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Old 09-02-2014, 12:47 AM   #1
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This is a build-up over this past year for my Roush Stage 3 2006 Ford F150 2wd. I was real excited to get this particular truck after owning a 2003 Supercharged Harley Davidson F-150 4 years ago. I had to sell because my wife got orders and we all went to Germany for 3 years. After we came back in 2013, I searched for a supercharged F150 that would be comfortable for a family of four. Not wanting something in the "new" body style, I started looking at 04-08 special edition F150's like Saleen, Roush, Foose, Shelby, Crager and Cervini's. While vacationing in California, I stumbled upon this:

I had struck gold! A 2006 Stage 3, one owner super crew with 36,000 miles! I went and looked at it and fell in love with it. Negotiating with the owner, we both compromised on a price and it was mine. I had it shipped to Texas, and drove it from there to Kentucky. After we settled, I made a plan on what I wanted to do. I went back and looked at the Foose, Shelby, and other Roush's and picked what I liked from all of them. I decided to take elements from all these unique trucks and combine them into one.
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When I first went to see the truck in person, I noticed a very similar nod to a certain 2003 Harley I owned before!

Turns out, the original owner of the Roush used to own a similar 2003 Harley F150 I had 3 years ago! He tried to recreate the same styling of that truck:

When I brought it home to Kentucky, I new I wanted to change it. Although I love the styling of the 03 Harley, I just knew it didn't belong on this 2006 Roush. I did wanted it to feel like a Harley street truck but without it being an obvious fake. So, first thing was first: strip it of all Harley Davidson parts. I pulled the "Harley bar" tube steps first, then debadged it:

I tried to get it back to what it was originally, a Roush.
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2 months later, Jack Roush was appearing in Tennessee and I new I wanted him to autograph my dash! Before I left, I swapped out the worn out billet grill and surround, and replaced it with an aftermarket black plastic grill and surround I found on Craigslist:

I also replaced the headlights with Hella blackouts. This is the only picture I have of that grill on my truck at the Roush event in Tennessee:

Gotta love the Raptor! Jack Roush signed my dash:

I consider Jack Roush signing my dash a mod! That was a fun day!

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Fall and winter rolled up pretty quick after that. The owner had installed a Stoptech Big Brake kit with the Centric hub conversion in 2006. A loud whirring noise had developed on the driver side and after jacking it up, I wiggled the tire back and forth and sure enough, the hub had failed. Checked the other side and it was getting bad too. The pads had worn down uneven too which meant the rotors were warped. The calipers were in good shape function wise, but the outside of them were showing their age. I called Rich at Rotorpros and he hooked me up with new 15" rotors and new Centric hubs. I found a new set of calipers and stainless brake lines on Ebay for cheap. I decided to replace the rears with new Centric rotors and Hawk performance ceramic pads all around.
I knew I wanted different rims for my F150. I liked the look of the Roush 20's, but to me the rims have more of an off-road look to them. After looking at all the limited options because I had the big brake kit, I settled on a set of Saleen 23" rims and tires I found on Craigslist. They are the staggered set which filled up the wheel wells great and have a sporty look. I had them powder coated black so I can use them during the winter, and so they wouldn't stand out and overwhelm the whole look.

I also installed a Saleen grill after looking at 1000's of options! I found a couple of Roush stage 3 badges that fit the grill perfectly:


These mods took me all of winter to do. Next on my list of things was deciding on a body kit.
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So now the time came to choose a body kit. I knew right away what I wanted. The Saleen body kit was the only one I wanted on my truck! I purchased a whole Saleen S331 body kit from e-bay and made plans to get it painted and install it myself. The only thing holding me back was the availability of parts from Saleen. Even the S331 crowd struggled to get parts for their own trucks and I felt that it was unfair for me to be a "poser" and not make this stuff available for the real Saleens. Also with my luck, I would have got into a wreck and been stuck doing something different anyway. I ended up selling the whole kit to a guy who had a real Saleen and had been in a wreck. He paid 60,000 for a truck and Saleen told him they weren't making anymore parts for it.
I also considered doing the Shelby Super Snake kit from Hulst, but again, I would run the risk of availability of parts not to mention it is insanely expensive.
Lucky me, I found a whole 3dCarbon Foose body kit for 300 locally on Craigslist already primed and ready to paint:

It also fit my Roush dual exhaust perfectly so I didn't have to modify my exhaust. Parts from them are easy to get, and you can purchase the pieces individually. Win-win!!

Ended up getting some new IPCW led tail lights as well:

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Awesome truck! That's so cool that Jack Roush signed the dash!
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The only thing I didn't like about the Foose/3dCarbon body kit was the front lip spoiler. To me it made the front look too busy, and too many openings. I loved the Roush one, but mine had seen better days and I wanted to change it out for something a lot of trucks don't have. I went back to my idea of combining all the supercharged special edition trucks from 06-08. I finally decided to pull the trigger and ordered the Supersnake front bumper. I liked it because unlike the other ones, it attaches over the metal one and extends low like the Roush one. There is one large opening in the middle and openings for the fog lights.

Really makes it look sporty without drawing a lot of attention to it. Just what I was looking for. I put together what I thought the best elements of the sport trucks into one:

So, that's my build over the past year. I have some ideas on what I want to do next, but I would like to your ideas as well. Let me know what I should do next!!
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That thing is gorgeous
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