Moving inside the cab, Barry further worked the sheetmetal by building a completely custom dash with a trio of Classic Instruments gauges plugged right into the center and flanked by stainless trim and a pair of Vintage Air A/C vents. An ididit steering column mounts under the one-off dash topped with a Budnik steering wheel wrapped in black and tan leather matched to the rest of the cockpit. A pair of bucket seats were hand-fabricated as well as the center console that splits the cab right in half. Steve Pearson at Upholstery Unlimited gets the nod for wrapping the interior in Mercedes-Benz tan wool and black and tan leather.
Parked in Barry’s garage next to his Dearborn Deuce, it’s easy to spot the similarities between the two hot rods. What started out as a Passion, but soon turned into an Obsession, is something Barry knows all too well. But when your obsessions yield such accolades as a Goodguys Street Machine of the Year Award in 2009 for his Roadster Shopbuilt ’62 Corvette C1RS or the Goodguys Truck of the Year award for Obsession this year, it’s hard to put a negative spin on that kind of thing. CCT