Paint and Trimming

The photo shows the interior of a rear wall of a 100 series Landcruiser Dual Cab with the rear seat folded forward. A similar style of interior trim is used on all of our conversions.

Before any trimming is started the rear wall and associated braces are rustproofed. Wherever possible we use the original trim from the vehicle as can be seen in the photo (Hoodlining, side pillar trims, seatbelts etc are all standard). The main section on the top half of the wall is then trimmed with marine quality carpet to match as near as possible the original colour. If you noticed the deep ribs in the wall (in our photo under the heading CONSTRUCTION) are missing, thats because we add a separate trimming panel to the lower half to not only give a nice flush finish but it is also the reason our conversions are as quiet inside as the original doner vehicle. A 50mm air gap might not seem like much but it makes all the difference to sound absorbsion

The painting process starts during construction with some hard to get at sections being rustproofed before other panels are put in the way. Once the main work is done the cab is etch primed first followed by 2 coats of 2 pak primer. The vehicle is then prepared for the finishing coats before entering the spray booth for the last time. All conversions are finished off in 2 pak paint according to the paint manufacturers recommendations, the number of coats depends on the paint being used eg. Metalic, Solid, or Pearl

To finish the job all modified areas are then rustproofed using special wands to get into awkward places