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#1 Post by Pete44ru » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:23 am

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#3 Post by wm » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:43 am

Tesla is going to sell a lot of F-150s with that design.

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#4 Post by Pete44ru » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:51 am

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It looks like the tree-huggers will like it - it's perfect as a mall-terrain vehicle...….. ;)

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#5 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:11 pm

They seem to have borrowed design queues from the F-117. I kinda like it.

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#6 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:29 pm

AWD model is $49 K, body of cold-rolled stainless; 7,500 pound tow capacity; 250 miles on a charge. Only $100 puts you on the waiting list. 8)

https://www.tesla.com/cybertruck

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#7 Post by FWiedner » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:31 pm

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#8 Post by J Miller » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:33 pm

First the electric Mustang SUV, now this ...... I insist the administrators install a puke icon.

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#9 Post by claybob86 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:36 pm

I like that the body is made of stainless steel. Can't see anything else I like about it... :?
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#10 Post by Pitchy » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:38 pm

A time traveler came back to the wrong time with a new toy. :lol:
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#11 Post by marlinman93 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:42 pm

Their video does a good job of never letting the consumer ever see the tiny little pickup box! I'm guessing since it's a 4 door the box might be 4' long and maybe 4' wide?

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesl ... kup-truck/

I think I'll keep driving my old '69 Chevy Suburban. But maybe I'll pull the engine out of my current '39 Chev project and go electric!

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#12 Post by Pitchy » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:04 pm

Say now that`s looking like something really cool Marlinman. 8)
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#13 Post by Grizz » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:15 pm

This is the shot I love. The Tesla "truck" towing a generator shack. Reality bites.
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#14 Post by wm » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:47 pm

https://www.hotcars.com/tesla-cybertruc ... ows-break/

"Tesla revealed their new Cybertruck electric pickup last night in a presentation that went off without a hitch. Except for the “shatterproof” windows, that definitely shattered real bad."


Welp ........... back to the drawing board.

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#15 Post by rock-steady » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:52 pm

I'll hold out until they get the solar charging option worked out. I mean if a solar charging Rover can be built, sent to Mars and run for 14 years, they must be real close to being able to build solar charging 4x4 pickups....right?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/scie ... humankind/

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#16 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:17 pm

Sort of like a Chevy Avalanche but redesigned by someone who watched a few too many Lost in Space episodes.
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Say now that`s looking like something really cool Marlinman. 8)
Thanks Pitchy! I spent 4 months repairing all the rusty parts on my '39 coupe. New floors, rocker panels, lower doors, lower 1/4 panels, tail panel, lower cowl panels. Basically the whole bottom 4" of the car. I put new engine, trans, and rear end, plus new front suspension and a conversion to disc brakes. A Chevy truck tilt steering column, and all new gauges and panel. Still a ways to go, but it's getting there slowly.
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#18 Post by Grizz » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:55 pm

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#19 Post by Rusty » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:24 pm

With their history of accidents caused by the car it's self I think I'll pass.
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#20 Post by DadsMod12 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:43 pm

Does it come with a flux capacitor?

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#21 Post by piller » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:53 am

Where does the transporter fit? Maybe it is bigger on the inside.
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#22 Post by Pete44ru » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:25 pm

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FWIW,

Tesla is claiming they currently have 146,000 (+/-) orders for their electric pickup truck...……….

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#23 Post by Pitchy » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:57 pm

marlinman93 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Pitchy wrote:
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Say now that`s looking like something really cool Marlinman. 8)
Thanks Pitchy! I spent 4 months repairing all the rusty parts on my '39 coupe. New floors, rocker panels, lower doors, lower 1/4 panels, tail panel, lower cowl panels. Basically the whole bottom 4" of the car. I put new engine, trans, and rear end, plus new front suspension and a conversion to disc brakes. A Chevy truck tilt steering column, and all new gauges and panel. Still a ways to go, but it's getting there slowly.
This was the day I brought it home in early April.

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#24 Post by bikerbeans » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:24 pm

I bet all 146k on the waiting list live in Berkley, CA.

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#25 Post by wm » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:44 pm

bikerbeans wrote:
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I bet all 146k on the waiting list live in Berkley, CA.

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I know one guy here in mid Michigan who is on waiting list …… for him it is a 'business decision" as he is simply speculating that first year vehicle will be a collectors item in the future. Its what he does for a living.

https://thebaycitymotorcompany.com/

I suspect a number of other people on that list likewise are speculating and hoping to make a profit.

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#26 Post by Blaine » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:21 pm

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First the electric Mustang SUV, now this ...... I insist the administrators install a puke icon.

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#27 Post by J Miller » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:58 pm

Blaine wrote:
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First the electric Mustang SUV, now this ...... I insist the administrators install a puke icon.

