The rest of the truck is a fairly straight-ahead restoration, but with a few period options installed. Not wanting just another old truck, Richard and Linda found a few rare options that were available at the time of the truck's manufacture, but were not a part of their F-1's birth. One of these was an N.O.S. Ford fresh air heater that did just that, pulled fresh air in from outside to use instead of recycling the air inside the cab. They also incorporated a single taillight since only a light on the driver side was standard; the same goes for the addition of the N.O.S. passenger windshield wiper assembly and the Dennis Carpenter stock rear bumper.
Richard rebuilt the remainder of the '50 with a little help from Linda, Billy Davis, and Rich Najera. After going over everything with a fine-toothed comb, Richard called upon the Rumbley Brothers Auto Upholstery in Asheboro, North Carolina, to cover the stock bench with the factory-type brown vinyl that would serve as the perch to grab hold of the stock steering wheel that Richard spent many hours fixing.
Everyone is sure that Ralph would be proud to know that his little old truck went on to win the Stock Best of Show at the 2005 F-100 SuperNationals, as well as some First Place trophies back home.