When you work in the diesel industry and sell modified trucks for a living, you have to turn your daily driver into something really special, right? That’s exactly what co-owner of DieselSellerz, Keaton Hoskins did. He built himself the perfect truck, which he calls the Platinum666 (6 doors, 6×6 wheel drive, Platinum edition Ford). Keaton picked up this 2013 Platinum Edition F-350 Dually with the intention of featuring it in the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas, only to give it away shortly after. What was his motivation? Well, it wasn’t just to give a truck away: “The reason I built the Platinum666 is because I wanted something different. Big and still very usable. People think it’s crazy to buy a 60k truck and chop it up and then rhino line it. But, I love being different.” Keaton built this truck in only 14 days.
These 6.7L engine bays are tight and don’t fit (larger aftermarket) twins easily. So after R&D, we decided on a single turbo kit from H&S Motorsports.
After picking up the Super Duty, Keaton immediately sent it off to Stretch My Truck where they cut the back of the cab off and split the frame in roughly the same area. The back half of another 2013 Super Duty was then grafted onto the back of the Platinum. A section of steel was then used to extend the frame and all fuel lines, brake lines and electrical were extended to match. Stretch My Truck did an amazing job: Looking under the truck, it’s hard to tell where any work was done. Everything looks stock.
While Stretch My Truck was finishing up their work, LRM Kevlar flew in to spray the Kevlar based coating on the exterior as well as on select parts of the suspension. Keaton chose the Kevlar based product because as he says, “DieselSellerz prides itself in building high end SEMA type trucks—and then taking them out and beating on them.” Long story short, the bedliner like coating was the only thing that would handle the abuse and still look good after.
Before Stretch My Truck could get the interior put back together, the suspension install began. A 10-inch McGaughys Fourlink kit was installed which consisted of new coils (soon to be replaced with King Coilover shocks) four link set-up, rear traction bars, rear leaf springs, and a mess of odds and ends. A set of 22-inch by 12-inch American Force Independence Super Duty wheels were custom powder coated to match the body and were wrapped in a set of 40-inch tall Interco M16 tires as rolling stock.
800-HP POWER STROKE
Next in line was the engine. First and foremost, a set of ARP Head Studs was installed, as well as a set of Dynamite Diesel Products 30% over injectors. The truck was then sent off to H&S Motorsports outside St. George, Utah. H&S then installed their 64mm turbo system and tuned it with the help of Corey Willis from PPEI using H&S’s Maxx Calibration Control tuning system. Keaton relies on an Edge CTS2 to monitor the engine’s vitals from within the cab. Finishing up the performance mod’s, the truck made a trip to Dynamic Metal Works where they fab’d up a set of diamond cut stacks hooked up to a custom headache rack made especially for Keaton’s truck. While we left the truck and went to print, the truck had not been dyno’d, but similar setups have cracked 800 hp.
The back half of another 2013 Super Duty was then grafted onto the back of the Platinum.
Many would think that a stretched six-door F-350 would be completely unusable. But nothing could be further from the truth: Keaton regularly tows his 40-foot gooseneck trailer with the Platinum666, and he also takes it off-roading. And we’re not talking fire trails: This truck sees everything from sand dunes to thick mud on a fairly regular basis. It’s definitely a different truck, just as Keaton wanted it to be. And it could be yours. DW