Rod Dorman has owned this ’40 Ford pickup since 1977. He didn’t really get serious about redoing it until 1994, when he dropped it off with Warren Boughn at Precision Street Rods and Machines in Northridge, California.

Rod is a federal prosecutor dealing with patent infringement, so you know he wanted a truck that was different from the rest. Precision Street Rods and Machines shortened the bed of this all-steel truck, widened the rear fenders, chopped the top, shaved the door handles, added a rear roll pan, and installed frenched taillights.

That’s not the end of the extensive bodywork by PSRM. The raingutters were removed, the window was V-butted, a hard bedcover was built, and a larger rear window was fitted. Once all the metal hammering was done, the truck was painted by Bill Carter in Jaguar Ice Blue.

The interior was upholstered by Victor Zuniga of Reseda, California, in dark blue Mercedes leather. Zuniga also built the custom seats. Precision Street Rods and Machines custom-built the dash, installed Classic Instruments gauges, and topped off the ididit steering column with a ’72 Chevelle steering wheel.

The engine is a warmed-over Corvette 350 with a gaggle of Edelbrock pieces to spice it up. A Lokar shifter controls the Earls-cooled turbo 350 transmission.