After the fiberglass Downs pickup body was fitted to the frame, the cab was chopped 23/4 inches. To consume the wide rear American Racing Torque Thrust II wheels and Goodyear Eagle tires, Randy widened the rear fenders and the running boards were widened 2 inches. A '37 Ford grille was installed flanked by a pair of '37 Ford headlight housings filled with halogen lights. Randy and Jim Barron from Oxford, Ohio, spent endless hours block sanding the body straight and smooth. The body was then prepped and painted, using PPG color and accents. Randy mixed his own custom hue-"Price Purple". Jim then poured paint into his paint gun pot and began applying basecoats to the surface. After the entire Downs '38 Ford body was saturated in "Price Purple", Wade Hughes, from Cincinnati, Ohio, engulfed the trucks hood, front fenders, and even through the cowl and cab with a yellow/red wispy, flaming inferno. After the flames were laid and sprayed, Josh Shaw, also from Cincinnati, used his steady hand and thin dagger brush to pinstripe the yellow flame's razor edges with fading yellow and green tips. After the flames were pinstriped, the entire body colors were buried in multi-coats of clear. The entire body surface was then cut, buffed and polished to a glistening, flawless finish. The bed floor planks were given many coats of high gloss oak finish separated by chrome stringers.
A cool, custom truck isn't complete until it is equipped with a serious music machine. You must have cruisin' tunes whether it's rock'n roll, country, jazz, or blues. Randy's truck is no exception. His system is driven by an Alpine CDA-9843 head unit and the mids/highs are powered by a JL Audio 4300 amp while the two JL Audio 10-inch subwoofers are powered by a JL2150 model. The two JL Audio 10-inch subwoofers are consumed in a custom-built enclosure that was designed and constructed by Jared Martin and hidden behind the seats. A pair of JL Audio XR650, mid/high speakers are located in the two front kick panels and a pair of Kicker KS63 speakers are located in the rear cab corners. Jared wired the entire sound system.
Opening the cab doors exposes the ultra-white, soft leather interior created by Steve Holcomb at Pro Auto Interiors, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Steve covered everything in white leather except for the floor, which is covered with Mercedes wool carpet. The custom-made door panels, center console, and headliner were all covered in ultra-white leather. A Vintage Air system keeps everyone cool and comfortable inside the cab during those hot summer cruises. An ididit steering column was capped with a LeCarra Banjo steering wheel.