The next order of business was to pick a color for the Chevy and find an experienced painter with an impressive rsum and proven talent. Donovan decided that after a few semesters in auto body school and zero cars under his cousin Eric's belt that he was the right man for the job. Eric successfully shot the Chevy with a coat of 2004 Dodge Viper Red. Next, he replaced all the original windows and rubber seals. After that, it was off to Ricardo's Upholstery in Tidwell, Texas, to recover the interior. Donovan elected to turn away from the traditional tan interior to go with a stunning red-on-red combo. The final upgrades included a custom-fabricated center console, kick panels, and an acrylic steering wheel.
Once the truck was reassembled, it still seemed that something was missing. Even though Donovan never intended to bag his C-10, he soon realized that it simply had to be done. After a joint effort from his cousin, a few friends, and himself, his Chevy was bagged all around and scraping the asphalt throughout the Lone Star State.
With the project complete, Donovan introduced a new soldier in the fight for supremacy between shortbed and longbed drivers. Since the rivalry continues and a winner will probably never be declared, it's unfair for Donovan to say his Chevy is better than anyone else's. However, one thing is for sure: For all you shortbed owners out there, his Chevy serves as undeniable proof that Donovan's is longer than yours. The only question that remains is, does size really matter?