Aftermarket cabinet shelves

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by 4wayflashers, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. 4wayflashers

    4wayflashers Medium Load Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    So I’m in a new truck again and this time its an International LT625. The cabinets are basically useless. However, I noticed there is spots inside the cabinets to put shelves and other spots made to screw stuff into. I’m assuming these are for the extras you get when you pay for the super duper premium deluxe package.

    Anyone know where to find these interior cabinet parts aftermarket? Yeah I could cut some wood for shelves but if there is a catalog of interior parts I can purchase I’d rather do that. Ive been scouring the internet, but no luck.

    Also, some stickers that say “watch your head” would be great.

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  3. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    Good luck. Been looking myself.
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  4. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Road Train Member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Rhinelander, WI
    Think ur gonna have to cut some yourself. Shouldn’t b too hard. Most big box stores will make the cut for you for about $.50. Look for the pre made shelves, measure and cut
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  5. Six9GS

    Six9GS Heavy Load Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    Yuma, AZ
    I got the same basic thing with my VNL760. one cabinet is set up with a clothes rod to hang clothes. Now, I actually prefer to hang clothes. But, it wastes some space doing it that way. I'd rather have drawers, at least shelves, in that cabinet. Looks like there are supports built in for 2 shelves, but can't find anything even close to those shelves anywhere.
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  6. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    Plastic boxes work well. Can use different sizes or? Just stack them.
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  7. zaroba

    zaroba Medium Load Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    South East PA
    I have a t680, but it has the same issue. 4ft tall cabinate right behind the drivers seat with a clothes rod and multiple spots to attach shelves but only 1 shelf a foot off the bottom.

    I stacked plastic shoe boxes from Walmart in the upper part. Can fit 4 high and just barely 2 wide.
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  8. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

    Jan 30, 2012
    Charlotte, N.Carolina
    can always ask the dealer
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  9. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

    Sep 9, 2010
    Halifax Nova Scotia
    I would try a junk yard, I'm sure there is a few of those smashed for parts? That would be my first go?
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  10. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    I was thinking of using two wooden dowels with holes drilled in the center of the end of the rod. Then use a dowel screw to connect both dowels. Put the dowels inside the cabinet then twist to expand them like a shower curtain rod to fit into the cabinet and stay in between the plastic edges. Then cut some kind of wood paneling or plywood for the shelf. Here's a picture of a dowel screw so you know what I'm talking about.

    upload_2021-9-26_14-2-58.png Half-Screwed-Dowel-ROds.jpg
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2021
    Reason for edit: Added picture
  11. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    Maybe go to Lowe’s or ACO, Look at the cabinet hardware available. They have regular shelf brackets, like in Kitchen shelves. Get some larger metal ones if possible, instead of plastic ones. All that’s needed is a small hole drilled. If you don’t want to drill the cabinets, you can use 2 pieces of wood, 1/2 or 1” x 2” on each side. Wouldn’t have to attach the wood. Once the shelves are in place. Should all stay in place.
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