Jessica wanted the exterior of the truck to represent the style of the Harley Earle days of GM, however, she also wanted things to look different from the others. Way Cool started off Jessica’s plan by refining such objects as trim, cowl vents, badges and the like. From there they moved onto filing the hood seam and widening the rear fenders 2½ inches. Behind the fenders, the entire rearend was reworked. The tailgate was shaved clean, new latches and links were installed, and the bumper was replaced with a custom roll pan that houses a set of ’96 Cadillac taillights. Featured in the roll pan is a frenched license plate insert and exhaust outlets. The stunning two-toned green persona of the truck is the result of pearl and custom mixed Chrysler greens laid down by Dink at Way Cool. Breaking up all the green is a multicolored layout. Just as exotic as the paint is the African mahogany bed wood, and custom running boards. Although some of the metal tweaks were for looks, others served a purpose such as the rear fenders; they were widened to accommodate the Billet Specialties Dagger billet rollers 18x8s and 20x12s, wrapped in Mickey Thompson 16x34 and 10x28 rubber.
Inside the cab of the Kilby Chevy is 100 percent originality. Every panel, bracket, knob, seat, console . . . I think you get the picture, is the brain child of either Jessica, Ross, Way Cool, or upholsterer Roger Hoover. Beginning with the metal, Way Cool smoothed the dash, installed several custom consoles and then painted the interior to match the scheme of the exterior. A new polished Flaming River column with a Billet Specialties wheel is incorporated into the dash as well. Hanging below the dash is a custom brake and gas pedal outfitted with billet pads. The seats were pirated from a late-model Jeep and upholstered in Beige Ostrich and tan leather. The door panels, floorboards, headliner, and more are entirely one-off custom pieces designed for the Chevy. In the end, the combination of the three parties pulled off more than Jessica’s wildest dreams had ever imagined. CCT