Whether you call it a frame cover, a catwalk or a deck plate, a “flush-mount” deck plate can really add a smooth custom look to your truck. In years past, these had to be custom built by a fabrication shop and typically was a long and tedious experience. Now, with the Iowa Customs program, deck plates can be ordered quickly and easily, and can be ready to install within a week or two!
Contact your “Mafia Parts Pro” at 4 State Trucks to obtain a Deck Plate Measuring Form.
Fill in the Length, Width, Height, Material Selection and Amenities on the Deck Plate Measuring Form, then submit to 4 State Trucks for a sign-off drawing of YOUR custom deck plate.
Sign and return the deck plate drawing. Then, in just a few short weeks, you are ready for installation!
In addition to disconnecting the 5th wheel airline, carefully release all air pressure and make sure cab air bags are fully deflated, especially if your deck plate extends under the sleeper/cab.
Un-install the recessed airline box and/or storage box for ease of installation. Balance on drive shaft.
Slide the deck plate into desired location, then re-install the recessed airline box and storage boxes.
Locate your Iowa Customs hardware kit and using their “Patented Mounting Clips” attach to deck plate and tighten equally from side to side.
Mount the anti-slide brackets to the deck plate to prevent the deck plate from moving forward or backwards.
After securing and tightening all the hardware and making sure there are no other apparent issues, then installation is complete.
Now, enjoy that clean and smooth new look!!
Check out more custom deck plates for your big rig at www.4statetrucks.com, home of The Chrome Shop Mafia.