The column is small and the chrome-like finish is perfect for a ’60s hot rod truck.
We topped the column with a reproduction 1940 Ford steering wheel from Lime Works and called on Ron Francis Wiring for a chrome-plated “Signal-stat” style turn signal unit.
This fiberboard headliner fits well, and while we would’ve loved to do a photo how-to on the install, it was so clumsy that is was a matter of two people in a small cab pushing the panel into place, marking and doing some slight trimming and then installing the piece for the last time.
Since our truck didn’t have a rearview mirror we purchased a Model-A rearview mirror, and after removing the mirror from the bracket we put the bracket in a sheetmetal brake and bent the appropriate angle on the plate.
The door panels were sent off for upholstery using white leather and black Ultraleather in a traditional pattern.