With the metalwork finished Clayton was at a loss for color, but Clayton's wife had it all figured out for him, Hugger Orange. As it turned out the color struck a chord with Clayton so he filled up his gun with PPG Hugger Orange. Clayton then called pinstriper Ron Myers to lay down some lines for a distinguished, and period correct, look. The stock Ford rims were painted to match the exterior and outfitted with Spider caps and beauty rings. Finishing things off are a set of whitewalls, 215/70/15s in the front and 265/75/15s in the rear.
Inside the cab Clayton wasted no opportunities to be creative. He started with the dash. Clayton began by smoothing the dash and installing a '62 Ford Fairlane dashpod. Still, something was missing; therefore Clayton built a custom set of awnings to hang over the gauges. Nestled under the Fairlane cluster is a '60 Oldsmobile steering column and wheel painted black and off-white to match the interior colors. Under the dash Clayton installed a '61 Ford hanging pedal assembly. Providing heat and air to the cab of the '53 is a Nostalgia Air unit. Action Auto Trim, in Midwest City, Oklahoma, upholstered the interior in black and white rolls-and-pleats, and they finished the job off with a custom Hugger Orange tonneau cover. It may be a few years after that initial revelation, but as the old saying goes, it truly is better late than never!