The original seat has been treated to a timeless treatment of red and white rolled and pleated Naugahyde. The upholstery work was handled in house at Southern Style Customs. The red interior complements the white exterior perfectly. A Dennis Carpenter carpet kit and seatbelts were used after lining the cab with Dynamat. Vintage Glass supplied the smoke-tinted windows and a Grant steering wheel tops the original steering column. An Alpine stereo provides the tunes, while Southern Air keeps the cab comfortable regardless of the outside temperatures. A trio of Auto Meter gauges are mounted in a Summit Racing bracket below the dash, while the stock speedometer and other gauges remain functional as well.

Since this project was a family affair it took a year or so to finish the truck at Southern Style Customs since other customers’ trucks had first priority. But today, Larry and Tina Black enjoy cruising in their ’71 Ford truck, much like they did many years ago, and this truck is one thing that truly is as simple as black and white.

Larry & Tina Black

Gwinnett County, GA
1971 Ford F-Series


Frame: modified stock
Modifications: partially boxed, C’d
Rearend / Ratio: Ford 9” / 3.50:1
Rear suspension: parallel leaf
Rear brakes: drum
Front suspension: dropped I-beam
Front brakes: ’78 Ford pickup disc
Steering box: stock
Front wheels: 17x8 American Torq-Thrust II
Rear wheels: 17x11 American Torq-Thrust II
Front tires: BFGoodrich, 225/55R17
Rear tires: BFGoodrich, 345/55R17
Gas tank: aluminum


Engine: ’62 Ford 390ci
Heads: iron
Valve covers: chromed steel
Manifold / Induction: Edelbrock / Edelbrock
Ignition: MSD
Headers: Hedman
Exhaust / Mufflers: aluminized / turbo
Transmission: C6
Modifications: TCI kit & converter
Shifter: column


Style: pickup
Modifications: shaved, filled, raised bed floor, custom inner bedsides
Fenders front / rear: stock / stock
Hood: stock
Grille: stock
Bed: modified stock
Bodywork and paint by: Jeramie Black, Southern Style Customs, Snellville, GA
Paint type / Color: urethane / Wimbledon White
Headlights / Taillights: stock / stock
Outside mirrors: peep
Bumpers: stock front, rolled pan in rear


Dashboard: modified stock
Gauges: Auto Meter
Air conditioning: Southern Air
Glass: Vintage Glass
Steering wheel: Grant
Steering column: stock
Seats: stock
Upholstery by: Southern Style Customs
Material / Color: Naugahyde / white, red
Carpet: Dennis Carpenter