With the same fanatical approach Chuck Togstad applied to handling the Cameo's custom bodywork and paint on the interior he equaled it on the outside. Job one was to take care of 50 years of rust damage by patching-in new cab corners, and re-skinning the bottom of the doors. Next, the firewall was shaved and smoothed, and then it was on to repairing the Cameo's signature fiberglass bedsides and tailgate. Because the stock behind-the-seat gas tank location was eliminated with the No Limit aluminum rear-mount gas tank and the fuel filler neck was shaved, the spare tire well exclusive to Cameos (underneath the bed) was removed. After Chuck handled all of the bodywork he rolled the '55 into the paint booth at his home shop and laid down a super slick coating of PPG Milano Red. The finishing touch was to color sand and rub the paint out. The steel structure on the Cameo Carrier's bed is identical to any '55-66 Chevy shortbed. Nevertheless when it came time to lay down a bed floor Chuck went the extreme route and whittled out his own bed kit using Birdseye maple, and then burying it in 14 coats of PPG urethane clear. A lot of the parts used to restore the'55 Cameo were sourced from Brothers including the blind polished stainless steel bed runners
The truck has done real well at numerous custom car shows throughout the Northwest, but Matt and his dad knew they really hit the nail on the head when Blackie Gejeian bestowed a special honor upon them and invited the Cameo to appear at the 2008 Fresno Autorama.