An all-steel custom fabricated terraced dash with a deep eyebrow houses the Auto Meter car
To continue the smooth-skin complexion, the door handles were shaved in favor of AutoLoc keyless entry, while bear claw latches and strikers were installed from AutoLoc for guaranteed doorjamb alignment every time. Moving to the rear, the trunk's interior was fabricated from steel with an automated remote action lid. Next, the factory drop-down tailgate rear section was completely removed. Then, a whole new complete rear skin was cut, bent, and fitted to the rear quarter panels. The rear quarter panel body lines were continued with a break line in the rear skin. To allow the new rear section to fit with a form-fitted radius, the rear quarter panel back edges were cut back 2 inches, then the newly shaped and formed rear section edges were radiused to match the rear quarter panels. Scott's Hot Rods in Oxnard, California, made a pair of one-off oval LED taillights, with polished aluminum beauty rings that mount flush with the rear skin. If you noticed, all of the body line edges have been enhanced and sharpened to appear more pronounced. The Flowmaster 4-inch stainless steel double-walled exhaust tips exit through the rear quarter panel's portholes just in front of the rear wheel openings. To achieve a contrasting cool personality for the Cali topless cruiser, Alan Palmer laid out a two-tone graphic scheme, then sprayed it with BASF water-based custom mixes of silver and copper hues that were separated with black pinstripes, then buried the entire surface in multiple coats of clear to achieve its glistening finish.
Peering into the open-air interior, we noticed a custom steel terraced dash with Auto Meter carbon-fiber gauges, water temp, volts, Speedo, tach, fuel, and oil gauges. A chrome ididit tilt steering column was capped with a Billet Specialties custom three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel. The custom steel center console houses the LoKar shifter and Air Ride Technologies pneumatic 'bag controls and two Clarion MAX 675 VD2 touch-screen ultra-fast iPod controlling AM/FM/DVD players. The front unit is also connected to the Clarion Nax-970 HD navigation hard drive. The system is powered by Memphis M-Sync component speakers and Memphis cast framed subwoofers in a custom enclosure. The sound is well balanced and designed to rival the radical ride that it's installed in. The unique audio and visual system was designed by Howard Kruger, while the installation was performed by Jules Angus at Phantom Electronics in Thousand Oaks, California. The crew at J.B. Custom Interior in Camarillo, California, displayed their stitch-craft skills, as they remodeled a pair of Lexus low-back bucket seats for both style and comfort. The back seat was removed from a Lexus, then modified, and also covered in high-quality soft black leather. Next, the insulated floor was covered with Mercedes-Benz pile carpet. The custom-made door panels were also covered in black leather, then recessed into the doors for a flush, clean appearance.
This is the ultimate sunshine cruiser. Brian can be seen rollin' down the SoCal coast highway with the ocean breeze in his hair, rockin' to some Beach Boys tunes, including, "California Dreamin'." We think it's just too cool.