Mark Hansons 82 Toyota
Photography by Christian Hazel, Verne Simons
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The question Mark Hanson of Claremore, Oklahoma, is asked most is, What is that? Whether theyre referring to the front headlights, the laser-cut bats on the winch mount, or just the whole vehicle, not many people seem to understand what theyre looking at. So, well try to shed some light. The headlights are out of a Nissan N/X car. The bats are because Marks hobby as a spelunker (one of those wackos who rappels down caves) brings him in contact with lots of batsplus the rig kind of has a batlike look. And finally, this bad-ass rig is whats left of an 82 Toyota pickup, although you probably wouldnt know it from first glance.
We dig the way those boys down in Oklahoma think. Most of the rigs we see from there read like a whos who of heavy, indestructible equipment. That this rig is no different should serve as no surprise considering that Mark works at Wagoneer Machine Shop in Claremore. He listed his occupation as beast builder and we believe him. From the 44-inch Swampers up to the external cage, this animal is set to take no prisoners.
For more on this truck, check out the March issue of 4-Wheel on sale now, or click here for video of the truck in action and Mark explaining how he built it!
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