Climate control is available in the cab thanks to an air conditioning unit from Vintage Air. The instrumentation comes from Auto Meter gauges fed voltage from the truck’s Keep-it Clean wiring harness installed at SCSR by Jeff. Jason Gradney, at Gradney’s Custom Upholstery in Santa Rosa, stitched the red and, gray vinyl interior. The ’56’s seat was fashioned by using a third seat from a ’92 Chevrolet Suburban. The red leather and billet aluminum steering wheel came from the folks at Budnik in Huntington Beach, California. In cab entertainment is provided by an Alpine sound system.
The exterior colors on Donny’s ’56 are Dove Gray and Emergency Red done in DuPont Imron by Jimmy Warren of Santa Rosa. With the paint and interior completed, the windows were next. Don at Redwood Glass in Petaluma used a combination of PPG plate, curved windshield, and rear window glass from Brothers to seal the truck from the outside elements. A family–owned business since 1954, the chrome plating on Donny’s ’56 was done by Gene Hutchinson at Custom Chrome & Bumper in Yuba City, California.
Thanks to the good guys at Sonoma County Street Rodz, along with Donny showing up regularly to pitch in with his labor, Donny was able to build his truck for around $60,000. A bargain at twice the price we’d say. CCT