I TURNED MY TESLA INTO A PICKUP TRUCK

I TURNED MY TESLA INTO A PICKUP TRUCK


I don’t know if this is gonna be the smartest
or the most stupid thing I’m ever gonna do, but bottom line is, I really want an electric pickup truck. And more specifically, I really want a Tesla pickup – but they haven’t released one yet. And rumours have it that they’re gonna
announce one this summer, but it’s gonna be like years
before you could actually have one, and I don’t have time to wait for that! I need a haul lumber and dead bodies right now. So… I’m just gonna have to make my own. It’s the only sane option – okay maybe there would be some other options, but let’s not think too much about that. *drumroll* *drumroll*
Elon Musk, this is me challenging you to making
the world’s first functional Tesla pickup truck. I know people call me the Queen of Shitty Robots, and that my track record isn’t terribly impressive so far, but I have an angle grinder, but I have an angle grinder, and a welder, but I have an angle grinder, and a welder,
and I’m not afraid to use them. We’ve actually been planning this project for over a year, like it’s a year ago that we first had the idea. But then I had a brain tumour, But then I had a brain tumour,
and some stuff happened, But then I had a brain tumour,
and some stuff happened, and, yeah. But now we’re back at it! So I’ve been working together with Marcos Ramirez, who I’ve built a bunch of projects with before, and we’ve laid out a plan – and these are the basics. This is gonna be super scrappy, like the truck itself is gonna be great, but the process is gonna be scrappy AF. We’re gonna make it at of a Tesla Model 3, because it has a steel chassis,
which is easier to fabricate for – the Model S has an aluminium chassis. And also surprisingly enough, the cheapest option is actually to buy a new Model 3, because they just released
their standard range Model 3, and it’s actually cheaper to buy that one
than a second-hand long-ranged one. We’ve been going through a bunch of different designs, and the easiest thing would probably be to just
strip everything at the back and put in a flatbed. So it will just be like a Tesla head So it will just be like a Tesla head with a flatbed butt. So it will just be like a Tesla head – with a truck butt. But I don’t really like the look of that, so instead what we’re gonna do – and
which is probably gonna be a lot harder – is to try and save as much of the
original body-lines as possible. So essentially, just cut out the top part of
the backseat and of the trunk, and then embed a truck bed into the existing chassis. This is gonna be This is gonna be SO This is gonna be SO much work. Like crazy months of work. It’s definitely the biggest project that we’ve ever taken on, so we’re gonna need a lot of help. Laura Kampf and Rich Rebuilds are coming in
for the first part of the project to help out, and also we’re just gonna just bring in as many friends as we can to get this done. It’s gonna be a – also known as a PIFF. It’s when you pull in favours from all your friends
to get somethings done. Yeah. We’re gonna PIFF all the way to We’re gonna PIFF all the way to TRUCKLA. I’m uhh, getting ready to buy the car. It feels like I shouldn’t be aloud to do this. Yeah I feel like a grown up is going to come and tell me that I’m not allowed Do I need to ask anybody for permission? -Simone, are you allowed to buy this car? Yes, you’re allowed to buy this car, you’re the CEO of this company, you’re also a grown-ass fucking woman, you can buy a car if you want to. Place order [intense suspense] Your order is compelete! [intense enjoyment] Fuck, I just bought a car! I just put a down payment on a fucking Tesla. And I’m going to cut it up. I’m going to transform it into my ultimate dream car. [laughs uncontrollably] Don’t look it in the eyes, don’t give it a name. I’ve been thinking that I should key the trunk so that I don’t get attached to it. I’m just excited to, like, have the car and to be able to start taking measurements off of it cause Marcos and I have just been total weirdos in San Francisco and, like, as soon as we see a Model 3, we’re like “Okay, I kinda want to cut it here, like what if we go it against here?” and, like, people come over there like “Hey, this is my car.” [laughs] Are we all set? You guys are all set. Yeah? Fuck, I own a car! Ooh Ooh Gosh [mumbles incoherently] I can’t believe I’m allowed to do this. I am so nervous that I’m gonna get cold feet, I realize I really like having a five seater car, and then I’m gonna end up and not do it. But Laura is coming to town, Rich is coming to town, everybody’s tickets are booked, we have a workshop… You’re gonna become a truck. You’re gonna become the world’s first Tesla pickup… …that’s on the roads. Kind of. World’s most official, inofficial Tesla pickup. Should we go fast? I’m ready, you know. [enthusiastic laugh] I’m taking the car for its last ride… in its current form, at least [relaxing music] This project is way too big to do in our workshop. There’s just not enough floor space, so we’re heading to the new shop that we’ve rented only for this project. I think we have it for, like, 10 days, 12 days and then we’re going to have to figure out what we do after that, cause it’s obviously not gonna be done in 12 days. Rich and Laura and Marcos and all the rest of the crew is there so… We’re taking the car there and it’s not gonna exit it looking the same way Whole truly I feel like people who really appreciate pickup trucks and people who really appreciate electric vehicles, like, the overlap isn’t that big. It’s kind of two different crowds. I really want to drive electric just because it’s not feasible for us all to, like, drive around in camp fires. And also, I feel like I should pad this a little bit, but I’m not: Fuck oil companies. Like seriously, fuck them. Well, there’s no backing out now, partially because I’m not sure I can back out of this shop. [slight chuckle]

