BDS Project Go Beyond
For paint and body work, the team turned to Butler Body Shop for their close proximity and great track record painting our vehicles. A 2-tone pattern was selected tying in the OE Agate Black paint up top with Chroma Elite Copper on the lower half and a white aluminum pinstripe running along the OE body line.
With the truck back from paint and other accessories returning from powdercoat, its a mad dash to the finish. As with most SEMA builds the "SEMA crunch" is in full effect as the team pulls long nights and early shifted to get the truck reassembled for the final time. The tent, lighting and other recovery gear are added and all wiring is completed either going through the factory upfitter switches or through the rear battery disconnect switch. The storage cabinets are loaded with kitchen and camping gear along a compressor/tank kit to run tools and fill tires. A 2000-watt power inverter and 12V power supplies were added along with Kicker BF400 portable bluetooth speakers. The winch and lighting are added back in the bumpers, the bed tray reinstalled and fitted with accessories. Due to the height of this truck, the original plan to mount the Dometic CFX-75DZW electric fridge and 2-burner gas grill directly on the CargoGlide for easy access wasn't going to work unless your 7ft+ tall so MSA 4x4 drop slide outs were ordered from Australia and shipped in. These allow the "kitchen" to not only be pulled out but also lowered 12" for ease of use at the campsite.
From here the team still has several projects to button up on the Super Duty, stay tuned for the final reveal of Project Go Beyond and if you're attending the 2019 SEMA Show look for it on display in Ford's booth #22200 in Central Hall.