The 2012 Ford F-450 you see here is owned by Glenn “Rusty” Hunter of Delta, Ohio. Glenn wanted a show stopping truck, so he sent the truck to Terry DeLong of Avila, Indiana. Terry has been building award-winning SEMA vehicles for years, so he knows how to get the right combination of parts and appearance to make a custom really stand out in a crowd.
To start, a 6-inch Fabtech lift kit was installed by Les Smith and Rob Hakey of Kendallville, Indiana, which included longer front radius arms and Fabtech Dirt Logic 4.0 coilover shocks. The truck rolls on huge 37-inch 315-50-24 Nitto Terra Grapplers mounted on 24×10-inch MHT Fuel and Throttle wheels.
Since the stock 6.7L Power Stroke already makes plenty of power. The engine was fitted with an Airaid MXP intake, and the exhaust exits through a MBRP DPF-back polished 4-inch exhaust.
On the outside, Terry created a custom carbon fiber hood, front and rear bumper steps, and tailgate skin. Custom airbrush lettering fiber lettering. More custom airbrush lettering appears on the tailgate and grille thanks to Gary Morgan at Morgan Sign in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
What really makes the truck stand out is the wild combination of DuPont Hot Hues colors applied by Terry. A candy basecoat sets the stage for the Custom FX Candy Apple Red and Scarlet Night on top. More DuPont Hot Hues of Amber Ecstasy and Tango Orange were applied into a custom orange fade. John Wargo of the Custom Shop in Flannigan, Illinois, gets credit for the tear-away graphics.
Terry smoothed and painted the stock outside mirrors and added a complement of Recon lighting that includes smoked cab clearance lights. Finishing touches included a Bedlocker power tonneau cover and Amp Research Power Steps.
On the inside, the dash and door panels were painted to complement the custom colors on the outside. Also, the stock leather seating was given black leather perforated inserts by Tom Duty of Wolcottville, Indiana.
(Terry DeLong standing next to Glenn Hunter’s 2012 Ford F-450)