Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Today's SUVs with factory options and basic designs just not doing it for you? Need a lot of space and even more attention? Or do you just want it to look like the baddest hombre on four wheels is barreling through your neighborhood? Whatever your reasons for wanting it, this custom built 2004 Ford Excursion is just plain awesome.
Yeah, this is one big, bad sucker. The Excursion was already an imposing truck from the factory, but this one's been turned up to 11. You don't have to look close to see where the nearly $150,000 in build cost was spent, because it's pretty much trick everywhere you look. It was stripped to bare metal in 2017, and during the next 18 months it was redone in a combination of Tuxedo Black Gloss up top, matte silver (with glass beads) below, and split-up by a hand-painted Ferrari Red pinstripe. But the fun didn't stop there. An aggressive high-flow hood was installed, the billet was powder coated, black step-bars were added, and the rear was de-badged for a smooth look. All the windows are tinted jet black, as are the headlights and taillights, and LED fog lights help light up the night skies. The paint application alone cost $21k and it looks even better in person than it does in our pics, as the 10 coats of clear coat can guarantee. The Ford's been lifted by way of a custom suspension as well, and the way it sits on those oversized 20-inch rims is truly one-of-a-kind. And you'd better believe people notice this monster cruising through traffic and assume someone important is on board.
This Excursion is as far from factory-simple as you're going to get inside, with custom black leather on all three rows of seats in an elegant pattern that's accented with red stitching. There was sound deadening material installed everywhere inside, and everything feels simple yet upscale, with plenty of room for up to 7 people. Every effort was made to incorporate stock and light custom features together, so the door panels, dash, switches, custom-painted center console, and even the overhead A/C vents in the custom made headliner are adapted nicely to fit this custom Excursion. All the usual stuff is standard, including the powerful A/C system, power windows, seats, mirrors, and locks, cruise control, tilt wheel, and more. There's also a Sony head unit setup in the center of the dash that sounds great in the well-insulated cabin, especially when it pumps juice into the subwoofer out back. It's also connected to the stock DVD player for connectivity with your electronic device. And thanks to the long wheelbase, cargo capacity is plentiful, so there's plenty of room out back for your gear.
As impressive as the cosmetics of this truck are, the power train is the real star, featuring a custom built, balanced, and blue-printed 6.0 liter Powerstroke diesel by Asheville Engineering. It's a new block (not remanufactured) that's fully built and spec'd for a 1,000 rated horsepower, although this one has been detuned to 675 horsepower for more manageable everyday driving. It's fed through a FASS fuel system, augmented with a Snow Performance Methanol Injection system, the turbo is a gigantic Garret Powermax Stage 5, and it's all cooled by a Mishimoto cooling system. Quite frankly, the upgrades are far too long to list here, so be sure to inquire with one of our staff members because the list of high-end, performance upgrades and incredible ingenuity is a long and expensive one. No expense spared. The motor is backed by a custom built Stage 4 five-speed automatic transmission with a big trans cooler that provides effortless and dependable cruising and spins a limited slip rear diff with 3.55 street gears. The heavy-duty suspension lifts the truck and features Bilstein shocks and coil springs with air bags up front, and custom constructed leaf springs out back. Massive 4-wheel disc brakes are very powerful and stop this big rig with ease. Those aftermarket MKW black wheels give it an aggressive look and carry 305/55/20 Falken radials to complete the look.
If you look at Excursions, you'll see that they hold their value better than almost any other modern truck you can own. This one would be outrageously expensive to duplicate, but here it is, ready to go, for a fraction of the build cost. And this one is about as special as you'll ever see. Call today!
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