Update Speculation thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crazikyle, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Cory5503

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    I agree, I was looking at it for a while and trying to figure out what was strange about it, and you hit the nail on the head. Take a bullnose Ford truck of the era for example, there is barely a valence between the bumper and the bottom of the grille, and the marker lights sit just above the grille, where the valence is on the D-Series.
     
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  2. Acrain7

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    the valence can stay, maybe, but it needs to be smaller and go straight down instead of curving out above the bumper like it currently does, which is too modern a design for the rest of the truck overall.

    also the headlights 100% need to be square, not rectangular. probably.

    what do you guys think the chances of a new dashboard and interior is? it's pretty common for facelifts to involve a new interior design- take the evolution from the seventh to the eighth gen f-series, for example.

    personally, i'd LOVE to see a third gen c/k series-esque interior design, like this


    with some cues from the seventh gen f-series.


    also, considering this is a pre-facelift to the current d-series, shouldn't it have quarter windows, still, considering most pickups had it well into the early 90s?

    rear windows for the extended cab that are cut up a bit like the eighth gen f-series could be cool, too!


    it could also make sense to raise the window height on the door to have it start on this main line that wraps around the cab, like so?
    upload_2020-3-19_14-28-18.png
     
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  3. Cory5503

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    Well, I think the headlights need to remain slightly rectangular because they are likely supposed to mimic the shape of a 5"x7" halogen bulb, used by nearly every car of the time... but you're right, less rectangular than they are currently
     
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  4. Nathan24™

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    That prefacelift D-series looks sweet! Great job devs! :D

    The only thing I would suggest is chrome door handles and mirrors like in the pic posted above:


    also gogo me lowrider config pls
     
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  5. Grind86

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  6. Shotgun Chuck

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    There is one big problem with the current D-series pre-facelift, which is that it looks WAY too Ford. The amount of Bronco/F150 in that grill/headlight shape is just unreal.

    I will agree that it needs modernized (early EFI or Goldbergian electronic carburetor) versions of the 291/353/423 for the old versions.

    Am I the only one around here who doesn't mind config spam at all and honestly prefers it to missing configs?
     
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  7. Cutlass

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  8. EruptionTyphlosion

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    Honestly this just makes me think that the vehicle selector really needs to be rethought when the new UI is made. A large portion of configurations are transmission duplicates, and facelifts also significantly fill the vehicle selector as well. If one discounts both of those, the config choice is in fact very barren, with the vast majority of configurations being stock a vehicle's trim levels, potentially multiplied by transmissions and facelifts, and "unique configurations" (police/emergency vehicles, race/rally/drag/drift cars, off road versions, tuned and even crazy custom builds) are significantly lacking.
     
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  9. ClassicMike

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    I think they should add another "step" for the transmission.
     
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  10. JorgePinto

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    I definitely agree a extra mile on the pre-facelift D15 would make a ton of a difference, the stuff already changed is a really nice start and I applaud the effort and time the devs invested on it, but I also agree some of the current D15 parts need to be changed so they fit an 80's car, since they can be definitely traced to the 90's, and it would look perfect.

    Here's a mockup of how I suggest it should look:

    PreD15.jpg

    Most of the stuff again has already been said, but here is a quick recap of everything I did anyway:

    -Deleted the Gavril logo on the grill and replaced it with "GAVRIL" letters in the hood
    -Deleted the rubber trim around the car
    -Added a fender antenna
    -Added '80's pickup style' mirrors and door handles
    -Painted the wheel arches in the lower body color
    -Replaced all the rubber around the glass with chrome

    And...that's it. I think it makes an impressive difference, and I hope some of this suggestions are of any interest by the devs :)
     
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  11. galaxynote2

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    I'd love to see devs taking a look on this, specially the chrome trim surrounding the windows!
     
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  12. redrobin

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    As a Ford guy I see zero problem with this.
     
  13. Sithhy™

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    They could do that, but to my knowledge that would require modifying the front of the body itself which also means they would need to possibly update some textures & modify the existing grilles to fit
     
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  14. ManfredE3

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    I assume the grille was made like that to be interchangeable with existing parts. If that's the case then I'm fine with it. I do agree with everything else that's been mentioned though. The D-Series is already modern by 1988 standards. Interior, drive-train, and trim needs to be looked at.

    As for the unfortunate shorting of D-Series configs: Stoat did say "for now", so hopefully we will see the full range of configs when the UI gets updated (last time we got any official word of that was August 2018 though...). It's unfortunate, but we got the current vehicle selector back when the highest number of configs was what, 8? Without a tertiary layer or a way to separate the Charro and face-lift in the primary layer there aren't many options other than what they already decided to go with. I couldn't even imagine what it would be like to have a full selection for the 1985-1988 & 1988-1994 pickup and Charro all under one selection.

    Maybe the Charro will be separate from the D-Series like the Roamer is... That would still leave a lot of configs though.
     
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  15. enjoyinorc6742

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  16. SuperAusten64

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    No it wouldn't. All it involves is making a unique, smaller pre-facelift front valance.
     
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  17. RecklessRodeo

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    Wow! The D is really getting some love these days. And its a very good thing! Also, these seems inspired by the recent D Addon. Also, what's this "Charro" name?
     
  18. HeepXJ40

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    It's a bronco d-series.


    also, judging by all the errors and shit in the top right corner, im going to assume that the update really isn't coming any time too soon.
     
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  19. Cutlass

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    No, that’d happened before
     
  20. Blood-PawWerewolf

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    yeah, it's a debug/dev build.
     
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