With the engine and frame now acquainted, it was time to introduce them to their body. First, David and Kevin needed to bring in some extra help; this came in the form of Bruce Cottle and Darnell Sharpe. Step one was adding a third brake light and shaving the antennae, gas filler, and emblems. The tailgate handle was relocated and the bed stakes were filled. Next, the bed needed some adjustments to accommodate the monster tires that would rest beneath it. The tubs were extended and a bed hump was added. A three-inch cowl was also added up front to the stock hood for the engine to rest comfortably. It was then handed over to Darnell Sharpe to shoot the Ford with an acrylic clearcoated Ford Turquoise.
With the exterior complete, David and Kevin focused their attention elsewhere. For the interior, they chose a '92 F-150 bench seat for their '66 and had Kevin Hawkins of Salem, Virginia, wrap it in gray and black tweed. They also added a custom-made gauge cluster packed with an assortment of Auto Meter gauges and a black and chrome three-hole steering wheel.
After six and a half years of construction, David and Kevin finally accomplished what they set out to do. They have created the best of both worlds, a top-notch show truck with the power and performance of a pro street truck. For David and Kevin, I guess two heads really are better than one-as long as the second head is your best friend's and not your spouse's. So for those of us who are still trying to decipher the meaning behind Reno's cliche nickname, these two lifelong friends from Virginia have shed some light on what their state is all about.
Weld Rodlites shod with dinky Uniroyal skin make up the '66's front rollers. Out back, a m
Kevin Hawkins of Salem, VA, handled the upholstery chores, but he looked to Auto Custom Ca