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Discussion in 'Land' started by Driv3r1142, Jul 9, 2018.
sorry for the bump
are you going to make a camper upfit
Eh, that's not a bad idea.
I'm working on some other projects atm that were started before this (idk why I even started this thread tbh,) that I want to finish, then I'll be back to this. This is still a WIP, just, I can only work on so many mods in a day, and I have more important ones to finish.
This mod isn't dead. The Vendetta and the Blue Collar aren't dead either, however they need to be completely remade. This doesn't, most of it's still good, I just need to clean it up a bit.
that sounds intresting i wish you good luck with this oncoming mods
nice looking truck
Now that you finished your mazda mod, are you going to work on this soon?
He is still working on the Cosmo, it's not finished.
Also, I'm pretty sure he is working on this next: https://www.beamng.com/threads/1944-stryder-propeller.43768/
That's not his work! It's @Atlas
Atlas made the model, Driv3r1142 is working on the jbeam IIRC
This sounds perfect for smashing with a T series
Yes, You are right about that. First cosmo than stryder an after that.
One of his other mods in progress
I forgot to mention I've been working on this recently. I started working on a similar vehicle for fun, a 1937 Ford, and managed to make a much more accurate and realistic transverse leaf axle suspension. I grafted that from the Ford over to this, and managed to sort out all front suspension issues in the process on this car. Now I just need to fix the rear leaf springs to be more stable, then the suspension is complete.
I think several aspects of the model will need to be redone to bring this up to my current standards, but given this was what taught me what I needed to know to work on the Cosmo, it's still holding up decently... Some subdivisions and edge beveling here and there should bring it all together.
Here's pictures of the vehicle currently if you need your memory refreshed;
What you see is pretty much all that is modeled, and most of what is JBeamed... Besides the missing radiator unit and front suspension visuals.
Also, should I go the route of a wooden subframe for the bodywork, or keep it as an all-steel construction as it is currently? And I'm also considering doing away with the elegant fenders, and going for a more squared off utilitarian style fender design, the fenders are just a tad bit out of place.
Ooh, 1937 Ford! Fun. I also think that the fenders are simple enough to be for a pretty basic 1920s truck. I think they work.
(1930-ish International Trucks lineup on display. Note the steel frame rail the springs are mounted on)
I'd recommend keeping what you've got on both fronts. As far as I'm aware, steel was always the choice for trucks built around 1925-30, and even the Model T used steel C-channel frames for its entire run (1908-27). Franklin used ash wood frames for its sports cars all the way up until 1925 - but they never had to carry substantial loads.
As for those fenders, well, take a look:
For whatever reason, rounded fenders seemed to be ubiquitous in the 1930s. As far as I can tell, the US Army started specifying flat fenders on trucks sometime around 1939, mainly to prevent mud from building up inside of them and jamming the wheels. 1935 Dodge trucks delivered to the army show rounded fenders, so the change was made sometime between those two dates.
Both pictures came from here, and are excerpted from this book.
Oh - by the way - really glad to see this thing again. I'm really excited for this truck!
I was talking about the body, the frames would obviously be steel... Right now the body is all made of steel, I was asking if I should change it to use a wooden support structure instead of the body being solely steel.
And thanks for the insight on the fenders... I'll keep them as they are for the time being.
I think making the body have a wood frame would be a nice unique touch.
That reminds me of those toy trucks i used to play with when i was a kid
oh the good old days
without any stress or anxiety
i sure miss them
Are the hubs going to be standard in game hubs so we can swap on other wheels and tires?
I might add in a separate hub set for globalWheels, but the custom wheels won't be part of the globalWheels system.
Very cool project. I have access to a 1924 Kelley 3 ton truck that is very similar to what you are creating, except its a single rear axle truck with shaft drive. If you would like pics, let me know. It may take some time to get them though. Many trucks in the early 20s had large displacement 4 cylinder engines. I've seen up to around 6.0 liters. I recently saw an old Huber tractor with a 10.1 liter 4 cylinder!! Many of them were Continental and Waukesha engines, mostly flat head designs with the cylinder jugs bolted to the crankcase. Many trucks had cast iron radiator tanks and side plates. Transmissions were commonly mounted to the rear axle or mounted mid-ship with a driveshaft coming off the clutch. Many truck bodies in that era were made entirely of wood, save from the hood, and fenders. The Kelley is this way. Many cars into the late 30s used wood as the primary structural component. Also the wheels on this truck are wooden artillery spoke type with solid rubber tires. Kind of like what would have been on a Ford Model TT 1 ton truck, Just bigger and not pneumatic.
I would love to see more 20s and 30s cars for Beam. One day I might have the time to create some vehicles myself. I have a number of real life antique vehicles for reference, that would be fun to replicate on this platform. Especially something with a straight 8 cylinder engine. Keep up the good work!