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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

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. Colecoman1982 says:

    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 .

  2. migpics says:

    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!

    1. craig says:

      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.

  3. Colecoman1982 says:

    @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.