Custom 2019 Ford F450 & Removable Alum Shell - PRICE REDUCED

blackdog

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Custom 2019 Ford F450 and one-of-a-kind Aluminum Shell

If you don’t like attention, this probably is not the rig for you. Built to handle the most burley conditions, every aspect of this rig is overbuilt. It features a custom REMOVABLE aluminum shell which sits on an aluminum flatbed installed to a 2019 Ford F450 Ultimate Lariat 4WD Diesel.

Our travel needs have changed so we are letting go of our dream rig for someone else to enjoy.

Overview:

This rig was built to travel the backcountry in style while pulling a lifted Airstream. The Shell was designed to hold two motorcycles (or an ATV) while having plenty of room for extra gear and equipment, as well as a 46 gallon water tank and a battery/ inverter/ solar panel system capable to run an ARB refrigerator indefinitely as well as fill virtually any electrical needs.

This well thought out custom build includes surround exterior light with a remote control, 300 watts of solar, an access ladder and roof rails for hauling extra cargo if needed.

Truck Features: 2019 Ford F450 Ultimate Lariat with 39k miles (MSRP for truck was $79,095)

Factory Features:


  • 6.7 liter Power Stroke Diesel with 6 speed Auto trans 4WD
  • Lariat Ultimate Package - Navigation, Remove Start, 10 way Driver / Pass Heated / Cooled Front Seats
  • Tow Technology Bundle - Adaptive Steering, Lane Keeping Alert, Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera
  • FX4 Off-Road Package
  • Extended Chrome Running Boards
  • Power Moonroof Twin Panel
  • Quad Beam LED Headlamps
  • Fordpass Connect 4G WiFi Hotspot
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Powerscope Power Fold Heated Mirrors
  • Roof Clearance Lights
  • 360 degree Camera System (includes 7 cameras)
  • Sirius XM
  • Sync 3 with 8” touchscreen
  • Trailer brake controller
  • Hill Decent Control
  • Auto Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Upfitter Switches
  • Dual Extra Duty Alternators
  • Universal Garage Door Opener - 3 way
  • B&O Premium Audio

Truck Custom Build Features:
  • NEW 41” CONTINENTAL MPT81 TIRES
  • Super Single Conversion by DBL with custom 20” beadlock wheels
  • Custom Front Tire Flares coated with Bedliner
  • Custom gearing
  • Bedliner on rocker panel
  • 2-1/2” lift kit
  • Custom Fox 2.0 Shocks tuned for this application
  • CM Aluminum Flatbed with 4 storage boxes and Mac’s tie down track
  • Custom fenders for rear tires
  • Electric Front Differential Locker
  • Road Armor Stealth Lonestar front bumper
  • Smittybuilt 17.5k winch
  • Rigid 40” E-Series LED light bar (relayed to high beam)
  • Rigid D2 LED lights with amber covers
  • Rigid DOT LED lights
  • Rigid Diffusion LED lights in rear bumper (relayed to back-up lights and also switch in cab)
  • Extreme Outback Magnum 12v compressor with 5 gallon air tank (switch in cab, outlets in both rear boxes and front bumper & gauge)
  • Rear suspension air bags with separate compressor and wireless remote
  • Centramatic auto wheel balancers
  • Mac’s Custom Tie Down Track on flat bed mirrors track in shell so Motorcycle Wheel Chocks can be used on flatbed to haul bikes without shell.
  • Full width safe under back seat
Shell Features:
  • Custom all aluminum construction with insulation and custom wood pallet paneling
  • 6 foot hydraulic rams to lift Shell on and off the truck - wired remote control
  • Two 150w solar panels
  • Solar Charge Controller
  • 75 Amp Charge controller to charge batteries from 110v source
  • Electrical connection to truck to charge batteries when engine is running (via relay)
  • 46 gallon water tank with 12v water pump
  • Hidden Storage compartment in overhead area
  • Access ladder to roof
  • Wireless Remote control area lights on front, rear and sides
  • Two Side external amber “patio lights”
  • Two Odyssey Marine Batteries
  • Roof Rack
  • Two motorcycle chocks
  • Mac’s Custom Tie Down track throughout
  • Spare Tire in shell
  • 10 foot motorcycle ramp
  • AC inverter
  • External and internal 12v and 110v outlets
Asking $115,000 / Best Offer
PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE - ASKING $99,000 / Best Offer

