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Thread: Cybertruck...or how NOT to build a vehicle

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    Fake news - the tesla's windows would have popped out and everything. must be get at tesla day.

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    or if the Tesla is 4wd and the Ford is 2wd.

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    That reminds me of power braking and old station wagon I had in the 70's. If the Ford rolled of it would do the same as the Tesla. I agree sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwmkravchenko View Post
    I grew up when a truck was for work. It hauled 4 x 8's and laughed at heavy loads. Heck we could haul 4 x 8's in the stationwagon to!

    What I see getting called trucks these days is a joke. Four doors that cover more vehicle length than the box. Oh well. I can put a 9 foot long board inside my Toyota Matrix. And my "little" Toyota Tacoma has a 6 foot box. Larger than most full size trucks. Trucks! hah. Time to grow back into working vehicles and leave the pretenders with their overgrown mini station wagons be. Most everything else is going to pot so why not trucks to !
    Pick ups are not made for work they are made to appease the women buyers.

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    DC motors have almost infinite torque. There's almost no way for the conventional truck to win that battle. That said, the Toyota can go places you'd never take an electric, like off-roading, that is unless you take your own big solar panels and don't mind being out there for weeks charging up your truck to get back home.

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    And the river crossing might be interesting also

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    Quote Originally Posted by old kodger View Post
    And the river crossing might be interesting also
    Of course the river could be used to put out the Tesla.

    Elon needs to come up with a new car using a sodium battery. And to make it light, a magnesium frame. MUCH more "thrilling" to drive. For a body, use nitrocellulose, worked great for model airplanes and the Hindenburg.

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    @jdurand , I have a sneaky suspicion you work for Tesla, I heard a rumour that was there next design.
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    NITROCELLULOSE, is gun cotton, yup could make all the difference, if you could also introduce a detonator, TNT= tri-nitro-toluene. how to blow yourself from a..hole to breakfast time? play at dissolving paper hand towels in nitric acid.

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    An ignighter would work better than a detonator, nitrocellulose is't a high explosive. Actually, a weak form was used to paint model airplane wings to pull the skin tight. It's also known as single base powder for those who partake of shooting sticks, when in need of some NC lacquor with none to be found I simply dissolved some single base powder in acetone. Presto, flammible paint.

    I should probably mention that I was at an ATF approved facility with my explosives license in my pocket. Do not try this at home without proper permits, wavers, personal safety equipment, $42,000,000,000 insurance, and your own bunker.

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