Jason Ryan's Viking Mafia FH16 Volvo, not your average truck. Photo Carly Morrissey / Big Rigs
Jason Ryan's Viking Mafia FH16 Volvo, not your average truck. Photo Carly Morrissey / Big Rigs Carly Morrissey

One tough as Volvo Viking rig

WHILE it might not be as blingy as the other trucks in this feature, this truck customised by Viking Trucks is one of a kind.

With its matt black paint, custom eight-pipe exhaust and swords, this definitely is one tough-looking truck.

Jason Ryan runs Viking Trucks, formerly Viking Mafia, and said the idea for the truck started with the custom exhaust.

He and a mate modified the new Volvo FH16 with SCR and managed to get every one of the eight exhaust pipes to work.

There's also custom matt black reverse paint work in the airbrushing done by Vicki Pattison from CrazyPaint Airbrush Studio.

The work took about 10 months (part-time) to complete.

It has swords for tail lights, a sword pogo stick, and a sword as a turntable handle.

The theme is a mixture between Celtic and Medieval.

There's also leather wrapped tanks and guards.

The level of the doors and sunvisor was dropped, custom raw aluminium spinners adorn the wheels and inside there's a custom leather trim, a 14-speaker sound system and a 70-inch LED TV.

You'll notice a lack of LED lights and chrome and while you may think this truck looks plain from the photos, you really do need to see it in person - with each look you can see more and more detail.

The truck is estimated to be worth $400,000 and is a real head turner wherever it goes. Contact Viking Trucks on (07) 5446 2119.

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