Best Way to Mantain Interiors on Semi trucks

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  1. CropShop

    CropShop Bobtail Member

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    We run several older trucks, (mid-late 90's) and it seems like the interiors need fixing from time to time. The one I am working on right now is a 1999 Freightliner Classic. I like to keep the old trucks running as long as we can, but it would be nice to keep the interiors up. With the push to keep 1999 trucks or older running, has anyone found a good source for replacement interior panels? Is OEM the best option, and do most of them sell interiors for 20+ old trucks? I have a few parts I am waiting for from KW for a newer truck that had a 2 week lead time. Seems like some aftermarket company should exist. Any Junkyard recommendations, or are the good ones used up from that long ago.
     
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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    https://www.daycabs.com/ I'd start with these guys, never used them personally though.
     
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  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    stones truck center in florence sc on I-95 has it all
     
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    TheLoadOut Medium Load Member

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    These guys make amazing KW and Pete interior pieces. I just finished installing the KW pieces on my W9, I bought all of them.
    They fabricate and ship, unless you pass through PA they can probably install right there.
    https://www.sparetimefab.com/
     
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    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Now just to find somebody to do a Pete style Unibilt opening for my old pile. 15972853568884272281557926580926.jpg
     
  7. CropShop

    CropShop Bobtail Member

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    Thanks, exactly what I was looking for. We did a day cab conversion on a truck with day cab company, and from what I remember, it went well. Still using the truck, and no issues so far. I will check out the other options.
     
  8. Luwi67

    Luwi67 Medium Load Member

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    Buying good used OEM parts is best. Plenty of truck recycling yards have ebay accounts.

    Use sunshades in your windows when not in use, sun is hard on everything.
     
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  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    That right there.

    The 99 we bought came from texas. Who knows how long it sat in the baking sun. Has the full gauge package and we went in and replaced the needles because half of em snapped off from baking in the heat for so long
     
  10. Caterpillar Cowboy

    Caterpillar Cowboy Heavy Load Member

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    I have never dealt with them, but I remember back from when the guys had that Chrome Shop Mafia TV show I had looked into Truck Guts. I've never dealt with them but their website has some pretty good looking options.

    Another one is Two Bees Upholstery I think? Think they are only on the facebook page world, but they do some awesome work, especially on KW's.

    Never dealt with either of them, but when the time comes those are the two I'll be calling first.
     
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