Project Over/Un­der: Part 3.5

Wrap­ping up the in­te­rior with LMC Truck, Grant Prod­ucts, and Stitchcraft

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In our con­tin­u­ing quest to turn our base-model stan­dard cab Sil­ver­ado into some­thing worth tak­ing a sec­ond look at, we are re­turn­ing to com­plete the in­te­rior por­tion of the build. As you may re­call, we be­gan at Au­di­o­tis­tics by in­stalling a Viper alarm as well as a JVC and JL Au­dio sys­tem with a cus­tom box and amp rack be­hind the seat. Speak­ing of seats, last month we trans­formed out dirty cloth work truck seats into leather works of art with the help of Road­wire. And now we are fi­nally wrap­ping all the loose ends and call­ing this in­te­rior done!

What does that in­clude, you ask? For starters, we or­dered up an ul­tra-plush carpet kit and match­ing floor mats from LMC Truck. The kit came wrapped up nice and tight in a box and only needed a cou­ple of hours in the sun be­fore it was ready for in­stal­la­tion. We also con­tacted our old friend Revo from the world-fa­mous Stitchcraft In­te­ri­ors in West­min­ster, Cal­i­for­nia, for a lit­tle help lay­ing the carpet in place and wrap­ping our filthy head­liner with a cus­tom-per­fo­rated suede to match the seat in­serts. Our chewed-up stock rub­ber steer­ing wheel was pretty gross. Luck­ily, Grant Prod­ucts came up with a so­lu­tion to this all­too-com­mon prob­lem with its line of leather-wrapped OEM wheels. And, be­lieve it or not, in­stal­la­tion was a snap, and the horn still works! Our fi­nal stop was Da­ley Visual for a cus­tom win­dow tint job on the doors. Da­ley uses only the finest films avail­able and did a flaw­less job in less than an hour.

Even though the ex­te­rior of our Sil­ver­ado is still a beater work truck, we are now rolling in to­tal style and com­fort. It’s truly in­cred­i­ble how much nicer the truck is to drive with a clean, cus­tom, fully func­tion­ing in­te­rior. Stay tuned for next month when we fi­nally be­gin to make some ex­te­rior im­prove­ments to Project Over/Un­der. And check out the whole build so far at truckin.com.

When we started this build, things were look­ing pretty rough. We’ve been clean­ing things up along the way, but we still have a long way to go.

Once we were down at Stitchcraft world head­quar­ters, no time was wasted re­mov­ing the vi­sors, dome light, OS grip, and ev­ery­thing else that se­cures the panel in place.

The factory felt head­liner was pretty gross. We tried to hit it with the vac­uum once, but it just made things worse.

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