Wood 'N Carr of Signal Hill, California, was the shop of choice for the custom wood fabricating, and while there, the Element's exterior panels were measured and molded to create wood perfection. With the wood panels crafted, the Element was dropped off at Santini Paint and Body of Westminster, California, where the rest of the bodywork was arranged. After shaving the door handles and smoothing the plastic body panels, endless coats of House of Kolor Kandy Pearl Ultra Orange were applied to the entire shell of the Element. Pete Santini is responsible for the beautiful paint and also for applying the custom wood panels from Wood 'N Carr to the sport woody. In front, the Element received a Stull Industries billet grille, and on top, the Element is equipped with a Honda Accessories surfboard attachment, complete with a one-off Hobie 9-foot, 6-inch Alter Squaretail surfboard. Under the Element's altered body is a Eurolite Toucan Industries blue neon light kit. Now that the bodywork was complete, it was time to open the doors and move to the interior.
Removed and discarded, the factory seats left a huge blank surface for total freedom among the interior. The entire dash was removed and painted by Color Zone Design, and new racing seats were sent to Stitchcraft Auto Upholstery, in Huntington Beach, California, for reupholstering. New tweed carpet was added, along with a suede headliner and re-covered door panels, and all of this was finished before installing the newly covered cream suede with orange vinyl insert seats. Wanting this to be the sickest Element anywhere, the sport woody was then dropped off with the pros at Precision Sound in Chino, California. While in the capable hands of Precision Sound, the Element received a host of audio/video goodies, including a new deck, speakers, amps, and subs. Residing inside the cabin now is an Alpine 6.5-inch motorized monitor, Alpine DVD player, a 6.8-inch overhead monitor, and plenty of Toucan Industries neon. Providing the sounds for the video goods are two 500-watt Alpine amps, one 400-watt Alpine amp, six sets of Alpine components, and two 12-inch Alpine DVC Type R subwoofers mounted in trick new rear panels. The entire system is wired by Scosche and is powered by three EFX dry-cell batteries.
Providing some extra get-up-and-go, the Element was outfitted with a 75-shot wet system by Nitrous Express and now sports 215 hp. There is no doubt about it, this Element has found its niche in the custom Sport Van and woody wagon segment of the customized world, and the only question we have left is, where are the keys?