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Sugar High: 2011 Ford F-150 FX4

Written by Kristie Bertucci | Photos by Brian McGee
Angela Burgess is a country girl at heart, growing up with mud riding, off-road excursions and trucks.
She’s built two Jeeps for the mud and wanted to add a truck to her collection of mud toys just for fun, but soon changed her mind so that she could create something that was not only memorable, but also did some good in the world.


SUGAR HIGH: 2011 FORD F-150 FX4


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.”


SUGAR HIGH: 2011 FORD F-150 FX4


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.


SUGAR HIGH: 2011 FORD F-150 FX4


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/Tires

22x14 Forgiato Azioni powder coated black/bright pink

37x13.50R22 Toyo Open Country M/T tires


Suspension

12" 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


Exterior


Airbrushed artwork on each side (sugar skulls, muddy girl camo, BCA ribbons, roses etc.) done by Pittman’s Paint & Airbrush in Montgomery, AL

Iron 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


Interior

Roadwire 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


Lighting

50" 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


Performance

5.0L 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, AL

7” 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.

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