Gear:
ARB Elements Fridge/Freezer
Grillpro 1500W Electric Grill
Milwaukee 18V Bluetooth Speaker/Charger
Isle Outpost Stand Up Paddleboard
Yeti Arc C Bike
Yakima Bike Rack and SUP Mounts
Camping Gear (tent, cot, chairs)


BDS's Project Go Beyond, our overland prepped 2020 Ford Super Duty found its way onto the cover of the April 2021 Issue of Diesel Tech Magazine. This is the latest in a series of accolades for the truck as it tours the country following its original debut at the 2019 SEMA Show in Ford's booth. Built over the course of about 2.5 months by the team at BDS Suspension, completed overhaulled this once run of the mill Super Duty into a capable overlander packed with all the right gear from the 6.7L Powerstroke diesel, plush leather interior, a custom service box, recovery gear, a BDS 4" lift kit and massive 40" tires. This truck is right at home whether hitting the trails or towing trail rigs from location to location.

Check out Diesel Tech's online article on this truck at Diesel Tech | Go Beyond F350

To reach the entire April 2021 Issue of Diesel Tech check out Diesel Tech | April 2021


If you want to find out more about Project Go Beyond, how it was built, where its been, etc then you're in luck. We've got the full build coverage complete with photos and videos right here on the BDS Blog.

Can't get enough of the Work/Play F150? Maybe you missed the Live Q&A Session from Ford's Auto Nights SEMA Edition? Check out this in-depth look and chat around this truck and other 2021 F150 features from Ford's XR studio.

For more on this F150 check out the build thread at Work/Play F150

If you missed Ford's F150 Live Q&A Session and didn't have a chance to ask your questions feel free to ask them in the comments below, we're happy to answer them...