Originally Posted by daksnbeers
If you're going to repaint I highley suggest rubbing it down with tsp before hand then with a rag with straight water. Painters use it with a chemical pick up on a pressure washer to clean plastic siding on homes before they paint. I'm in florida which has some lax road laws. They don't require yearly inspections. I have also thought of possible seeing if a local interior shop could do the over lay on my dash, need my headliner redone with charcoal grey anyway. Any reason you want your interior tan? I hated it.
Oh I need to get a new steering wheel too. Might just go after market although I do like the stock wheel on the 93. Just no idea how well die would last or might find a second gen dak wheel in a junkyard w/o a airbag.
well 93 is the newest Dakota without an airbag... I have 2 extra steering wheels here both from 93s both tan.
I just left mine tan because that's how it was when I got it, I don't think it looks all that bad. I have just changed what's been needed to replace for wear and tear, on what is now a 21 yo truck and the steering column plastic which is different from auto to a stick.. I bought my truck with a supposedly dead auto tranny, I swapped it over to a 5 speed (since that's what I had laying here) and didn't want the A/T shift lever hanging there doing nothing...
there is a guy in my town with a 92 that has been customized a bit/ roll pan in place of stock bumper, license plate set into the tailgate at an angle, etc His truck's still in primer at the moment (I think he was lookin for the "mark III" ground effects and such yet last I saw him)
Anyway he did the same tan to black that you want to do and he went to the local yard and got replacement plastic and seats out of a different kind of vehicle to put into his truck, and I ended up with *some* of his left over stock tan plastic and the front seats, but not the pieces I need... I got the covers from the back seats, the carpet, the seat belts and I forget what else but the pieces I still want for mine, he dyed and re used
I just drive the **** out of my truck, 90-some a day every day... and I just want to maintain it the best I can, knowing the miles are piling on. At the moment it has 157K on it, I got it with 130K on it (didn't have the job I do now when I got it) I just had to do the heater core in it last week but for the most part it has been a very dependable truck so far
unlss the frame breaks, it gets wrecked bad enough I cant fix it or someone offers me a ridiculous $$$$$ for it (I do not have it for sale but have had comments at the gas station LOL) it aint goin anywhere.
I spent the cash on the best tires money can buy over this past summer (Michelin LTX) and I spent more for a set of tires than I originally paid for the truck... but I wouldn't have bought such expensive tires if I didn't have intentions of driving my Dakota til I can wear them out... the last set of these, I got 80K out of and they still had tread on them
and I like to camp, it has proven a great truck for that, that I can load with gear and pull my popup with and not feel it behind me