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Aqualu Aluminum Tub for the Zuki
I spoke with someone from Aqualu last week about making Tubs for the Zuki. If there is enough interest to give them reason to begin manufacturing the tub for the Zuk they will. They started with Toyota Land Cruiser tubs for the 40 and 45 series. Then they added tubes for the Jeep SWB series. Not only do they make tubs they also make aluminum fenders, hoods, tailgates, and windshield frames for these vehicles. I would love to get an all aluminum tub, fenders, hood, etc. for my Zuk. Infact my wife wants us to buy a second Zuk and I would convert that over too. One of the venders is talking about making a fiberglass tub. I prefer metal and the Aqualu tubs are extremely high quality. And all your factory body parts bolt right up as if this tub came from the factory. Including myself I know of two other guys here that prefer aluminum over the fiberglass. I actually wont spend the money for the fiberglass tub. I will spend the money for an Alumunim tub though. Even if you dont want an Aluminum tub how about fenders, hoods, etc made from Aluminum that are the very best quality and fit. If we can get the interest of Aqualu to make a tub those other items are soon to follow. The sami tub is smaller to the Land Cruiser so my guess is the sami tub will run about 1500 USD give or take 150. Before I dropped my FJ45 project (lack of finding a 45 series frame) it was not going to cost me much in shipping for the tub/windshield frame. I am hot for this upgrade. Let me know if others are willing to spend the money too. Or maybe even if you can do it at a later date. I dont belong to any other Samurai lists so maybe folks could also pass the word along to others. I know with the number of Samurai's sold in the USA and Canada we have to have a stronger customer base compared to the LC 40 series crowd and way higher compared to a 45 series truck.