To bring his vision to life, he ordered the newly designed F-150 and didn't waste any time designing his ideal Raptor that would later come to life with the help of the Five-R Trucks crew. The goal was to create a daily driver that would also be show worthy in under three months to make the 2015 SEMA Show deadline. With the SEMA crunch in full effect, the guys knew it would take countless man-hours to complete.
Bryant knew he wanted it to be have a charcoal and bronze theme and admits to having the build design swimming around in his head ever since he first saw photos of the new body style F-150. No expense was spared to get the build perfect and Bryant made sure he teamed up with the right people to get the look just right. For Bryant, it was all about getting the F-150 to look as aggressive as possible, which is what the Addictive Desert Designs bumpers, chase rack and rock slider steps provide (complete with Rigid Industries' Midnight Series light bars in the bumpers and rack).
Once the exterior was ready, the guys turned their attention to the suspension, adding a custom 12" Bulletproof lift, Icon coilovers and reservoir shocks and Atlas rear leaf springs before adding a custom powder coat treatment from Prismatic Powders. Towering high above the ground allowed it to fit 40" Toyo Open Country MTs with 24x14 American Force Fuse wheels.
Since Bryant is used to building custom rides of a certain caliber, the Rapture was no different, making sure that even the smallest details complemented the overall theme. The custom Rapture grille from Gravel Empire and all the billet badges make it a one-off truck, while the brushed bronze and matte Grigio Avery Dennison Wrap (installed by Impacted Wraps and Graphics) makes the Rapture one of his best creations to date. "The graphics are another awesome thing about this build," he says. "It's the first time that a brushed vinyl has had a printed design over the top of it. If you look closely at the graphics you will see a destroyed city as the actual Rapture is taking place and people rising to the heavens."
Leaving no stone unturned, Bryant made sure that the inside looked just as good as the outside and worked with Alea Leather to design a bespoke interior that includes custom laser-etched leather and leather belts that perfectly matches everything.
While this F-150 looked great inside and out, it needed to perform like a true Raptor, and its EcoBoost engine was rebuilt by Walsh Motorsports and loaded with upgrades from AFE Power, Precision Turbos and SCT Performance – all boosting the power to 515 hp. Usually, when crunched for SEMA, you're bound to run into a few snags, but Bryant was lucky that no huge challenges came up. "Working with Five R Trucks is always a plus when you want to do a build with no issues," he details. "Also Reagan at Impacted Wraps and Graphics did a killer job on the wrap and graphics and the crew at Lawson's Paint and Body did a great job on the paintwork and fiberglass fenders/bedsides. Elite Performance and Tuning handled the custom tune via the SCT Performance tuning software."
Bryant loves the attention it gets, which is totally deserved! "Everyone loves the truck, everywhere we take it. People always compliment us on how detailed it is. Now we take the build around to different shows all over the country to showcase all the sponsors involved and their products."
Specs: 2015 Ford F-150 EcoBoostSuspension 12" Bulletproof suspension lifted with Icon coilovers in front and Icon piggyback resi shocks in back. 10" Atlas Suspension leaf springs in rear with Bulletproof Traction Bars Mag Hytech rear diff cover. All suspension powder coated matte vegas nutmeg and seaside bronze using Prismatic Powders
Wheels/Tires24x14 American Force Wheels Fuze 6 powdercoated matte vegas nutmeg Prismatic Powders 40X15.50R24 Toyo Open Country M/T tires VV Concepts Spike lug nuts
InteriorCustom leather seating by Alea Leather featuring laser etching, custom stitching, grommets, perforated and embossed Rapture logos P3 Cars custom retrofit digital gauge in the passenger side air vent
AudioKicker Soundgate sound system upgrade designed to work with your factory audio
ExteriorMatte Grigio wrap with brushed bronze graphics with a printed Rapture themed design using Avery Dennison material. Wrap installed by Impacted Wraps and Graphics Addictive Desert Designs front and rear bumpers, steps and chase rack Addictive Desert Designs baja fiberglass fenders and bedsides Rigid Industries Midnight series LED bars 40" Radius on front bumper, 50" on chase rack and 20" in grill. Rigid Industries rock light kit on the suspension Custom made grill featuring Rapture logo by Gravel Empire OR-Fab spare tire mount Custom painted headlights by Lawson's Paint and Body and fitted with Diode Dynamics LED boards LINE-X spray in liner Huper Optik window tint R1 Concepts brake rotors with engraved Rapture logo MGP Caliper Covers HornBlasters train horn kit powered by Viair compressors Monster Hooks swivel hitch mount
Performance 3.5L Twin Turbo EcoBoost enginecustom tuned by Elite Performance and Tuning Walsh Motorsports built up our factory Turbos using Precision Turbos internals AFE Power Magnum FORCE Stage-2 "Limited Edition" Cold Air Intake System AFE Power 4" Exhaust with Y Pipe AFE Power BladeRunner GT Series Intercooler with Tubes AFE Power Transmission and Oil Pan covers AFE Power throttle body spacer SCT Performance Livewire TS+ performance programmer
Sources Build by Five R Trucks Golden, COBody and Paint by Lawson's Paint and Body Golden, CO Wrap by Impacted Wraps and Graphics Englewood, CO Tuning by Elite Performance and Tuning Littleton, CO