MASSILLON, Ohio – A.R.E. Accessories has created an exciting 2016 Ford F-150 project truck that will debut at the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas November 1-4, 2016. A.R.E.’s Gold Standard vehicle brings together some of the best products in the industry all in one build. The highly customized vehicle is outfitted with gold standard exterior and interior upgrades that optimize performance and design with an attention-demanding gold tonal paint job.
Customized by Trent Van Arsdalen, owner of Trent’s Trick Upholstery, for truck cap specialist A.R.E. Accessories, the 2016 Gold Standard Ford F-150 project truck features A.R.E.’s latest product technologies, including its CX Series fiberglass truck cap with new window and door designs using cutting-edge urethane adhesion technology that eliminates window rings and screws for a clean, seamless look. A TopperEZLift 12V cap lift system is paired with the A.R.E. CX Series truck cap to provide easy push-button access for stored gear.
The Ford F-150 4×4 Supercab model is equipped with a standard 3.5L V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission that has been partnered with a Corsa Performance exhaust system and intake. To improve stance and function, a Skyjacker Suspension Lift Kit and an Air Lift Load Lifter load assist system have been added to the chassis. Fuel MT Gripper tires are fitted to Fuel Forged 24” x 12” custom wheels to add high-style and performance.
An impressive selection of aftermarket upgrades have been added to the exterior of the A.R.E. Accessories Ford F-150 Gold Standard pickup, including NFab steps and bumpers, Bushwacker fender flares, BedRug bed liner, and a custom grille and TV with storage stand by Trent’s Trick Upholstery, among other additions.
Outfitted with the latest in style details, the cab interior is detailed with Trent’s Trick Upholstery custom interior accents and an Alea leather package that adds the ultimate in comfort and luxury. Kicker speakers complete the interior and take the sound system to the next level.
Bryan Mutchler, marketing manager, A.R.E. Accessories, stated, “We wanted to present an over-the-top Ford SEMA Show project vehicle build this year, especially since our previous Ford F-150 project truck, which is being displayed in our SEMA Show booth #30131, received both a Ford Project Excellence Award as well as a Mother’s Choice Award at the 2014 SEMA Show. With this intent, we partnered with aftermarket companies offering products that radiate the gold standard to transform this Ford F-150 4×4 Supercab into a true head-turner.”
A.R.E.’s 2016 Ford F-150 Gold Standard project vehicle features include:
Air Lift LoadLifter
Alea leather interior
A.R.E. CX Series truck cap
TopperEZLift 12V cap lift system
BedRug bed liner
Bully Dog performance tuner
Bushwacker fender flares
Corsa Performance exhaust and intake
Fuel Forged 24” x 12” custom wheels
Fuel MT Gripper tires
Hamsar LED lighting
Kicker Speaker System
Lizard Skin spray-on insulation
NFab steps and bumpers
Paint by Lynch Concepts
Redline Lumtronix bed lighting
Reikken performance battery cells
Tint Works window tint
Trent’s Trick Upholstery custom grille, TV with storage stand and interior accents
After its debut at the SEMA Show, the vehicle will make promotional appearances at popular events, including the Great American Outdoor Show in February, as well as auto shows and outdoor expos nationwide. It will also be displayed at Ford automotive retail outlets.