If you drive a Square Body truck, you’re driving a piece of Chevrolet history. Produced from 1973-1987, the C10 Square Body trucks had a boxy design with contrasting rounded lines throughout. But just because your truck is from the 70s or
80s, that doesn’t mean you have to keep the outdated interior.
When it comes to sprucing up your inner cabin, you can choose to restore your C10’s interior or opt for modern
aftermarket upgrades. Unless you want to keep everything stock, upgrading your Square Body’s interior will give your
truck a new modern feel and added comfort.
If you aren’t sure where to begin your Square Body Chevy interior upgrades, here are some ideas.
Square Body Gauge Clusters
New gauge clusters can give your C10 an updated look plus the convenience of modern technology. Many products fit
directly in the factory bezel and don’t require any modification.
You can even go full digital if you don’t like reading the traditional analog gauges. Choose from black or white gauge
faces depending on your style preferences.
Square Body Seats
When it comes to upgrading your Square Body seats, you can go in two directions: bench seats or bucket seats.
Square Body Bench Seats
Bench seats are the perfect combination of modern and classic. Many classic trucks and cars originally came with bench
seats. Although bench seats have mainly become a thing of the past, there are modern bench seats available for your
Square Body. They come in several different styles and are designed to be more comfortable than the original factory
seating. Extra padding and molded seat foam provide more cushion.
Square Body Bucket Seats
Bucket seats didn’t start appearing in automobiles until after World War II. Eventually replacing bench seats, bucket
seats have a sportier, more modern look. Bucket seats are made for one person and are contoured for extra comfort. Some
bucket seats come with a center console for additional storage and cup holders. They’re also better for performance
driving as you won’t be sliding around in your seat as much.
Square Body Door Panels
If you’re working on upgrading your Square Body interior, don’t forget the interior door panels. Designed to replace the
factory originals, aftermarket door panels are easy to install and will add a modern touch to your truck’s interior.
TMI makes door panels that match their seats and dash pads for a cohesive look. They even maintain the integrated
armrests found in the stock panels. TMI’s door panels are available in premium padded black vinyl with several choices
of stitching colors.
Square Body Dash Pads
If your dash area needs extra attention, a new dash pad can make a big difference. Dash pads will give your entire dash
area a fresh, new style. These are direct-fit components so you can easily swap out your factory dash pads. Try
coordinating your dash pad’s color with your new gauge cluster. You can also choose stitching and grommets that will
match your seats and door panels.
Square Body Steering Wheels
Steering wheels add the perfect finishing touch to your revamped Square Body interior. There are several different
styles available, from three-spoke to six-spoke steering wheels. Stick with a wood-grain design for a more vintage look
or go modern with black leather or foam.
A new steering wheel will not only complete your inner cabin's look, but it offers ergonomic benefits as well. Since you
have to use the steering wheel each time you drive, you'll want something that is comfortable and feels good in your
Enjoy Your Upgraded Square Body Interior
After you’re done with all your Square Body modern interior upgrades, you’ll have a custom cabin that’s both stylish and
comfortable. Those long Sunday drives will be far more enjoyable. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on all the
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Source: Why Front Bench Seats Went Away, Jalopnik
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