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#28 Post by DocRock » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:19 am

I struggle with conjuring the audience for this turdmobile.

Is there an untapped thirst among effete, man-bun sporting, patchouli oiled, Greta Thune worshipping, climate alarmists for pick-up trucks? What would they pick up? Crates of soy milk? Signs for the transgender anti-capitalist protest and confab? Large blocks of vegan stuff? I understand that some urban hipsters affect a look referred to as "lumbersexual", which apparently means dressing like a well-groomed, fashion conscious version of a lumberjack. Perhaps they are the market for a DeLorean shaped electric pickup with poor approach and departure angles?

I am mystified.

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#29 Post by Griff » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:45 am

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...250 miles on a charge...
Hmmm... that will just barely get one between DFW and Houston... depending where you were leaving from in the metroplex and where you were going in Houston... It would probably run out of juice if you were just driving the outer loop around Houston... let alone actually going somewhere.

I'll hope that was just a camouflage body so other makers couldn't steal their actual styling cues...
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#30 Post by Blaine » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:19 pm

Griff wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:45 am
Bill in Oregon wrote:
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...250 miles on a charge...
Hmmm... that will just barely get one between DFW and Houston... depending where you were leaving from in the metroplex and where you were going in Houston... It would probably run out of juice if you were just driving the outer loop around Houston... let alone actually going somewhere.

I'll hope that was just a camouflage body so other makers couldn't steal their actual styling cues...
LOL..That's not even a half day for me whem I'm on the road. I often do that and more just for good BBQ.
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#31 Post by Marvin S » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:58 pm

Come on guys, I bet some of you got them new plastic pistols :D

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#32 Post by piller » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:25 pm

Marvin S wrote:
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Come on guys, I bet some of you got them new plastic pistols :D
I can recharge my plastic pistol in a short time, and I can do it even out in the woods. Try recharging a Tesla "truck" out in the woods.
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#33 Post by AJMD429 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:28 pm

When I think 'car', I think something fuel-efficient, and it can run on popcorn or chipmunk farts for all I care, and if it has computers and stuff I'm ok with it if it makes the drive easier, cheaper, or more pleasant.

When I think 'truck', I think something that ALWAYS starts, ALWAYS goes, ALWAYS works, and never, ever, ever gives me 'disk not formatted' or 'no internet access' or any kind of this-ain't-gonna-work message. I want it to run on fossil fuel of some sort, that it unless you can make one run on firewood. The new Dodge Ram advertisements boast of a "12 inch touchpad display..." That's the LAST think I want on a TRUCK.

Trucks are like guns - they just need to be basic and work reliably - and that generally means the less 'electronics' the better.

Now if you want to commute to work in a 'truck', more power to ya - THAT truck can have all the gadgets you want - but my 'farm' vehicle better have all the 'complexity' and reliability of a Uzi 9mm...
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#34 Post by AJMD429 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:29 pm

DocRock wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:19 am
I struggle with conjuring the audience for this turdmobile.

Is there an untapped thirst among effete, man-bun sporting, patchouli oiled, Greta Thune worshipping, climate alarmists for pick-up trucks? What would they pick up? Crates of soy milk? Signs for the transgender anti-capitalist protest and confab? Large blocks of vegan stuff? I understand that some urban hipsters affect a look referred to as "lumbersexual", which apparently means dressing like a well-groomed, fashion conscious version of a lumberjack. Perhaps they are the market for a DeLorean shaped electric pickup with poor approach and departure angles?

I am mystified.
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#35 Post by AJMD429 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:33 pm

J Miller wrote:
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First the electric Mustang SUV, now this ...... I insist the administrators install a puke icon.
Here ya go..... :wink:
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#36 Post by model55 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:53 pm

A Pontiac Aztek and a De Loren were left alone one night.............

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#37 Post by Griff » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:31 am

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A Pontiac Aztek and a De Loren were left alone one night.............
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#38 Post by claybob86 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:16 am

Dunno why you fellers compare this tesla abortion to a DeLorean. The DeLorean is actually a fairly conventional looking car. (for the 1980s) This tesla thing looks like it was dreamed up by a trekkie on LSD. (maybe it was) :?
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#39 Post by Grizz » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:01 pm

Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
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Sort of like a Chevy Avalanche but redesigned by someone who watched a few too many Lost in Space episodes.
I was thinking about the stealth qualities. No more speeding tickets?

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#40 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:40 pm

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Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
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Sort of like a Chevy Avalanche but redesigned by someone who watched a few too many Lost in Space episodes.
I was thinking about the stealth qualities. No more speeding tickets?
Yeah, it's got the angles ... now it just needs an absorbtive coating in the right bands.
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#41 Post by Shrapnel » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:02 am

The truck, if you can call it that, is about as close to being mainstream as the internal combustion powered vehicle is to being outdated. The advocates of this electric joke, show just how far removed from reality they are if they continue to embrace the electric technology that we currently have.

