Meet The Truckla: A Tesla Model 3 Based Pickup

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing a pickup for what feels like an eternity, but the model is finally slated to be unveiled this summer.

While it will be interesting to see what the company comes up with, one YouTuber decided to make matters into their own hands and create a truck based on the Tesla Model 3.

Citing her need to haul lumber and dead bodies, Simone Giertz says she’s been planning the build for a over a year and decided to go with the Model 3 because it has a steel chassis which makes it easier to work with.

As a result, Giertz buys a new Model 3 Standard Range and enlists a number of friends to help her with the project. The team begins by gutting the interior and removing the rear windows. After this is completed, they mark their cut lines and begin removing the rear roof section and carving out a truck bed.

The team then reinforces the chassis, before installing a truck bed sourced from a broken down Ford F-150. They then install a rack which also doubles as structural support for the vehicle.

Also Read: Tesla Finally Launches $35,000 Base Model 3 With 220 Miles Range

The video then jumps forward to showcase the finished Truckla which looks surprisingly good at first glance. However, a closer inspection reveals it’s far from perfect as the third quarter window trim is misaligned and there’s still gaps where the rear doors were located. Giertz says the truck isn’t finished yet as she still needs to install a bedliner and lift kit – among other things.

Thanks to Romain for the tip!

Warning the videos contain NSFW language

 

  • Sovereignty

    This is absolute trash, yet the Tesla fanboys will love it.

    • Jason Miller

      Just like your comment being trash?

      • Sovereignty

        Found a triggered fanboy pretty quickly!

  • 2PacOfCarscoop

    She look’s like Micehlle from american pie films…. The girl from the re tard camp…

    • Jason Miller

      Classy.

      • 2PacOfCarscoop

        one time in the bandcamP?

  • Stephen G

    I think I would have fixed the F-150.

  • so far two comments… one to insult the girl, one to insult the work and Tesla aficionados… From people who would surely do better and look themselves like fashion model… of course.

    • Mr. EP9

      One is a troll trying to up his/her game.

  • D4VE THEFIRST

    It’s so damn easy Musk

  • I FAST FORWARDED THROUGH THIS AND DIDN’T REALLY SEE MUCH OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT. A 1/2 HR OF LISTENING TO A YOUTUBER’S PLAY LIST ISN’T MY IDEA OF FUN.

  • Mr. EP9

    That’s what I’d imagine the actual Tesla pickup would look like, only bigger with offload tires and more ground clearance.

    • Mr Mister

      I actually think the standard won’t have big off road tires since most of the people buying it probably won’t be taking it seriously off road. They’ll upsell them on that with some super off road package with a winch.

  • Six_Tymes

    “to make matters into their own hands”

    should be: take matters

  • Stephen G

    I’m sorry I must have missed the part of the article where they discussed the 10K lb towing capacity and the spacious passenger cabin with seating for five people.

  • D3X

    Not liking that B pillar and how that chrome trim isn’t even level, there’s a good amount of work done here, but there’s no finesse and no attention to details. This whole YouTube video is about Simone, less about the Tesla truck I feel.

  • D3X

    The Full Sized pickups are pretty utilitarian, and did you miss the part where Simone says she’s disappointed that the Truckla’s bed isn’t 4 feet wide to fit standard sheets of wood? That’s why there is larger trucks that not only haul work materials, but the workers as well.
    All that spew up top makes no logical sense.

    • dadar

      Hey Bud, in what world are $45k trucks used for “utility”? if they cost $15k I would understand your point but they don’t. The thought of getting deer/fish blood, dirt and other fluids and nasties on the leather seat of one of these useless trucks is making me cringe. Obviously this is the case with the tesla as well but in general very few of the “tiny member” crew actually use their truck for anything but posing or being jackasses. Every farmer/utility person I know buys 10/15 year old trucks for work. Real/smart construction people use sprinter style vans. (You can actually secure your tools). And technically if towing a boat is what you need the thing for then again this could be accomplished by a truck that costs between $12k and $18k definitely not $35k+.
      And lastly all of this is moot because the main issue I have with all trucks currently on the market including “medium” ones from Nissan and Toyota is the ridiculous MPG numbers. What is this about? Ford should be courting Mazda for their skyactive x engine renewing their old partnership. That is clearly a torquey gas engine made for a small truck

  • europeon

    At least she lived long enough to finish this project.

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