With an engine bay in varying textures of black and a fine black paintjob, Sue realized the truck needed a splash of color. The original gold interior gave way to a Torch Red interior with the dashboard and door jambs being painted by Rodcrafters in Welcome, North Carolina. The stock dashboard is filled with Classic Instruments that feature black faces and red pointers. The stock steering column is painted black and topped with a Lecarra steering wheel wrapped in leather. A '95 Chevy pickup seat was adapted to the cab and Tony Daniels of Lexington, North Carolina, stitched up a very traditional rolled and pleated seat using red and black Ultraleather. Black carpets cover the floor, and the windows still crank down just like they did in 1966.
It took a bit longer than a year to complete the conversion from farm truck to highway hauler and while there aren't a lot of trick modifications to the truck it is a great exercise in packaging. Absolutely every piece on the truck blends beautifully with the next and as a result the truck has that certain intangible presence that draws you in for a closer look.
With the truck finally completed Sue can spend days on the road, or even doing what she calls relaxing-just spending time with Terry out in the garage with her favorite music playing while she details their three black hot rods. We can't think of a better way to spend a day.