Toyota Tundra Turns Hot Rod for SEMA

Who says a car needs to be American to become a hot rod? Apparently, no one, as Japanese carmaker Toyota took a Texas-built Tundra (so, its American after all!) and turned it into a hot rod. Or at least this is what they say it is...

Sure, the Tundra was converted by Sucker Punch Sally’s, who provided the flat black Tundra Regular Cab 4x2. The exterior of the Tundra comes with candy red hotrod flames, Bonneville moon hubcaps, a custom 1950’s Toyota logo in the grille, and a custom cherry bomb exhaust.

The inside of the Tundra comes in a tuck‘n’roll approach, with custom headliner, dash pad, and carpet along with hand-turned brass dashboard controls and a curly maple wood cargo deck.

Alongside Sucker Punch Sally’s, Fender Guitars also worked on the Tundra, provinding it with custom radio knobs and polished wood floor.

Below are the full specs of the hot rod:

  • candy red hotrod flames
  • bonneville baby moon hubcaps 
  • cherry bomb exhaust
  • custom 1950’s Toyota logo in grille
  • full custom tuck ‘n’ roll interior
  • custom headliner, dash pad and carpet
  • hand turned brass dashboard controls
  • custom curly maple wood cargo deck
  • custom aluminum side panels and railing
  • Fender Guitar hand turned brass dashboard controls
  • Flamed maple wood flooring in truck bed
The car can be seen, as said, at the 2009 SEMA show, in Las Vegas, but Toyota promises to bring the truck at "a minimum of 55 various consumer events over the next year." Why? To show how would the Tundra have looked like if it "had been part of the iconic 1950s and ‘60s hot rod era."

Not good, we reckon...
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