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Posted: July 10, 2013

Tonka Life-Sized Pickup Truck

The Tonka toy manufacturer builds a life-sized truck that will tour the country

By TTM Staff

The American toy company Tonka, teamed up with Kelderman Air Suspension Systems, Toyo Tires and other aftermarket manufacturers to build a life-sized Tonka truck, labeled Tonka T-Rex. The project is based off a 2012 Ford F-250 with a Powerstroke diesel that has been painted in bright yellow with bold, black Tonka logos.

The Tonka T-Rex model, features a Kelderman adjustable 4-link air suspension systesm that lifts the F-250 an 8 to 10-inches. The life-size Tonka truck also features Fox 2.0 remote reservoir shocks, Tonka-branded billet aluminum shock clamps, an AccuAir air management system and powder-coated front and rear PML differential covers.

The F-250, showcasing components from major manufacturers such as Galpin Auto Sports, Fab Fours and Highway Products, will be touring the country as a marketing platform and charity fundraiser. The T-Rex will be participating in various family events, parades, holiday toy drives and off-road venues.

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