Since the cab and cowl are in place we can now focus on fitting the rest of our body parts starting with the box. We are using a box we make in house, it’s our #4501 1965-1978 FJ45 long box & tailgate. Of course we added our own custom touches to the box like duel fuel tanks, wider inner wheel wells for clearance of our shock hoops and an access panel to service the rear steer if needed in the future. Looks like we may need to rethink our wheel choice if we want to keep this truck street legal!
Next to go on was our #4050 FJ45 Hard Top, another product that we make in house. In fact we make a fiberglass hard top for our 6” stretched FJ45 cab as well. The roll cage was also added into our cab. And as you can see we are going to be taking a set of our #4038 rear fender flares - large and making them into a custom set of rear wheel flares in an attempt to get more wheel coverage.
Moving to the front clip, we make all the components you see here in house from the hood to the front bib which includes cut-outs for factory style headlights and mounting holes for the headlight bezel. We started with our #4023 front fenders – extra wide but looks like we are running into the same issue as on the rear, custom front fenders and different wheels should remedy this issue. This thing is actually starting to look like a truck, a truck with over 27” of clearance to the rocker panels.
*Disclaimer, Aqualu only builds vehicles for in house abuse, we do not offer build services.*