At Thomas Hardie Used Trucks, we offer a million and one ways to make your truck your own. Customised trucks are becoming more and more popular, with a huge range of options and additional add-ons that can make your dream drive come alive.
We’re excited to announce that we now offer a range of bespoke customisation services for your used truck, full details of which can be found on our Customisations page.
Whether you choose bespoke lighting, full-leather interior or some super suspension, it’s time to get creative – you can personalise your truck so that you’ll love it for the long haul. So, without further ado, here’s a rundown of just a few of the services we offer.
A Paint Job You Can Be Proud Of
A great paint job can mean the difference between a truck that blends into the crowd, and one that turns heads. From mild to wild, a truck’s paint job speaks volumes about the person behind the wheel – you can put as much or as little of yourself into the design when it’s ready for the artists who are spraying your truck. For the extra wow-factor, consider a vinyl wrap. These come in a variety of materials, including two-tone and fabric. Yes, there is such thing as a velvet-wrapped used Volvo truck!
Top Tip: Avoid detailed graphics on the front of the cab. These will be difficult and costly to repair once the stone chips start to show up.
Lightbars, Beacons and Loads More
Normally the first stop for custom trucks, exterior lighting can differentiate your truck from other models and really make it stand out on the road. With lightbars and beacons, perimeter lighting or spot lights, we can offer a huge range of options with halogen or LED bulbs. And it doesn’t stop there – we can install interior cab lights under seats or in footwells, for a unique lit-up look. We also have a huge range of colours available, so the choice is yours!
Now that your cab could rival Blackpool Illuminations, it’s got to look the part too – no more hiding in the dark. The interior is the ideal place to incorporate your tastes to your truck – after all, it’s where you spend all your time. From elaborate fiberglass dashboards and personalised centre consoles (good for so much more than cup-holders) to bucket seats with sports-style belts, custom truck interiors go much further than snazzy-coloured leather seats. Although we will award bonus points for matching these with your paintjob.
Top Tip: The best custom trucks are based on themes, so watch your favourite films or listen to music and be inspired. Do your research and check out other custom trucks for ideas – hey, it’s not stealing, isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery?
Hydraulics are awesome. High, low, wherever you want to go, customising the suspension on your truck can completely change the handling, so you can have your drive however you want it. This is when it’s vital to call in the professionals, as improperly aligning your truck can cause serious problems, as well as uneven, premature tyre wear. It’s also usually necessary to adjust the driveline angle with custom suspension, as when a drive shaft is out of line, the rear U-joint may cause vibrations at high speed – not what you want on a long-distance job. The team can take care of all of this, leaving you to concentrate on whatever customisation you’ve got planned next!
Top Tip: Lowering the suspension on your truck brings you closer to the ground, which lowers your centre of gravity. You’ll notice this in the performance of your truck, with less body-roll in turns and all-round better handling.
With our in-house engineering specialists, Thomas Hardie Vehicle Solutions, we can offer full design and customisation services for your truck. If you have any questions or would like to discuss these services, get in touch today.