Body & Paint: Jim saw hidden potential in the Starliner body, and Andre, working with Jason Rushforth's drawing, brought it to the surface. The most subtle, but most profound, profile improvement was the 2 1/2-inch chop, accompanied by laying back the A-pillars, and recessing the stock windshield into the cowl. The bumpers were sectioned and smoothed and tugged tighter into the body, and body panels were shaved of handles and other hardware. Headlights were recessed slightly, and custom taillights were added to a custom panel. Repairing the factory trim put a hiccup in the hectic buildup schedule but maintained the distinctive Starliner personality. The original black paint was stripped in favor of PPG Champagne Pearl set off by House of Kolor Cobalt Blue Candy, shot by Andre.

Interior: The craftsmanship continues on the inside, where the black-and-red-vinyl seats were replaced with front and rear buckets from Wise Guys. McFarland Custom Upholstery in Buckley, Washington, used Champagne Pearl-colored Whisper vinyl to cover them. Rod Doors door panels with Billet Specialties hardware complement the seats. The stock dash was dressed up with custom insert pieces. The dash, Moon steering wheel, and floating console (extending to the back seats) are painted to match the exterior blue.