Of course, this comes as a toyota classic toyota pickup truck, and this spare body maker fire sent out to me with the wpl truck to review, and this is the let me get the model number for this. It is where was that there? It is on the bottom it’s, the um cb05 white body, and this is a it’s like a toyota land, cruiser body. I showed this to you guys whenever i reviewed wpl trucks, but i wanted to actually put this one on and i wanted to paint it. I don’t want to leave it white. I decided to leave the toyota white just for simplicity, of reviewing it, but really these white bodies are best if you painted a color that you like, but a white pickup truck certainly is a color you can have. But here is the twitter land cruiser body the insert here, which is the inside with the seats in that all the different pieces that you will put on this when you’re done and done, including decals and just all the accessories and attachments here’s. The plastic that simulates, the glass pretty sure that’ll come out, so i want to take that out too. So i don’t get you know any. I don’t i want to mask it and i can paint the whole body a spray paint. I don’t have the spray paint here by me. I should have brought it but it’s, a blue i’m going to paint it blue, and then i bought some clear coat to put over it to help make that paint pop and also protect it.
So it won’t chip or get scratched quite as easily here’s, some more pieces of fenders and bumpers and stuff like that and there’s a bag of screws in here to help attach some of it. And then here is the instruction manual that shows how to attach the body and all that which i’ll be looking at when i get that part. So just want to show you guys the body again ahead of time i’m going to go, paint it and then we’ll come back after it’s painted and show you the body like this and then we’ll uh, then i’ll put all the doorknobs and everything on it. You know hand all the handles and everything and then show you the body again and then, of course, the last we’ll be putting the body on the actual wpl truck and then driving around seeing how it looks with this aftermarket body. This by wpl it’s meant to just fit onto this truck. If you want to switch body styles so that should cover the intro i’ll be back whenever i get it painted and we’ll look at how it looks after it’s finished being painted, so i’ll be back in a little bit, okay guys! So i went ahead and got it all painted using that blue. I didn’t show you the cam, but it was like a glossy blue and a clear coat. I applied both, it did a couple of coats of the blue and i think it turned out pretty well just got to be patient.
You know, take your time and your spray paint it’s always easy to want to quickly rush stuff, and then it doesn’t dry sufficiently. You touch it leave fingerprints, you know, make sure you get out a good, ventilated area and it’s on a good day where it’s you know low humidity, especially it dries better if you’re in a hurry and then go ahead and apply that clear coat. If you want, as i did too just to add a little extra pop and it also helped, i think it will protect the paint, so it wouldn’t, you know it’s going to still scratch pretty easy, but it wouldn’t chip or whatever, quite as easy. Now it’s not perfect, i got a little little spot where it ran right here, um. You know i did turn it upside down and spray painted, so that i did you know what sort of some white showing up under you know, since i spray painted it from the top – and you know, there’s like little hair got in or something got into the Paint, you know it’s hard to see but it’s right in here and uh there’s, some crackle, you know like looks like like when you never the soil dry is and cracks. It looks like that or spider webbing or something here, i’m, not exactly sure. What caused that. I don’t know if it’ll show up in the video i think it will, but aside from that, it turned out pretty darn well and i’m, pretty happy i’m, not the expert painter.
You know, but i always think spray paint’s the way to go. If you use a brush it’s hard to get that nice even coat, so i recommend using spray paint and then of course, here’s all the stuff so i’m going to take this and my daughter’s going to help me. We’Ll put the the plastic glass in it and all this stuff and then, whenever i get done with that, i’ll show you that again, probably just go ahead and put it on the car and then show you the finished product with the toyota pickup truck body removed And this land cruiser body on top of it, which i think i love that toy pickup truck body – and i like this, so i may just swap them – i may actually i’m considering on the um, the pickup truck i’m, actually maybe doing a black and make it Look sort of like the pickup truck from back to the future uh that uh, michael j fox’s character has in that i realized the other day. That was in the movie, and i thought well, you know what i’ve got it. I got the same truck let’s make it look like that, so it may not be identical. I mean you need to get those those uh the lights in the back up on top the with the yellow covers and all that i don’t have all that, so it wouldn’t be identical, but i think it’s kind of cool to do that anyway.
