Back in 2010, we took on a massive project, the likes of which we had never tried before – giving a truck a complete makeover! Up to that point, we’d installed a lot of chrome and lights on trucks, but never more than a day’s worth of work at a time. It’s not the type of project that’s in high demand – most of our drivers are on their way to a delivery, so they may have a spare couple of hours, but rarely days.
This project was even more interesting because the owner of the truck would be in Israel the whole time. Mr. Valency Shmuel had been a customer of ours for a long time, but we’d always shipped parts overseas to him before. Now, he was buying a new, 2011 Kenworth W900L (a truck with little or no presence in that part of the world) and having it brought halfway around the world to him!
The truck was manufactured in Washington state and driven to us in West Memphis, AR. A long drive, sure, but nothing compared to the trip it would later make by water to Israel. After months of pre-arrival planning and coordination, we started several weeks of work on the truck. Meanwhile, our installation shop stayed open and available to our regular customers. It was a colossal project, but through teamwork and patience, we got it done!
Earlier this year, Mr. Valency and Michael started working on plans for a second truck – this time, a 2014 Kenworth W900L. Again, they spent months choosing parts and coordinating the entire process. They even managed to work in the same amount of glamour on a smaller budget! We’re very proud of how this truck turned out. It’s extremely cool to be involved in a big international project like this one.
Maxxima amber millennium-style 13 diode LED marker light – shown on cab and sleeper panels, fuel tank fairings, and tool boxes
Stainless steel reversed T-bar with 8 round 4″ light holes – available with virtually any light configuration
2″ round “Stealth” chrome plastic screwless grommet cover – no visor – screwless light bezels! These are definitely an Empire Chrome favorite.
Pearl Amber/Red 48 diode square LED turn signal light – a great fender light, which Mr. Valency chose for both trucks