How would you pimp out this truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by westcoh, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. westcoh

    westcoh LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 313

    Hey all, just looking for some ideas on how to bling out this truck a bit. I bought this truck as you see it in this picture. The flatdeck on the back is coming off and a dump box (maybe switch-n-go) going on.

    My company colours are blue / white / green, and I'm debating whether or not to paint the truck something besides white? I'm looking for some good simulators for it too, anyone know a good online source for them?

    I really want it to stand out from every other plain work truck like it around here. If anyone has pics of their own trucks all painted and lettered up I'd love to see them too.

  2. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,114

    You could hav ethe whole thing wrapped in vinyl; there's a chain of tanning salons here and they did up an H3 that way, used the entire thing as a rolling billboard. I think a local car dealer did up a car like that, too. I have no idea how much it costs but maybe cheaper than painting it and then putting graphics / lettering on.
  3. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,850

    You could get rid of the stock hood and go to your local truck dealership or salvage yard and get a better replacement. You may have to fab something to fit the fenders as the hood goes up/down. Take off the black fuel tank and steps and chrome them out. Same story with the stock wheel. If your bed tilts and it looks like wood, get them diamond plated on the sides. Then the back bumper / hitch should also get diamond or chromed out as well. You need to replace the stock cab light markers aloong with the air horn. Once again - you should be able to get this stuff through a local dealer, after market parts store and salavage yard.

    That is my idea, may cost a little moey but you would have a one of a kind truck!
  4. Oasis-Outdoor

    Oasis-Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178


    Ditto on the polished tread plate and the wheel simulators. Have not yet found an on-line source. Clean, polished wheel simulators would instantly make you IH look cleaner. Also when it comes to company logos on the doors I like a graphic effect that you don't see much anymore. It is the shadowed chrome looking lettering. It is hard to describe it, but will try to find a pic. Good straight truck ya got there, good luck with pimpin' it!
  5. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    I have a feeling ttthomas should chime in here. He has a pretty slick International with a switch and go.
  6. Plant Buyer 83

    Plant Buyer 83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Agreed or ETW Man, hes got some nice trucks.
  7. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,114

    WTF is a wheel simulator?

    Personally, I have found that real wheels are necessary to the safe operation of the truck. :rolleyes:
  8. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    Leave it how it is and put the money in your pocket. At most, letter it with your company logo.
  9. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 591

  10. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067 more than likely has everything, hardware wise, you'd ever need for a commercial truck geared toward vocational use. Chem them out, they have simulators, lights, all sorts of great toys.

    Nice truck BTW, it has some potential. Simulators, chrome bumper with LED markers, change out your clearance lights to LED's if they aren't already, change all other marker lights to LED if they aren't already, chrome mirrors, I've seen a few IH's with nice chrome visors, not Pete huge, but nicely added. I'd also get some underbody boxes but mount them to the frame if you're getting a Switch-N-Go, make sure they're diamond plated for the bling effect. Hahaha. Just a couple of my ideas

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