In 2010, our families (owners Chad and Angel Eddy) blended together by marriage and we grew into an instant family of eight. We soon found that our vehicles were not large enough for us all to ride together. Many times we were finding ourselves driving two vehicles to go camping, to football games or for holiday traveling. Our kids were not old enough to drive at the time, so we drove separately to get everyone there.
We knew we needed to come up with a solution to our problem, and we weren't really mini-van type folks. That’s when we got the idea of making a six-door pickup.
We hoped it would enable us to travel together and create memories that can only be done on road trips with all the kids. Being a self-made business owner and entrepreneur, Chad Eddy was not afraid to tackle anything. His passion for the Ford Super Duty and the Powerstroke diesel made Ford the clear choice. Chad's many years of mechanical and welding experience, plus a lot of sheer determination, made the project possible.
After a month of commitment to the fabrication, Chad produced his first F-250 6-door pickup. It went off to the paint shop for a 9700 Ford Black paint job. When it returned, he completed the installation of the interior. Everything came together and it was ready to be put to the test on a family trip. The maiden voyage exceeded our expectations - the truck performed well and the kids enjoyed being together.
From there on out, we didn’t take the 6-door anywhere that it didn’t draw a remarkable amount of attention. And our kids loved every minute of it! Passengers in fellow vehicles on the highway would be caught snapping photos of it – and waving at all our kids while doing it. Other camping folks would find their way to us while we were camping to find out where the heck we got this thing, and we were all so proud to say that Chad built it. Was it for sale? How’d he do it? We even had people ask if they could have their picture taken with it!
Chad always said that he would build another 6 door truck someday - and he was sure right! We decided to sell our prototype and test the market - and we had an overwhelming response! One of our favorite moments was when a family came from Platte, SD to look at our truck. They had 5 kids and one on the way. One of their little boys hopped in the middle row of seats and when he got out, he tugged on Chad’s shirt sleeve and said “My butt feels pretty good in that seat.” That right there is why we build 6 door pickups! That family did not end up buying our first truck, but they did end up with one later on! That first 6 door build full of memories with our family, went to a wonderful rodeo family in Kansas. And now they are filling it up with their beautiful family! We love it, just love it!!
We have since discovered a real need and a niche market for our 6-door pickups. We truly have a mission to to help other people enjoy time together as we did with ours. What we are doing here is not just fun and exciting; we are giving people a way to impact their lifestyle in a way they never imagined!