Replacing Exterior Trim With Brothers Trucks
INDING A PERFECTLY PRESERVED TRUCK at a decent price is pretty rare these days. If you pick up a project, chances are that it will need some love in several areas. Recently we featured a ’79 Chevy C-10 that Tre 5 Customs made over. All other segments were worked on, including getting the engine running and looking better; lowering the stance; improving the handling, performance and stopping capabilities; sealing the cab with all new glass and weather stripping; and completely reviving the interior. The last thing on our to-do list was to give the exterior a full-body makeover. The truck arrived missing a ton of trim parts and both bumpers, so replacing the tired-looking parts and adding some new pieces would really change the appearance of our square-body.
We needed a ton of specialty parts to complete the big job ahead, so we turned to Brothers Trucks for help. Brothers specializes in 1947-87 Chevrolet and GMC truck parts—its catalog is chock full of classic and custom parts— and the staff did a great job helping us select the correct pieces for our makeover. Everything was ordered for the exterior of the truck, from small clips to bumpers and LED lights. A few days later, boxes of top-notch parts started arriving.
Since Tre 5 didn’t want to fully repaint the truck, and there were some scratches and dents along the sides, they decided to add a little extra to the exterior. The idea of wrapping the sides of the truck was floated, and the crew decided to run with the idea since it echoed the classic two-tone paint these trucks came with. They’d already decided to reinstall the body side trim moldings, so the edge of the wrap would disappear behind the trim. This would make the job of two-toning the truck very easy, plus it would conceal some of the scratches. Check out the complete process they went through to give this project a full-body makeover.