Category: Body Styling

Categories: Body Styling

Body shops will love the larger selection we have for replacement body panels, specifically our hoods, hood scoops and roll-pans! It is proactive to have a reliable source for aftermarket truck and car parts when your a body shop, and to do this it is almost necessary to have this supplier in your speed dial whenever one of your customers presents a custom vehicle. Many collision shops will run across the non-factory applications at least a few times a month and this can put a damper on the turn around of your job if the source for these parts are not readily available. Taking the time to find said outside source can be a drain on your pocket book and ultimately turn a happy customer into an unhappy customer fairly quickly when the job ends up taking longer then it should. This is where X2 Industries comes in, our friendly staff can quickly and efficiently access thousands of aftermarket car and truck parts within our online inventory, and better yet if we do not have the specific part we will go out of our way to find it and effectively inventory it and then ship it out to our customer in the quickest manner possible saving you a huge amount of time and headache.

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Categories: Accessories, Body Styling

Shaved door popper kits are a sweet way to open your door with shaved door handles. A matter of fact the only other way to open your door would be with a manual pull cable or to simply open your window and use the interior door handle to open your door. The style of a smooth door, and shaving exterior door handles is a custom addition that we aftermarket enthusiasts have been doing with early and late model vehicles for many years. Popper kits allow an additional point of entry when you have no door handles on the exterior but adding a popper which is located in the door jam and it functions by pushing the door open for entry. On top of opening the door for access, other components of this system includes, brackets, pull cables, relays, solenoids and usually a remote module. These parts all work together to remotely activate a relay which in turn sends direct power to a solenoid inside the door that then is connected to a cable and pulls the existing door handle mechanism so ultimately the door can be popped open some by the popper plunger inside the door jam. There are two main components for which need to be considered before purchasing, and they are the solenoid and popper. Solenoids come in many strengths and sizes and need to be strong enough to get a good pull on the internal door handle mechanism. Some vehicles depending on the year and amount of wear and tear on the handle assembly may need some oil, grease or both to loosen up this handle mechanism before installing one of these kits. If the solenoid can not pull this part of your door handle then access to the vehicle may be impossible. Solenoids come in many styles and ranges from smaller less powerful 10lb pull types all the way up to 90lbs worth of pull to yank on your internal door mechanism open. This design has been used for some time and is a trusty method of gaining access to your vehicle in this situation. To get a better idea of how this is installed and works inside of a vehicle check out the installation image/diagram below.

Door popper wiring diagram
Shaved door popper solenoid circuit for wiring.
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Categories: Body Styling

Custom Aftermarket Steel Rollpans
Rollpans are an excellent addition to your truck or SUV’s exterior. These custom body parts create a smooth and custom look to the rear of your vehicle. There are many styles of rollpan to choose from, so before you being your purchase get to know what your dealing with and the options you have available to you to customize your truck.

Some of the more popular and readily available pans are built out of fiberglass. These rollpans are built to be installed with hardware (nuts and bolts) and will show a seam between the bed section (metal) and fiberglass pan. Metal stamped rollpans or fabricated rollpans are built to either be welded or mounted with hardware. Installing a metal pan with a weld offers a seamless look which can really add that sweet custom style your looking for, but keep in mind it is sometimes an issue with customer that do not have a welder and can be more costly due to minor fabrication work and paint. The other option is using hardware with a steel fabricated rollpan which can give you a bit of that custom smooth look without the welding involved. A metal fabricated pan has a slight lip that overlaps each side of the bed section to somewhat hide the seam.

No matter what rollpan you are looking for or are considering purchasing there are some initial steps that will need to be taken to accommodate these custom exterior enhancements. One of the biggest modifications that you will have to make when installing any kind of rollpan is trimming your far rear frame section. This section mounts your factory bumper and must be removed to allow clearance for your new rollpan so be sure to cut this frame section back far enough to clear a straight across rollpan from side to side. A good way to tell if you have trimmed the frame back far enough is to take a string line holding one end at each side of the lower bed panel sliding it up and down to see if any part of the newly trimmed frame catches the string. Once you have this done then the hard part is over, to wrap everything up be sure to wire you license plate light and mount the pan.

For instructions on rollpan installation please visit our install documents on each of the rollpan products under the “DOCUMENTS (INSTALLATION)  tab.

Custom Steel Rollpans

Steel Smooth RollPan Installation Documentation / Welding / Fabrication / Body Filler / Paint
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