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I plan on converting my 02 spectra into a pickup truck i was just wondering if anyones attempted or done anything like this?

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Makes me think of this article I saw a couple of years or so ago:
Hyundai Says No, But Kia Could Say Yes - PickupTrucks.com News

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You will need to beef up the undersides of the car/truck as the roof and trunk areas are actually part of the unitized body...
(there is no "boxed frame" under the car)... If you just cut the rear section off and leave the floor pan the car WILL collapse (bend in half)...
so a lower frame MUST be added BEFORE removing the roof/rear doors/trunk/etc...
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I will add a "rollcage" to make up for the structural removal. Ive seen vw jettas converted to a pickup and they dont add anything for support. But thats also a vw being comparedto a kia.
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Definitely post a picture of this when you're done.
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