This man’s backward-facing Chevy truck is actually street-legal

Wait, how? Its body is mounted on the chassis in reverse, the interior flipped 180 degrees

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A video of a Chevrolet pickup truck that appears to be traveling backwards down a road in Massachusetts has been, for obvious reasons, gathering attention.

Because it’s not actually driving backwards. And you’re not crazy.

But the truck’s owner might be a little — the best kind of crazy, that is. 

In the video, a man apparently named Ron is seen driving down the Massachusetts roadways in his backward-mounted Chevrolet pickup truck. The video shooter seems to know him and his build, laughing and saying “There’s Ron in his backward-facing pickup truck.”

ViralHog posted the short video clip to YouTube, and according to their description, Ron took four years to complete the build, which involved installing the body onto the truck’s chassis backwards to give the truck the appearance of moving in reverse when driving forward. 

From the outside when it’s parked, it looks like a normal model of the brand’s former full-size pickup, the C/K 1500. But a peek through the windows informs you that this is not your standard Chevy. The steering wheel and pedals, seats, dash and instrumentation have all been switched around to allow the driver to look out over the box as they drive.  

And when it turns, which it does toward the end of the video, it does so with its front wheels turning from the middle of the box and the former signal indicators acting as brake lights.

Perhaps most impressively, Ron has managed to get the local authorities and insurers onboard. His truck is insured and totally legal. 

Why did the man build this backwards machine? No idea. Hopefully we hear more from Ron and get to see some other angles of his fascinating truck. 

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