Asked on Nov 18, 2016

What can we make out of an old Toyota truck?

SusieVictoria RobertsInetia


My son's truck was wrecked and we lost him. We want to take his truck and make things.
19 answers
  • Suzette Trimmer
    Suzette Trimmer
    on Nov 20, 2016

    What an incredible concept on each of your parts. To want to create and leave a memorial a celebration of one's life as a reinvention of all the parts you loved best. William above offers great site for inspiration. my simple idea was to suggest once gutted to use shell as a community garden art piece, in his name, that could only grow better with time. Hoping you find what you need.

  • Dix14236275
    on Nov 21, 2016

    I just saw a post of the truck bed being used as the bed frame so you could read the truck make and see the tailgate as the foot of the bed?

  • Pam7061642
    on Nov 21, 2016

    make a memorial garden with lots of different plants coming out of the windows and the back filled with veggies

  • Don9676381
    on Nov 22, 2016

    Use the tailgate to be the back of a bench in your yard.

  • Sherry Shoup
    Sherry Shoup
    on Nov 22, 2016

    Use the tail gate as a head board and the front part can be used as a flower bed, so sorry for your loss.

  • Sor14217799
    on Dec 1, 2016

    no ideas, just so sorry for your loss
  • Sarit N.
    Sarit N.
    on Dec 6, 2016

    I don't have many ideas except for saving the hood of the truck or the license plate and adding flowers and a picture of your son to create a memorial. My brother passed away 10 years ago, and the pain never heals, but it does get easier to cope with over time. Sending love and hugs, and hoping you find strength from this project.
  • Cori Widen
    Cori Widen
    on Dec 6, 2016

    Also no ideas, but sending blessings for healing. May his memory be your blessing.
  • Victoria Roberts
    Victoria Roberts
    on Dec 12, 2016

    I remember seeing the post about the person that turned a pickup truck body into a bed. It was a great idea! If you'll go back through previous posts you'll see it. I saw that Dixiecup1 mentioned it a few posts back, too. But there are alot of good ideas. May God Bless You, Carolyn......
  • Lucy Marie Bernier
    Lucy Marie Bernier
    on Dec 14, 2016

    Use the truck bed like a drop down desk.
  • Carolyn Martin
    Carolyn Martin
    on Dec 16, 2016

    Thank you all for the ideas
  • Larry shriver
    Larry shriver
    on Dec 18, 2016

    Sorry about your loss. If the tailgate is still in good shape, you could hang it on a wall of your garage to help preserve it and help in your remembrance. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, perhaps you could use the bed for storage of your wood. Not knowing what specific parts you have that are available, makes it difficult for more suggestions. Good luck.
  • Wal13132785
    on Jan 10, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. The bed could be used for a bed depending on the size you want or as a bench in a den.
  • Kathy Porterfield
    Kathy Porterfield
    on Jan 11, 2017

    Not sure what shape the truck is in but recently I saw a very large rose made from a John Deere tractor, it was not green, the paint had been stripped off leaving it a silver metal color. I thought it was beautiful. I also liked the ideas posted before mine. Let your hearts tell you what will work for you.
  • Joanne
    on Jan 23, 2017

    Type in Pinterest man cave ideas.. one family took the back end of a truck and used it for furniture. Than you can go back here to home talk for easy ideas.
    Give it time don't rush go small not large on any such project. It maybe harder to see daily than anyone can imagine.
  • Inetia
    on Jan 25, 2017

    Google 'art from exterior auto parts', then select images.
    , This is just one idea among hundreds
  • Victoria Roberts
    Victoria Roberts
    on Jan 27, 2017

    I love this!!!
  • Susie
    on Jan 27, 2017

    I have no suggestions. Just want you to know that I'm incredibly sorry for your loss. I pray for God's peace to you and your family.
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