Nicknamed “Sugar High,” the pretty in pink Ford F-150 FX4 is built to bring awareness to breast cancer, a subject close to Burgess’ heart. “I have friends and family that are either fighting, have survived or lost their lives to cancer,” Burgess details. “So many people lose their loved ones to cancer every year, so in memory of these lost loved ones I built the truck. I’m inspired every time I get to meet breast cancer survivors and see how much they enjoy the truck and what it’s built for.”
When she first bought the truck, she had every intention to use it as a daily driver, but after thinking about it for a few months, she knew it was destined for a higher purpose. Although she doesn’t consider it a show queen, she’s definitely built a dream-worthy custom even though she didn’t have any idea of how to get things started. “I didn’t have a design and was just flying by on what I had in my head,” she relays. “I went to my painter Bo Pittman and told him that I wanted sugar skulls and a BCA ribbon, but wasn’t sure how to lay it out. He told me he’d handle it and the theme came together after the paint, thus the name ‘Sugar High,’ but I just call her Sugar.”
Mott knew she wanted the best products for her Sugar, and chose them based on her own research, word of mouth and her experience with past brands. The obvious highlight for Burgess is the pink paint, but she also loves her Forgiato wheels and the headlights which she customized herself.
She absolutely loves the final product, but does admit that the overall theme of the truck doesn’t appeal to all. “The majority of the public loves it, but there are those select few that don’t care for it, but that’s why everyone’s builds are different. Some don’t care for the color, but they respect the quality, effort and time spent on the truck.” Burgess takes Sugar to various cancer awareness and support events to help raise money for cancer foundations, attending shows across the southeast to help create awareness.
Although the duration of the build took more than two years to complete, Burgess says that it’s not even completely done, always changing and doing different things to enhance its overall appearance. Eventually, Burgess plans on selling it before embarking on her next over-the-top build.
Specs:2011 Ford F-150 FX4
Wheels/Tires22x14 Forgiato Azioni powder coated black/bright pink 37x13.50R22 Toyo Open Country M/T tires
Suspension12" Bulletproof Suspension lift, powder coated bright pink Atlas leaf springs Muddy girl camo hydro dipped coilovers and shocks done by The Dip Master from Naples, FL
Airbrushed artwork on each side (sugar skulls, muddy girl camo, BCA ribbons, roses etc.) done by Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush in Montgomery, ALIron Cross front bumper, rear bumper and step bars color-matched Race Mesh Trucks (RMT) overlay grille color-matched paint by Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush, including tiny powder coated bright pink spikes with a light pink BCA emblem, and powder coated bright pink mesh. Cervini Ram air hood color-matched with pink painted Cerivin logo underneath done by Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush Bushwacker fender flares color matched with paint/airbrush by Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush Custom Painted Ford emblems by Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush Vent visors hydro dipped in muddy girl camo Customized factory OEM projector headlights with muddy girl hydro dipped centerpieces with airbrushed BCA ribbon and a sugar skull etched in each lens 100mm halos rings from Estate Customs Recon LED muddy girl hydro dipped tail lights Hydro dipped muddy girl camo swing cases. LINE-X bed liner Hornblasters Tug-37 228v tugboat Horn A.R.E tonneau bed cover Black spike lug nuts by Metal Lugz R1 Concepts Eline OEM replacement rotors MGP caliper covers black with custom pink BCA ribbon
InteriorRoadwire Leather Interior with pink accents and pink diamond stitching, Muddy Girl Camo hydro dipped accented factory interior pieces RGB Interior lighting done by PlashLights in League City, TX
Lighting50" curved RGB backlight 30" straight RGB backlight LED light bar (2) 12" RGB backlight light bars RGB underglow, bed lights and interior lights all done by Plash Lights
Performance5.0L engine with K&N cold Air intake GT Platinum tuner Six-speed automatic transmission 4.88 gears by Nitro Gear and Axle
Infotainment by by CkR Mobile Electronics in Montgomery, AL7” Kenwood DNX772BH 2-din AV Navigation system (4) 6.5”Hertz door speakers with a hertz HCP2 400W amp (2) tweeters, one in each front door (2) 10” Rockford p2 subs in a custom-built enclosure Hertz HCP2X 800W amplifier Odyssey Battery Extreme and a 16 circuit Ride Controller
Instagram name @sugarr_high
Sources:Forgiato www.forgiato.com Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush https://www.facebook.com/PittmansPaint Iron Cross Automotive www.ironcrossautomotive.com Roadwire Leather Interiors www.roadwire.com
Shoutouts To all my sponsors couldn’t have done it without you! My husband for all his support - if I stressed, he stressed and if I like it, he loves it! He supports everything I do! All my friends that helped me thru the SEMA crunch Brian, Rob and Beau much love guys. To Bo Pittman who has supported me and the build ever since he meet me that day at his shop. He takes a lot of pride in his work and it shows. Southern Offroad Scotty and the crew didn’t have any idea the challenge they faced when I dropped the truck off late one Monday night. It was hard work and so many challenges they faced but they pulled it off just before I left for SEMA. Billy and Jessica Grubb for the continued support and their passion for pink1.