Photos at: https://blackdogcw.smugmug.com/Custom-F450-Shell-For-Sale

Located in Sandpoint, ID but West Coast delivery options are possible
(closest airport is Spokane WA and we can pick up the buyer)

I know I don't have to say this but the Airstream and motorcycles pictured are NOT included in the sale....

 

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RAM5500 CAMPERTHING

OG Portal Member #183
Hey Kurt, its Kevin. Met ya up in Canada photographing the grizzlies, I was in the white Tundra!

I was supposed to be back up there right now actually, but... border closed... boooo Hope you are well!

Check out my build thread in my sig for my new project! :)

For anyone interested, i saw and checked this thing out in person, absolute ************ top notch!

Whats next??
 

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blackdog

Observer
Hey Kurt, its Kevin. Met ya up in Canada photographing the grizzlies, I was in the white Tundra!

I was supposed to be back up there right now actually, but... border closed... boooo Hope you are well!

Check out my build thread in my sig for my new project! :)

For anyone interested, i saw and checked this thing out in person, absolute ************ top notch!

Whats next??
Hi Kevin - good to hear from you. Congrats on the new project. Looks ************. I will have to set some time aside to comb through the 31 PAGES!! Haha.

Thanks for the compliment too.

Going back to a Sprinter but a 4x4 this time. No longer need to pull the Airstream so it is time to downsize.

take care
Kurt
 

blackdog

Observer
This is a rad rig. Is the shell insulated? Also assuming those protrusions on the side are the lifting rams? GLWTS.

Yes the shell is insulated and those protusions are 6 foot hydraulic rams on each corner to lift it. We went with LONG rams so that the shell can rest on the ground for loading and unloading bikes, gear, etc. Most truck camper set-ups leaves the shell several feet off the ground.

 

mog

Kodiak Wrangler
Yes the shell is insulated and those protusions are 6 foot hydraulic rams on each corner to lift it. We went with LONG rams so that the shell can rest on the ground for loading and unloading bikes, gear, etc. Most truck camper set-ups leaves the shell several feet off the ground.
Great video, and great work on being able to lift from the ground to bed height! My jacks leave mine 2 feet up, so ground-level is awesome.
I sure which I could load mine that quick ;)
GWTS
 

blackdog

Observer
Great video, and great work on being able to lift from the ground to bed height! My jacks leave mine 2 feet up, so ground-level is awesome.
I sure which I could load mine that quick ;)
GWTS
Thanks for the compliment. It was definitely a good call to design the jacks to be able to set the shell on the ground for loading / unloading. The 6 foot hydraulic rams are super beefy and are designed to lift 14,000 each. The shell is totally stable when in the highest position. I used to worry every time I had to load or unload my bigfoot camper as it would move around quite a bit in the high position - not true with this one.
 

blackdog

Observer
Photo of the bikes loaded. This rig includes a 10 foot 3 piece (wide) aluminum ramp that is stored on the roof to load/unload the bikes when the shell is on the truck (if needed).
 

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SoCalJeff

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Beast of a rig. I've ridden in it and can attest to the build quality of this truck. I wish I had the extra $$ right now!! Good luck with the sale Kurt!
 

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I am 95% certain I saw you driving south on 5 somewhere around Portland OR a few weeks ago?? I thought it was a kimbo camper but it definitely looked like a replaced bed such as this.
 

Marshallnola

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I have a bdcw skid plate and relo kit on my ktm 1290- If you all are the same and if this thing is anything even close to that quality- then all I can say is .... holy f.....well I’m not allowed! And I push that thing around like my 250 with the foot pegs...Nice rig...glws
 
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