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Ford F-150 Foose Edition

The Ford truck group plunked down with speedster big name Chip Foose a year ago at the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas - the core of the intensely hot $34 billion auto secondary selling industry - and gave an overwhelming test: 
"We asked Chip Foose to structure an intense, strong road bar dependent on the Ford F-150 FX2 Sport pickup that will take the breath away even the most no-nonsense avenue cruiser fan," says Ben Poore, Ford Truck bunch advertising administrator. "Also, how about we make it accessible in under a year prior to the 2007 SEMA appear." 

Under five months after the fact, Ford and Foose are uncovering the low-threw, creation purpose Ford F-150 Foose Edition show truck, an antecedent to the truck that will bow in the fall of 2007 as the most impressive and quickest half-ton creation truck on the planet. 
In any case, directly at that table, the seven-time champ of "America's Most Beautiful Roadster Award" waved his wand - for his situation a No. 2 pencil - and outlined out a calculated branch of America's preferred get that resembled a genuine street cruiser with plan components that outwardly lower the truck. 
Speedster enchantment 

It began where the Ford F-150 Foose Edition meets the street, the enormous 22-inch unique wheels that fill the wheel wells with bigger flares, making the pickup look lower. Foose likewise structured and created a custom rocker board that improves the brought down look despite the fact that the truck was just somewhat brought down. 
"How the vehicle sits and how the wheels are proportioned to the body is the primary embodiment to give it the hallucination of an option that could be lower than it is," says Foose. 
Wide, striking hustling stripes further highlight the planted position. They start at the main edge of the hood, assisting with leveling it out. The striping disperse, extends down over the front bumpers, and runs the length of the vehicle over the entryway handles and over the rear end for a smoothed out look from the side. At that point it extends again at the rear end for an outcry mark. 
Foose likewise has supplanted the Ford F-150 FX2 Sport's dull billet grille and guard opening with another grille structure with flat bars that makes the casing look shorter. At that point, he has encompassed the plan with lower rocker moldings that apparently further drop the pickup. 
The procedure was simpler than it sounds, Foose says, since he had an extraordinary canvas - the Ford F-150 - to work with. It was likewise a work of adoration. Chip Foose's own essential ride is a beefed up 2005 Ford F-150 Lariat. 
Passage builds at that point took over by first making PC renderings of Foose's portrayals. "Chip portrays on paper; he doesn't prefer to utilize PCs," says Karen Gietzen-Stewart, business technique director, Ford Advanced Product Creation. 
The Ford truck group dissected these renderings to guarantee the Ford F-150's extreme pictures was kept up. An idea truck was constructed and afterward, in mid 2007, Foose traveled to Detroit where he made last completing acclimations to the plan. 
Foose contacts are conveyed into the inside, with Chip Foose signature headrests and floor mats. A one of a kind, cowhide wrapped focus support includes a Foose-planned serialization plate with vehicle recognizable proof number (VIN) and manufacture grouping numbers mounted on the ashtray entryway. 
To coordinate its strong look, the Ford F-150 Foose Edition is the most impressive and quickest half-ton truck available. The intercooled, supercharged Triton® V-8 siphons out 450 drive at 5,200 rpm and 500 pounds-foot of torque at 4,000 rpm. 
"The Ford F-150 Foose Edition is the quickest truck time frame," says Matt O'Leary, Ford F-150 boss architect. "What's more, it's the main execution vehicle to offer the adaptability of the pickup bed." 

Portage F-150 leads gigantic customization industry 
The Ford F-150 was named the "most extra agreeable get" by SEMA, the exchange bunch that watches the secondary selling - an industry that has grown eight to 10 percent the previous 10 years. Clients likewise lean toward the Ford F-150 for personalization as they as of now spend almost $1,700 each to modify it - more than twofold the rate in 2004 and more than some other serious truck. 
"The Ford F-150 fits emphasizing since it's so conspicuous as America's preferred pickup. It's as of now broadly acknowledged in light of the fact that it comes in the most assortments and clients spend more on it than some other truck to customize it considerably further," says Foose. "Also, it's perfect, as well. That is the reason I drive a F-150 - it's extraordinary looking, incredible but exceptionally moderate in its plan." 
Passage's general customization business grew 50 percent in 2006, far outpacing every single other automaker, and is relied upon to twofold by 2008. This development has been driven by full production line modified vehicles -, for example, the Harley-Davidson™ and FX2 Sport F-150 model - versus singular parts deals. 
"This is actually a style industry," says SEMA's Peter MacGillivray. "Purchasers need to put their own stamps on all that they purchase - from customized rings to construct a-teddy-bear - and everyone realizes that 'you are what you drive.' The Foose Edition is a phenomenal coordinated effort between Chip Foose and Ford. 
"It's a vehicle that will be grasped by a wide range of purchasers - not simply the bad-to-the-bone fan who truly knows the Ford F-150's legacy and Chip's reputation, yet in addition individuals who are simply into cool vehicles and trucks. Couple that with Chip's big name and expansive intrigue - there are a huge number of energized purchasers from his TV appear - and I believe Ford has a genuine victor here." 
The Ford F-150 as of now offers the most models and setups - five arrangement and 60 significant varieties - of any half-ton truck. Portage likewise proceeds with its long-term truck legacy of building specific models to engage the developing number of specialty clients. Poore says the F-150 has driven the pattern of pickups going standard. 
"Chip Foose is correspondingly coming to past conventional car crowds and will help Ford trucks contact a considerably more extensive crowd with the 2008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition," says Poore. 

