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Interior Swap

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by FryDaddy, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. FryDaddy

    FryDaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    How hard is it to swap a cloth crew cab interior to leather. I see a truck that looks nice, but has cloth. Probably could find some leather seats at a savage yard & buy a schematic of how wires are ran. Is this something simple or harder than it sounds...
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  2. ZTR_Diesel

    ZTR_Diesel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    The electrical would be my main concern...and make sure the years and seat configurations are an exact match. The leather seats (especially if a dark color) would be a lot easier to keep clean.

    May want to try a truck-sepcific forum realted to the make & model you are interested in. Shop around as used interiors can be easy to find, but of questionable condition (mold, smells, cleanliness, etc.)
  3. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    I looked into doing this to a Z71 back in 1994, but it would have been to pricey, leather seats are expensive, even from a salvage yard! unless you get lucky and somebody with the same truck wants to swap their interiors with you. As long as its the same body style and the seat mounts are the same, it should be pretty straight forward, but you may need some interior adhesive for any door panels or console pieces. Good luck.
  4. FryDaddy

    FryDaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Thanks guys. After calling dealer this morning, its not gonna be worth it. They want to much for the truck.
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  5. bluegranite

    bluegranite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    You can look in the yellow pages for an upolstery shop. They buy premaid leather covers almost any color you could want for the seats and install for around $1000.00 here.

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