Before Tommie could bring the bigger-than-life Bow Tie to the upholstery shop, he utilized the stock wiring harness to wire it. Pete's Upholstery in Santa Maria, California, trimmed the '95 Ford F-250 seat in maroon crushed velvet and black Naugahyde. Considering the 4x4 may see some off-road action, the original seat belts were replaced with three-point retractable shoulder belts for safety sake.

Thanks to the owner's diligence and the craftsmen's professionalism, the Blazing Copper truck took one short year to build. If you craft a vintage pickup that's one of a kind, you're apt to catch the attention of the CCT staff, even if it towers over all the other sweet haulers that are featured in the magazine. In other words, never say never.