The example of the resistance to the horseless carriage of the late 19th century being similar does apply here, but what the electric proponents forget, is that the early horseless carriages were far from what they became 50 years later. If we look back at a 1965 Dodge Dart today, we can see how antiquated it is and yet it was such an improvement over the turn of the century cars.

America today is what is left of America of previous generations, that worked hard and did everything they could to make this a better place. Now we consider forward thinking, an electric truck that couldn’t get you anywhere and back without some sort of a unavailable recharge, driven by some idiot with a man bun, while he is eating an impossible burger from Burger King that doesn’t even have any meat in it and he is driving on a paved road to a range with his plastic/stainless steel 6.5 Creedmoor rifle to shoot at a gong at 400 yards while thinking he has got the world by the tail.

They are welcome to that delusional life, I think I will pass and stay firmly planted in the past...

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#42 Post by piller » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:14 pm

I drive anywhere from 60 to 200 miles per day, and that is probably very normal in our current world. I seldom see a charging station for electric cars where I live or work. Of the 3 or 4 I can recall seeing in about a 200 mile radius of my home, they are never in use. That is partly due to the fact that using them would necessitate walking a couple of miles to work while leaving the "car" there. Not very convenient or useful in my estimation. Unlike gasoline or diesel fuel, that situation does not appear to be changing quickly or easily. Extra liquid fuel can be carried with you if you go far beyond civilization. Liquid fuel can be added to your vehicle in a short time with relative ease. For an electric vehicle, you might be able to roam further by taking a liquid fuel generator along and waiting while that generator recharges the batteries. Without effective Solar charging, electric vehicles are a short range day trip option.

Maybe a vehicle using a built in diesel generator to produce electricity to run electric motors for the drive wheels - - - similar to a diesel electric locomotive - - - could be made into an off road and long distance capable vehicle. Of course, it still has an internal combustion engine and is going to be more complicated than just using an internal combustion engine as the primary power source.
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#43 Post by mickbr » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:42 pm

Elon musk is a guy with the ability to attract a great deal of funding for things which may produce in the 'future'. He is a venture capitalist, most his 20 bill fortune is thanks to being the inventor of paypal. His science projects are interesting but to date none of them still turn a buck. The government shovels him billions for these space projects because it saves them spending trillions on an actual space program like they used to have. The millenials are happy following the guy on twitter, the government saves a trillion bucks, elon gets rich. This is a nation that once had edisons, wrights, Fords, bells, morses every ten years. Now it pins its hopes on a corporate take-over merchant from South africa to get back to the level of space travel they had 50 years ago...

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#44 Post by campsalot » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:23 pm

wm wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:47 pm
https://www.hotcars.com/tesla-cybertruc ... ows-break/

"Tesla revealed their new Cybertruck electric pickup last night in a presentation that went off without a hitch. Except for the “shatterproof” windows, that definitely shattered real bad."


Welp ........... back to the drawing board.

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I think the thing is ugly and the "bed" has to be tiny (I like a full 8' bed although most people seem to prefer short beds these days). I do kind of like that it is stainless.

On the window thing - I watched that video. Several years back a rock kicked up by another vehicle hit the side window on my vehicle. There was a pop and the window shattered into hundreds of tiny pieces of glass - they are supposed to do that so you don't have any big dangerous shards but I was suddenly driving down the highway with an open window and little pieces of glass every where. From what I saw on that Tesla video the guy threw a pretty big steel ball bearing at the window fairly hard. The window starred badly but it stayed in one piece. It clearly wasn't what they wanted to happen but even then it was way stronger than the side window on any vehicle I own.

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#45 Post by mickbr » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:10 am

didnt watch the whole demo but heard he had claimed the glass was bulletproof before he smashed it? And that they threw 'spanners and everything at it' the day before. This is PT barnum level stuff. Bulletproofing is not tested by workshop guys throwing random tools at a product. Its serious lab testing and insurance underwriting before you'd make any such claim. Im getting to upset by youtube I think. Infinite genders, spanner proof armored glass, time to run an extra strand of barb wire around my swamp to keep the crazy folk out. Or maybe the crazy guy in. :lol:

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Re: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

#46 Post by Grizz » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:13 pm

if it weren't for taxpayers subsidizing Musk he might still be in his parents' basement . . .

for those who think the end of the internal combustion on our highways is near at hand, I would gladly take that bet PROVIDED that there are NO SUBSIDIES for either the rolling stock or the electricity. No free electricity at the mall. No price subsidies at the car dealer. FREE MARKET ONLY

SO, LET'S HEAR IT...

WHEN do you say that the ICE will be replaced by electric propulsion, based on the above caveats? ? ? Hmmmm ? ? ?

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