The Teslamino is a little more of a piece in progress than Giertz’s Truckla, however as somebody who’s into the form-over-function aesthetic, I dig it. Borysewicz labored with a buddy who owns EV West to accumulate a wrecked Tesla for the concept. EV West often disassembles salvage-title Teslas for components, however this one was in okay-enough situation (save for a damaged steering rack) to repair up, drive, and sawzall right into a pickup.
Borysewicz says they needed to be additional cautious concerning the automobile’s in depth wiring, however in any other case, it was a reasonably easy conversion. “These vehicles are so stiff you could trip them with simply the pan,” he defined.
The Teslamino has air-ride suspension that Borysewicz sketchily tailored from one other Tesla, too. See that nest of wires beneath the hood? That is it.
The perfect a part of all of it, although, is that they’ve taken a automobile that may already pin your head to the headrest with torque and made it lighter and sillier to drive. I adore it a lot. This factor is so delightfully sketchy that it options a big wood board with a zip-tied-on-rubber rooster to increase the handbrake. If that is not my private aesthetic in a nutshell, I do not know what’s.
Borysewicz additionally does not actually care whether or not you want his work-in-progress of a construct, both. “There’s plenty of pissed off folks, however hey, no matter,” he informed the Hoonigans.