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Old 02-13-2018, 02:53 PM
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I saw this today, I didn't get to talk to the owner, but I'm amazed... Had to share!

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Old 02-13-2018, 03:01 PM
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Very nice.
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If it's real wood I'm impressed, if it's vinyl I'm still impressed. You don't see that kind of creativity in vehicles anymore, not since at least the 70s and 80s.
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A fine piece of workmanship, no doubt, but it sort of makes the truck a bit impractical...
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Ha, yes that's true that the opening in the back (while aerodynamic) isn't exactly conducive for loading large items. I'd suspect he's a camper, and sleeps back there. That or just a weird eccentric that likes building wooden things!
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That is cool.. I guess he was going for one of these type of tonneau cover/bed cap...



Here's some more in depth talk about these things...
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I didn't know that was a "thing".. That's the first one of that style I've seen. Thanks for the link!
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That is really cool!! Reminds me of the teardrop caravans that people make
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I could see that on a old Late 60s GM or Ford truck. Even more so an old Bronco or K5 as a turtleback. Either way pretty sweet.
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I dont know the owner or the builder in real life but I know him in consciousness, he thought "I'm a skilled carpenter and I need a tonneau cover but I'm not a metal fabricator nor can I afford the commercial options so let's see what I can build from my wood pile"
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Lol if that's the case he's got a far cooler wood pile than I do!
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I reckon the man has built a few canoes in his life....
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I reckon the man has built a few canoes in his life....
Or hacked up a few boats????
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It does look like that... My first guess was just that... But a second look was no.. A purpose built item.
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