The Cameo body received proportional alterations that are difficult to notice. The cab roof driprails were removed and the lid was lowered 1 3/4 inches by Dreamers, in Snohomish, Washington. The majority of the body mods were performed by Maxwell's Metal Works in Marysville, Washington. The hood was pie cut, then smoothed inside to eliminate any seams from the pie cutting. The Cameo pickups from the factory had fiberglass bedsides and tailgates that were attached to metal bedsides and the tailgate. Chevrolet used the '55 Nomad station wagon side rear panels as molds to pull the Cameo panels from. The clamshell lower portion of the opening tailgate of the '55 Nomad station wagon was utilized to create the fiberglass tailgate for the Cameo. A unique small fiberglass spoiler was feathered into the top of the tailgate that was leaned forward 35 degrees and glassed in. Les wanted to emulate the '56 Chevy Nomad tailgate so he cut seven brass bars that were sent out and chromed and then installed. The bed's box was narrowed before installing the fiberglass panels. The Cameo body lines and curves were enhanced making them more pronounced. The unique horizontal grille bars were made from biplane wing struts. A pair of '00 Harley Davidson motorcycle turn indicators were mounted onto the middle grille strut and a pair of Halogen flat crystalline lens headlights were frenched into each fender.
To complement the engine compartment, a new pair of front inner fenders were fabricated and installed. The folks at Technostalgia were responsible for the cool Cameo LED taillights. The front and rear bumpers were cut, narrowed, smoothed, and rechromed. Maxwell's built a custom aluminum tonneau cover that was glued, not welded, at the seams to eliminate any possibility of warping. Les' son Rob is responsible for the unique polished stainless steel strips that are separated by stained black oak stringers. The icing on the cake that puts this Cameo over the top was installing the custom lengthened stainless '56 Bel Air side moldings that were stretched to fit the front fenders, cab, and bed. The doors were shaved smooth and the corners were rounded. One-piece power windows were installed in the doors creating a sleeker cab appearance. The factory dash was removed, cut, and sculptured, creating two dash pods reminiscent of the early-model style Corvette dash. Before paint, Les delivered the truck to Helpenstel Auto Body in Port Angeles, Washington, where the body was primered, then block-sanded until every wave and imperfection was removed. The two-tone red/black paint scheme came from Jerry and Karla Husby in Pasco, Washington. After they both retired from Boeing they started painting custom cars/trucks. Jerry and Karla are very meticulous about their flawless masterpieces, so they only paint a couple of custom rides per year. Using PPG Corvette Red and Black as the basecoat, Mike LaVallee laid down some minimal graphics. The basecoat was then buried in multiple coats of clear creating endless depth. After the cut, buff, and polish treatment, the vivid colors just glistened. To maintain that ultra show 'n shine, award-winning appearance, Les utilizes Meguiar's cleaners, waxes, and polishes.