As seen on page 88, where we showed you the beautiful difference from smoothing and painting your dull and ugly plastic interior pieces, we now continue the transformation. Just like wheels and tires go hand in hand with custom paint, a billet steering wheel and billet dress-up pieces complement the custom painted interior of your truck. Blue was the perfect color to show off some of the best-looking billet parts available for our truck. Several companies offer billet steering wheels, but for our Project Sinatra F-150, we loved the look of AIM Industries' 3-Ovals billet wheel with black leather half-wrap.
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To accommodate the new billet wheel on our airbag-equipped truck, the awesome guys over at AIM made us a solid billet hub adapter that slides over the steering shaft, uses the factory bolt, and has the exact bolt pattern for the new 3-Ovals billet wheel. There was no need to search on the web for a hub that fits our F-150, since AIM now has one. This combo is a home run, and after tooling the piece for us, it is now available for your own Ford trucks.
Adding even more good looks to the interior of our Project Sinatra F-150, we added several billet pieces from UPR. These parts came polished and ready to perfectly match our polished steering wheel. We added new billet switches, headlight knob, turn signal cover, tilt steering lever, AOD shift lever cover, A/C knobs and panel, and billet cup holder covers. The UPR products proved to be easy to install, as well as a dramatic change in the overall look of the truck. Our painted blue pieces looked even better once they were adorned with polished billet pieces.
See how we spent one afternoon making our interior look great by the following photos.
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We then popped off the small hole covers on the back of the factory steering wheel, which
The airbag simply pulled straight out of the middle of the wheel, then the two wire termin