I have been lurking on this forum for some time now and I thought I would post once I started my body work, then I seen this thread.
It may sound strange but '73 - '79 ford pickups are my passion. I have owned one since I was 17 and to me they are one of the nicest trucks from 1960 on. I have had lots of people ask me "Why a '79 Ford F100?" Do you think sometime back in the day someone might have said "Why a Nova?"
I agree with '69 Widetrack when he said "I enjoy subtle body modifications that, as you originally posted, make a person looking at the the vehicle think, there's something different about this 1977 Ford short box but, what exactly is it?", that is my goal with my truck.
I like your idea and I have never seen it or even heard anyone even talk about something close to it. Done right I think it would look good.
I guess I better go to the introduction thread and introduce myself now.