Tailgating goes first class on 2019 Ford F-350 Lariat

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Updated Dec 14, 2018

The Ultimate Tailgate Truck at Ford’s SEMA display was impressive. Knowing that students were behind that build makes it even more memorable.

Students from Washtenaw Community College’s Custom Cars & Concepts program in Ann Arbor, Mich. dove into some challenging body work by shaving off the door handles and applying mirror perfect black paint to a 2019 Ford F-350 Lariat DRW Crew Cab 4×2.

Designed by Extang engineers, the Ulimate Tailgate Truck brings on the party with a tailgate-mounted grill in back and a 65-inch OLED LG 4K TV.

A 6.7-liter PowerStroke turbo diesel V8 paired up with a TorqShift heavy-duty 6-speed keeps the show on the road.

The truck features a custom dropped air suspension powered by AirLift Performance 3P air management system which includes four-corner pressure control, SMC fittings and lines, VIAIR air compressors and AirLift Dominator 2600 air springs.

Fuel Off-Road DRW Maverick 24-inch custom copper plated wheels with black painted accents and custom babymoon lug covers are wrapped by Delente DX10 Bandit A/T (285/40/24) tires.

On game day the fun gets even better thanks to a custom fabricated low-profile cargo slide with integrated expanding game table.

Music gets loud and proud thanks to a B&O premium audio system which includes custom installed Maxxsonics MB Quart 8-inch speakers. The only thing missing? Culinary students whipping out medium-rare steaks. Maybe next year 😉

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