Out with the old, in with the new.

Now that the exterior of our project truck is nearly complete--we're simply waiting for the retrofit of our '91-'93 Ram grille in place of the '87 unit--we decided to move to the inside.

So where do you start with a former utilitarian pickup? For us, this project meant we had to remove and discard just about the entire contents of the D-150 in order to meet our goal--to update the interior in a manner that illustrates the exterior's sport truck theme. Working with several suppliers, including Auto Custom Carpets, Crutchfield, Auto Meter, Grant Products, Sewfine, and The Eastwood Company, we launched our plan to fabricate a new interior. The results are shown here to illustrate just how great a sport truck the last generation Ram trucks are. You be the judge!

Carpet
Only one name comes to mind when it comes to carpet—Auto Custom Carpets. Not only did ACC have the ’87 D-150 carpet available for shipment, but they also had it available in more colors than we could imagine. We opted for gray to match our existing interior panels.

Seats
From the first step of our project, we really didn’t know what we were going to do—until we found Sewfine. Certainly a lot of seat manufacturers have “universal” seat frames, in which you drill a hole in your floorboard or weld up some frames to work. What really impressed us with Sewfine was that they supplied seat frames specific to our Dodge D-150, as well as some of the best-looking seats for the sport truck market.






Steering Wheel
The first name in aftermarket steering wheels is Grant, and it’s no wonder since they offer more styles, colors, and sizes than anybody else. Also, prices start in an affordable range. Add to those perks its ability to fit most applications, and you know why we chose Grant.

Sound System
Now that the truck was looking good inside and out, we needed to make it sound good as well. The staff at Crutchfield helped us with the equipment we needed—literally everything—all wire harnesses and adapters to match with the D150 were sent. Crutchfield offers the most understandable and complete installation instructions in the industry.





Door Panels
If we did any fabrication at all, it was on the door panels. But thanks to ACC and Sewfine, we were able to carry the look of the cab right to the door panels after they provided us with additional upholstery for a coordinated appearance.

Gauges
Utility vehicles don’t necessarily need gauges, but with our high-performance Slant Six, we wanted to keep an eye on the engine speed. Auto Meter offered us a pair of discreet gauges so we can clock our trips to the grocery store and keep an eye on the engine rpm.













SOURCE
Grant Products
700 Allen Avenue
Glendale
CA  91201
213-849-3171
800-952-6947
Crutchfield
1 Crutchfield Park
Charlottesville
Vi  22911
N/A
N/A
www.crutchfield.com
Techflex Inc.
50 Stration Rd.
Sparta
NJ  07871
201-729-6253
Sewfine
5119 S. Windermere
Littleton
CO  80120
303-347-0212
The Eastwood Company
263 Shoemaker Rd.
Pottstown
PA  19464
800-345-1178
www.eastwoodcompany.com
Auto Meter Products Inc.
413 W. Elm St.
Sycamore
IL  60178
815-895-8141
www.autometer.com
Auto Custom Carpets
PO Box 1350
Anniston
AL  36202
800-633-2358
www.accmats.com
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