The Mk3 Pickup.

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The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby diagnosis » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:20 pm

Of course, this idea has haunted my subconscious periodically over the past few years, and it's hit me hard again. Rick posting that damn BMW didn't help me shake it off either.

I was messing around in MS Paint last week, and as far as side proportions go, this is what I came up with:

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Believe it or not, it's all self taught :lol:

I guess the biggest problem with attempting to make a pickup out of a unibody sedan would be flex. Any ideas on what it would take to stiffen the chassis without going overkill?
I was thinking a 2"x 4"x 1/4"wall tube running from the firewall back to the rear wheel arch, which would tie into a structural cage that would box the 'cab' in.

A second tube would run parallell to the 2"x 4", along the top line of the 'bed' that would also tie into the cage, and obviously braced between the two. I have no idea if any of that makes sense, but I can seem to picture it in my head.

Anyways. It's just another idea that will never come to fruition. :)
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Re: The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby diagnosis » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:09 pm

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Re: The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby professor science » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:28 am

looks like it will work.
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Re: The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby gregosh » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:32 am

I would go with a frameless (I think that's what they're called) rear window for better flow, otherwise looks good.
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Re: The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby diagnosis » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:21 pm

this idea simply will not go away.... for future reference on how not to do it.

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Re: The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby Big Dac With Fries » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:28 pm

4 words.

"Sawzall blades in bulk."

I think Jay Soo's VR6 would make a good candidate.

I'll start cutting.
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Re: The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby Maraschino Larry » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:14 am

I'm not sold on mkIII but damn if this doesn't work for me!

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Re: The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby Dreamstate » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:24 am

In all seriousness, I may actually have to do that.
That's like a slightly older brother of the caddy.
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Re: The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby professor science » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:16 pm

younger?
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Re: The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby Dreamstate » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:09 pm

It may be younger, it just seems more mature.
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Re: The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby mushroom_curry » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:25 pm

The MK2 version looks awesome.

Would be really wonderful if they carried that beveled edge that runs under the rear window and extended it all the way back!

I bet a MK1 Caddy tailgate could be made to work real easily also.

But for the OP:

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Re: The Mk3 Pickup.

Postby Mandeep D » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:58 pm

Dreamstate wrote:In all seriousness, I may actually have to do that.
That's like a slightly older brother of the caddy.


y'know what? I'm in. That looks so much better in real life than on paper.......
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