Friday, May 31, 2013

Vendor Spotlight: Rack-It Truck Racks

One-Piece Design provides Strength & Easy Installation:
We build our fully-welded racks to exact specifications to guarantee a perfect fit on your truck. Precise automated bending of raw tubes along with mig welded joints makes for strength and clean lines. There are no joints or bolts and one piece means a quick and easy installation.

Modular Designs available for Worldwide Shopping:
We build our modular truck racks with the same materials and design as our fully-welded racks. However, these component-based unites are efficiently packaged into one box for shipping anywhere in the world. Finished with a black texture powder coat, these racks are easily assembled in about 20 minutes.

Schedule 10 Steel Pipe Construction:
Our truck racks employ Schedule 10 steel construction on all of our racks because it is, without a doubt, the strongest and most durable material used in our industry. Steel pipe won't easily dent or bend, making for the strongest possible carrying surface available.

Full Length Angle Iron Mounting:
All of our truck racks utilize a full length bedrail which, provides you with a continuous mounting service and unmatched top rail protection. The angle runs the length of the bed rails, insuring a strong and sturdy connection to your truck while providing maximum strength for weight distribution on the heaviest loads.

Candy Cane Comfort:
Our unique "candy cane" design provides a nice contoured style to each rack, setting your rack apart from others that have sharp and jagged lines.

Weld-on Tie Downs:
Our rope hooks are a standard feature on each of our racks. Providing a dual purpose, these tie downs not only offer the function of a cleat but, the hook serves as a great fastening point for tying knots.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ford Makes F-Series Trucks Even Tougher

Similar to panoramic photo apps on smartphones, new Photogrammetric Pattern Reader (PPR) technology instantly stitches together 9,000 images of truck axles during assembly for analysis

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Vendor Spotlight: MAXON Liftgates

From Tuk-a-Way Innovation to the Largest Single-Brand Liftgate Manufacturer

Since 1957, our drive to innovate has changed the world of liftgates. Beginning with the very first Tuk-A-Way, we've constantly worked to make your life easier, with innovative products that offer workhorse performance, coupled with seamless support through a network of industry professionals.

This is a reflection of being a family-owned company. We don't have to wait for approval to come from afar, so you don't have to worry that company leaders half a globe away will misunderstand your needs. We don't have to answer to a board, or to investors. The only thing we have to do is to give you the best products and service you've ever experienced.

You have instant access to the family management team for decisions that affect your ability to do business. Simply pick up the phone and talk to us. We promise fast answers, meaningful conversations, and hard work to meet and exceed your expectations.

You can count on us to continue our drive to innovate and bring you the best possible liftgates—that same drive which has led to us becoming the largest single-brand manufacturer of liftgates in the world.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ford Explorer Sport Charges Through Olympic State Park

See what happens when My Ford Magazine takes a 2013 Ford Explorer Sport through the snow-capped mountains and mud-soaked rain forests of Olympic National Park in Washington.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Vendor Spotlight: Godwin Manufacturing Company, Incorporated

Dedicated to perfection, continuing to lead the industry.  Godwin Manufacturing Company, Incorporated is the East Coast's largest truck equipment manufacturer.  Along with our determination to maintain a firm lead in the truck equipment industry, we guarantee every customer the most satisfying investment they'll ever make.

As one of the world's premiere truck equipment producers, Godwin Manufacturing has had much success with many public and private organizations.  With a low tolerance for mistakes and a strong desire for quality craftsmanship, it's no wonder Godwin Manufacturing is #1 in truck equipment production and sales!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Evolution of the Liftgate - Sheet Cake Challenge

How far the liftgate of your vehicle has come! The new hands-free liftgate available on the new Ford Escape and C-MAX Hybrid offers the latest advancement in back-end opening technology. A simple kicking motion (when you have the keys on you) and "Open Sesame!" -- the back opens no matter how much stuff you have in your hands!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Vendor Spotlight: Tuscany Automotive

Founded in 1988 Tuscany is a privately owned and build's high quality custom van's and truck's and leads the industry in quality, innovation and dedication to customer service for over two decades. 

In 1992, Tuscany was granted a bailment pool company status by the Ford Motor Company, an important competitive advantage in Tuscany's markets that allowed the Company to order vehicle chassis directly from Ford to complete the required conversion work. The pool chassis allows a converter to obtain chassis more quickly and at less cost than when ordering directly from a retail dealer. Tuscany has since become a leading manufacturer of luxury family vans, wheelchair accessible vans, shuttle vans and specialty trucks. 

