I've owned a full-size pickup truck only once, but I really enjoyed it. It was nice to be able to casually toss materials in the back and drive them around. It had a long bed--about 7 feet, I think--which helped.
But sometimes even a 7-foot bed isn't enough. Let's say that you're transporting 8-foot sheets of plywood. You'll have to let the ends hang over the tailgate.
That's why Jason Torchinsky's design concept is both clever and crazy. Assuming that it can be properly balanced, this design would let you move things that are almost as long as your truck itself:
Actually, I think it could be sort of L-shaped, with an extra bit of bed behind the 1/2-width cab. There could also be a nice big lockable trunk on the cab side as well, for tools, Fabergé eggs, and other valuables people tend to keep in trucks. P
It'd probably have to have an inline 4 or 6 in that narrowed engine bay, but I'm plenty happy with that. This design could be huge with plumbers and welders and carpenters and gardeners and pretty much anyone who's sick of tying a red rag to the end of all that stuff that sticks out too far of a normal pickup.