VIDEO: Bored with ready on Tesla’s pickup, YouTuber makes her personal

Although she’s not identified for her automotive chops, Simone Giertz simply made one of many largest car-and-truck-related splashes on the web this yr with what she calls “Truckla”.

With greater than 1.7 million subscribers often tuning in to her YouTube channel for her many robotics creations, Giertz has longed for Tesla’s promised pickup truck because it was introduced. However with that truck seemingly a pair years out from manufacturing, Giertz started scheming how she would possibly modify a present Tesla to go well with her wants.

After greater than a yr of planning and simply over two weeks of precise machining, Giertz has the Tesla pickup she’s dreamed of. The Truckla is a modified Tesla Mannequin 3 with a pickup mattress the place the backseat was once.

To drag off the feat, Giertz known as in a number of favors from buddies and different YouTube stars, and the entire course of of creating the truck is captured in a roughly 30-minute episode, which you’ll watch right here. Giertz and her crew begin by chopping off the again half of the Mannequin 3. They then welded in a bolstered mattress (with a ground donated by a deceased Ford F-150) earlier than including in a mattress rack. To mix the place the cuts have been made on the Tesla right into a completed cab, the crew used the again window and rear portion of a GMC Canyon cab.

The ultimate result’s surprisingly not that unhealthy wanting. If given the selection, I’d take the Truckla over a Honda Ridgeline any day. The mattress rack was a pleasant addition for added storage because the mattress is on the small facet. Plus it’s received energy shops for operating instruments.

They even made a truck industrial spoof for the Truckla with narration that’s principally a mash-up of each cliche tag line ever utilized in a truck advert. You’ll be able to watch that under.