When all the fabrication work was complete it all had to come right back out and sent over to The Old Car Garage, where Dave Totten spent a year smoothing and painting the two-tone green. When the truck was done at the body shop Mark's brother, Dan, helped assemble the truck and get it back on the road.
In July of 2010 Mark took the truck on its maiden voyage-2,000 miles up the California coast to Oregon for a few car shows. The overall fuel mileage for the trip was about 17.5 mpg with the fuel-injected 4.6L Ford motor. Not bad for a '62 Unibody with the A/C running.
Thanks for your service in the fire department, Mark; enjoy retirement and your sweet ride.