Blake Hendrickson is the owner of CarParts4Sale.com in Iowa City, Iowa. During the summer of 2017, he recycled this old Volkswagen Rabbit pickup into an impressive art project. We spotted this amazing DIY and asked him how he pulled it off. Here's how he did it, in his own words:
"I own a VW dismantling business, and it is business as usual to dismantle MK1 Rabbits," he told Roadshow. "All the good parts were salvaged. A side art project was done at the same time as the dismantling."
"Started off with a 1983 VW Rabbit Caddy pickup MK1... diesel."
"This truck was done for. It looks nice in the pictures, but it had severe rust."
"A reciprocating saw was used for most of the cutting."
"An engine lift, dolly cart and forklift were mostly what moved this partial car around."
"The leftover shell was recycled at a local metal recycling facility."
"Here is an example of the deep-buried rust. Those are massive holes, and this is just a picture that I happened to take, not even trying to identify rust."
"The board is a two-by-ten. We used bolts through several parts of the truck's body."
"The windshield was cut and painted from the backside to look tinted, because it cracked when cutting."
"The underside was fiberglassed in some areas where it was rusted through, and 3M-brand undercoat was used for the black look."
"The wheels were mounted with trailer spare-tire mounts from Harbor Freight."
"No paintwork was done, but we did polish."
Keep going to see more pictures from this amazingly cool project, including the final touch: USB LED taillights.