The truck's exterior was also done in the Gailey's garage. Highlighting the truck's factory lines is the fact that the '57 has been nosed, and the handles, emblems, trim, and firewall have all been shaved. The gas filler neck was shaved and relocated to the rear fender for the new gas tank mounted between the framerails. Once all the bodywork was finished, Ralph's nephew, Leonard Malone, made a trip over to the garage and sprayed the '57 in DuPont Lexus white. As for the interior, Amadeus Upholstery in Lawndale, California, stitched up the wine-colored tweed and leather interior based around a '78 Chevy truck bench seat.
When Alan purchased the truck, he had a few ideas of his own to give the '57 a more distinctive look. He contacted good friend Gary Paolucci and had him install new Auto Meter gauges with a new billet aluminum bezel. He also had Gary install a new Grant steering wheel. Alan's next move is what drastically changed the hauler. He contacted Ken Esajian at Esajian Wheel in Torrance, California, for a new set of wheels. Ken concocted a custom set of wheels made of Boyd Coddington Smoothie II centers sandblasted and painted cast iron, then mated to a soft-lip aluminum rim; talk about a one-two punch! The end result is 18x10-inch rollers with 295/45 tires in the rear, and 18x8-inch rollers with 235/50 in the front.
Looking back on everything, one could say Alan has a knack for being in the right place at the right time, since killer rides seem to fall into his lap!