Picture the scene… A little more than a year ago you created a masterpiece in the shape of a RB powered Rocket Bunny PS13. One could argue this machine has become one of the most famous European drift cars on the planet.
So where do you go from there?
Perhaps with something like so. The project started out with a search for an engine: desperate for a spare RB25, the only one Scotty could find was still attached to a shed of a R33 that the owner was not willing to split. So he bought the whole car with the aim of pulling the engine.
However, after stripping the car down, the shell was found to be pretty good, so it seemed a bit of a shame to scrap it…
… So as a bit of a laugh the R33 Pickup project was conceived. Originally it was just meant to be a sideline build done for kicks and giggles, but as the angle grinders started their destructive folly on the rear end, Scotty started to like the emerging shape and a little more attention was lavished on the 'joke project'
With the back end cut away it was braced and chequer plated to make the bed. Hinged access panels in the bed floor allow access to the spare wheel and the diff… You see it's very practical as well.
The final touch was the addition Rocket Bunny body kit and the Skyline Parts livery to match the original PS13 drift car. How cool does that duck tail spoiler look on the back of a pick up?… Way cool!
Engine and interior wise, not a lot has changed from standard. The addition of a roll cage and bucket seats to the interior and a few 'go faster' parts to the engine complete the mods.
The Rocket Pickup is a great example of original thinking and really will look fantastic in the Skyline Part paddock parked next to the PS13. I know it will not be to everybody's taste, but I love the thinking behind it. S**t kicker chic.. you gotta love it.
OMG this is a whole new level of awesome, I want one
Look better now its got some stickers. Did you get those shots up at the Nissan plant?
that thing is gross, like super gross
Yuck. Just because it has bits of cool aero on it doesn't make it awesome. DNW
those shots, doesn't really make the car stand out,
better photography+nice car= awesome picture
I'm shooting this car next week, hopefully along with the original Rocket Bunny too. I'll see if I can sway your thoughts towards the positive side!
baffling ,,, insane .. rocket bunny !!!
like the build ... loks fantastic ...
liked the "go faster" parts stuff alot
DRIFT THAT S#1T!!!!
bucket seat facing the back is a must to install, would be a wicked rollercoaster ride whit aditional smoke :))
so so nice!
that is rad. I like the guys from rocket bunny even more now!
Gross, okay, but a very nice addition the the awesome S13. Will look very professional in the paddock.
i preferred it without stickers
THe level of awesomeness cannot be measured.....skyline + pickup truck= Win
Someone has spare cash and time.
Any pictures of it in action?
Sweet lookins R33. They have been doin this to S13 Chassis in the past as well and it looks just as good. keep up the good work Ross
Fail, why is so hard to create some sort of sweeping and smooth B pillar?
Should be used as the Rocket Bunny S13 tow car lol
I WANT TO CHOP THE BACK OFFMY R33 TOO!
i kinda like it, in a weird way
!!!!!! Why is Rocket Bunny so cooool!?
bucket seat in the back facing the back!!
This one actually came out pretty well. I have seen some terrible Truck builds, but this car dosnt look too bad at all like this.
Cheers for the Feature Ross, it is a very Marmite vehicle and started out as a bit of a laugh so please don't take it to seriously.
Now that it is finished and I use it daily I absolutly love it and it is very very handy as a works tool.
Hmm diesel engine next, mabey
This is beyond awesome.
the only r33 I like thru and thru, is this one.
R33's are my favorite of all skylines, but you murdered it. Even though its a GTST...if it was a GTR i'd drop this site like a bad habit. Speedhunters, step your shit up.
why are all the photos from the RHD side? i wanna see if B pillars match? ill mildly accept them if they match.
Very interesting! It has brought those wheel arches to my attention for a normal R33. Hopefully this doesn't catch on though... Enough R33's get destroyed drifting let alone intentionally getting cut up to make a ute.
the wing in the back is so useless. what the point.
i like it
Deeeeeeep wheels are awsome. :)))))
but then again wat wuld i know
cool feature, weak pictures though, theyre all in the shadowed side of the car
I've already seen an r33 pickup in an internet drift video.
I am probably going to sell the pick up to fund another build, fresh engine with metal head gasket will be installed before sale.
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Build thread here;
Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-s V-spec shell, cut and strengthened to produce pick up style with flat loading area, shell seam welded in the rear to add strength.
RB25 DET engine
Super spark coil packs
HKS 550cc fuel injectors
Re cored hybrid turbo, steel internals
Z32 air flow meter
Apexi power FC ECU
HKS dump valve
Front mount intercooler
3 down pipe, 4 de cat pipe, 4 stainless cat back system
Oil catch tank
Bee R rev limiter
Blitz boost controller
Blitz turbo timer
Allot strut brace
Custom alloy fuel tank, made in house
Original 32GTR fuel gauge sender
Internal GTR32 fuel pump
External GTR32 fuel pump
Alloy fuel swirl pot
Not been dynod yet but has 400 bhp capabilities
Standard RB25DET gearbox with shock proof heavy oil
XTD pro lightweight flywheel
XTD stage 3 paddle clutch
RB25 Differential case with GTR internals
GTR33 2 way mechanical differential
GTR33 out put shafts
GTR33 drive shafts
GTR33 outer hubs
GTR33 Brembo brake callipers
GTR33 drilled and grooved brake discs
Tein coilover suspension
Braided brake hoses
ULTRALITE Nurbergs 18x9.5 et 10, 20mm spacers all round
ABW custom arches and skirts
Spec2 front bumper flushed
Standard Spec1 rear bumper
Tra-kyoto ducktail flushed to part of original boot lid
Flushed bonnet pins
Spec2 headlamps and grille
Led front side lights (Audi style)
Indicators moved to headlamps
White side repeaters
Led rear lights
Top signs custom decals (tra-kyoto style)
6 point custom made welded roll cage with 2 drivers door bars
Original interior and headlining
SRS 4 point 3 fia harnesses
Driftworks fia race seats with low mount rails
Apexi boost gauge
JDM radio cassette with CD player
Personal steering wheel
Momo alloy gearknob
Factory air con retained
Cat 1 alarm system with remote locking
Rear bed covered in alloy checker plate with doors for;
Spare wheel, jack, fuel tank, battery and fuse board
*Barf*. Not a fan of these drift trucks.
I know it a joke/impromptu build but holy crap that things ugly. Kit, graphics, shape, nothing is working well. hot garbage.
Fun build!! Fast and carries tires&tools... I want one. Yikes the internets have really shown the high number of pwners (perfectionists who don't contribute anything of value)
I wanna see some of these people saying it sucks build something better.
Just like Youtube and internet car forums, SH comments are mostly made by kids and dreamers who have never and can never acheive anything anywhere near as good as the thing they are slagging off.
Its a awsome thing man, plus doesnt matter how it looks matters how it drifts
this is so cool!