One of the ways to set your truck apart from the stock skinned rigs you see is to take something the factory did and modify it in some way, such as bolting in a roll pan or throwing in an aftermarket grille. Eventually you'll reach the end of bolt-ons, but the need for customization continues, so what then? Step up and start cutting into the skin and smoothing out some lines, shave the door handles, or french in the brake light. In this story, we'll show you what it takes to trash the bulky third brake light on an S-10 with a Starbucks Customs flush light kit. The kit comes with the light and a pre-fabbed bucket to make installation much easier. This kit will save you the task of scouring the wrecking yard for that perfect piece; you know the light will work, and if you've tried to cut out sheetmetal without power tools, it's worth it. If you're confident in your ability to cut, weld, and do some bodywork, you could do it yourself, but if not, have a competent body shop do the job for you.
Now let's get to it.
Dome LightOn S-10s, the dome light screws into the third brake light bucket, so we had to cut two strips of sheetmetal to bridge the gap of the headliner and provide a place to affix the new light.