We’Ll get back to this i’m going to go ahead and put this all together and then we’ll come back with the final product to let you guys see it so be back in a little bit all right guys here. It is all finished. My daughter and i after we got done painting it and clear coating like i showed you a while ago, go ahead and put all of the accessories on and mounted it to the wpl toyota pickup truck chassis. I think it turned out pretty nice now. Some of the decals may not be perfect. My daughter was helping me she’s nine. You know she wants to do some of it. I can’t tell her no otherwise she’s not doing anything. So some of the decals didn’t get like the she put a license plate sticker on they’re, not perfect, but you know what that’s part of the fun is doing. Something like that with your kids, if it doesn’t turn out a hundred percent it’s experience of doing that with the kids is much more important than a decal being perfectly straight. Now we put the decals on like the turn, signals on the front here and then put them on the outside, and i don’t know you know if they actually intended you to put the stickers underneath and then put the gl. You know the plastic on top of it to protect the sticker, but it’s not that big of a deal. It might look a little better that way the instructions it doesn’t have any information on how you do that, so they don’t have any information on how to put the stickers on, but everything else all the accessories are all in the instruction manual.
So it tells you how to put all that stuff on and then it shows you how to attach it. You put a a screw here and then you have to put this piece on here. I spray painted part of it. This plastic piece has to be mounted to the chassis, and then you mount the body to it. There’S one already on there it’s slightly different for the pickup truck body, and then this the shocks will push up against this and then that gets it mounted. So i put two screws here and then there’s two more up in here, so it’s a total of four and then one back here. So five you could put screws on each side like the the toyota pickup truck used, uh, it doesn’t say you have to, and it seems fine to me so i didn’t mess with securing it with a couple of more screws. Otherwise, you know it looks really really nice. Now. The battery you know on the pickup truck goes in the toolbox compartment in the back on this on the land cruiser body. It needs to go under the hood, and i got ta tell you that this is not easy to get open several times. I had to take the chassis off and push a screwdriver to pop the hood open, but a while ago i was able to get my fingernail under it and pop it open um. I wanted to show you what happened.
I haven’t touched it up yet, but i’ve chipped, a little bit of paint in my previous tries here just trying to get this open. Let me see if i’ll try to focus in more on the grill here, and hopefully you guys can see that you know. I chipped it a little bit and that’s gon na happen, so yeah that’s just from trying to get it open. So you may have to consider that it may be difficult to get this open now let’s go ahead and turn it on and i’ll show you guys. I you want to mount the headlights up in the front here, just like they’re mounted on the pickup truck and it goes now it’s bound up and there you can see. You got your fully functional headlights here on the land cruiser body, there’s, no rear lights. You could buy a lighting kit and uh wire that in i’m sure it would take a little modification. A lot of those wiring kits come with servo plugs made to go into a receiver, and this has a receiver and esc board in there it’s much more basic. So you have to do some soldering or splicing to try to figure out a way to do that, but it would look cool to have some rear red brake lights in the back on this, but otherwise that’s it. You know i got the seats in the steering wheel you need to put in before you insert it up into into the body.
You want to put the plastic glass in as one of the very first things you have your windshield wipers here in the front and there’s one that i think it might have fallen off no it’s. There. One goes in the back here behind the spare tire, but yeah it looks. Um refocus the camera there and yeah. I think it looked. It turned out really nice, you know, and i did use that clear coat. They might make it pop looking back now. I i think it looks fine, but maybe it would have looked a little better just to leave it without a clear coat so that’s up to you. I’Ve done them both ways. The clear coat adds a little extra protection, but not much because the fact that i’m able to scratch it off just by my fingernail, shows you that that doesn’t do much it’s more adding a bit of pop to the truck. But when you get that clear coat spraying, if you don’t get it on, even it can look a little bit. You can see it. You know i can see the clear coat on the truck and it does look good there’s spots where it’s either not on enough or it might be on a little bit too much, but otherwise a really fun project very easy to do. If you’ve got the wpl truck this body, just is a great kit and you can at that point give yourself that option of completely changing vehicles without actually having to, and you still got the pickup truck that you can.
You know mine came in white, you can color, you can paint that and then you can just swap bodies, since it has all the parts it’s just gon na be a matter of half a dozen screws or so, and you can swap bodies at will really easily. So i like that, like i said i may take the pickup truck and paint it black and kind of make it look similar to the pickup truck from the back to the future movies. Okay, guys that wraps up the painting and application and body upgrade to the wpl truck to the toyota land cruiser if you’re new to the channel i’ll try to do more videos like this, my channel used to be more drone, focused now i’m doing more rc. All together, but we’ll, see more videos like this when i had opportunity arises.