Do-it-yourself - when the limousine becomes a pickup!

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Converting a limousine is not uncommon in the tuning area. For example, limousines can become one Disconnected, to the Combo or a Convertible be repurposed. Another possibility is the conversion to a practical one Pickup. And this can sometimes be the most visually striking. According to various tuners, the latter can even be done on your own with a “do-it-yourself kit” from some US providers for certain car models. In general, however, it is advisable to have such a conversion carried out by a specialist workshop and not to start working with the Flex yourself in the garage.

Sedan becomes a pickup

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Conversion kits from the USA that turn a limousine into a pickup are available in stores. However, these kits should not be purchased and used without an experienced tuner. The conversion from a limousine to a pickup requires a complete conversion of the vehicle. For example, the B-pillar and D-pillar must be sawed open or off. Sheets and plates must then be used for reinforcement. Furthermore, the future pickup will need a matching body panel. The attached parts must also be filled and sanded. The stability of the vehicle is also important and must be considered. It may also be necessary to completely repaint the car. A do-it-yourself kit hardly bears all the necessary costs.

Pickup conversion possible for many car models

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The conversion from a limousine or a station wagon to a pickup is often carried out for VW car models, for example. There is, for example, the conversion kit from Smyth performance for the VW New Beetle and Audi models can also be converted into pickups. And BMW has already given us the X7 (G07) ​​pickup study demonstrated that even an SUV can mutate into a charge master at any time. In fact, every vehicle can be converted into a pickup. In the end, only the effort and the costs are decisive. One reason for such remodeling is that the cars are supposed to lose their boring sedan style and get more exciting designs. At the same time, the conversion to a pickup also offers a possibility, a practical one load area to obtain. So there are several reasons to tune a car to a pickup. Popular car models in which the tuning is carried out are, for example, the VW Jetta or the Audi A4.

Pay attention to street legal

If you want to convert a limousine into a pickup truck, it can happen that the road registration is refused. Universal self-conversion kits, such as those available in the USA, lead to cars that are no longer approved for German road traffic. With the conversion kits, you can only save money at first glance. Because without road approval, it is not possible to drive the vehicles legally in Germany. Furthermore, the manufacturers of the conversion kits suggest that some vehicle models have stable B-pillars and that further body reinforcements are sufficient and roof and C-pillar stabilization can be dispensed with. Such a statement is likely to be difficult, however. It is therefore advisable to ask tuning specialists about converting to a pickup. The tuner can estimate which work needs to be carried out and can also answer the question whether the conversion can be carried out in such a way that the car is approved for road use.

Pickup conversion - conclusion

The conversion from a limousine to a pickup can be carried out on almost all vehicles. However, the conversion can cost approval for road traffic and should only be carried out by experienced tuners. Before the conversion, the legal situation should be clarified and maybe you should also immediately think about whether the pickup is one tilting loading area should get !? We hope that the info report on the topic / term pickup conversion (further names / keywords: pickup conversion) from the field of autotuning. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this lexicon and how far we are, you can HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. By the way, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.

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  1. I think it's really funny to read that you can even convert a limousine into a pickup! Good to know that you have to make sure that the road approval is retained. You are right that you shouldn't be unnecessarily stingy when it comes to conversion kits, since the converted car without road approval is of no use. I think such a pickup would be really cool for our family, which is why I'll definitely look around for some pickup accessories.

  2. Thanks for the great contribution to the pickup conversion. I'm very interested in pickups because I own such a model myself. I didn't think that I could convert simple models into a pickup.

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