The coupe's body is about as straight and perfect as you'd expect from a high-quality body restoration company, and C.A.R.S. added a Bitchin' Products smooth firewall, tubbed rear wheelwells, and a one-piece '51 Olds windshield (the original Chevy windshield was a two-piece) before the crew covered their work with a DuPont Chroma Premier Honda Milano Red, which is about as red as you can get!
A trip to the in-house upholstery shop was next, and C.A.R.S. covered the Rod Doors split-bench front and rear seats with a granite-colored Ultraleather while using a two-tone smoke combo on the door panels and in the trunk. The dash has been smoothed out in preparation for the whiteface Auto Meter Phantom gauges (with red backlighting), and a boost gauge for the supercharger was installed in the pod on top of the dash where the car's clock used to be. A Vintage Air cooling system was also installed, as were power windows and a Kenwood stereo system (with Infinity speakers) that all work with the help of an American Autowire Highway 22 wiring system. To finish off the interior, a polished aluminum Flaming River Elegant Waterfall steering wheel was mated to one of the company's polished-aluminum steering columns.
Soon Jeff was able to take his ride out on the open road, and he's never been happier. Being such a hot rod enthusiast, he knows he's lucky to have a job where he gets to mix his work with pleasure, and his Chevy is an extension of those good times. The '51 has picked up a few awards since being completed, but the real reward for Jeff is being able to live his dream, and you don't need a psychologist to tell you what that means to him!