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Built by Dean Shorey of Rochester, NY, using parts from a post office Jeep and a small Chevy block V8. It has a cassette deck and no A/C. Details at Jalopnik. [via Dude Craft]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • Colecoman1982

    Missing a little detail and a little too shiny, but pretty cool none-the-less. It could have benefited from the use of a tricycle-style vehicle like one of these old “mailster” mail delivery vehicles http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/Westcoaster_Mailster1.jpg . If you want a picture of the original models used in the series, you can find a picture at Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Colonial_viper_original-series.JPG .

  • migpics

    This is completely awesome. I’d love to see that thing cruising down the freeway at night. Do the rockets glow in the back? Man, now I know what to do with my 1982 Toyota truck!

    • craig

      You mean turning a Toyota truck into an illegal-to-drive vehicle, and possibly getting a felony charge of removing a vehicle’s V.I.N in the process? Sure, go for it.

  • Colecoman1982

    @craig: Most states (possibly all) have ways to register custom cars. As long as you are the legal owner of the truck and you fill out the proper paper work to register the new custom vehicle you should be fine.