Bushwacker’s Project 2015 Ford F-150 in Detail


Bushwacker 2015 Ford F-150

Bushwacker added a 2015 Ford F-150 to its fleet a few months ago. Since then we’ve transformed this truck from a stock pickup to an off-road support vehicle, and unveiled it in our booth at the 2014 SEMA Show.

We’ve made a number of modifications to the new rig that add both style, functionality, and performance. Our aim was to create a modern, stylish, and functional truck that could be used as a support vehicle at shows, races, and events without making it too over the top. Since the truck came to us wearing the factory Oxford White paint, we decided to run with that and go with a black-and-white theme. We added matte black graphics, a blacked-out grille, a custom-made black roof rack, and black wheels.

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The Bushwacker Founder’s Award Winner

Bushwacker Founder's Award Winner, Josh Ellison's Ford Super Duty

The 2014 SEMA Show was filled with all kinds of wild rides, but there was only one winner of the first Bushwacker Founder’s Award. The award, which was given to the builder of the best truck or SUV at the 2014 SEMA, was judged by a panel of industry experts and represented a builder’s passion for the automotive aftermarket. The judges looked at a ton of vehicles at the show, but in the end, it was Josh Ellison’s candy apple red 2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty that took the top prize of $1,500 and the Founder’s Award Trophy.

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The Bushwacker 2015 Ford F-150

Bushwacker 2015 Ford F-150

The SEMA Show opens in only a few days and our 2015 Ford F-150, which will debut in our booth at the show (#30017), is getting its finishing touches. In the meantime, we wanted to share a rendering of the vehicle.

The finished truck will have many of the styling cues in the above rendering plus s a few updates. The truck is being built as an off-road support vehicle and will have all kinds of equipment meant to support off-road racers, vehicles on trail rides, and other events that will happen off the pavement.

The truck will wear Bushwacker’s signature Pocket Style Fender Flares, which provide extra 1.5″ of tire coverage to protect the vehicle’s paint from mud, dirt, and debris. The truck will also feature a host of aftermarket parts designed to assist the vehicle in off-road support. Items such as extra fuel cans, spare tires, recovery equipment, a custom-fabricated roof rack, cargo boxes, and powerful auxiliary LED lighting will help the truck get to those off-road destinations, aid in vehicle support, and look good doing it. Here’s a bit more detailed info about the truck:

Fender Flares: Bushwacker Pocket Style® (Part No. 20935-02)
Hood Protector: Stampede Vigilante Premium
Window Visors: Stampede Tape-Onz Sidewinds
Suspension: Skyjacker with 6″ lift
Wheels: Mickey Thompson 20×9 SideBiter II
Tires: Mickey Thompson 35×12.50R20 Baja MTZ
Winch: WARN ZEON10
Side Steps: Bestop Powerboards
Lights: Vision X 6.7″ and 8.7″ LED lights
Air Compressor: ARB
Fuel Can Carriers: ARB
Ties Downs and Tool Box: Mac’s
Off Road Jack: Hi-Lift
Cargo Box: CargoGlide

We’ll have more pictures of our F-150 once the SEMA Show starts on November 4. Pics will show up on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts first, but we’ll be featuring the truck on the Bushwacker Blog, too. Stay tuned!


The Exploring Elements Dodge Ram XP Camper

The Exploring Elements Dodge XP Camper

Bryon Dorr and Sarah BlessingtonBryon Dorr and Sarah Blessington are the people behind Exploring Elements, a blog with a focus on adventure travel, gear reviews, and adventure sports including kayaking and mountain biking.

After starting out with a Ford E-series Sportsmobile, the Exploring Elements team moved into a diesel-powered 2001 Dodge Ram 2500-based camper which they debuted at the 2014 Overland Expo. It’s a capable, comfortable rig that’s great both on the pavement and off the road, and they intend it to take them on many adventures.

Bushwacker Dodge Pocket Style FlaresTheir truck has a host of modifications to it including a set of Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares up front, 17-inch Method Race Wheels shod with General Grabber AT2 tires, a stout Buckstop winch bumper housing a WARN 16.5ti winch, an array of PIAA lights, a custom racking system on the cab for bikes and kayaks,  and solar panels. Other bits include items such as Maxtrax, Rotopax, and a Hi-Lift jack to help the duo get to their next destination. And that’s only the stuff on the outside.

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The Ford Bronco was Introduced Today in 1965

According to Motoramic, on August 11, 1965, Ford introduced the world to the Bronco. Yes, 49 years ago, Ford announced it’d offer its soon-to-be-iconic SUV as a 1966 model. In this great vintage commercial above, Ford refers to the vehicle as the “first four-wheel drive sports car.” That’s probably not how most people would refer to it today, but regardless, the Bronco secured its place in automotive history by creating capable, popular 4x4s over the years—sports car or not. The Bronco was offered for 30 years, ending production in 1996. And yes, there was the smaller-sized Bronco II offered from 1984-1990 that eventually gained two more doors and turned into the Explorer.

