You know you’re nearing the end of a build when all your body components finally have the final finish on them whether it is powder coat or paint. In our case it’s both. Throughout this build we have been periodically sending our completed parts next door to Jason Fritz at Protek Powder Coaters to get some color laid down. Well, this week we got our final parts back from Jason and can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. We started with installing the turn signal and marker lights on our front fenders as well as a washer fluid tank and the coolant reservoir tank.
Mounting the front fenders back on the truck was super easy and this is when we can start mounting the rest of our engine bay goodies like our front grill and bezel. We get to install the additional marker lights and headlights and of course the hood. Another product we manufacture here in house is our fiberglass hard tops for the FJ45 Cab. We got ours back from paint and the color match is perfect! Before we mounted the hardtop to the Cab we sprayed in some bed liner to finish it off on the inside.
We also sprayed the inside of the box with the same bed liner. Next week we will be reattaching everything back to the truck. Hook up some full lines, fill all the fluids and hopefully hear this thing running!
*Disclaimer, Aqualu only builds vehicles for in house abuse, we do not offer build services.*