Dan Foust acquired the truck when he was just 13.

Indiana builder takes home honors for restored, PPG-painted truck

Strongsville, Ohio—Dustin Foust, owner of Classic Restorations of Southern Indiana LLC in Floyds Knobs, Ind., garnered Top 25 honors with his 1955 Ford pickup at the annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup in Tennessee in September.

Foust acquired the truck when he was just 13. He worked on it little by little and 17 years later had a truck worthy of elite status in the custom builder world. Foust used PPG’s Deltron coatings including DP40LF Epoxy Primer, K36 PRIMA Acrylic Urethane Primer Surfacer and DCC9300 Concept Acrylic Urethane Single-stage Gloss Black to give the Ford its gleaming black finish.

The Shades of the Past show, now in its 34th year, includes hot rods, street rods, classics and customs up to 1972. Many of the vehicles are original, well-preserved models while others have been turned into customized automotive art by imaginative builders and painters. PPG is a strong supporter of the event and its participants.

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