- Jun 22, 2011
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- Abbotsford B.C., Canada.
Not much experience with modding ExCab interiors.Being an interior guy would you have any examples of clean and resourceful ext cab bench/factory jack delete builds? Not crazy on stereo though will do something nice in that regard as well. I’m thinking storage and such for basic tools, floor jack and roadside emergency essentials for removing and hauling parts for future builds as well as being prepared for myself and friends/family as well
Most times I work on them it's for other's & that's usually getting them cleaned up & serviceable again with the repairs typical to these trucks.
Carpets, headliners & driver seat outer edge foam & cover repairs.
Any mods are usually done by the owner & then I work around them.
The modifications can vary as they're owner-dedicated to their individual requirements.
Not saying that I couldn't do, but...my shop rate.
1 day. 8 hours. $600.00.
If an owner is capable, I don't blame them for doing the mods first. Even if that same job took them 2x as long!
Not capable? No harm. No foul. I know someone. (!)
Just don't attempt & then bring me something I'm gonna turn around & rip out anyways. Waste of time for both of us, + the materials.
The 400 interiors that I do have experience messing with have been RegCab's. Mainly...mine.
Fabrication of mods can be a bit of trial-n-error, depending on the owner's needs.
'Time' can add up.
I have a total of 40 hours just into my '98's seats & console. $500.00 more for materials. $3500.00 all in.
Even then, they took way longer than they should have as I had to sneak them in & around the paying jobs.
Most customer's suffer a wave of stickershock when I tell them that. I don't blame them. Pretty hard to justify $3500.00 for seats/console in a $6000.00 truck.
Hell, for those kinda costs, as a customer, I couldn't even afford to hire me.
There is more than a few members here that have modded their ExCabs according to their needs, but a lot of that info is hidden within owner build threads.
Post up a 'Q'. I'll bet you'll get a lot of responses with different ideas you could utilize.