Jimmy’s Outlaw F150
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In 2003 Jimmy was approached by the Ford Motor Company to build a 70 year evolution of a hot rod Ford truck based on the iconic 34 Ford of Shine’s. The 2004 model featured a whole new body style for the F-150 and was considered by many as “slabsided”. Jimmy really liked the new body and the challenge of maintaining the theme between both trucks.
Ford sponsored the 2004 F-150 extra cab truck while Jimmy, Tony Thacker, and Pete Chapouris went on the quest to find other sponsors to assist in the build.
ROUSCH came to the table with a super-charged V-8 to give it some more power and Jimmy topped it off with a plenum chamber box / air filter that resembled the stacks of early injection.
AIR RIDE TECHNOLOGIES supplied a 4-link air bag system with self leveling capabilities.
Boyd Coddington had Mike Curtis in his wheel department work with Shine to design the custom billet 20” 10 spoke wheels to mimic those of the 34 as well. Specialized Coatings applied the bright red powder and Toyo Tires supplied the rubber.
The rear bumper was shortened 2” to tuck up to the body and look more like a roll pan. Jimmy then removed the tailgate handle and relocated an early Ford Badge in the center surrounded by a sufficient amount of louvers to complete the rear view.
MAGNAFLOW supplied the cat/back system that was then modified to have twin functional side exhaust tips, again to resemble the 34.
A custom stainless steel vertical grill was fabricated and a lower bumper diffusion panel complete with beveled holes. The factory Ford paint was knocked back and given a satin finish to have the appearance of raw metal but still protect the body.
The two trucks were displayed side by side at the S.E.M.A. show in Las Vegas 2003 and received rave reviews across the board. The truck saw many miles on the road and also served as the tow / push truck for the Thacker and Shine land speed roadster at El Mirage Dry Lake and also Bonneville.
The truck has since been sold and now resides in Italy.