2003 Ford F150 Pickup
2003 Ford F150 Pickup
The Boss 5.4 may look like an SVT F-150 Lightning or Harley Davidson Edition, but it is actually not a performance package. In fact, it's not even a Ford trim option at all. The Boss 5.4 was produced in limited numbers by L.A West, an Indiana based conversion company in 2002 and 2003. Only 500 each year were produced, then these modified trucks were then sold through Ford dealers who chose to offer them.
For consignment, a truck originally happened upon in a salvage yard in very rough body condition but mechanically very sound with only 46,489 miles. An ambitious consignor/restorer set out to replicate and fashion custom parts to emulate the L.A. West Conversion which had long since gone out of business and the “converting” was initiated. It is now brought back to life and in fine condition and runs like a deer.
With a much larger front body matching bumper with some aero venting and cowling, side fairings with a running board, the step side insert on the bed, this is just the start of something special! Another body matching bumper on back with neatly surfaced and molded tail lighting within, we can also see a small spoiler off the top of the tailgate. Tinted glass is encased in black trimmings and there is plenty of black accenting throughout to compliment the Hugger Orange paint which is fantastic. The flat horizontal surfaces such as the hood take on a cowl induction look and frame a unique grille and this is painted black and simulated carbon fiber. On back, to cover the bed aluminum stretchers clamp to the bedsides and have a black canvas covering stretched and snapped to the bedsides. Inside, a plastic bed liner is covering the metal bed and sides. This skate rides on 18-inch wheels which are cast aluminum and highly polished 5 spoke wheels. These wheels are wrapped in 265/60R18's on front and back. Now orange you glad the consignor saved this beauty??!
A swing of the doors and the hits just keep on coming! Perfectly molded dark slate gray plastic forms to the contours of the various armrests, speaker housings and some lower stowage bins. An orange carbon fiber insert is on as an accent and serves as the housing for the power windows and locks and side view mirror joystick. Slipping inside and peering upfront the dash is all orange carbon fiber fronting which was carefully molded to the instrument cluster, ac venting and other controls. In the dash center is a large oval carbon fiber encasement which has more inserted venting, temp dials, and an AM/FM/CD digital radio. All this is surrounded by a near perfect black padded dash top and passenger glove box. Fronting this custom dash is an orange and black steering wheel with several push button controls inserted. Turning to the seats, we note black leather buckets with built in headrests, and some tuck and roll inserts. Orange piping and some embroidered Boss 5.4 stitching finishes off the seats. Noted in the center is a fold down armrest which when up provides another seat for an additional passenger. Let's call it a 70/30 split bucket bench. Black carpeting floods the floors and above is a gray fuzzy broadcloth headliner with an additional overhead console with some additional displays, and 2 storage bins. Squeezably soft and interesting!
Since the Boss 5.4 was strictly an appearance package, our consigner felt it needed just a bit more oomph to live up to its name…sooooo. A set of long tube stainless headers and Flowmaster exhaust was put on to help with the exhaling. For the inhale a Powerdyne BD11A Supercharger was strapped on to this 5.4 Liter V8 with EFI and a SuperChips performance chip was slipped in. On back to make this truck move forward, is a 4R70W 4-speed automatic transmission which throws power rearward to a Dana 60 3.55 limited slip rear axle. Juicy!
Slight surface rust is noted on the frame and clean and structurally sound body hangers support the extra fairings on the sides. Stamped steel provides the floor pans and an inboard of the frame fuel tank is seen. Independent coil springs are providing the ride for the front, and leaf springs bring up the rear. Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners. Now we will see who's boss?!
This truck fired up and off to the test track where it was a fun driver. Plenty of power from the combo of the supercharger and chip, a smooth shifter, and nice handling for a pickup. The interior was very comfy, and all was functioning perfectly during the test drive.
Brought back from the graveyard for the exterior, but mechanically always sound, she's fully restored with no rust, custom fabricated body attachments, sexy wheels and a very kewl interior. Ripe for the picking right here in our hallowed halls of Classic Auto Mall.
F-Ford Motor Company
R-6001 Thru 7000 GVWR
F07-F150 Regular Cab 4X2 Flareside
L-5.4L SOHC V8 255hp
K-Kansas City, MO Assy Plant
B74269-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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