With the bodywork finished, it was time to pick a color. Ed knew from the beginning he wanted the truck to be dark red, but he could never find the exact color he was after. In fact, it was nearly three years before his wife, Vicky, spotted a 50th Anniversary Corvette with its metallic red on the freeway, and from there all it took was a trip to the Chevy dealership showroom to seal the deal. B&N then worked the body and sprayed the Corvette Red on the truck.
Inside the heavily worked cab is more of the same extensive metalwork. For starters, the stock dash was smoothed clean until all that was left was a set of Auto Meter gauges painted to match the exterior. Rudy then incorporated the dash and doors to flow into the door panels for a wraparound feel. Ron Magnus Custom Interiors created the custom interior. The custom seat, wraparound kick panels, door panels, and center console were upholstered in tan leather with pigskin inserts. The AccuAir air-ride controls, window switches, and ignition were all hidden in the center console as well.
After six years of watching his dream unfold before his eyes, Ed's vision is no longer a mirage floating above his head. Instead, it's a testament to the fact that all teenage dogmas aren't absurd.