With the foundation finished up, it was time to get started on the body. John wanted the truck to retain the look of a '54 Ford, yet between Pete and John, they both decided it needed a few subtle mods. Top End started off by removing any obtrusive items that didn't serve a vital purpose, such as the side mirrors, locks, vents, gas filler door, and more. Next, they modified the tailgate, customized the running boards, and welded up the seams. Instead of using the stock bumper or shaving the bumpers, they came across a set of mid-'60s Bronco bumpers that fit perfectly.
When it came time to pick the color, it arrived in an even stranger way than the truck's beginning. John had a bright green golf club and said, "This is the color I want." Pete took the club to the paint store and tried finding a match, yet in the meantime John happened to run across a Saturn color that was close to the club. However, Pete felt the Saturn color was much too gold, so he played around with it, and what ultimately came from the whole scenario is the bright PPG custom green the Ford wears. Lastly, they threw on some Boyd Coddington 17- and 18-inch wheels, and it was off to upholstery.
Bob Weddington in Lincoln is responsible for the custom Sea Oyster and Light Sand-colored concoction. Along with the custom-stitched interior is an ididit steering column topped with a Billet Specialties steering wheel. Whether or not the truck is now serving its original intentions is beside the point, because now this Ford is one lean, mean, green machine.
Although the motor is a stock Cobra, the polished manifold and BBK headers really bring th
Dig that deep oak floor perched inside all that flamboyant green paint.