When it comes to the body of the '72, it has had more hands on it than Britney Spears! [When contacted for this story, Britney, via her publicist, issued this rebuttal: "Don't hate, participate!"] Originally the bodywork and paint job set out to be tackled in a somewhat normal manner, but things quickly strayed from the plan. At first, Mike started filling all the holes, such as marker lights and bed-stake pockets, and installing the trim he always visualized. From there the truck was primed. Sometime later the cab and interior was painted PPG Honda Red and GM White-an odd combo, yet quite complementary. Matching the cab is a red/white vinyl interior job by Advanced Specialties in La Habra, California. Unfortunately, that's where the paint job started and ended for the time being, because for the next few years the truck lay there half-painted. Then Mike's friend Jared painted the front clip on the Chevy to match the cab, yet that too was just a stint of work-the truck once again took a seat parked in the corner. Sometime after that, Mike's brother came down for a visit and they decided to hash and thrash on the truck and finish it off-but once again (big surprise, huh?) the well ran dry and work ceased. The days rolled on for longer than Mike cares to count before worked picked back up. While working on Overhaulin', Mike struck up a friendship with Geoff Curtis and convinced him to finish painting the bed and tailgate of his '72 once the Overhaulin' season was done. Within 12 days of the paint job Mike had a group of friends in town gearing up for the upcoming Goodguy's show in Del Mar, California. Together they decided they weren't going to the show without the Chevy, so they began a mad dash to finish things off. Then, lo and behold, the Chevy was finally finished ... almost. The last bit was for Mike to toss a set of his new Curtis Speed Equipment wheels, Mike's own brand, whittled from billet aluminum on the Chevy (19x8 up front and 20x10 out back, with Falken 245/45/19 and 285/50/20). Now that things are finally finished, the truck doesn't just sit around waiting to be fixed. It actually gets driven several days a week. With pride.