• Nov 3, 2009

Scion xB Challenge entry by Brandon Leung - Click above for high-res image gallery

When we look at a Scion xB we tend to think of a lot of things, few of which are very flattering. One thing we definitely don't think of is a Bonneville Salt Flats bike hauler from the '50s, until now. That's probably why we're bloggers and not designers. Fortunately for us there is Brandon Leung, who transformed this second gen. xBox into a super sweet retro ride, complete with custom matching BOWLS bike in the bed.

That's right, this former hatchback now has a bed. A wood-lined bed at that. It has a great low stance, low and wide, a perfectly nostalgic green and cream paint scheme, and full-on Moonie-like billet aero wheels to complete the look. The changes are more than skin deep too, with engine, suspension and brake upgrades to complete the package. You can see the full breakout of changes in the gallery.



Photos copyright ©2009 Frank Filipponio/Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Excuse me, I need to go throw up now.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Leclerc Which of your dads taught you?
        • 5 Years Ago
        You go do that. The rest of us are enjoying the food.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You should learn to spit and not swallow tractorboy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Toyota, I think this guy could be onto something.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want to see a picture of the hand-blown glass shift knob. WTH?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Paris Hilton needs to be installed for full functionality.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, a Scion that is not only worth looking at, but might be worth buying. That's just a sweet ride.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I approve of this very much, even the color is full of nguyen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Do I dare say it.....A cool looking Scion?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Give it up to Autoblog to trash Scion, then praise a customized one.

      Each of the last 2 SEMA shows have had an xB truck, BTW.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Call me crazy, but an xB (or better yet, a Soul) with a tiny bit of storage behind the seats and ~ 6ft bed would get my attention (to buy, not just to look).
      • 5 Years Ago
      i believe a stock version of this idea would have a market.
      it would be the home and estate utility vehicle for trips to the
      garden supply store, the depot, bicycle transport and all sorts
      of family tasks. kids would even learn to drive on it. if it were
      lower cost than the stock Xb it would define a "new" category.
      a folding-removable ladder rack and bed cover would complete it.
      this economical fuel sipping utility vehicle has potential and no
      current competitors. i bet they could sell 3 times as many of
      them as they do Tundras.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pretty original, I like it.
      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it, would love to have an XB amino, would buy one if they made it. Love my 08 XB, but really could use a pick up. There are few smaller choices in the small pickup range now- please, just do it.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOVE IT.
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