With the underpinnings all wrapped up, Frank could move forward with his original plan: to teach Chris bodywork. For starters, they began by cleaning up the lines of the flowing '54. In order to accentuate the look of the truck, the first mission was to de-accessorize. All the chrome pieces on the truck were removed and the remaining holes were welded up. Then the door handles and locks were shaved, along with the cowl vents on the cab. Up front, the hood was shaved clean and the headlights were frenched. In the rear, the bumper was yanked and a roll pan was welded in. Instead of sticking with the stock taillights, two '59 Cadillac taillights were frenched into each rear fender. From there, Frank and his son worked the body smooth and clean, readying the truck for paint. They decided to give the truck an old-school, hot-rod feel with a traditional-styled flame job, but first the truck was shot in black by Rod Moore. Rod also laid down the yellow, red, and green flames. Adding to the paint scheme are opposite-colored scallops that follow the front and rear fenders. Along with that is a highly painted tailgate and a flamed firewall. Accentuating the old-school look are the chrome reversed wheels with bullet caps and whitewalls.
The inside of the cab was kept simple with a sleek and subtle black-and-gray cloth and vinyl theme. Carrying the flamed theme on the inside is the dash that has been flamed to match the exterior. Genesis Auto Upholstery also created some flamed door panels, too. Although things may have strayed from the original plan, it's safe to say that the truck turned out for the better.