F-150 Upgrades (S05E10)

Chris Duke shows you how to install a TrailReady bumper with PIAA LED lights, a winch from Superwinch, and more, on a 2005 Ford F-150.

Episode Links

Paramount Restyling
MGP Caliper Covers
Monster Hooks
Dick Cepek

Partz Mentions

Craftsman Metric T-Through Handle Ball End Hex Key Set (Standard)
Covercraft WeatherShield HP
Inventive Products

Episode Notes

In this episode, Chris shows you how he prepared the Motorz/Craftsman-themed 2005 Ford F-150 project truck for the 2012 SEMA Show. It’s the truck that started it all, dating back to the first episode of Motorz nearly five years ago. After receiving a vehicle wrap from APE Wraps earlier this year, the truck was screaming for a new front end. So, in this episode Chris installs an aggressive looking steel bumper from TrailReady, adding the latest LED lights from PIAA and a winch from Superwinch with a synthetic rope. He also swaps out the stock grille (which was previously upgraded with a billet aluminum grille) with a really cool Ford SVT Raptor style grille from Paramount Restyling. To achieve a look closer to the Ford Raptor’s grille, Chris also installed the exact same LED marker lights from Ford (Ford Parts # AL3Z 15442 C). The end result of this front end makeover is incredible, as you’ll see in this episode!

After taking care of business up front, Chris takes care of a few other details such as installing MGP caliper covers, adding a new exhaust tip from Monster Hooks, Inc., new shocks and struts from Skyjacker, and painting the coil springs Craftsman red to match the truck. The rear rotors also received a makeover with a wire wheel brush and a can of high temp black engine paint. On the interior, the Katzkin Leather seats were updated with Motorz-branded headrests, front and rear.

This episode features Olivia Korte as our Motorz Girl and also has our regular segments, Partz, and Letterz. In “Partz”, Chris talks about Craftsman T-handle hex key wrenches, the BEDSLIDE, Covercraft’s WeatherShield HP, HornBlasters train horns, and Inventive Hitches.

As always, be sure to stick around to watch our out-takes at the very end!


This episode features an original Motorz theme song by Jeremy Pritchard.