The 2008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition will start life as a FX2 Sport model from the Kansas City Assembly Plant. The one of a kind Foose components will be altered at a change place before being sent to Ford sellers. The truck will go at a bargain by mid 2008. 
Foose's snappy climb 
Ask his kindred auto fashioners and fans - from J Mays to Jay Leno - about Chip Foose's imaginative style and you'll hear the words "clean" and "negligible styling" a great deal. 
"It's sweet and delicious, pared down and negligible, however it flies with that quintessential Southern California speedster enhance," says Mays, Ford Motor Company Group Vice President, Design, and Chief Creative Officer. Chip Foose, the main thrust behind Foose Design, situated in Huntington Beach, California. His inheritance started at seven years old when Chip started assisting his dad, Sam Foose, himself a dragster legend, at his task configuration firm. By age 12, Chip had painted his first vehicle. 
However, it was an opportunity meeting with celebrated Tucker and previous Ford Motor Company fashioner Alex Tremulus that roused Chip to go to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, from which he graduated with distinction in 1990. 
Working for a few originators and fabricators during the 1990s, Foose was instrumental in planning and building mark road poles, customs, studio vehicles and show vehicles for such movies as Blade Runner, Robo Cop and Gone in 60 Seconds. 
In November 1990, Chip started his relationship with amazing customizer Boyd Coddington at Hot Rods by Boyd, where he was answerable for some, globally known vehicles, including Roadster, Sportstar, the Boydster I and II and Boyd Air. 
In 1998, Chip left to frame Foose Design with his better half, Lynne. His vocation incorporates various industry respects, including being the most youthful part at any point enlisted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame (at age 33) in 1997. 
In 2002, Foose went standard when he was highlighted on the Discovery Channel's "Rides" narrative that disclosed over and over on The Learning Channel in mid 2003. The show highlighted a considerable lot of Chip's honor winning vehicles and permitted watchers to watch him conceptualize and re-structure a 2002 Ford Thunderbird called "Speedbird" that appeared at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and got Ford's "Best of Show" grant. Today, Chip and his Foose Design group star in the famous arrangement "Overhaulin'" that show on The Learning Channel and has caught the creative mind of car fans, however the overall population, in light of its cleverness and mankind. The reason is to "take" a disaster area from a clueless proprietor and afterward return it as a totally deceived out Dream Car. 
Pioneers of the exchange 
Portage F-Series trucks as of late stamped 30 years as the smash hit truck in America and 25 years as the top rated vehicle in America. 2007 likewise denotes the presentation of the new 2008 F-Series Super Duty with Ford's freshest, most competent truck showing up at vendors now. 

Brisk Specs 
5.4-liter Triton V-8, intercooled and supercharged 
Iron square, aluminum chamber heads 
450 hp @ 5,200 rpm, 500 lbs.- ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm 
Four-speed programmed transmission 
Wheelbase: 138.5 in. 
Length: 224.0 in. 
Tallness: 70.5/73.5 
Track (f/r): 67.0/67.0 in. 
Suspension changes 
Front tuning: Eibach loop springs, Sachs dampers, jerk guard 
Back tuning: Eibach leaf springs, Sachs dampers, jerk guard 
Wheels/tires: 22-inch produced, cleaned Foose haggles/45R22 Pirelli tires 
Outside changes 
Portage Racing exhaust framework 
Foose planned and manufactured wheel flares, lower side and front rocker moldings 
Special front bumper identifications 
Foose-planned stripe bundle 
Foose-planned upper and lower grilles 
Inside changes 
Weaved headrests with Chip Foose signature 
"Foose" weaved floormats 
Special, cowhide wrapped focus support with customized construct grouping identification