Curt's goal with his pickup was to keep the body as close to stock as possible while upgrading the interior and powertrain. Justin Goulding, one of Premium Truck and Auto Body's top painters, laid down the flawless two-tone BASF silver and red paintjob and Steve Fairman from Argentine, Michigan, did the logo on the door. The biggest change they made in the body of Curt's '37 was to remove the rear bumper and roll the rear pan. The single wiper and lack of chrome around the hood's louvers are clues that Curt's truck is a standard version. The silver paint on the Ford's grille insert looks like chrome, which would have been on the Deluxe model along with two chrome horns. The silver body and pickup bed looks very classy nestled within the bright red fenders and running boards, and the big flat surface on the door is the perfect place for Curt's shop logo.
Inside Curt's truck, Jeff Kilmer, from White Lake, Michigan, did the charcoal leather interior. The seats were from a Dodge Neon with Juliano's seatbelts. The steering column is an ididit unit with a Grant leather-covered alloy wheel. Older truck interiors can be a little tight, so choosing the right seats and making sure you have a tilt column makes a huge difference when it comes to comfort. Curt's truck is very comfortable and drives really nicely. The job of selecting gears in the GM700R4 transmission is handled by a Lokar shifter. A minor upgrade was done to the dash with SoCal gauges, and all the wiring for the truck was handled by Troy Cubrero, of Troy's restorations in Ortonville, Michigan. Troy used a Painless kit on Curt's truck to make the job almost effortless.
Back when this truck was new it was bought for work. These trucks were beat on and left in a field when they weren't worth fixing anymore. Finding a decent truck and making it look and run this good is one of the best things about hot rodding. This time the truck is not hauling manure or other farm duties, Curt's truck is working for him in public relations. Nothing says "my body shop does great work" better than a rolling business card like Curt's '37 Ford pickup.
The dash has been left close...
The dash has been left close to stock and fitted with SoCal gauges. A Grant leather-wrapped alloy wheel tops off the ididit steering column while a Lokar shifter handles the gear selection on the GM 700R4 transmission. The interior has been modernized with Dodge Neon seats covered in charcoal leather along with the rest of the upholstery that was done by Jeff Kilmer, from White Lake, Michigan.