Tired of having your truck’s beautiful finish marred because some jealous ex-spouse keeps keying it? Sick of road grit sand-blasting the bow of your proud Four-By? You want something like the Line-X Raptor.
Line-X is perhaps best known as the maker of spray-in bedliners, those paintlike coatings that eliminate the need for a plastic bedliner. Plastic bedliners just pop out on the freeway, anyway. A spray-in liner is forever. To show off its Ultra line of coatings, Line-X commissioned custom car and concept builder Kenny Pfitzer to build a Raptor.
Pfitzer has the perfect resume for the job. After a youth spent working on customs with his dad, he launched a 20-yearlong career at the best shops you could work for: Metalcrafters, West Coast Customs and Foose Design. While at Metalcrafters, he did the Ford Bronco Concept, so he’s familiar with the marque.
LINE-X Raptor in the wild
For this truck, the first order of business was to use as much of the Line-X Ultra as possible — since Line-X was paying the bills. Luckily, the coating can be mixed into any color you want. This one is called “burnt ember,” and it looks nice.
Line-X also makes gear for trucks, and Pfitzer fabricated several new concept parts for the concept truck, including both bumpers, grille, side steps and fender flares. Underneath, it has Fox factory racing shocks, Camburg Kinetik upper control arms, Brembo Type 3 GT brakes, MagnaFlow catback exhaust and Nexen Roadian MTX tires on Black Rhino Madness Alloy wheels. That’s a Warn Zeon 12-S winch in front.
The Line-X Raptor will be in the Upper South Hall at the SEMA show. Unscathed.