The bodywork on the all-stock-steel '56 was carefully handled by Roger in preparation to hand the truck over for paint, and the Chevy Orange paint still looks great nearly a decade later. Wait, Chevy Orange? Some might scoff at the color choice because of its lineage, but you can't deny it looks great on all that Ford sheetmetal! Roger oversaw the interior at his place in the Arizona desert, and besides the paint color, the only non-Ford deviation is the '98 Cadillac six-way power seats covered in beige leather with the rest of the interior stitched to match. Other modern amenities for long-distance travel include the Vintage Air A/C unit, ididit column with a Boyd Coddington wheel, power windows, remote entry, cruise control, Alpine stereo, and a full house of Dakota Digital gauges in the stock dash.
The proof of Kelly's tried and true plan is in the pudding: He still enjoys the F-100 all these years and miles later. He gets a kick out of throwing 5-gallon buckets of Pure Power oils and maybe a box or two of Pure Power Lifetime Filters in the '56's bed to go for delivery runs to customers all around SoCal like a well-oiled machine-pun intended!
Facts & FiguresKelly TidwellHuntington Beach, California1956 Ford F-100