Custom Ford builds are always a treat, and there were plenty on the display floor at SEMA 2022 as aftermarket parts suppliers and tuners showed off what they could make. Several Blue Oval machines included a custom 2022 Mustang Mach-E GT by Tucci Hot Rods and a couple examples of the Ford F-150 Lightning that prove the EV pickup can be tailored to fit almost any need. Of course, the gasoline-powered F-150 PowerBoost also made an appearance, which was designed by BDS Suspension.
This Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid is ready to head off-road to provide aid to those in need, thanks to its onboard air compressor, Warn recovery kit, first aid kit and console vault. Its unique black and orange livery makes it an easy truck to spot in rough environments. It is equipped with a 7.2kW Pro Power Onboard system to provide emergency power in situations where it may be needed. The builders say that this machine is a “one-stop shop for remote off-roading.”
Under the hood, this F-150 harnesses Ford’s 3.5L V6 PowerBoost Hybrid engine, which ensures that its fuel efficiency will be more than enough to get it where it needs to go. It also has the Platinum package equipped and is finished in Agate Black. It’s also been outfitted with a lift kit and beefy off-road-ready tires.
BDS Suspension seems to have an affinity for off-roading Ford products. At SEMA 2021, the organization packed a Ford Bronco full of similar technology. The BDS “Fire Command” Bronco was saddled with a fire/rescue theme and carried equipment capable of responding to a fire event in a timely manner to help out. It also represented an interesting aftermarket take on a Bronco pickup.