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Old 07-17-2014, 12:25 PM
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Been searching for images of 1st gen interiors to get some ideas for my 83 d150.

The instrument bezel being so large and unique is stumping my creative juices.

Been looking at Speedhut gauges since they can be pretty customized....

I know I'm going graphite and blue on the inside, but as far as adding new gauges and other "perks" i thought it would be nice to see what others have been doing.

Plus I couldn't find a thread for people to show off their truck interiors, so two birds one stone!

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http:// I don't know if this link will work. But I did some things to my Gen 1. Re colored dash. Added a B&M shifter gray carpet and the bucket bench out of a 98 extended cab 1500. Looks sharp.
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This is what I started withhttp:// this so far is it.http:// I think it looks a lot more sporty and custom.
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That is looking sharp!!

Are the door panels new or painted?

How do you like the bucket seats? That is something I have been considering - vs reupholstering the original seat. Call me old fashion but I am partial to the charm of the old-style bench seats.

Is that just a cover on the steering wheel or is it a wrap? Was thinking of a leather or rawhide wrap for mine.

I will post some of my current interior pictures (Warning: Its scary y'all) when I get home today.

Any one replaced the speedometer without modifying the bezel?
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The dash and all are original. I used 2 cans or mate black. I love the bucket bench. My daily driver is an 01 1500 quad cab. I like the integrated seat belts. Now what I found is it did take modification the Gen 2 extended has a flat floor. Now the regular cab is raised like a gen1. Also some of the seats that are integrated have a module to control seat belts. That has to be wired for them to unlock and work. But now that's done it's so worth it to me. And if you wanted to change your speedo to white. LMC sells a kit to do it plus needle paint. And the steering wheel is a wrap. Soon to disappear.
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Nice threads on the inside. I like the first glen trucks.
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Here is what I have to work with. You think it would have looked better inside with only 68k miles.....lol.
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Nice threads on the inside. I like the first glen trucks.
thanks I'm going for a custom look with as many mopar parts as possible. Kinda retro look.
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You would think. But the one thing I like is your truck is a manual. I love the hell out of that. My Gen 2 is a 5 speed. I don't know how many 2 wheel drive quad cabs where made with 5.2 and manual but I have 1.
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Your truck looks like the same trim as my old goat. Custom with a slant. Or at least that's how it started. Of course mine has had a few alterations. The 6 is gone and so is the 908 slush box in favor of a 360 and 727. Headers with dual exhaust, inside of course. The body will stay white, with a twist a metallic clear coat. And a set of aluminum rims from 89 dodge dakota sport. Of course the motor and Trans where done before my dad bought it. Then it came to me. So he was told it was a 318 only when I started this update did I find it was a 360. And I have spent a lot of time correcting what the guy ether didn't do or do correctly. And he's passed away. Also if you click on the picture I posted it will take you to my photo bucket. I just uploaded a video of how she sounds now.
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