Inside, Peggy continues the story, "The truck already had a nicely re-covered stock bench seat in black and white roll and pleat as well as white pleated door panels, so my husband and I simply cleaned them up. We installed insulation on the floor and topped it with new carpet and a set of black seatbelts that my husband found at a swap meet. The dash (once red), was stripped and painted black and now holds a swap meet insert filled with Stewart-Warner gauges, a chrome speaker grille, and radio delete plate we found on eBay. A Mustang column and shifter that was originally in the truck was discarded and replaced with an original '49 truck column and an old style turn signal assembly topped with a '50 Ford passenger wheel, donated by Milo and restored by my husband, swap meet horn ring, and horn button featuring Achmed the Dead Terrorist (from the comedian Jeff Dunham). The wiring is from Ron Francis and was originally installed by the previous owner.
"The first big car show we attended was Goodguys Columbus in 2009 and the attention the truck received was more than I expected. The truck turned out far better than I expected and I plan on keeping it for awhile ... at least 'til the next project rolls in the door."
And that's just how it goes sometimes, doesn't it?