Most of the mods to our project Titan are going to be hardware-oriented. But we found a couple of trick new accessories from Seattle Sports that fit right into the action-hero image and capability of our project.

The Titan's a pretty tall truck, even the 2WD version we're starting with, and since we're lifting the beast, we found the Seattle Sports heavy-duty Elevator Step with heavy-gauge steel mesh a great solution to window and engine bay access. This heavy-duty steel step folds easily for storage and attaches quickly to the backside of the wheel. It's available in black only and weighs about 11 pounds.

At this point in the design process, the staff is arguing over whether to install a tonneau or not. The Seattle Sports Sherpak Truck Box is a great solution until we make a decision on the tonneau. The Sherpak Truck Box is a weatherproof gearbox that uses a rigid but collapsible internal aluminum frame to make an easy-to-use, easy-to-store cargo box for pickups. It's constructed from two layers of 19-ounce vinyl with sealed seams and heavy-duty #10 self-repairing nylon coil zippers. It comes with four anchor points, allowing the unit to also be used as a hitch rack storage box, so even if we install the tonneau and need extra storage, we've got. It comes in black only. For more information, check out the company's Web site at