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100 Comments

  1. Hoonigan went to a eletric car hotrod shop and they had a tesla mino it was a tesla they turned into a camino to haul dirtbikes lol i think yours is more truck like and refined

  2. 3:32 Nice ass. The line dividing sanity from insanity is very thin. And sometimes genius idea is the product of wild imagination.

  3. Hadn't watched Simone videos in a while and suddenly wondered "what has she be doing lately, since she had that surgery and all?"

    I was not disappointed.

  4. This is really fucking cool!!! Just wondering, how are the autopilot features effected by such a huge modification? Also, how did you get it to be street legal?

  5. Hi everyone join the project I am a boy living America California I like Tesla I always watch Tesla video and I wanna to share the resource with you and my self a better Tesla

  6. This was my dream, and TBH I Hava a long time kiddy CRUSH on you😏 sorry for the honesty. And yes my name is simon and I am Dutch. Drive to me to do a date. And yes that would be great for a video from your side. (without me if I'll be REJECTED after) no joke I am for real. 40 old. OLDDDDD. BUT OOOAAAWWWWHHH MAN, 😜

  7. I mean it's cool we like to customize cars as Americans to you know but, I see a thousand problems with the way you did that. You always brace a structure before you cut out other pieces of structure. But all in all if you got the money to buy a brand new Tesla and hack it up I say go for it. Of course you're going to have to drive it at least 40,000 miles before you break even on your carbon footprint that doesn't include charging your batteries sorry. Which is funny because I can drive my brand new diesel pickup for 25,000 miles and become even on my carbon footprint because it put zero missions out. And it cost less to produce the diesel I'm going to use versus the electricity you're going to use at least as far as a carbon footprint is concerned, Oh and about the time you break even you'll have to replace the battery so you're starting over again bummer

  8. Simone, Congratulation, young woman work ethic. I love your video.
    Enthusiasm during your project is awesome, super cool ! Bravo!! – " Next will be the airplane "?

  9. She needs to stop at Walmart P/U a case of IVORY Bar Soap… The Video is Very High Quality, Well Done except Simon's mouth definitely tanks in the Toilet. That's wear professionalisome went out the window…

  10. With a Ford, Chevy, or any other car brand: What the shit, [brand name here]?

    With a Tesla: What the shit, Elon?

    At this point, we might as well just rename the Tesla the Elon lol.

  11. All im gonna say is not cool at all! doesn't even compare to a pick up!! which is much less of a price! BUT you'll never know will see its future…

  12. There is a new electric company called Rivian and they will make an electric truck and their headquarters is where I live in Illinois!!! (Not trying to hate, but I am still a big fan)

  13. There is a new electric company called Rivian and they will make an electric truck and their headquarters is where I live in Illinois!!! (Not trying to hate, but I am still a big fan)

  14. @Simone Giertz – Your Truckla reminds me of a Subaru Baja.  Lol.  You and your team did a great job.  Also, THANK YOU for changing out the stock wheels of the Model 3, because it looks like garbage.  Seriously, thank you.  😊

  15. Nothing more discusting than a woman dropping F-boms and swearing like she does. She HAS to be a moron, and thank GOD shes not a mother. Swearing shows a lack of self-discipline. It also shows a lack of respect for other people – especially if they are strangers. To my way of thinking swearing belongs to military in combat, police in a violent situation, fire fighters in a tough spot, those types of situations. I know that I am not going to change the world. But I can certainly change the channel or click on another video when someone starts swearing

  16. Did Elon Musk admit that he threw that stone at your window last year, when he heard what you were going to do with the Tesla?

  17. Very impressive and upbeat person! Be fun to work on a project with you. Keep up the great work and enjoying life! Subscribing.

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