Andre and Tommy are going to load a 1974 Fiat 500 into our 2022 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman we call “Stubby” – hilarity ensues.
Poor Stubby, such a sweet little pickup being abused by a tiny Fiat. It’s true, we went and loaded our tiny Fiat into the bed of a full-size pickup truck. Was it a good idea? Not so much; but it was fun and I bet a few of our out there were curious if Tommy’s Fiat could be carried in the bed of a pickup. Well, wonder no more.
The little Ram still has a full-size 6’4” bed. Between its protruding wheel wells, Ram’s bed is 51 inches wide. According to our measurements, the hubcap-to-hubcap width of the Fiat is 50 and 1/2 inches. The minuscule car’s weight is between 1,000 to 1,100 lbs. In other words, there is no reason why Stubby can’t handle the Fiat 500.
Stubby would rater carry parts – but Tommy thinks otherwise!
Stubby’s bed is 6’4″ and it has a 1,550 lbs payload. That’s not to say that the Fiat’s weight is set up for pickup truck hauling. The rear-mounted motor in the Fiat will be sitting directly on the tailgate. Fortunately, the tailgate can easily handle the weight. Unfortunately, the cantilever effect over the rear of the truck creates a problem.
Check out the video to see what happens…
This is actually a question we’ve mulled over ever since TFL Studios owned a Suzuki Samurai. On more than one occasion, we seriously contemplated loading it in an HD truck. It was a missed opportunity, but this 1974 Fiat 500 gives us hope for the future!
Check out the video and let us know if we’re being idiots (we are) or if this is a nifty idea (it isn’t).