Big Red Truck gets some trim.

Posted: January 31, 2013 in Diamond T truck, Tin Can Tourists, upholstery, Vintage trucks
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DSC04251 (1024x768)After my fun morning putting the chains on the GMC, I got busy and finished up the trim panels for the Diamond T.  It went very well, the look is exactly as I’d pictured it.  I’m still undecided as to paint the upper header panel over the windshield, or cover it with leather to match the headliner, but I have plenty of time to decide.  I had to hammer some blisters in the header to clear the electric wipers,  it looks like it was made that way now.  Nice.  The two holes in the bottom are for courtesy lights.  The windlace will go in, by loosening one screw at a time in the side/top panels, and push one section at a time in under the trim panels.

I’ve decided to make matching kick panels from aluminum, which will require forming an opening for the cowl vents, but it’ll look cool if I can pull it off.  Stay tuned for that. 

Meanwhile, here are some more pictures of the now very cozy, comfy cab.  It also smells great, like the inside of a mahogany cigar box, a smell I remember well as a kid. 

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  1. Debbie says:

    Wow! Great job!

  2. Doreen says:

    impressive, did you do the seats as well?

  3. flynbrian48 says:

    The seat is a junkyard refugee from the back of some unknown make/model SUV.

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