Father and Son Build: Jason and Mike Naron’s 2015 Ford F150s

Whether it was Hot Wheels or slot cars, or something with a little more oomph, most of us can generally trace our automotive passion back to somewhere. For Jason Naron, his passion for the industry came from his father Mike Naron, who just happens to be the inspiration behind the “Gentleman’s Agreement” that lead to the simultaneous builds of the two trucks you see here. Check out the full scoop of father/son friendly rivalry below!

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Photos: Sean “SoLo” French | Words: Lindsey Fisher

For Jason Naron, there’s never been a question about where in the automotive world he fits. Since the age of 15, Jason has loved trucks and with that ever-growing passion, he turned his enthusiasm into a career, setting his sights on building custom lifted trucks under his own company name. In 2012, Jason made his industry debut with his company Jay’s Fine Line Rigs Offroad & Performance, going on to build famed custom trucks “White Noise” and “Loveless” under the now well-known name. From there, as they say, the rest is history. Now three years later, Jason has crafted yet another amazing pair of trucks, but these aren’t your ordinary builds. In fact, these trucks hold a bigger meaning, one that brought father and son even closer together.

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Wanting to build a truck for the 2015 SEMA Show, Jason purchased a 2015 Ford F150 EcoBoost and quickly started the build process. Shortly after, Jason’s father Mike also purchased a 2015 F150, only his was powered by the popular 5.0L V-8. With Mike’s intentions of having a great daily driver accessorized by his son and Jason working on his SEMA build, the duo quickly came to the conclusion that a father/son build to show off their shared and separate styles should be in the works. A gentleman’s agreement was made and the simultaneous building of the two trucks commenced.

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Since both trucks were virtually the same (minus the drivetrain options), Jason decided to go with similar upgrades to both, differentiating the two builds only through minor details, therefore both trucks were outfitted with 6-inch Fabtech lifts, N*Fab tubular steps and bumpers, Rigid lighting accessories, and Magnaflow exhaust systems.

From there, the similarities cease, with Jason equipping his truck with 22-inch American Force wheels, 37-inch Toyo tires and a special MAG-HYTEC differential cover, while equipping “Pops” truck with “more practical” 20-inch Method Race Wheels and 35-inch Toyo tires. Jason’s truck also received KING coilovers and rear bypasses, a luxury suede headliner and visors from Tony’s Upholstery, and a custom subwoofer enclosure from Definitive Audio Designs, while Mike’s truck also got preferential treatment in the form of Bilstein 5100 shocks.

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While Jason says the trucks may not seem like much in comparison to some of the crazy builds they’ve talked at Jay’s Fine Line Rigs, the builds still mean everything to the father/son team who came together to knock out a SEMA dream of showing together for the son’s company. Only time will tell which truck gets the most attention on the road and at shows, which was part of the challenge behind the Gentleman’s Agreement, but nothing will take away that special father/son bond that Mike and Jason have only accentuated with their “matching” truck builds.

Lift’d Specs

father/son buildOwner: Jason Naron/ Mike Naron
Vehicle: Matching 2015 Ford F150s, each with unique touches
Hometown: Bullard, Texas

Wheels/Tires:
(Mike Naron) 20×9 Method Race Wheels (Roost wheels)
(Jason Naron) 22×12 American Force Storm Special Force wheels
(Mike) 35×12.5×20 Toyo M/Ts (Jason) 37×13.5×22 Toyo M/Ts

Suspension/Chassis:
Fabtech 6-inch lift
KING coilovers/ rear bypasses (Jason)
Bilstein 5100 shocks (Mike)
Suspension components powder coated Metallic Grey
MAG-HYTEC differential cover (Jason)
Performed by: Jay’s Fine Line Rigs Offroad & Performance

Body/Paint:
N*Fab tubular steps
N*Fab RDS front bumpers
Rigid 30-inch LED bar and duallys
Performed by: Jay’s Fine Line Rigs Offroad & Performance
White factory paint (Jason)
Caribou factory paint (Mike)
Front grille shell and Ford emblems custom painted by Robert Badillo

Interior/Stereo:
Luxury interior
Window tinting
Black suede headliner and visors by Tony’s Upholstery (Jason)
Custom subwoofer enclosure under back seat crafted by James Halter of Definitive Audio (Jason)

Engine/Performance:
3.5L EcoBoost (Jason)
5.0L V8 (Mike)
Magnaflow exhaust

Special Thanks from the Owner:
“I would like thank my wife Hali Naron, my dad Mike Naron and my guys David Reese, Darl Whiteaker and James Austin along with my sponsors N*Fab, Amercian Force, Toyo Tires, Rigid Industries, Magnaflow and Tony’s Upholstery for helping make this all happen.”


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