Steve treated the '48 to PPG Bordeaux mica sprayed over a white base. When it was all said and done, the paint job Steve produced out of his home shop took top PPG honors at the '06 nSRA nationals in Springfield, Missouri. Out of the booth and back into Steve's shop, front-end reassembly consisted of hanging the '48's original grille accented with a smooth polished stainless steel bumper from Rock Valley. In the rear, Dwight made a custom roll pan with the bed stakes continued into it. To handle the '48's conversion from 6 to 12 volts, Frank Morris custom-wired the truck with a Painless Performance wiring harness. Among the new features added with the 12-volt system were a '95 Impala power seat and a Sony sound system backed with Kicker 6x9-inch coaxial speakers. One of the few things that wasn't done by Dwight and his cast of friends was the Dove Gray interior by D&D Upholstery of Central City, Arkansas.
As this issue hits the newsstands it has been a little over two years since the old ABF shop truck/Mr. Rainwater's fridge hauler/Dwight's street rod project hit the streets again. Dwight has now been retired from the Arkansas national Air Guard for two months, and the little '48 Chevy that lived its life as a work truck will now go down in history as a CCT feature truck.