ON THE COVER:
A Super Duty From Through the Looking Glass
This month’s covers are taking a walk on the wild side. When was the last time you saw a snowmobile or a utility bed on a
Truckin cover? We’re pretty sure never, but feast your eyes on the killer C10 captured by John Jackson and the larger-than-life Super Duty from the lens of Phil Gordon.
When you’re raised in a small, poor logging community in the Great White North, you begin searching for fun, cheap things to enjoy. Growing up in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, Meagan Farough spent her teenage years with her friends mudding in 4x4 trucks. When the dilapidated trucks broke, she and her friends would scrounge through junkyards for parts to fix them. Meagan was always a fan of extreme sports, and her area’s cold climates meant she spent a lot of time in the snow.
Moving to Fort McMurray right after high school, Meagan began working on trucks, trying to make them different. After working long enough to make money for her first diesel truck, she promptly lifted it herself. One night at the gym, she met her now-husband Blaine. The night he arrived in his lifted truck trying to impress her, he was shocked to see her rig was just as big. During the couple’s first year together, Blaine brought his truck to the SEMA show in Las Vegas, and Meagan became enamored with the truck lifestyle in the States. She vowed the next year would be her time to shine at the massive marketing show.
She needed a new canvas for her creativity, so she purchased a brand-new ’16 Ford F-350 Super Duty from the dealership. She chose Ford because to go big on Chevys, she would have had to convert to a straight-axle, and she wasn’t interested in that. The very first thing done was the hydrodipped interior by Liquid Customs in Edmonton. The interior received additional custom flare via Roadwire leather seats.
The next step was wrapping the large Ford in something that spoke of her lifestyle in North America. With Meagan’s help, ECD Customs designed the winter theme with mountains and trees, as well as Canadian logos. Meagan enlisted Nopps Wraps in Edmonton to add the full wrap to the Ford.
The F-350 was parked in Meagan and Blaine’s small garage when the entire truck was torn apart, including the suspension and axles. The stock brackets were cut off for the leaf springs in the rear and the coils in front. The couple painted the entire frame inside the garage. Meagan’s friend Paul at Better Call Paul added a full stereo system underneath the rear seats as well as a custom mini iPad kit mounted underneath the stock head unit.
The process to this point took two months, as they did as much work as they could in between jobs, spending every bit of free time in the garage. PMF coil pots were installed next, while the axles were getting powdercoated by Impact Coatings in Edmonton. Meagan installed all the underglow from Aurora Z Lighting. She wanted the Ford to outperform the other rigs on the road, so she added the PPEI EZ Lynk, and all the engine deletes as well as a cold-air intake.