The all-steel '55 skin was massaged to obtain its flawless complexion. The factory firewall was removed and replaced with a smooth firewall. When Todd fabricated the double-walled bedsides, it allowed him to run wires, cables, and hoses between the walls. A smoothed tailgate and custom roll pan with flush-mounted LED taillights clean up the rear end. Two large nitrogen bottles were stored underneath the wooden plank floor, which can be raised for easy access to the bottles. The bedrails were capped then welded smooth. An ol' school frenched antenna was bored into the cabs passenger side rear corner. A No Limit front-tilt hood kit was installed to allow easy engine bay access and it eliminated a hood blow-over while driving -- besides, it looked cool. Todd selected BASF GM code 81 Fire Red as the base coat and quickly called his good buddy Charles Armstrong from the Auto Art Studio in Prescott, Arizona. Charles is a whiz with a spray gun and airbrush and it shows as he engulfed the grille and leading edge of the `55 with his realistic flames. The fresh chrome exterior door handles, headlight bezels, front and rear bumpers were installed to maintain that hot-rod appearance.
The interior of Todd's '55 was stripped clean and the dash was welded smooth giving it a fresh start. Vintage Air A/C was the choice for climate control. A Dakota Digital gauge cluster displays continuous engine vital signs. An ididit tilt steering column was capped with a B.A.D. steering wheel that matches the exterior billet rollers. One-piece electric side windows were installed creating that clean, see-through-cab appearance.
The audio system was installed and wired by the crew at Advantage Audio in Norman, Oklahoma. The rockin' tunes are produced by an Eclipse head unit that sends the audio signals to a JL Audio four-channel amp. Another JL four-channel amplifier powers the JL 10-inch subwoofer that was enclosed into a custom made sub enclosure, flanked by a pair of JL four-channel amplifiers hidden behind the bench seat. The mids and highs can be found in both kick panels.
Todd's wife, Geri was responsible for naming the mighty red flaming '55, "Fahrenheit 454". It's just another incredible rolling business card for Todd to add to his custom ride Rolodex.