Tuscany offers more than just fastening and assembling pieces to an incomplete vehicle. Our employees are automotive engineers and skilled craftspeople. They are devoted to developing, testing and implementing the best materials, processes and procedures needed to ensure consistent, reliable quality.

Since 1988, Tuscany has increased sales dramatically and the Company has grown from Ford's 125th volume van converter, in terms of unit volume, to Ford's #1 volume producer of luxury custom vans and trucks. In recognition of Tuscany's quality construction and craftsmanship, Ford Motor Company has awarded Tuscany its prestigious "Quality Excellence Award" each year it has been awarded seven straight!

When the name says Tuscany, you are getting more than a custom vehicle you are getting an automotive transformation with a level of quality and many exclusive features you won't find anywhere else. When the name says Tuscany, you are getting what you expect from the world's leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles:  The Best Built Vans & Trucks in the Industry.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Doug Scott Talks Ford Atlas Concept! Plus Small Trucks & GM, Dodge & Toyota Rivals!

On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, Ford Truck's Marketing Manager Doug Scott sits down with Ed Loh, Jonny Lieberman, Allyson Harwood, and John Cappa to discuss the show-stopping Ford Atlas Concept and its controversial debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The crew also compare the fuel efficiency of Ford's popular EcoBoost V-6 to the updated V-8 offered in the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra and the new Ram1500 diesel. Scott also addresses Ford's take on the small truck segment, and their response to Toyota's complaints regarding the SAE Towing standard.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Vendor Spotlight: RackStar

Located in Reno, Nevada, RackStar® is an engineering design and technology company that is pioneering ergonomics in the field through its line of performance utility racks. We understand the field environment, and it is our mission to revolutionize personal safety by applying robotics and smart technology to the universal need of lifting and loading.
We are proud of how our RackStar Lift and Load Systems® promote workers safety and efficiency and lower operating costs for repetitive, high-risk human labor. The value of ergonomics is well documented in internal commercial settings. However, the use of applied ergonomic principles in the field, where the heavy, repetitive lifting and loading is done, has been under utilized.
We identified this opportunity, and we have successfully designed, developed, tested, and demonstrated our first proven performance product – the RackStar550. This system allows one person to lift up to 550 pounds with the push of a button. Our patented performance systems provide for a line of products that have the capability to lift and load up to 2,000 pounds. Whether it is construction, agriculture, building maintenance, recreational cargo, or the delivery of goods, our ergonomic technology will lower the risk for typical injuries that plague both individuals and businesses alike. Made in the USA, our lift and load push-button technology allows a single worker to lift and load material between 550 to 2,000 pounds onto a new or existing ½ and ¾ ton utility, flatbed or pickup truck – and eventually vans. It's that simple.
Behind the simplicity, however, RackStar owns multiple patents for the inventive hardware and software applications that encompass lightweight, low voltage, motion control, and robotics systems. With its ergonomic design requiring only one operator, RackStar performance systems surpass all others. Through its out-sourced manufacturing and distribution model, RackStar will sell into a large and growing niche of the $30 billion specialty automotive equipment aftermarket.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Clash of the Cowboys: Episode 17 -- Don't Spill The Sauce Challenge

Get ready for a wild ride in Episode 17 of the Built Ford Tough Clash of the Cowboys. In this week's challenge the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is driven through an off-road course while three members of the opposing team and buckled up, hanging on, and trying to keep cups of hot sauce from spilling all over the back seat. Losing team must divvy up the sauce and drink it down! Catch all of the spiciness at

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Vendor Spotlight: Transfer Flow

Increase Range and Capacity with a Transfer Flow Fuel Tank System
Go Stronger. Go Longer.
Long distances, high fuel prices, and harsh elements are just some of the challenges you and your truck face on the open highway. With a range maximizing in-bed auxiliary fuel tank, or larger capacity midship replacement fuel tank from Transfer Flow, you can hit the road knowing the strength and durability of your heavy-gauge, aluminized and powder coated steel, or diamond plate aluminum tank, will safely and legally allow you to tap every last ounce of your truck's inherent towing and hauling capabilities.

When duty calls, Transfer Flow can take your truck's rugged capabilities to the next level with a complete line of DOT legal gas and diesel refueling tanks which will fit almost any make, model, cab, or bed configuration, and includes several toolbox/fuel tank combinations designed to securely store those precious tools of the trade.

