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Justin Fox
09-11-10, 09:27 AM
Dekotora - definition and discussion.

JDMST Dekotora Picture Thread: http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?3817-pic-The-Dekotora-Thread-!!!

09-11-10, 12:48 PM
The Dekotora or Decotora (デコトラ dekotora?), an abbreviation for "Decoration Truck", is a kind of loudly decorated truck most commonly found in Japan. Dekotora commonly have neon or ultraviolet lights, extravagant paints, and shiny stainless or golden exterior parts. These decorations can be found on both the cab and the trailer, and not only on the exterior but also in the interior. Dekotora may be created by workers out of their work trucks for fun, or they may be designed by hobbyists for special events. They are sometimes also referred to as Art Trucks (アートトラック) ātotorakku)?).
Note that Dekotora does not refer to vehicles used for advertisements, political campaigns or propaganda.

13-11-10, 12:53 AM
Can't remember where I read it...but IIRC one theory of the origins of dekotora is from truckers in coastal areas of Japan, where the salt air rusted out the panels quite quickly. So stainless panels were fabbed up as replacements, and it all went from there.






13-11-10, 12:55 AM
Here's the perfect tow vehicle for a JDM-style track car :)


13-11-10, 12:59 AM
...and there's the Wii video game too: http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/blog/2008/03/01/mora-dekotora-tora-tora/

13-11-10, 02:37 AM
Here's the perfect tow vehicle for a JDM-style track car :)

LOL i had exactly the same idea (again shoulda read ahead to avoid double posting) It would be awsome.

Its very late and i should stop posting crap now lol

Trolls Royce
13-11-10, 12:31 PM
I've always wondered what these trucks are actually used for. Do people just drive them around doing normal truck stuff? Or do they have a daily truck and they only drive these things on weekends?

13-11-10, 01:52 PM
I've seen a few vids where gusy have said that they have a "show truck" and a "work truck" but the work truck is still dekotora'd to a certain extent.

13-11-10, 01:53 PM

This is prolly a good place to put this :)

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