The Beach Watch Ford Maverick show truck was built by D.R.A.G.G. Which is an after school program partnership between Oxnard Union High School and the Oxnard Police Department where at risk youth work with industry professionals to build cool stuff.
Here they started with a 2022 Ford Maverick XLT Hybrid to build the ultimate beach patrol vehicle, in the process utilizing a number of key Ford Accessories from the catalog and a number of custom performance and law enforcement equipment modifications as well.
The visuals start out with a full body wrap by Legacy Auto Design which brings fresh color livery to the Maverick. This is matched by the custom painted Grid GD7 17×9 off-road styled wheels. Tires here are an interesting selection, Toyo Q/T in size 255/60R17. Framing those out are wheel lip moldings from the Ford Accessories catalog by Air Design. You might notice a big of height here, aided by a 1-inch leveling kit by Rough Country. Yes, on a Hybrid.
Another item that might open some eyes is the installation of a Borla Performance exhaust system with dual outlets. While this item is not yet on the market, but Ford Performance and Borla have told me here at SEMA that it will be available in a few months.
Accessory lighting is aplenty here with a full suite of LED law-enforcement wig-wag lighting and flashers found down on the grille and lower bumper fascia. There is also a slim-line light bar on the roof. Other lighting includes a 20-inch LED bar by Rigid at the front and a number of Rigid accessory lights at the front cowl and at the top rear of the bed cap.
The bed cap used here is the commercial model offered through Ford Accessories by SnugTop. Here they have mounted a roof rack to it with Yakima accessories to attach a surfboard and other accouterments.
Getting a close look at the commercial SnugTop revealed a number of important key details for those considering this for their Maverick. The interior finish as expected is rough fiberglass but it is finished in paint. There are molded in mounting cleats in the roof for items like the LED lighting installed here.
There is also an openable and removable glass window for a pass through if one wanted or needed one for their installation. Looking at the hinge and locking hardware for all three doors reveals a good quality level it features gas lift struts on all three of them.
Another notable Ford Accessory item here is the drop-in hard bedliner by Penda. With a MAVERICK and Ford oval logo at the front, it appears to fit tight and snug to the curves and shapes of the steel bed. Of note is that it accommodates the storage cubbies at the rear sides of the bed. Also shown here is the tailgate liner which again, seems to fit like a glove. A top-notch Cargo Glide bed slide out finishes off the cargo area nicely.