Project Ranger X

Its finally time to let the cat out of the bag. We’ve been holding or tongue for months waiting for the approval from Ford to announce our latest build and on the coat tails of their big announcement we’re excited to announce that BDS is building a 2019 Ford Ranger to showcase in the Ford Booth at the 2018 SEMA Show, located in central hall #22200.

Dubbed Project Ranger X, this 2019 Ford Ranger is one of only a handful of the new trucks in existence at this point as production doesn’t ramp up until early 2019. This early production version was built special for us as part of Ford’s Project Vehicle Program were we submitted a concept proposal back in February to build an adventure themed offroad capable truck. After months of planning, proposals, CAD modeling and waiting for production we finally took possession of the truck mid-September which left us with 5 weeks to overhaul the new 2019 Ford Ranger into the concept you see hear. All serious builds start with a rendering to put the ideas to paper and figure out what does and does not work. We turned to the artists at KEG Media with a napkin sketch and a list of parts and in a matter of a day had a finished rendering ready to go.

Being we went into this build knowing the timeline would be tight, we sourced vehicle CAD from Ford to start designing suspension components and accessories ahead of time along with reaching out to industry partners to make sure parts were on hand and ready to install as soon as the truck arrived. The build list will include a newly developed (and future production) BDS 6″ suspension lift, 35″ tires, heavy duty winch bumpers and offroad lighting, swapping the bed out for a service box loaded up with tons of gear.

Follow along as we overhaul our 2019 Ford Ranger into a show stopper that not only looks good but is built to perform out on the trail.

Here’s the truck in stock form. It won’t be like this for long…

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