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Old January 19th, 2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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My nephew is starting his own business, and needed a heavy duty truck on a budget. We found him a decent deal on a low mileage Cummins Dodge through this board, but it was trashed inside and out with road tar. He has a body guy, but needed interior help. Uncle Keith to the rescue!

Here is what we started with, sorry its the only one and sideways, it was texted to me. Interior garbage, headliner sagging, passenger side of dash covered in large chunks of tar.



Used all recycled parts from my old shop truck. Spent 3 hours with rags and chemicals on dash alone.

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Old January 19th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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Made custom headliner by stripping down to backing board and painting with fabric paint.



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Used parts from several trucks, and lots of elbow grease, cleansers, and restoration, took 3 days and less than $100 in materials.

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Old January 19th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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Only original interior piece is very top of dash!
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Old January 19th, 2012, 10:59 PM   #4
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Daaamn. Good job man. That thing looks like a new truck compared to what it did. With all the new interior were you guys able to get the tar/dirty work truck smell out?
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What did you use to remove the tar?

At my car wash we use 3m adhesive remover and it takes it right off with no side effects to the paint or plastic, just don't let it dry.
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Daaamn. Good job man. That thing looks like a new truck compared to what it did. With all the new interior were you guys able to get the tar/dirty work truck smell out?
Thanks. It has a new car smell now. Although most of my work clothes now smell like that truck did :)
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nice results. You always do great work Keith.
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What did you use to remove the tar?

At my car wash we use 3m adhesive remover and it takes it right off with no side effects to the paint or plastic, just don't let it dry.
Thats exactly what I used. Then liberal amounts of armor all to recondition the dried plastic.
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Thanks everyone! I'm really happy how it turned out. It would have been nice to get new carpet, but we were on a budget and the one from the parts truck cleaned up decent enough for a work truck. With a new set of floor mats to cover some minor stains, the interior will look brand new.
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