Word of the Day: Dekotora

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Mar 2, 2020 | Word of the Day, Dekotora

Chrome. Lights. Custom art. And it’s a truck, too. Meet the dekotora, Japanese for decoration truck: giant, kitted-out rigs influenced by “Torakku Yaro,” a ’70s Japanese comedy-action movie series.

 

 

 

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NickD
NickD PowerDork
3/2/20 8:14 a.m.

Yessssssss!!! I can't say I understand it, or that its tasteful, but, wow, is dekotora awesome.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/2/20 9:16 a.m.

I love dekotora!

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/2/20 9:27 a.m.

PAGING WALLY!

Yeah, dekotora is truly awesome.

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/2/20 9:28 a.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
3/2/20 9:29 a.m.

If you slide in with a Dekotora rollback hauling a Bosozuku Cresseda on the back, you will rule all car shows for all time.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/2/20 9:30 a.m.

Dekotora kei truck, anybody?

NickD
NickD PowerDork
3/2/20 10:06 a.m.
Duke said:

PAGING WALLY!

Yeah, dekotora is truly awesome.

 

I'm waiting for the Facebook post where he has dekotora'd the Renegade.

Rons
Rons GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/2/20 10:08 a.m.

I don't have any pictures, but a chromed up Peterbilt may be the beginnings of this. It's like the X-Files they're out there.

Wally
Wally GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/2/20 11:39 a.m.

People know me so well.  You can never have too much chrome or too many lights. I've been told I can't dress up the Renegade too much since it's not mine but I have been looking at Kei trucks to "go to the lumber yard" and such.  Surprisingly many of these trucks are working trucks even with all the add-ons. I can't read any Japanese so info is hard to come by but two Twitter accounts I follow that regularly have shiny Japanese truck content are:

 

Dekotara content- https://twitter.com/hatamarurikusen

Fire Trucks- https://twitter.com/AFDrescue3

For you chrome needs: https://www.mach7.jp/smartphone/list.html?category_code=ct344

 

 

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/2/20 12:04 p.m.

That first one with the Transformer grille needs more '59 Caddy grille up top!

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
3/2/20 12:10 p.m.
914Driver said:

That first one with the Transformer grille needs more '59 Caddy grille up top!

I was thinking the same thing - then the lower of the two upper grilles reminds me of a 1971 Riviera grille!

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/2/20 1:10 p.m.

If I ever have berkeley you money, I'm building a deko truck to go with whatever weird Japanese crap I buy. 

Wally
Wally GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/2/20 1:42 p.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

If I get to do one I'm starting with something odd like a Chinese Six or an 8x4 on small wheels 

 

_
_ Dork
3/2/20 2:28 p.m.
Wally said:

Dekotara content- https://twitter.com/hatamarurikusen

Fire Trucks- https://twitter.com/AFDrescue3

For you chrome needs: https://www.mach7.jp/smartphone/list.html?category_code=ct344

 

 

Oh my. I did not need to know these links. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/2/20 3:02 p.m.

In reply to Wally :

I'm still thinking about the hiace fire truck we found in that other thread. 

Wally
Wally GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/2/20 4:28 p.m.

In reply to _ :

Enjoy 

Rons
Rons GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/2/20 4:35 p.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

Or Kei fire truck I've seen one in the past - in Canada the 25 year rule is the 15 year rule, as of today a vehicle produced on March 1 2005 can be imported.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/2/20 4:42 p.m.

First person to bring one to the $2000 Challenge wins. 

_
_ Dork
3/2/20 4:48 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Full article. Front page. And a calendar month 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/2/20 5:11 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

First person to bring one to the $2000 Challenge wins. 

You gonna declare a budget exemption for that?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/2/20 6:31 p.m.

And my own dekotora. IIRC, this came out of a gashapon machine. 

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