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Ford F350 Stair Truck 1.2

As seen on TV, it's driveable stairs.

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  1. Stereo
    1977 Ford F350

    stage_front1.jpg

    - Installing
    The mod consists of four versions, the base stage, stairs stage, stock bed stage, and flatbed stage.

    Inside the download file will be a /ford_f350/, /ford_f350_flatbed/, /ford_f350_stairs/, and /ford_f350_stockbed/ folder representing the stage versions included.

    Copy them to your assettocorsa/content/cars/ folder.

    It uses Kunos's mustang sounds so if the sounds are broken you can copy from there or whatever, you're not missing out on anything.

    stage_cab2.jpg

    - What even is this

    This is a 1977 Ford F350, sold as a single cab with dual rear tires on a Dana D70 axle. Although it's called a 1 ton truck, the gross weight limit is around 5 1/4 tons. As an upgrade, an airport outfitted it with a set of stairs so it could be used to access private jets.

    In the 80s, the Bluth Company was rich, and owned one such private jet. This truck was stored at their local airport. When the company fell on hard times, they sold the jet, but kept the stair truck. After all, they needed to get around.

    Without the stairs, the truck is actually reasonably fast. To encourage racing behaviour, a shorter rear axle ratio is available. The AI seem to prefer it, you should too. Likewise you can choose to lock the rear axle. This is good for doing skids.

    stage_bed.jpg

    - What is the mod

    It's built just for fun, for a break from more serious projects. I tossed around a few ideas with mclarenf1papa, looking for something unusual, settled on this one as a compromise between impossible and boring.

    I intended to make this a week long project. I spent a week vacation doing the first 90% of it, and then another several weeks doing the last 10% in spare time. So it goes.

    Thus in a lot of ways it's not a particularly complete mod, and likely won't be made one. It has two LODs, the close one and the far one. The textures are all dds but not superoptimized.

    Likewise physics are plausible, but not researched in massive depth. There's almost certainly more to simulating a solid rear axle than I understand how to implement, especially when it comes to leaf springs.

    The skins on the cab version represent most of the factory paint colors available, sorted by paint code. The skins on the stairs version represent the TV car.

    stage_rear3.jpg

    - Known problems

    None. It is perfect. Shh no don't say anything.

    Ok fine one thing's wrong. The AI is bad at driving it.

    - What can you do

    Do what you want. If you want to convert it to another game as a free mod there, that's probably fine, just contact me before releasing it.

    The rear bumper on the base model is included as an LOD in a separate kn5. This allows you to remove it if you want to stick something else on the back. I'm not sure how useful this is to people but it beats having to re-export the whole truck every time.

    - Credits

    Majority of stuff (model, textures, physics): Me, Stereo
    Some physics and general advice: mclarenf1papa

Recent Reviews

  1. Instevs36
    Instevs36
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
  2. jlnprssnr
    jlnprssnr
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    Hella fun!
  3. LionsTheBoss
    LionsTheBoss
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
  4. James Egan
    James Egan
    4/5,
    Version: 1.2
    Very fun mod to mess about in. Definitely recommend
  5. Riblo
    Riblo
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    The pick up variant is amazing!
    Thanks for this very nice mod!
  6. slalom15m
    slalom15m
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    Yes you're right absolutely perfect in my opinion,quality mod.
  7. asehauDLM
    asehauDLM
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    Thanks a lot, very nice!
  8. neddyie116
    neddyie116
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    Great update one of the best mods around!
  9. v4000
    v4000
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.1
    thx
  10. SputnikKaputtnik
    SputnikKaputtnik
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.1
    brilliant!
  11. porschecarrera96
    porschecarrera96
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.1
    So far my favorite vehicle mod. Love it.
  12. Deswribilator
    Deswribilator
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
  13. smurth
    smurth
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Nice mod; thanks for the trip :)

    My two cents:

    DRIVEREYES=0.4568,1.56899,0.216784
    ON_BOARD_PITCH_ANGLE=-7.304740

    FFMULT=1.762


    Minor detail: the weight of the Flatbed is wrong in the ui_car file (but seems ok in car.ini)
  14. ea_silver_ghia
    ea_silver_ghia
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    The models look great and they are great fun to drive, the stair truck in particular! Just got to watch out for hop-ons!
  15. A3DR
    A3DR
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    5 stars for project execution and uniqueness, even though is meant to not be taken seriously, this mod has more quality than a lot of other cars out there.
    Might look silly, but it's tricky to race with a huge stair at the rear, even racing the flatbed or simple cab makes some intense bumper to bumper battles.
  16. rubencer
    rubencer
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Superb Mod!!!! Thank you!!!!
  17. CobraCat
    CobraCat
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Noice !!!!!!!!!!
  18. simseany
    simseany
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I love unique vehicles like this. Great work and thanks, it's a lot of fun!
  19. funkstardeluxe
    funkstardeluxe
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I love it!
  20. Andy-R
    Andy-R
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great fun, well worth downloading!