Before the truck was painted, the interior was returned to L&G, and with no time to spare, everything was put back together. Cerullo light-gray leather bucket seats with red carbon-fiber inserts were added, along with a red and black carbon-fiber dash provided by Dynasty Dash. Continuing with the rugged theme, some 1-1/2-inch steel tubing was measured, cut, welded, and grafted into the interior, providing a custom rollcage complete with a Deist Safety five-point safety restraint system. Using Ford's own interior upgrade packages, an overhead rail storage system was added for the ultimate in flexibility.
A custom interior is never complete without a kickin' audio/video system, and the Citrus Sand Scorcher is no exception. Despite time limitations, the truck was delivered to ARC Audio Innovations of Glendora, California, where they added an Audiovox head unit, equalizer, amplifiers, and built a custom speaker enclosure. Mounted underneath the rear seat, the enclosure houses four Cerwin Vega subwoofers for plenty of punch when tearing up the dunes. The Audiovox DVD player sends video signals to four monitors sprinkled throughout the cabin, and for those moments of real off-roading, a separate GPS unit keeps the truck's location to a pinpoint. One quick glimpse at the calendar, and the crew had a week to finish the truck.
Returning back to L&G, the truck entered the paint booth with one simple idea in mind - keep the truck tough-looking with a bold understatement of class. After hours of taping and prepping, the truck received several coats of House of Kolor Citrus Gold, a color created at L&G, which included three different stages to get the hue perfect. House of Kolors paint was again used to apply the bold silver stripes on the Street Scene hood designed by the team at L&G. Now the quick details were completed, with Street Scene Speed Grille material added to the hood vents, front grille, and lower skidplate. Kodiak Sidewinder steps were bolted on to make entry and egress easier, and to light up any path facing the F-150 a total of six Lightforce Blitz 9.5-inch lights were added. Because of time limitations, the stock 5.4L was left like Ford designed, with the exception of the Optima Yellow Top battery relocated to the bed and the Gibson exhaust. One crazy week later, with one day to spare, the truck was complete. It took two full months to transform this Ford F-150 into the sand scorcher that it is today. Using only quality components, the truck is ready for whatever is thrown in its direction. Aiding in the completion and build-up of the four-wheel-drive wonder are several companies, and L&G would like to thank Street Scene, California Super Trucks, Audio Innovations, BFGoodrich, Audiovox, Ford Motor Company, and The Custom Truck Shop. Now, once the team is strapped into the five-point harnesses the only question is which desert to terrorize next.