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Truck Thursday: Topkickurban

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You know what my fellow Hoons? Sometimes having an old school Suburban in your livery is just not quite enough. I mean you can drop the shell on a one ton chassis with added fender flares out back. You can even lift it several feet, even put obnoxious stickers on the rear window and it still isn’t enough.

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But drop that sucker on a Topkick chassis and that is what I’m talking about. Total awesomeness topped off by that bad ass wing on the roof to assist in high speed down force.

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And we don’t need no body on frame, we need body on frame on frame with a totally bitchin’ weld job. Plus it’s bagged!

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Yeah my fellow Hoons, no matter which view from which you see this truck you can see the thought and foresight put into it by its builder.

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It even has a straight front axle for handling ease.

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Just make sure that you secure the batteries between those frames lest they decide to grow legs. Additional bonus points for the ease of access to that diesel fuel filter.

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Yeah, my fellow Hoons, this olelongrooffan spotted this, after being alerted to its presence by thehorsefarmer, and I just had to do another “Hey I went there and saw this” kind of post.

HCOTY anyone?

Image Copyright Hooniverse 2015/longrooffan

  • tonyola

    Wow – just wow. I’ve seen some strange conversions but I’m having a little bit of a hard time wrapping my head around this – the mismatched wheel arches, the sheer cliff of a nose, the humongous fuel tanks (I assume that they’re functional), the sheet metal splash guards, the doubled frame. Makes an International CXT look rational and demure by comparison.

  • Bro! Ya DO know you didn’t have to go through all that trouble, right?

    They, like, make these professionally, dude.
    http://f650pickups.com/

    http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/05/31/16/31/2008_ford_f-650-pic-24520.jpeg

  • Structural issues aside, I don’t think the Topkick is any worse aesthetically than the ‘professional’ builds.

    Was that the joke?

  • Alff

    I see this and think “You think you hate it now but wait till you drive it.”

    http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2013/7/25/airbag.gif

  • Scoff Law

    That people is “a hazard to navigation” personified in that numerous other drivers will die as they laugh themselves silly and crash their cars while doing so, and I won’t even bother to make any “size” related comments here.

  • LEROOOY

    WE GET IT

    I love big trucks (and that Topkick grille is, for its near-architectural honesty, among my favorites), but yeeeesh. If somebody had just said “stop” and it ended up 1′ lower without the terrifying body lift, it could be quite cool-looking.

  • Frank T. Cat

    HAOTY

    FTFY

  • smalleyxb122

    I don’t get the frame-on-a-frame thing. The Top Kick/Kodiak shared their cabs with their contemporary C/K light duty brothers, so the body mounts (at least in the front) should have lined right up.

    • P161911

      I think the body lift is only on the back. The front end IS the Topkick front end from the firewall forward.

      • econobiker

        Yup, I thought that also about the Topkick front end and the short length of the frame. About 4 years ago, I saw a Topkick converted to pickup w/ a Chevy crew cab body and dually rear box at a crazy pizza restaurant in Jackson TN…

  • hubba

    I’m wondering about the final artistic judgment. Visualize the building stepping back from what he (safe assumption, that) has built and saying, “What’s it missing?”

    “Ah. A wing. That will make it perfect.”

    • P161911

      While the wing is at the correct orientation for downforce, it looks like it was installed backwards.

    • rovingardener

      I’ve seen these wings since the ’70’s. Mostly they’re used to deflect air off the bluntness of a fifth wheel trailer or gooseneck, etc.. Because, you can only push through so much blunt force.

  • Yuppie Scum

    I knew a guy who used to leave “Sorry about your small penis” sticky notes on things like this. Lucky he didn’t get shot.

  • dukeisduke

    Even Homer Simpson wouldn’t drive that.