Beta 1955 Burnside Suit 1.02

A failed utilitarian economy sedan, from an era where everything auto was about looks and luxury

  1. Derp_de_Herp
    original thread containing high-res images can be found here: WIP - 1955 Burnside Suit | BeamNG

    As a sideshow relative to their ever-famously luxuriant Burnside Special, a couple of years after to its release, Burnside had developed what was essentially its brokeboi little brother: the Burnside Suit.

    The name was a double entendre of sorts: while it was primarily intended to evoke imagery of businessmen in well-fitting, tailored suits that could be worn for both work and just generally spending time outside, the designers of the Suit also had something else in mind; this car was intended to be business-like in a purely practical sense, and so it was not very luxurious, but it was still "Suit-able" for the masses.

    After the great success the company had with the Special, they figured that people would eat up the Suit, seeing it as a luxury-brand car engineered for widespread adoption by the "common folk." However, in the decade defined by grandeur, opulence and post-war prosperity in America - as was commonly demonstrated by most cars developed in the 1950s - the Suit, with its significantly smaller trunk and even fuel tank, its pathetic excuse of an engine, and the great liberties its architects had taken with regards to cutting numerous corners with respect to the interior of the Suit, only ended up being portrayed by auto magazine reviews and dissatisfied customers alike as though it were a flat-out antithesis to the zeitgeist of the time, as well as everything which people had loved about American-made cars back then.

    Unsurprisingly, for better or worse, the massive loss Burnside suffered both money-wise and reputation-wise ended up being one of the biggest nails in the coffin for them when it came to the decline they had been going through since the previous decade or two, and it is said to this day that, had the idea of the Burnside Suit been scrapped, perhaps Burnside wouldn't have needed to close its doors after it hit rock bottom with Chapter 7 Bankruptcy only a decade or so after the Suit's debut in 1955, like what had happened to Studebaker.

    Features Include:
    • MUCH less chrome!
    • More rounded D-pillar (I wanted to try and make it look like the more basic cars of the 1950s and such so I tried to make it look less fancy or whatever by getting rid of the indent that was present on the D-pillar of the regular Burnside
    • REWORKED INTERIOR! It has that fresh new POVERTY LOOK!
      • No clock!
      • Fabric Seats/Carpet (with body-colored option,too!)
      • No chrome trim around the whole interior!
      • No "B" logo on front door panels!
      • The weird grate-lookin thing under the radio that I assumed was aircon or a fan atvl is gone, as well as the radio's old preset buttons above it (now it's just a strip of metal!)
      • Matte black (no chromes) gas pedal! Kinda looks like those in my car (in my avatar image, with me beside it lmao) except no ridges even, ngl
      • ONLY TWO GAUGES - the bare essentials: fuel and speed! (I was considering no fuel gauge so that, to check the gas level, you'd have to use the dipstick like the Trabant, but I felt that going that low was too low)
      • No floormats, and body-colored flooring is now just cheap, featureless dark grey carpeting!
      • No passenger-side sunvisor, fender signals, hood ornament, or even trunk ornament (or whatever that chromey thing on the trunk could be considered - maybe a handle for opening it? idk)

    • Dim as hell lights!
    • Custom Lettering!

    • Totally compatible with (most) skins, and any other Burnside parts that don't involve anything behind the backlight!
    • THREE separate configs! Suit_Base_M.png Suit_Deluxe_A.png
    • Many parts, several of which can also be used on the vanilla Burnside Special!
    • Very thoughtfully written out detailed descriptions for each config!
    • Custom JBEAM nodes!

    Lemme know what you guys think! This is my first actual vehicle mod (as in, custom 3D model and stuff not like engines or configs lol), please go easy on me as I know the modeling isn't perfect! Thank you for reading and downloading!

Recent Reviews

  1. TMccanna
    Version: 1.02
    Nice mod, but has a few issues such as lack of customization, and the steering wheel has black spots where the chrome on the normal steering wheel is, also the beater engine has no exhaust, and engines have no nos slot. a few suggestions would be some cheap flathead v8 and a LWB suit, still pretty well made mod that reminds me of cars like the plymouth deluxe and dodge coronet of the early 1950s
  2. gtaman788
    Version: 1.02
    Legit should be part of the base game i love it :)
  3. mhegai
    Version: 1.02
    I always play this game with the shadows off. i believe you when you say that you fixed shadows.
  4. Divepunk
    Version: 1.01
    I like it, made a Police car out of it, Nice and fast, due to lighter weight(much lighter).

    I figure the Suit is a Burnside that is about as heavy as many early 1950's American cars where at between 3100 and 3600lbs. Vs the larger Burnside which represents the heavier 1950's cars at 3800+

    Great mod really digging driving it around with an early Hemi in a police cruiser, pushing a bit over 305HP(412lb/ft) with twin 4 barrels(Kinda like the Chrysler Firepower of I think 1956, only in 1953 utilizing police cars for testing before refinement and release as a powerplant in civilian production vehicles. Not entirely unrealistic for the time period and rivals Modern police interceptors in accel and top end(Thanks to third gear OD, and Sport Bias Ply whitewalls).

    Having a blast with it would like to see a wagon variant, perhaps a shorter wheelbase too(That would more match the weight figures I posted TBH) with the front wheels pushed back to some extent.

    Keep it updated yo!
  5. BeamNigeria
    Version: 1.01
    Can you make the suit rear bumper available for the standard Burnside?
  6. EN07Z
    Version: 1.01
    Meanwhile it is a luxury car in USSR
  7. pomi345
    Version: 1.01
  8. Blue Bird Gaming
    Blue Bird Gaming
    Version: 1.01
    More 50s cars is always a plus, and at least for me, more cheap cars is also a plus cause old poor folk beaters are funny to drive. In all seriousness though, this is a great mod and adds some variety to the 50s line up in game
  9. Delta747Fan
    Version: 1.01
    I absolutely love this mod! I always wanted more 50's car mods, and this one made me very happy! It almost seems like a new car. My Grandpa was in the United States Air Force in the 50's and the base would have those 50's Military Police Cars. I'd love to see a variant of that in the future, but I understand if you have other projects in plan! Great quality mod!
  10. Zepherius
    Version: 1.01
    Great mod! kind of reminds me of a Chevy Biscayne if it existed in the mid 50s: bare bones and utilitarian trim level version of the impala .
    1. Derp_de_Herp
      Author's Response
      Thank you! Actually, I originally was just gonna release a mod where I got rid of all the chromes called "Simple Burnside" (hence the file names in this mod), but I felt like I wanted to challenge myself by 3d modeling the back end, and from there I had a poverty interior focus because I feel like most mods of in-game cars don't do much with the interior
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