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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tdev, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Cory5503

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    It's reasonably solid. The bottom of the quarter panels, mainly on the passenger side, has a rust hole. But overall, it's worth working on. The frame is mostly rust free, despite sitting axle-deep in dirt since '03. I really want to try to get the 429" Cad motor running and see if the TH400 will shift. That'll decide what I do with it for sure.
     
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  2. CaptainZoll

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    slam it on bags and daily it
     
  3. Cory5503

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    With a '95 Cherokee in need of a roll cage and a '56 Willys in need of an engine rebuild this winter, sadly airbags aren't exactly in the budget. However, I do plan on at least cutting the springs to slam it for cheap. I probably will end up dailying it as long as it drives good.
     
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  4. Slugfest

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    Do you mind if I ask why one would slam a car, essentially ruining the ride and handling? I mean some say it looks cool, but does it do anything good?
     
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  5. Cory5503

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    It's a car from 1965 that's been sitting for 17 years in a field. I highly doubt that by dropping the suspension a couple of inches would compromise the aged and dilapidated Cadillac-like ride quality, or its "handling", which was likely nonexistent on this land yacht from the factory. I'd much rather be able drag the frame across speedbumps since I own two other lifted vehicles anyway.
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    Now, it potentially can help handing in the sense that it's lowering the car's center of gravity and decreasing suspension travel. However, in my case with a nearly 5,000 lb Caddy, the handling likely won't improve whatsoever.
     
  6. Slugfest

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    Okay, thank you!
     
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  7. NOCARGO

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    RUF

    Oh I've known what a RUF is for quite a long time now, at least since 2005 or so.
    What I didn't know is the following little 'micro blog story' I thought would be interesting to share :

    So for a mainstream-not-too-unexperienced car culture person it's quite straightforward, if you ask him
    "Do you know what a RUF is ?" you might get a reply that sounds like "Oh yes, those are cars made by an
    independent company that builds cars using Porsches as a base, it's to compare with companies that do the
    similar thing with other car brands like Alpina using BMW's, Shelby using Mustangs or Callaway using
    Corvettes.." This is all true, but the stories behind the people who sparked such legacies are often
    unknown and certainly underrated. I really had no clue whatsoever what the RUF story was all about and
    I am very certain that most who read this didn't have a clue as well.

    A few days ago I stumbled upon a Jay Leno's Garage episode on RUF. The first thing that immediately
    struck me was : RUF is actually the name of the founder ! Maybe I'm a little naive but reader, did you
    know that too ? I couldn't get over that for the few next minutes while watching the rest of the episode.
    Then comes out a man so kind, warm, social and baring no high-society-additude at all.. I was perplexed.
    Big props to Mr Ruf !

     
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  8. skodakenner

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    If you understand German a Youtube Channel called JP-Performance has a video where they are at RUFs Workshop and they show theyre new car the CTR a bit.
     
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  9. Dummiesman

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    Implemented ImGui into Midtown Madness 2, and made Lua bindings for it.
     

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  10. Blijo

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    Got me a new coffee mug:
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  11. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    Slowly figuring out the race/path editor; hoping to start releasing weekly time trial scenarios and, eventually, campaigns. Everyone's gotta start somewhere.

    I also have a map concept... or several... that will almost certainly take years to actually do if they ever get there at all. I'd post some of what I'm thinking but right now it's just a plain white background with some areas fogged different colors in Paint.NET, and it's 12,000 x 12,000 pixels for all that. So, all I can say about that particular concept is: it's inspired by a Bob Ross painting, it's intended to be beeeeeeeeg so as to have some high-speed and some technical roads in the same map (my favorite part of American Road is having some technical roads which are challenging to negotiate, and then at the same time having some freeways where you can wind a car out for miles on end), and it's intended to represent... whatever the frick place that painting is supposed to represent, somewhere in the Rockies probably.

    Theoretically, if someone were creating a tuning pack for a vanilla car, and that operation would involve expanding the ability to tune the engine a la the fully customizable engine mod, would it be better to do something like Gran Turismo 1-6's system (less room for variation, but very close to the system already used by vanilla content), or something like Forza's system (more room for variation, but opposed in some areas to existing vanilla content)?

    Now if you'll excuse me, I have to do a whole week's worth of FH4 in about 2-3 hours. Boy, do I ever wish the store would stop making me come in early on Thursday mornings, especially when they're going to frigging make me close on Wednesday night.
     
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  12. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    Fists of ham are in full effect, and I'm sure someone who actually knows how to make quickraces will find something wrong in the below image.

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    The wall behind the truck is not permanent; both it and the truck were placed as references for roughly how wide the course should be.
     
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  13. Grind86

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    Well, I've been using the editor myself. I'd love to figure out how to add roads to maps and I hope you can figure it out.
     
  14. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    Honestly, it'd be going at lot faster if I was trying to make a track out of literally any map but Grid Map. Trying to make a track out of a completely open area is slow going.

    Honestly, since it will have elements of the cross-country circuits from Forza, maybe I should skimp a little more on the barriers, but I'll have to make sure it's cheese-proof one way or another.
     
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  15. Grind86

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    I've been editing East Coast USA and Utah USA. I was wanting to make a 4-lane highway on East Coast USA.
     
  16. NOCARGO

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    I'm kinda stuck with these model kits I bought around 20 yrs ago. I'd like to sell them but they seem to have become so rare (or unavailable) that I have no idea about their value. Except for the Bentley Blower they are all complete though some boxes are quite dented. 3 of them still are wrapped with plastic. :)
     

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  17. aeoe

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    I was at a retro car museum today, It had some pretty cool cars as well as some ladas






    (sorry for the photos being really blurry, my phone camera is not good)
     
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  18. Addicti0nToB00st

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    Very cool classics, those ladas look very pristine!
    I wonder though,why we never got Skodas,Fso cars.
     
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  19. titantls

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    Just bought my first car :)
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    2015 Veloster Turbo. Love the rims, glad to have gotten something that stood out a bit.
     
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  20. aeoe

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    Wow, this car looks really clean!
    good job!
     
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