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Ford F350 Stair Truck 1.1

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 three versions, the base stage, stairs stage, and flatbed stage.

    Inside the download file will be a /ford_f350/, /ford_f350_flatbed/, and /ford_f350_stairs/ 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_rear3.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.

    - 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. 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.
  2. rubencer
    rubencer
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Superb Mod!!!! Thank you!!!!
  3. CobraCat
    CobraCat
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Noice !!!!!!!!!!
  4. simseany
    simseany
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I love unique vehicles like this. Great work and thanks, it's a lot of fun!
  5. funkstardeluxe
    funkstardeluxe
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I love it!
  6. Andy-R
    Andy-R
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great fun, well worth downloading!
  7. mantasisg
    mantasisg
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    I can tell from this mod, that you are probably a bonnet view guy :D Adjust driver eyes position, and make driver head mesh invisible in 1P view, also diff coast is actually a diff power, if anybody haven't mentioned yet. Very fun to drive, like heavyweight Miata.
    1. Stereo
      Author's Response
      Haha actually I play with driver arms turned off, which also turns off entire driver body so I didn't know the camera was inside his chest.
  8. ilovesunbutt
    ilovesunbutt
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    NOICE
  9. damien carnesi
    damien carnesi
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    This is so much fun to drive, we need more vehicles like this
  10. Jezziem
    Jezziem
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Great mod, driving the 4000 kg version with stairs is a blast! Since this mod is still in early development, I'm gonnna give it five stars, although the interior is still pretty plain and some camera angles need work.

    Looking forward to future improvements. But until then: watch the Ford F350 Stair Truck shoot up Mount Panorama ;)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auPay9IgdBI
  11. MonacoBMW
    MonacoBMW
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    This thing is a riot! Great work. Only thing wrong with it in my experience is the on-board cams were a bit off, but it's easy to adjust the driver's view manually in-game and get around that. Thanks! I never knew I needed this until now.
  12. KieraT.
    KieraT.
    4/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Very fun truck. So tempted to try and mount a jet to the back of it just to make it even more random than it already is.
  13. SecondGear
    SecondGear
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Pretty good, something different is always good. Could do with better camera positions but except from that, amazing!
  14. Warren Newman
    Warren Newman
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Good but... I've had a few hop-ons
  15. robnitro
    robnitro
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Hilarious! We need more skins JK
  16. garyjpaterson
    garyjpaterson
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    This makes me very happy, I love stuff like this.

    The best thing is probably that despite it being a bit silly and just a bit of fun, its better made than many other 'serious' mods!
  17. Makavelian
    Makavelian
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Model looks great, and it's fun to drive. Cheers!
  18. masarumasaru
    masarumasaru
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Something new and fun, a good job and physical hits. Thanks for sharing !
  19. Jayenn
    Jayenn
    4/5,
    Version: 0.1
    I've had much more fun with this than i should have as someone who considers himself a serious simracer, haha. 2-wheeling this thing is just something. Good job. Model exterior is very good, interior not so much. Cameras are a bit ballsed up, and you should look into the driver3d.ini and fix the driver head being present in the interior camera. Content manager does that automatically with the migration manager.

    Apart from that, good stuff.
    1. Stereo
      Author's Response
      I couldn't find a way to edit the chase cams so they're the most out of whack, tried to put the rest in ok places.

      I think I have driver turned off from cockpit view or something, will fix the head thing in the next update.
  20. GameSK
    GameSK
    4/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Because, why not?
  21. Macxyn
    Macxyn
    4/5,
    Version: 0.1
    The camera is not on point, but the rest is really good. I really enjoy the stairversion :) Good job