More retro-rod look is available when the door is opened. Basic black upholstery and carpet give it a no-frills cleanliness. Chip Knight Upholstery expertly custom-fit the '64 Galaxie seats into the '56 after wrapping them with black leather, and Mark Larson handled the carpet and headliner. A full array of Auto Meter gauges keeps tabs on the monster mill's vitals, while still looking like they belong there.
When Eric decided to ditch the "pearl marshmallow" look by repainting the body, he didn't have to look any further than his own cousin, Ronnie Hall, for the extreme hue change. Ronnie has done several award-winning paintjobs in the Boise valley over the years, and is very well known for his spectacular work. After extensively modifying the teardrop hoodscoop to accommodate the huge mill, Ronnie laid on the PPG basecoat/clearcoat that looks to be a foot deep. While the car was being painted, Greg Williams polished all of the stainless trim to a mirror finish.
Twylla and Eric have known each other for 35 years, and have been married for more than 26 of them. Surely, she might have reconsidered her decision to buy the '56 for Eric had she known what an obsession it would turn out to be, but she and their sons, Drue and Austin, have been there to help and have supported him through all the changes the car has undergone.
Eric And Twylla Hall's '56 Ford Fairlane Victoria