After 30 successful years, Transfer Flow continues to supply the automotive and RV industries with the highest quality, most complete fuel system products on the market. Before you purchase your next high-capacity fuel system, consider this: when your pickup can tow a 22,000 lb. fifth-wheel across the country without breaking a sweat, don't compromise the quality or performance of your fuel system with a lightweight tank. Rather, go with your gut - go with a Transfer Flow fuel tank system.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's coming....

After three days of awesome....we're putting together a test video to show you what the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet is capable of. Stay tuned....

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Vendor Spotlight: Waltco Lift Corp.

Waltco Lift Corp. is the leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hydraulic lift gates for truck and trailer applications.

Waltco offers the industry’s broadest product line of liftgates, with more than 50 standard models ranging in lift capacity from 1,250 to 6,600 lbs. Whether you need a heavy duty liftgate for dock loading, a side mount unit for working in tight spaces, or the increased capacity of a large platform, we have the industry’s broadest selection of liftgates. Most of our liftgates fall into one of eight categories including: flipaway, rail-type, bottled gas, slide- away, cantilever, conventional and side loader.

Waltco’s lift gates are your top choice for light, medium, and heavy duty material handling solutions for: Dump Truck Bodies, Dumping Flatbeds, Pickup Trucks, Cargo Vans, Service Truck Bodies, Side Mount Bodies, Flat Beds, Utility Truck Bodies, Van Bodies, Steel Flatbeds, Straight Trucks, Cube Trucks, Cutaway Trucks, Step Vans, Flat Bed Trucks and Dual Wheel Service Body Trucks, and Dry-Freight and Refrigerated Trailers.

Waltco’s experienced engineers offer the latest innovative, proven delivery solutions and cargo handling systems in the industry. Waltco’s latest delivery solution, the Glide Trac andGlide Trac Side Loader slide-away lift gate, is being used by some of the nation’s largest food distributors. Other Waltco delivery solutions and delivery systems are used by food and beverage distributors, baking, bakery distributors, dairy distributors, nurseries, growers, beer distributors, bottle and gas suppliers, and retail merchandisers.

Waltco has a fully staffed replacement lift gate parts department, which supports customers and distributors with Waltco Genuine Replacement Parts. Waltco's Navigator is a quick online access to our latest parts and service information.

Our lift gates are engineered to offer ease of installation, operation, and lower maintenance. Waltco’s lift gates deliver maximum performance in the toughest applications and most demanding environments.

Friday, May 3, 2013

1995 F-150 E303 Cam member nine5flareside shows us his 1995 f-150 302 5.0 Flareside with newly installed FMS E-303 cam. Other parts installed include GT-40 heads (minor port and polish), 1.6 rockers, Edelbrock manifold and plenum, FMS 24# injectors, BBK twin 56mm throttle body, K&N air intake system, Pro-M MAF sensor and housing...

Pro- M sent me their chrome bullet housing, the chrome sucked to say the least. The copper was showing right through on a good amount of the housing. I called them about it and they were very rude but I do have to say, they were nice to me when they charged me 350.00 dollars (plus shipping) for it!
After installation of the Pro-M MAF sensor and housing, the truck ran like complete garbage. I called them and left a message about the issue... BY THE WAY I forgot to mention, they screen their calls... call them if you think I am BS-ing. I have yet to hear back from them and this is two months and three calls later. I had to pay a local mustang shop to recalibrate their garbage. Avoid them at all costs and buy one from BBK or Summit Racing... anyone but Pro-M.

Back to the mods... March performance billet pulleys, Tuff Stuff polished aluminum alternator, MSD ignition system, Bassani exhaust system and headers (more garbage) and a few more mods.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Vendor Spotlight: Kargo Master

We believe you work hard enough.  At Kargo Master we want to make your job easier – especially when challenges arise. Since the 1970s we have listened to your wants and needs. Our hallmark is to provide the best in truck and commercial van ladder racks, equipment, and accessories. We offer streamlined styling without compromising strength or security.  Materials like T-6 aircraft aluminumswaged joints, andpolyester marine-grade powder coating keep our products strong, durable, and long-lasting for years. We offer our customers many options to meet their needs. We employ the highest technology to manufacture all of our custom Kargo Master truck racks and van racksOur product lines include both commercial and personal grade rack systems. Our systems include truck racks, ladder racks, van shelving, lumber racks, and van roof racks to name a few. All of the Kargo Master rack systems are built by our excellent staff using state-of-the-art computerized equipment and stringent quality control systems.  Our truck racks, ladder racks, van shelving, lumber racks, and van roof racks are the best in the industry.