Full custom ’71 interior w/engraved billet aluminum inserts.
Now days with so many enthusiasts building c10s, it can be difficult to come up with an interior design that’s different, let alone cool. That’s why we figured we put together this article and feature some Cool C10 Interiors, including examples of stock, slightly modified and full custom.
Yes, stock can be cool too. While many C10s and classic Chevy trucks had minimal interiors, the overall design worked well. Depending on the year and trim option, you could get everything from a vinyl seat and rubber floor mats to full carpet, bucket seats and a console. The designers at GM, did a fantastic job creating the interior(s) of these old trucks. Nothing really brings back more memories than seeing a completely re-done stock interior, and with suppliers like Brothers and LMC Truck, everything you need is only a phone call or email away.
Stock ’72 Cheyenne Super Interior.
Stock ’66 Chevy C10 Interior.
The first step to moving away from the stock interior is what we’ll call “Slightly Modified”. This style, our favorite, blends original features with modified ones, such as an aftermarket steering wheel or custom door panels. You’ll even see owners paint various parts of the dash, like the glove box or gauge cluster to tie in the carpet or seat colors. One of the most popular upgrades classic Chevy trucks is installing a late model seat; a bench seat from a newer pickup or a set of bucket seats with a center console. One thing, we believe GM forgot about when building these trucks.
’72 Blazer w/factory buckets, console, custom door panels & steering wheel.
The ’74 Cannonball C10 w/race inspired interior.
’71 w/painted cluster, glove box, ash tray and late model seats.
Full CustomWant ever more out of the interior of your truck? Then “Full Custom” may be the way to go. This style seems to be the most popular choice among the big wheeled, LS powered, air bagged show trucks of today. While many do leave the factory dash intact, it’s usually shaved, and includes a Dakota Digital gauge cluster, custom console, seats and door panels. Lots of exotic materials, like Ostrich, Alligator or carbon fiber are used for covering seats or as an accent. Colors can and will range from soft silky brown to hot rod red. Whatever the combination, it’s usually wild and takes cool c10 interiors to a whole new level.
’57 w/shaved dash, custom paint, buckets console and door panels.
’69 w/custom everything.
Complete Dash Swap
Looking for a design that’s completely different? Why not go old skool and swap out the entire dash of your pickup for something like a Tri-Five Chevy. This technique has been used probably as long as cars have been customized and if done right, still looks cool today. The red/white tuck & roll on the seats and door panels combined with the ’57 dash and Bel Air steering wheel sure spice up the interior of this early ’50s kustom truck. Continuing the dash onto the doors was a nice touch, plus upgrades like, AC, cup holders and power windows are always great upgrades.
While a dash swap is sure to change the look of your C10 or classic Chevy trucks interior, it does require a fair amount of fabrication, knowledge & creativity, and may be better left to the seasoned builder.
Cool C10 Interiors come in a variety of styles and colors, be it stock, slightly modified or full custom. Just remember one thing, it’s your truck, you’re the on who will be spending hours cruising the open highway in that interior, so build it out the way you want. Choose the color(s), the style of seats, the door panels, carpet and upgrades you want, so that you can enjoy your C10 or classic Chevy trucks interior for years to come.