Words: Kristie Real

Photos: Brian McGee

Having matching custom vehicles is nothing new. Tim Dunaway of Dunaway Garage was no different and built his Can-Am Maverick to match his game-changing Ford F-250 that actually won the LFTD&LVLD “Best Truck of Show Presented by AMSOIL” at SEMA 2018 and featured on the cover. Tim is known for having custom rides that go beyond the industry standard, which is why he created something that had never been done before with a Can-Am.

“My background has always been to push the envelope of anything I do,” he mentions. “There’s never been an SXS done up like a monster truck before.”

One look at the Maverick, and you’ll immediately see the massive tires and lift, which make the beast look like a monster machine. The highlight of it all is the lift kit fabricated by Sycotic Fabrication and 3P Offroad. It’s also the first SXS to have custom Stryker Offroad track bars installed. All powder coating was done by Advanced Powder Coat and blasted to match the custom paintwork on the body panels which were painted by Ultimate Auto. A fully custom center cradle folds open to drop down and lift passengers up to make getting in and out of the Maverick possible. Then there’s the 4-wheel hydraulic steering that Tim mentions will get him around tight spots when needed.

“My F-250 has a full ride height of about 27” if pushed to the max, but the Can-Am has a height of about 45” to 50”, towering over the truck,” he says.

“It drives over other cars and trucks all the time. Ultimately, it came about after “a little ‘Redneck’ engineering, late nights drinking beer, and lots of powder coat, custom paint and chroming.” With some help from the guys over at 3P Offroad and six months worth of hard work and time, Tim was able to exceed his expectations and get out of his building comfort zone.
While the Can-Am is fully functional, Tim does admit it can be obnoxious to many. The insane build isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, but the majority of feedback that Tim gets is positive. “The response from the public was exactly what we were looking for – complete shock and amazement from what we created,” he says. “Most people were very excited and surprised to see a Can-Am of this magnitude and size. It is definitely a sight to see. That’s what the SEMA Show is all about, right? It’s about pushing the envelope and bringing the creativity back to the car/truck industry.”
Super pleased with the result, Tim’s already planning to do more for next year. “I plan to take it to many shows, parades and anywhere I can show it off. The SXS build was a first for me, but it was definitely on par with all of my other current and previous SEMA builds.”



  • 26X16 TIS Forged F51 wheels
  • 23.1-26 BKT TR-270 tires


  • Driveline mounted hydraulic disc brake system
  • 3P Tuning reflash
  • Boondocker exhaust
  • STM Rage 3P primary clutch
  • STM G2 secondary clutch
  • 2.5-ton Rockwell axles
  • SCS transfercase


  • 4-line front and rear custom suspension
  • FOX coilovers
  • Stryker Offroad Design link bars
  • Sycotic Fabrication cradle
  • Hydraulic front and rear steering


  • SDR Motorsports cage
  • SDR Motorsports doors
  • SDR Motorsports rear bumper


  • KFI front and rear winches
  • KFI TigerTail recovery system


  • Heretic Studio headlights
  • Heise LED light bars
  • Heise LED rock lights


  • Custom hydraulic lifting side steps
  • Shuriken battery BT-100


  • (4) Recaro Pole Position seats


  • 2XM1000/1V2 JL Audio amplifier
  • 2XM600/6.6CH JL Audio amplifier
  • 1X M800/8V2 8-channel JL Audio amplifier
  • JL Audio MediaMaster MM100S-BE
  • (4) JL AUDIO 8.8 tower speakers
  • (4) JL AUDIO 6.5 speakers
  • (4) JL AUDIO 7.7 speakers
  • (3) 8” JL AUDIO W7 subwoofer
  • Mob Armor iPad Mount
  • Mob Armor GPS App


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