The inside of the roadster is simple, yet far from Spartan. You won't find any audio equipment-topless motoring and a spitting flathead would drown out all but the most thunderous of stereo systems anyway. Instead, Dennis relied on the quality craftsmanship of Eddie's Rods & Customs in Pueblo West, Colorado, where Eddie Potestio upholstered a set of custom seats in King Ranch leather from Bowen Foam and Fabric. The scarred and branded leather gives the seats a unique look that can't be matched with anything off the shelf. The gauge cluster in the center of the cab is also unique. It's a custom piece made by Classic Instruments, housed in a '37 Chevy headlight. Eddie, along with Bob Boudreaux, worked on capping the tops of the doors, the rear of the cab, and rolling the dash to finish the smooth look of the roadster.
With the extensive metalwork finished, Dennis left the task of painting the Truckster to Jimmy Bourdeaux at Perfection Auto Body in Fort Wort, where he sprayed the frame black and the body PPG Hot Wheels Orange. We tried our best to capture the tremendous glow from the orange paint. Trust us, it's noting short of awe-inspiring. Stopping us dead in our tracks at first sight, we're sure you'll agree this may be the igniter for a whole new custom truck genre in the future.
Dennis had a lot of talented people lay hands on the Truckster, and he'd like to thank: Bob Boudreaux, John Roberts, Jimmy Boudreaux, Jerry Wallace, Eddie Potestio, Jason Hamner, Glenn Clark, Jeff Abbott, and Mike Abbott.
Flaming River steering components were capped with a Grant steering wheel. Of course all w
Thom Taylor rendering that inspired Dennis' build.
Alfred E. Neuman grins back without a care in the world from atop a Lokar shifter.