Underscoring the aesthetic value of this custom is the artful paintwork. To complement the extensive metalwork, Michael Neighbors squirted the House of Kolor Sherwood Green Pearl on the body before Jim Norris got busy with the airbrush and laid out a Purple Passion, Tangelo Pearl, and Silver graphic treatment.
In the case of this Chevy, beauty is not only skin deep, as the interior was also thoroughly reworked to complement its sexy skin. The original dash was cut out and reshaped by the crew at Michael's Rod Shop to fit the air pressure gauges, array of Dakota Digital gauges, as well as the A/C vents and pedals. Also installed was a custom console to house the mobile entertainment system.
After the tech goodies were put in their final resting places, Wayne Bowers started work on the upholstery, adding a few other custom touches. He went so far as to build some custom seats for the project before anointing the interior with leather upholstery. Buster Leonard and Tommy Garner completed the wiring - no small feat to get the Vette motor and electronically controlled transmission to work with the truck, not to mention wiring up the Alpine and Infinity speakers and 250-watt Pioneer DVD/TV mobile entertainment system. Tony doesn't believe in half measures, so he had Vintage Glass windows, with medium tint inside the glass, installed throughout.
As with many of our more spiritual builders, firstly among the various confidantes Tony wants to thanks is "God!" (emphasis duly noted on the tech sheet). Whether God had a hand in helping the '57 win the 2004 Run to the Sun "Truck of the Year" award remains to be seen. Nonetheless, God would be reluctant to gripe about Tony's excessive exclamatory usage: This show-only piece of four-wheeled art deserves all the enthusiasm in the world!