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Bushwacker Attends the Jolly Jeepers Back to Basics Rally

Photos by Randy Peterson, Bushwacker

The Jolly Jeepers is an Oregon-based 4WD club that’s been around since 1962. And since the early 1980s, the club has put on its annual Back to Basics Rally, which is held in Tillamook State Forest. It features trail runs, great food, and of course, plenty of Jeep enthusiasts. Our National Sales Manager, Randy Peterson, attended in his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) sporting Cut-Out Flares (see the installation video), a 4″ BDS lift kit, Trail Ready Bumper, WARN winch, PIAA lights, and Mickey Thompson wheels and tires (33×12.50×17). In addition, he brought along some Bushwacker banners, some swag, and a gift certificate to give away at the club’s raffle.

Lineup of Jeeps at Jolly Jeepers Back to Basics Rally

There were Jeeps of all models, old and new. From old CJs to brand-new JKs.

Off road trail in Tillamook State Forest during the Jolly Jeepers Rally

Randy reported that the trails were great as was the weather. They ran a number of trails including Powerline, University Firepower, Cedar Tree, and Firebreak 5, which Randy reported to have the largest rocks.

Jeeps at the end of a trail in Tillamook State Forest

If you’ve never run the trails at TSF, it’s a great place to get out, do some wheeling, and enjoy the scenery, of which there is plenty. And if you’ve got a Jeep, Back to Basics should be on your list of off-road events to attend. We already look forward to attending the 2015 Rally!

Tillamook State Forest OHV
Jolly Jeepers

Some of the scenery at Tillamook State Forest


Bushwacker Ford Ranger T6 Accessories Now Available

Ford Ranger T6

If you’ve got a 2011, 2012, 2013, or 2014 Ford Ranger T6, we’ve now got popular accessories, such as our Pocket Style® Fender Flares and our Ultimate BedRail and TailGate Caps ready to add some extra protection to your pickup. And while the new Ranger T6 isn’t for sale in the USA, we still make accessories for it right here in Portland, Oregon. FYI, the global market Ford Ranger T6 is available in 180 countries including Australia,  Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, and many other locations throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Ford Ranger T6 with Bushwacker accessoriesBushwacker’s Ford Ranger T6 Pocket Style Fender Flares are two-piece units and are compatible with aftermarket bumpers and add up to 1.75” (44.5mm) of additional tire coverage to keep dirt, mud, and debris off the Ranger’s body. Installation is easy with minimal drilling needed. Like all of our Pocket Style Flares, they come in an OEM matte-black finish, which is easily painted. They’re made from 100% UV-protected Dura-Flex 2000 ABS plastic that won’t chalk. And since they’re a Bushwacker product, they have a limited lifetime warranty. Plus, they’re available in pairs or as a complete set of four.

However, the Ranger T6’s fenders aren’t the only areas we cover.

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DUB '14 Tundra

Benji Pulido’s Wicked 2014 Toyota Tundra

Custom 2014 Toyota Tundra The Toyota Tundra is new for 2014, and people are making some great custom creations using Toyota’s full-size truck platform. One such builder is Benji Pulido of Gardena, CA. He’s taken the 2014 Tundra to new levels of cool and transformed the truck from a workhorse pickup to an all-out showstopper. Continue reading


Bushwacker at the 2014 NW Overland Rally

A 4x4 van with Bushwacker E350 Extend-A-Flares.

One of several 4×4 vans as the 2014 NW Overland Rally sporting Bushwacker E-Series Extend-A-Fender Flares.

The NW Overland Rally, held outside of Leavenworth, Washington, is a place where overlanding enthusiasts from across the Pacific Northwest (and sometimes from much further away) come to camp, talk travel, check out the latest gear for their vehicles (and campsites), and take classes from experts in their respective fields.


X Elles Racing‘s Rhonda Cahill (left) and Rachelle Croft, teach a class in navigation.

There were classes in everything from vehicle recovery and navigation, to wilderness first-aid and off-road driving. There were even classes on fly fishing, wine, and cooking. Bushwacker had a booth showcasing its array of products, and we met a host of new customers, old friends, and everyone in between.

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2014 Toyota Tundra Extend-A-Fender Flares Available Now

Bushwacker Extend-A-Fender Flares are perfect for those who like smooth lines and clean appearances. Now available for third generation Toyota Tundras, Extend-A-Fender Flares provide an additional 1.50″ of tire coverage that protects your Tundra from dirt and debris. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, each set is made with Bushwacker, Inc’s exclusive Dura-Flex® 2000 ABS material. This high impact material is UV protected, which guards against fading and cracking.


Each set comes in an OEM matte black finish, and is ready to paint out of the box. Perfect for the DIY mechanic, Bushwacker Extend-A-Fender Flares are easy to install with a step-by-step no-drill installation process that utilizes common tools and pre-existing factory holes. And like all Bushwacker Flares, Toyota Tundra Fender Flares feature Edge Trim with 3M Adhesive that ensures the tightest possible fit and finish. Give your 2014 Toyota Tundra that Limited Edition look with Bushwacker Extend-A-Fender Flares! Continue reading