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Cold Start: The Most Robotheadic Fiat Truck

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There’s an unusual amount of workhorse trucks, usually cabover style, with front ends that feel unusually well-suited to being the head of a robot. And not just any robot: usually mid-century schlocky sci-fi robots with a lot of personality and really clunky movements. This 1966 Fiat 625 N is just the sort of truck I’m talking about.

Don’t believe me? Look at this:

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Tell me that doesn’t work incredibly well. You can’t, because it does. Bleep bloop bleep blonk.

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Justin Short
Justin Short
2 years ago

Love it!

Dave Horchak
Dave Horchak
2 years ago

Really? What COE vehicle can’t you do this to? Heck even VW, Dodge, or other cargo van. Doesn’t take a robotics genius just the ability to post.

Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
2 years ago

Also, can we at least point out the creepy motherfucker behind the wheel???

Dave Horchak
Dave Horchak
2 years ago

Nope because look at both pictures. The guy is in the right hand seat but in the other photo you can see the steering wheel on the left. So creepy passenger guy?

Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
2 years ago
Reply to  Dave Horchak

I can’t make out the steering wheel so I just assumed it was RHD.

julio76
julio76
2 years ago

So you think Giuseppe is creepy?
Wait until you meet his cousin Luigi.

Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
2 years ago

I vote to make this The Autopian’s official mascot.

Balloondoggle
Balloondoggle
2 years ago

Second.

Boxing Pistons
Boxing Pistons
2 years ago

This looks to be the inspiration for a lot of the cheeky robots in Futurama.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
2 years ago
Reply to  Boxing Pistons

That’s where my brain went as well.
A striking resemblance to Crushinator.

RootWyrm
RootWyrm
2 years ago

I probably have some responsibility to introduce Jason to the hilarity that is the Daihatsu V150.

https://blog-imgs-95.fc2.com/r/o/u/route0030/Daihatsu_V150_Wrecker_1.jpg

Yes, that is a 1.5 ton truck. It is powered by a 1.5L engine producing a whole 68HP. And no, the frame has not been shortened.

Vetatur Fumare
Vetatur Fumare
2 years ago
Reply to  RootWyrm

Once we get the ability to post images (come soon, oh Blessed Day for which us Millenarian Autopians have been praying for since March 32nd) I shall share some choice pages from the 1967 Japanese Auto Manufacturers’ Yearbook. There were triple-cab versions of some of these late ’60s cabover trucks which look simply absurd.

JohnTaurus
JohnTaurus
2 years ago

I just noticed your photoshop robot has a human controller inside its head! I hope he’s not a mad scientist hell-bent on taking his rage out on the city.

Mark Tucker
Mark Tucker
2 years ago
Reply to  JohnTaurus

It’s an early prototype battle mech, a joint venture between Stark Industries, Muppet Labs, and the Gizmonic Institute.

Balloondoggle
Balloondoggle
2 years ago
Reply to  Mark Tucker

+1 for “Muppet Labs”.

Who is the Leader
Who is the Leader
2 years ago
Reply to  Mark Tucker

+2 for Gizmonic Institute. Maybe we can get the I.D.E.A. Institute involved as well?

James Mason
James Mason
2 years ago
Reply to  JohnTaurus

That’s where the robot keeps the captives it has harvested.

Chris with bad opinions
Chris with bad opinions
2 years ago

Hey Laserlips, your mama was a snowblower!!

Leandro Pertusati
Leandro Pertusati
2 years ago

It seems to be Fiat 1300/1500 headlights

Vetatur Fumare
Vetatur Fumare
2 years ago

Good call – they probably have a Ferrari parts number at 10x the cost as well.

JohnTaurus
JohnTaurus
2 years ago

Honda Acty always gave me a similar vibe. I mean, a lot of them have little personalities, but it seems like it has the face of a friendly robot in some sci-fi future where they do all the menial tasks we’d rather not.

Sid Bridge
Sid Bridge
2 years ago

I can almost hear this truck telling me to bite its shiny metal ass.

Nlpnt
Nlpnt
2 years ago
Reply to  Sid Bridge

…with a straight-out-of-central-casting Italian accent.

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