Renault Clio converted into pick-up truck 0

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A project that started as “a bit of a joke” has actually brought forth quite an impressive product. A self-confessed Scottish car-nut converted this Renault Clio into a handy, about town pick-up in what he initially described as “a labour of love”.

Greg Cupples, of Airdrie, was given the Clio by his friends and started the conversion as a bit of fun, but as the project began to take shape, he subsequently spent hours as the obsession grew.

The Clio was stripped down, chopped up then re-welded. The result? The ultimate urban delivery car.

A brand new engine and respray completed the re-imagined Clio pick-up.

Greg, who is 6ft 2in and dwarfs the car, said:  “I feel quite big standing next to it. I didn’t realise it would be so wee.

“Although I can get into it no problem. There’s plenty of room.”

“Initially it started as a bit of a joke chopping it but then I really liked it.”

Greg invested the majority of his summer on the pick-up and is now into the final stages of the job.

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“I thought it was something different and it is nice to do something different.

“It gives you a bit of pleasure. You see what you’ve made and if people like it makes me happy at the end of the day.

“I feel proud when I look at it.”

Greg has been a mechanic since a young age, starting work at his dad’s Brownsburn Garage in Airdrie when he was 16 years old.  

He has had the full support of his work colleagues.

Greg said: “It will be a show car. I will use it every now and again but it’s not going to be an everyday car.

“I won’t be picking my shopping up in it.

“It hasn’t got a name yet but it will do. I name all of my cars.”

“It is a labour of love. I’m planning to do more cars – whatever comes in front of me basically.

“I get an idea and I have to do it. I do not know what is next but there will be something.”

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