Some SEMA builds are carefully thought out months in advance to get everything just right. Others are thrown together a month (or less) before the world’s largest automotive aftermarket show, with the clock against them every step of the way. For Lincoln Bond, owner of Soflo Diesel in Sarasota, FL, his SEMA involvement was more the latter.
“After the customer threw out the idea of wanting to take it to SEMA a few weeks before the show, we decided to make it a personal challenge for the shop to get it done,” he admits, adding that the customer’s request was that it pull double duty as a daily driver, while being easy on the eyes at shows. Once he heard the word “SEMA,” the entire Ford F-250 Platinum build changed from its initial vision of just wheels and suspension into something worthy of being shown off in Las Vegas.