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Ford brought four of its new Explorers to this year’s SEMA Show, each customized by some of the top builders in the nation. Galpin Auto Sports, Stitchcraft Interiors, Tjin Edition and DSO Eyewear put their spin on Ford’s “SUV” with each sharing the spotlight at Ford’s massive booth.
First up, Tjin Edition’s features 24-inch iForged wheels lowered on Eibach Springs while Baer Brakes gives the Explorer upgraded stopping power. Custom orange pinstripe accents the otherwise blue exterior while a Thule bike rack gives plenty of utility to the SUV.
Stitchcraft Interiors’ Business Edition Explorer sports a lowering kit from H&R set off by a custom set of 22-inch wheels. The two-tone exterior features charcoal with a contrasting orange while much of the focus was on the interior with UltraSuede and leather amenities. Extra horsepower is courtesy of a Nitrous Express system and a Magnaflow exhaust.
DSO Eyewear’s Explorer features an immaculate white exterior accented by 24-inch wheels from Niche. Inside, a Midnight Tuscany interior is set off by Raven Suede accents. Upgraded performance comes from a Gibson and K&N air filter.
Last but not least, Galpin Auto Sports flexed their Ford customization skills with a matte dark gray Explorer. Plenty of audio upgrades were done with JL Audio pumping out 2,000-watts of pure sound.
GALLERY: Tjin Edition Ford Explorer
GALLERY: Stitchcraft Interiors Ford Explorer
GALLERY: DSO Eyewear Ford Explorer
GALLERY: Galpin Auto Sports Ford Explorer
Back towards the end of May, we were teased with renders of a 1969 Ford Mustang that Vaughn Gittin Jr. would be building for SEMA 2010. Now the RTR-X is taking clear form and Speedhunters.com has revealed even more photos of the build. We have to say we’re quite impressed and can’t wait to see the finished project. This is undoubtedly one of the coolest cars we’ll set our eyes on… ever.
Almost all of the chassis work has been done on the car, and it’s on the ground and rolling, looking absolutely killer. Steen Chassis has done a fantastic job executing the project from bottom-up and the custom metal work is of impeccable quality.
The car is now off to Twins Turbo for all of the finishing touches and StitchCraft Interiors have already met with Gittin Jr. himself to go over the interior modifications. The post reveals the widebody being fitted on and it looks like they’ve got quite a bit to go in the engine bay.
We have to applaud the team in executing the project in a timely fashion. SEMA is still a couple of months away, but for anyone that has ever been involved with a build for SEMA, two months is not a lot of time. Given the level of detail and quality that is being put into this RTR-X, we expect them to finish without a single flaw and the car to be a true masterpiece once it touches ground on the show floor. This will be at the top of our list when we head over to SEMA to check out in person!
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