Now that we're done getting our hands all greasy by poking around the guts of this vehicle, let's take a look at the exterior. Quite a bit of work was done to get the truck to how you see it right now. Those fenders are fiberglass, framing the factory grille and the Mercedes-Benz HID headlights. A Dennis Carpenter stainless steel bumper hangs from the front, while a `53-'56 F-100 chromed bumper just from the rear beneath the Arlen Ness motorcycle (yeah, motorcycle) taillights. The running boards were smoothed, and the tailgate, wood bedliner, inner fenders, and pan shroud were all custom. The cowl vent, door locks, emblems, fuel filler, and drip rails were all shaved and the bed rails were tear-dropped. Like the paint? We do. It's a Blue Cloisonne color from Valspar.
The cab's interior looks nice and clean with light-tan ultra leather on the Ford Ranger seats, light-tan Mercedes-Benz square-weave wool carpeting, and RodDoors headliner with painted accents. The dash, fiberglass center console, fiberglassed door-panel arm rests, steering column, and amplifier rack behind the seats were painted with body color blue, and the dash was brightened up with a custom cluster and billet inserts.
Vintage Air cools the environs, while L&J Auto Trim in Ft. Recovery, Ohio, did the upholstery work. The audio upgrades are pretty straightforward. A Clarion headunit sources the signals for a pair of 300-watt Clarion Pro Audio amplifiers and a pair of subwoofers all located behind the seats, plus there's speakers in the kickpanels. All in all, the interior has a very tidy presentation that is amplified by the classy blue color.
This is a very nice truck that we hope is still making the show circuit. Even better would be the prospect of another Diversified Concepts custom. We will keep our eyes peeled.