Real Life Tonka Truck-2013 Ford F-250

Real Life Tonka Truck-2013 Ford F-250

Chances are you grew up loving trucks. Your parents bought you Tonka trucks to play with as a kid and just couldn't wait to grow up and have a truck of your own to drive around. Funrise Toys, the maker of Tonka truck toys, had a vision to make an actual real-life Tonka truck to promote the Tonka brand and knew Kelderman Air Suspension was just the company to help them do it. With the help of Kelderman and Tim Nicolau Designs in Ceres, CA, Tonka's white F-250 soon underwent a full transformation to build the coolest Tonka truck around. 

In order to give this truck a tough appearance, a Kelderman 8-10" 4-Link Air Suspension Lift Kit was installed, removing leaf springs and coil springs to make the big truck ride fully on the adjustable air suspension. Thanks to the ESLK4-TPAD controls, the big Tonka truck moves from a 4" lift to a staggering 14" lift with just the push of a button. But Tonka trucks don't just look pretty, they're made to work. To make the truck function as good as it looked, Tonka decided to add a bunch of aftermarket parts including: Fab Fours Bumpers, Highway Products Ladder Rack, Warn winch and lights, Bushwacker Fender Flares, and Line-X for a protective coating on the truck. 

Tonka is still about having fun, so the interior features audio components from JL Audio and Kenwood to keep your favorite songs pumping through the cab as long as you want. Custom American Force wheels and Toyo Open Country M/T tires keep the Super Duty glued to the road while power comes to the PowerStroke diesel from a few goodies by Banks Power. 

The finished product is a life size Tonka truck capable of work and play that still leaves you dreaming of the chance to get behind the wheel.