The next order of business was the bodywork. Lucky for Jon, his brother Steven owns a hot rod shop and was willing to lend his expertise. For starters, they decided to bring the weathered body back to showroom condition. Next they mixed in their own flavor by shaving the front marker lights, the tailgate, gas filler, antenna, and cab seam. With the body restored and shaved clean, it was time to focus their attention to a color that would highlight the truck's attributes. What Jon decided on was a color that brings both class and pizzazz to the '68: PPG Torch Red. Rounding out the exterior is a set of Intro 20s wrapped in Falken rubber.
With the undercarriage and body worked over, it was time to move inside the shell. They decided to stick with the stock bench seat, but removed all the original materials and re-wrapped the entire interior with black tweed. Next, they installed a billet aluminum dash insert with Auto Meter gauges. They also slapped on a custom billet Intro steering wheel to complement the wheels. Topping things off is a B&M Quicksilver shifter.
After four years of hard work and countless family meetings in the garage, Jon's Chevy was finally ready for the road. In the end, Jon was able to kill two birds with one stone: fulfilling a lifelong dream of building an old truck with his dad and brother, and producing undeniable proof that the only way to cruise is in a classic Chevy. In the words of Charles Barkley: "Anything else is just uncivilized."