The ponies are connected to the rearend through a TH350 trans that is controlled by a Lokar shifter. The trans cooler is frame-mounted. All of the engine and transmission work was done at K&K.
While the body design is indeed fresh, the finish that it arrived with left a little to be desired. Many hours of individual attention were paid to the customizing and final detailing of the car's surface. The doors were suicided, the exhaust exit was cut into the running boards, and the '37 Ford headlight buckets grafted into the front fenders. The taillights are LEDs frenched into the fenders in handmade buckets. The design concept here is smooth and clean, and to that end, minor annoyances such as side mirrors and door handles have been summarily dispensed. One of the distinguishing features of this truck is the removable hardtop and the curved side glass that powers up to seal the cabin from the unwanted intrusions of the outside world. Echoing the original styling from the Ford Motor Company, the beautifully crafted stainless steel grille was made especially for this truck. K&K applied the PPG paint. It's a custom-mix K&K Pewter on the bottom, black on the top, and PPG Global basecoat and clearcoat. A bright yellow detail line provides visual pop. Kevin Sr. applied the finishes.
Pilot and passenger travel in luxurious cockpit comfort, and Kevin Jr. takes full responsibility for the upholstery work, with Ultra leather and Ultra ostrich inserts. The color is a soft, rich buff and the finish is sumptuous, all with exquisite sculpting and detail. The instrumentation is Dakota Digital and EZ Wire provides the wiring, installed by K&K. An ostrich-covered Budnik steering wheel is the solution for control issues, and the console has a sliding panel that opens to reveal all of the switches and Air Ride gauges and controls. Entertainment has not been neglected here either-a Sony CD sound system with four speakers provides the tunes. The final touch to the upholstery is the sculpted covering on the power actuated tonneau cover, and the rich black leather blends smoothly into the black paint below. Needless to say, the bed cover and the doors are remote operated.
According to the K&K crew, it's all about family fun. Kevin Sr.'s wife, Joanne, deserves a lion's share of the credit for the success of the family motorsports effort. She feeds 'em, puts on the Band-Aids, listens understandingly, puts up with their nonsensical obsessions, and generally provides the emotional adhesive and support that keeps them going!
K&K Kustomz is generally known for their truck efforts-they have a Pro Streeted '37 Chevy known as the Bombinator, but Kevin advises us that a very wicked '67 Pro Touring RE-SS Camaro is about to roll out of the shop doors. If the '37 pickup is any harbinger of things to come, that Camaro should really turn some heads. It'll probably leave a little tire smoke hangin' around the old hometown of Deposit, New York. So much for air quality.