2010 From the Rearview – Chrome Time 5

We’re doing the time warp once again, back to Chrome Time Webisode 5. As we got to about the halfway point of our project with Shmuel Valency’s Kenworth W900L, we chose to focus on the hood and cab for most of this video. It’s always been our belief that changing the grill, bumper, and visor are the biggest changes you can make to your truck, chrome-wise.

Kenworth W900L stainless steel bug deflector w/mounting hardware
Kenworth W900L stainless steel bug deflector w/mounting hardware
– $159.00
As Dennis says, this stainless steel “bug knocker” is essential for both aesthetics and functionality. Any veteran trucker will tell you, bugs on your windshield are a giant pain in the butt, especially when you’ve got a couple hundred miles left before you can scrape them off.

Kenworth 2007+ w/1 or 2 piece curved windshield 13 inch stainless steel drop visor - 2 brackets
Kenworth 2007+ w/1 or 2 piece curved windshield 13″ stainless steel drop visor – 2 brackets
– $389.00
Once again, this visor doesn’t just look good, it’s got a purpose, as well. It’s neither comfortable or safe to drive all day with the sun glaring in your eyes, and sometimes sunglasses just don’t cut it. This sunvisor blocks out the early morning sun and still leaves plenty of viewable windshield space for DOT’s approval.

Spyder amber LED Kenworth-style cab light replacement light
Spyder amber LED Kenworth-style cab light replacement light
– $25.99 each
Chrome plastic visor for Kenworth-style square cab lights - SINGLE, includes hardware
Chrome plastic visor for Kenworth-style square cab lights – SINGLE, includes hardware
– $14.99 each
The combination of these Grand General LED cab lights and Lifetime’s great chrome visor is just another strategy for gaining the maximum chrome impact without making your LED lights suffer. The “vent” style holes on the visor allow the diodes on all sides of the light to shine through uninterrupted.

Maxxima amber 2 inch mini-oval 7 diode LED marker/clearance flush mount light w/chrome rim
Maxxima amber 2″ mini-oval 7 diode LED marker/clearance flush mount light w/chrome rim
– $9.99 each
These small Maxxima lights are the smaller version of the style seen on the cab, sleeper, and tank fairing light panels of this truck. They were perfect for accenting the rear fin on this truck.

3 foot aluminum diamond plate deck cover with stiffeners, with mounting hardware
3′ aluminum diamond plate deck cover with stiffeners, with mounting hardware
– $149.00
Lastly, this aluminum deck plate made the back end of this truck really pop. The frame is an oft-ignored area, but if you put just a little effort into it, the frame can definitely make the difference between an “okay-looking truck” and a “WOW truck.”

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