Another remarkable feature of the Ute is the audio and video system that was integrated into the cab's custom interior and underneath the tonneau cover. The system is comprised of an Alpine head unit, Alpine DVD player, Alpine GPS Navigation, Alpine CD 6-disc changer, two V12 Alpine Amplifiers and two 10-inch Type-S subwoofers. A total of six 61/2-inch mids are located in the kick panels, door panels, and under the tonneau cover, a 15-inch flipdown Boss Monitor provides on-lookers with added entertainment. Opening the doors exposes us to a one-off custom interior. Kevin crafted a one-piece wraparound fiberglass dash and center console that houses a set of custom-made Auto Meter Ultra Light speedo, tachometer, fuel and oil pressure gauges and a Vintage Air aluminum control panel that is flanked by a pair of Vintage Air aluminum vents. The center console contains more Auto Meter Ultra Light gauges, two engine block water temperature gauges, one voltmeter, and an Air Ride Technologies pneumatic 'bag control panel. The crew at Krist Kustoms, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, created the incredible leather interior. A pair of '95 Eagle Talon bucket seats were stripped then covered with plush white leather, along with the custom door panels and headliner.
Kevin Yankey would have made Lewis Brandt, the designer of the '36 Ford Ute, very proud. This one-of-a-kind custom has received Best of Show awards wherever it has been displayed. I have photographed thousands of custom trucks over my career and I must say this is one of the most unique and beautiful ones I have captured in my cameras lens. Paul Knowlson, for all your hard work trying to locate one of the last five Ford Utes left on the planet you must be commended. I must also highly praise the incredible vision, creativity, and superior craftsmanship that builder Kevin Yankey performed throughout this rolling metal sculptured masterpiece.