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    Default if you think the cybertruck's styling is bad. . .

    wait till you see the cybertrailer

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    Not now Paul, I think I'm getting a headache...
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    It looks like the fundamental design requirement was that all body parts could be made on a press brake. And that you could easily make an origami model of the thing.

    GM used to have a small truck with a body designed to be made with minimal tooling in developing countries. Looked sort of similar, but cheaper.




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    ok Paul that’s a spoof

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    We’ve come a long way since 1933.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    It looks like the fundamental design requirement was that all body parts could be made on a press brake. And that you could easily make an origami model of the thing.

    GM used to have a small truck with a body designed to be made with minimal tooling in developing countries. Looked sort of similar, but cheaper.




    Ford and Willys produced a similar vehicle, slapped together with flat panels that needed no complex tooling. Didn't have a name, but soldiers ended up calling the Jeep.

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    ^ Don't forget the VW Thing.
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    Default Re: if you think the cybertruck's styling is bad. . .

    FWIW, neither the original Jeep, and much less the VW 'Thing', could be made with nippers and a brake. The Jeep had stampings for the grille and fenders, and the Thing was a pretty standard VW, a pseudoretro imitation of the Kübelwagen. Crude enough, though.
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    I don't believe the Dymaxion had any redeeming features,but it wasn't totally ugly.

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    I don't believe the Dymaxion had any redeeming features,but it wasn't totally ugly.
    Fuel economy was good for the era (36 MPG), and it had a pretty good top speed (125 MPH). Too bad the rear wheel steering let it down dynamically.

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    This was a 2CV-powered effort designed for African manufacture and use. The body is basically plywood stich-and-glue.

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    Uggggg--
    Both the Tesla and the trailer are hideously ugly.
    They look like they're designed to appeal to the "Tactical" crowd.

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    Default Re: if you think the cybertruck's styling is bad. . .

    Could we please have a picture of the overhead crane assembly needed to sit that trailer on the back of the "truck"?

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    12” cardboard model ?

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    Default Re: if you think the cybertruck's styling is bad. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    wait till you see the cybertrailer

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    Default Re: if you think the cybertruck's styling is bad. . .

    yeah, the rear corner of the truck looks awfully close to the trailer. I think it’s a model.

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    a digital one
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    Quote Originally Posted by robm View Post
    Fuel economy was good for the era (36 MPG), and it had a pretty good top speed (125 MPH). Too bad the rear wheel steering let it down dynamically.
    I would like to see a road test that managed to get 125 mph!
    or even 125 kph.

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    Default Re: if you think the cybertruck's styling is bad. . .

    For sure it ain't real, but I don't think backing would be all that bad because it's a 5th wheel hitch. Of course (as said) the rear corners will hit. In addition, it'd get serious lift on the back of the "truck" with the air whipping under the trailer.

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    Default Re: if you think the cybertruck's styling is bad. . .

    I may be totally wrong but it does look a lot like a model sitting on herringbone laid paving bricks that are typically about a foot long.The fifth wheel would probably need to be a bit further rearward to allow turning but with enough power it ought to reach maximum legal towing speeds with ease.

    I would like to nominate a worse combination for reversing that Garret's suggestion; a six foot by four foot trailer behind a van is a nightmare to reverse.I hope to never need to do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    I may be totally wrong but it does look a lot like a model sitting on herringbone laid paving bricks that are typically about a foot long.The fifth wheel would probably need to be a bit further rearward to allow turning but with enough power it ought to reach maximum legal towing speeds with ease.

    I would like to nominate a worse combination for reversing that Garret's suggestion; a six foot by four foot trailer behind a van is a nightmare to reverse.I hope to never need to do it again.
    The van makes it much worse. A hay wagon behind a tractor isn't totally awful as you can see the tongue. Behind a jeep is not fun.

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    Default Re: if you think the cybertruck's styling is bad. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    It looks like the fundamental design requirement was that all body parts could be made on a press brake. And that you could easily make an origami model of the thing.

    GM used to have a small truck with a body designed to be made with minimal tooling in developing countries. Looked sort of similar, but cheaper.




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    Default Re: if you think the cybertruck's styling is bad. . .

    What do you mean “if”? Are you trying to imply that there is someone somewhere that doesn’t think the cybertruck’s styling is bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Is this the pickup truck version of the King Midget ?
    Quite a bit bigger; pretty normal small pickup size, and quite tall.
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    Default Re: if you think the cybertruck's styling is bad. . .

    I would like to see a road test that managed to get 125 mph!
    or even 125 kph.
    Hey, it had a flathead Ford V8! 85 HP! The aerodynamics were fantastic. Frontal area was a bit high, but remember the thing was actually supposed to fly - once the technology came around to make it happen. Mind you, it liked to lift at the stern, and point into the wind, but the drag coefficient was lower than anything else at the time, or for at least 50 years.

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