Hooniverse Weekend Edition: This is a Toyota?

Toyota recalled a boatload of Tacoma Pickup Trucks for a Frame Rust issue. They extended the warranty, but apparently it wasn’t enough for this enterprising owner. This is just another reader submission by long time Hoon Paul (Thanks Man!). See more shots after the jump….

According to Boston.com:

If your Tacoma pickup develops frame rust, Toyota will repair the damage and extend the body warranty to 15 years and unlimited miles, free of charge. If you do nothing, it may mutate into this:

This thing is either in bad taste, or is so full of awesome, I can’t decide. Why not leave your comments as to the merits of this one-of-a-kind Toyota….

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24 responses to “Hooniverse Weekend Edition: This is a Toyota?”

  1. Alff Avatar

    That's no Tacoma. May be a Fife or a Burien, though.

    1. Alff Avatar

      Dude, (he says so liqoured up he has to type with one eye closed) it may as well as be White Center.

      1. Han_Solex Avatar

        I was going to say somewhere between Vader and Centralia …

    2. sangandongo Avatar

      Nice reference. You must be in Tukwila.

  2. Bill Avatar

    Its a juxtaposition, the front end looks like a picassoesque take on an old pickup from… 30's or 40's maybe. The back end is super future retro cool.
    If they kept one style or the other it might look better. Both at once makes my brain sad.
    Looking better than it does is not saying much though.

  3. CptSevere Avatar

    There's a Dodge 3/4 ton Cummins diesel pickup I've seen around here that has a front end welded up like this, but it's even uglier. My guess is that it plowed into something and the owner figured building his own front clip was cheaper than replacing the hood, quarter panels, and grille. I'll have to remember to take a picture of it next time I see it.

  4. discontinuuity Avatar

    What drugs do you need to take in order for this to look like a good idea?

    1. austinminiman Avatar

      You gotta be high on life, man.

  5. jeremyn Avatar

    Isn't that the new Ssanyyong concept?

  6. JayP Avatar

    Mad Max says wha?

  7. Ben Avatar

    see this on my way to Joshua Tree in Brighton…back looks like an infiniti FX

  8. BGW Avatar

    That's the most awesome meat smoker I've seen in quite some time.

  9. Dr_Dangerously Avatar

    Ha! I know that truck. That is over in Allston. I use to live two blocks from where that dude parks. I think the guy works at a body shop over there, It didn't look like this the last time I saw it though. The front looked more like a plain hot rod.

    1. FЯeeMan Avatar

      heh, I thought you were reviving the "he parks like that all the time" meme…
      Thanks for skipping that!

    2. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      Damn, wrong part of the metro area – I spent the weekend all over Boston, but managed to avoid this thing.

  10. B72 Avatar

    He's widened the track too. Must be fun to drive this thing down fresh pond parkway!
    For those not familiar with Boston, it's 2 narrow lanes in each direction with curves and no center divider.

  11. dmilligan Avatar

    I imagine that the front end of that thing could be uglier, but it would require more imagination than the builder possesses. We should all count our lucky stars.

  12. Smells_Homeless Avatar

    That is AWESOME! It takes real commitment to undertake a project like that and I think it should be encouraged.

  13. muthalovin Avatar

    Woof! Its not so much truck, hell, vehicle; its more art than anything else. That whole eye of the beholder thing.

  14. Pants Avatar

    Call it whatever you like, retro-futurist, steampunk rat rod, art deco monstrosity, that thing is bad ass. The front end looks like it rolled straight out of "Duel"

  15. Plecostomus Avatar

    Some sort of frightening steampunk monstrocity from a post-apocalyptic nightmare.
    It is scary, though, I'll give it that!

  16. littleYodaPickup Avatar

    I love ugly truck beasts like this. I'll wager this guy never has to worry about getting cut off in traffic, even in Boston. And if someone oblivious does hit him, he didn't lose much. Just find another couple rusty body panels, and away he goes!

  17. Thomasena Colcher Avatar

    Lovely site, would love to see a bit more content though! Then again my own NJ welding site hasn’t much either – Great post anyway, added your RSS!

  18. Cranog Avatar

    Wow great article! extremely informative and to the point.