Con­cealed Carry

CTP CON­CEPTS MAKES IT EASY TO HIDE YOUR AIR RIDE

Street Trucks - - TECH - TEXT BY MIKE SELF PHOTOS BY TRAVIS PRUIS

WHETHER YOU’VE GOT an Ac­cuair air ride man­age­ment sys­tem or are plan­ning on in­stalling one, one thing that many strug­gle with is where to place the con­troller. Keep­ing it on your lap can get old af­ter a while, and we all know what hap­pens when it’s lay­ing on your bench seat and you have to make a sud­den stop. Go­ing fish­ing for the con­troller while sit­ting in traf­fic isn’t ideal.

Of course, many of us have come up with ways to keep our Ac­cuair con­trollers within arm’s reach, and some­times those ideas are pretty trick. Other times, they could use some im­prove­ment. Some­where be­tween build­ing some­thing com­pletely from scratch on your own and pay­ing a shop to build some­thing for you lays the CTP Con­cepts Ac­cuair con­troller hous­ing. Travis Pruis of CTP has been in the C-10 game longer than some of the new-school young­sters have been alive, and he re­cently came up with a neat new way to keep your Ac­cuair con­troller in place and con­cealed.

The ash­tray thing has been done be­fore, but up un­til now it was pretty much a com­pletely DIY affair and re­quired weld­ing and up­hol­stery skills—pos­si­bly both. The CTP Con­cepts Ac­cuair con­troller hous­ing elim­i­nates most of the work and re­quires only a cou­ple of screw­drivers and a hand­held grinder, cut­off tool or saber saw. When you’re all done an hour or two later, you’ll have the per­fect way to keep your switches at the ready, then stow them when parked or try­ing to stave off the temp­ta­tion to mess around.

In this step-by-step, Travis shows us how easy it is to add this nifty mod to your 196872 C-10. Have an ear­lier or later C-10? CTP Con­cepts has you cov­ered there as well. If you’re won­der­ing why ’67s aren’t listed for this par­tic­u­lar hous­ing; well, tech­ni­cally the CTP Con­cepts hous­ing will work, but there are a cou­ple of ex­tra steps in­volved since the fac­tory ash­tray bracket is spot-welded into place and must be drilled out. Not a big deal, re­ally, but it’s the one thing that keeps this from be­ing a bolt-in affair for ’67s.

Fol­low along and check out your next fa­vorite ad­di­tion to your Ac­cuaire­quipped C-10.

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