Sometimes the modding community gets a bad rap for the bad taste and impracticality of a few, and we hate to see that! We all played with toy cars when we were kids; what's the point of being a grown-up if you can't treat real cars like big toys sometimes? Here are a few mods that have actually piqued our interest, and in a few cases, even earned our respect. 

This Riveted-Out FJ Cruiser
This Riveted-Out FJ Cruiser

This looks a bit like something out of Mad Max or BioShock, right? Not bad. 

The Rat Rod Sled
The Rat Rod Sled

This guy clearly planned ahead for winter, and we're pretty envious right now. 

The Mercedes El Camino
The Mercedes El Camino

Probably not what the folks at Benz had in mind, but we like it!

Chevy: Old And New
Chevy: Old And New

This is really cool and impressive work! We love to see an homage to history merge with modern practicality. 

See also: 18 Terrible Car Mods That Don't Make Any Sense At All

Lada Raven
Lada Raven

Okay, so maybe this isn't incredibly practical, but oooof, does it look nice. 

A Monster Truck Mystery Machine
A Monster Truck Mystery Machine

"And I would've gotten away with it, if it weren't for you meddling kids and your dog, and that van that can drive over a row of cars!"

No Gearshift? Use A Joystick
No Gearshift? Use A Joystick

Perfect for those situations where you need to go to third gear and shoot missiles at the same time!

Restored To Look Like Mater From
Restored To Look Like Mater From "Cars"

"Like Tuh-mater, but without the tuh."

See also: 16 Dreadful Paint Jobs That Brush With Insanity

The Death Spare
The Death Spare

But nothing's operational!

This Geared Up TC
This Geared Up TC

Your go-to vehicle for the zombie apocalypse!

This Toyota FRS
This Toyota FRS

Straight out of Tron!

For The Manila Drivers
For The Manila Drivers

Not sure this would be quiiiiite street legal in the states, but we have to say, it would certainly get the job done!

The Dodge RamCharger
The Dodge RamCharger

Hey... That thing got a HEMI?

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