The fun continues inside with sculpted Ultra leather and 'gator hide inserts used on the bucket seats and door panels. The graceful padded dash holds the slim Dakota Digital instrument package, A/C vents, and an ididit chrome tilt steering column, topped with a Budnik wheel. In addition to holding the Sony AM/FM/CD head unit, the center console boasts a compact, lidded compartment that holds many of the controls for the truck, beginning with the switches for the air suspension and the single gauge that monitors pressure front and rear. Next to them are the power window switches and controls for the linear actuators that lift both the scalloped tonneau cover and the hood, always providing a treat to the inevitable crowd of spectators that gather around the truck.
Finally, there is a single button inside the compartment that disengages the rear hold-down mechanism for the hardtop. The forward portion of the top is released manually, using latches on the windshield. In the center of the console is the Lokar shifter that controls the transmission. The same combination of cream Ultra leather and 'gator inserts was used on the beautifully upholstered tonneau cover and inside the bed. The completed truck is a regular weekend driver and staunch competitor on the show circuit. What's the best thing about owning the '37, besides loving it from the moment you first saw it? "It is a fun driver," Ed told us. "We use it quite a bit and not just for shows. It is absolutely reliable and never overheats." Of course, there's even more fun involved when you see pictures of your truck in Budnik brochures advertising its Gasser Series wheels.
Fun to drive, nationally famous, and a consistent trophy magnet; yeah, it can't get much better than that!