For sheet metal, Brizio turned to Brookville for one of their all-steel roadster pickup bodies. Creating the cleaner-than-clean body lines are a chopped roof line and shortened bedbox. The grille shell is a reproduction '32 car model unit, and the lights are Arrows front pieces with original '37 Ford-types out back. Creating the tilting aluminum hood was none other than Jack Haggemann, who also is responsible for the louvered, removable side panels. Coating the body of this hauler is a mile-deep black hue from Dupont. Camilleri's (no relation to the editor) Auto Works in Sacramento, California, did the bodywork and paint before Rory utilized his talents at striping to accent and offset the glass-straight finish.
The roof is removable (as most roadsters' are), and without it a clear view of the confined interior is revealed. Tucked away in Santa Clara, California, is Sid Chavers, who did the handywork on the interior. Distressed leather lies over the seats and door panels with contrasting wool carpet custom made for this truck-rod. For being a small space, the truck's inner confines sure are big on styling. The Budnik steering-wheel-topped steering column is from Lime Works in Whittier, California, while the gauges are Classic, and the manual shifter is a Hurst piece. Air conditioning is a matter of removing the top or flipping up the multi-position cowl scoop, and you'll find the adjustable windshield to be of service as well.
This truck is a higher class of vehicle that, with its current components, fits smack in its defined space. George Poteet is a particular vehicle owner and the workers at Roy Brizio Street Rods had the prescription to fill his needs. With the top off and the hammer pinned in fifth gear, we could be in heaven for sure. If you would like to check out the build photos, go to www.roybriziostreetrods.com and see for yourself the talent necessary to create such a truck. When you're done drooling over the supplied pics, be sure to scan the finished product here on our pages for a real understanding of the arts.