Transforming a Totaled 2011 F-150 into a 2017 Raptor
It seems like an impossible task, but one of our determined forum members is in the process of completing that unique build.
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is the best-performing truck ever from the Motor Company, but the 450hp off-road machine is expensive. Rather than dealing with the purchase price of a new Raptor, forum member Jayson David decided to build one and the basis for this project was a totaled 2011 Ford F-150.
It might sound crazy for someone to create a 2017 Raptor out of a badly wrecked 2011 F-150, but that is exactly what the OP has done and the result is pretty cool.
The Donor Truck
The basis for this 2017 Raptor conversion project was a 2011 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew with four-wheel drive and the 3.5L EcoBoost V6. As you can see in the picture below, the truck hit something hard with the left front corner, doing serious damage to the driver’s side front frame rail and the front suspension setup. Before beginning the transformation into a 2017 Raptor, the owner had to replace the suspension components and the bent frame rail, and in order to make sure that the frame was properly aligned, he also had to all of the original body parts before beginning the transformation into a Raptor.
The OP included images of the F-150 as the frame was being repaired, with the bent rail removed and the new piece welded into place.
Once the suspension was fixed and the new frame portion was installed, it was time for the good stuff to begin.
The Raptor Look
The 2011 F-150 looks nothing like the 2017 Raptor, so the owner had to change pretty much everything on the outside to make this older truck look like a newer truck.
The process began by ordering the following parts from Fiberwerx:
04-14 Ford F-150 Fenders Conversion To 17+ Raptor Style – 4″ Bulge
04-14 Ford F-150 Fender Extensions For 4″ 17+ Raptor Conversion Fenders
04-14 Ford F-150 to 17+ Raptor Conversion Hood
04-14 Ford F-150 To 17+ Raptor F150 Conversion Bedsides
04-14 to 17+ Raptor tailgate skin
Unfortunately, the OP found that the Fiberwerx parts didn’t fit all that well, so in addition to cutting away the factory panels, there was a ton of time spent making the Raptor parts fit the 2011 chassis. As a result, the fiberglass Raptor panels and the prep work needed to make them fit cost the owner roughly $7,500.
To complete the exterior, he added the new factory-style headlights and taillights, the FORD Raptor grille, a 2017 Raptor-style front bumper and they bolted the stock rear bumper back up.
The 2017 Raptor is far more than an appearance package, so the OP knew that he needed to improve the performance of his 2011 F-150-turned-Raptor. To afford this F-150 comparable power to the new Raptor, he added a set of Full Race GT turbochargers and the long list of goodies below:
AEM Charge Pipes
AEM Stage 2
Intake160 degree thermostat
Wagner intercooler and turbosmart blow off valve
Kooks catless down pipes
Rear 02 eliminators
Full Race performance fuel pump, drop tank wire in fuel pump
When all said and done, this custom Raptor should be packing somewhere in the area of 600 horsepower, but that isn’t the end of the build. The OP is also adding a 6-inch Rough Country lift kit with rear N2 shocks and Bilstein dampers up front along with a set of 20×10 tires wrapped in Yokohama Geolander A/T tires.
As you can see in the images here, there is lots left to do with this F-150 Raptor transformation, but you can track the progress and check out hundreds of pictures in the build thread.