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TRUCK DESIGN 101

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1907 Oldsmobile commercial truck: AWWWWWW-SUM! :spin:

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1923 Ford Model-TT pickup: Pretty damn cool for a Ford, nice pre-war dinosaur. :)

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2008 Hino light duty truck: (chassis) UGLIER than Barbara Streisand.

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It's even worse in the flesh... a profile shot would make you gouge your eyes out! :puke:

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This is something that irks the $hit out of me.

More and more and MORE Hinos are showing up on new england roads

these days. Many local salvage yards/towing companies have bought

Hinos for roll-back truck duty and they are showing up in large

numbers as delivery trucks. Laundry services, meat packing plants &

even occasionally as flat-bed haulers.

I personally think that upright COE/bus style windshield combined with

the raked nose of a Freightliner/International is sinfully grotesque.

Never mind that big pig-nose & awkward design on the WHOLE fascia.

Anyone else with me here? I can't look at these trucks without fear

of puking. Why does everything Toyota touches turn so FUGLY?

Hino, Subaru, Diahatsu... seriously!?

90* completely VERTICAL windshields do not belong on ANYTHING

this side of the early 1930s UNLESS it's a BUS, or perhaps a very flat

nosed cab-over-engine design.

I mean seriously the damn subway cars o the Boston Green Line have

a rake to their windshields these days.

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Fine... x-out Streisand... substitute Michael Jackson post-1998.

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As is the case with the vast majority of commercial vehicles, form follows function.

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Well, I have to wonder the aerodynamic numbers on this thing vs a more conventional front end design. I could understand the sleek nose, but to me the windshield being completely vertical negates any gains made. The school buses in my neighborhood have adopted a similar nose (they're Internationals), but the windshield I believe has more of a rake to it.

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So this is just a xenophobic rant is it?

Most of his posts are.

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It looks like a normal freight hauler to me. No more an eyesore than any of the others.

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I guess I'll be the first here to say that I actually like the looks of those trucks. I think it's better than International's new face, to be honest.

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LOL, you took the time to bash Toyota's commercial trucks? It's a truck, they all look alike! We all know you hate Toyota, we get it already!

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Maybe the big windshield is shared w/ a COE cab as well..that could explain it's verticalness..

It's not as if the domestics haven't produced some uglies in their time...the rear of the fullsize GMC & Chevy vans, for instance--high mounted taillights, black trim, disgusting looking from behind, IMHO. Or the new Ford Super Duty with it's wierd headlight treatment...or the '08 Ford E-series van front end. etc, etc..

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Unimogs are the only Mercedes product I would ever buy. Got to love those portal axles.

Mogs are cool...I have a buddy that has an old Mog ('60s) and a Pinzgauer... also has a Porsche 930 Turbo, a 914, and an A6 wagon for family duty.

The current Merc that I lust after is the CLS...love that shape.

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Unimogs are cool. Hino trucks are disgusting.

For those not in agreement... whatever but I think that the HINOs

are the ugliest & most poorly (stylistically) designed trucks EVER.

Z28LVR: Yes agreed. NO continuity.

WMJ: That Euclid is HOT! See that's a dynamic design.

Form follows function is beautiful when done right.

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Unimogs are ugly. Hinos are ugly. Every other commercial truck available is ugly. To single one out reeks of asinine hatred.

The Hino RK busses aren't bad looking, for busses at least.

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Yeah, there you go, that windshield belongs on that bus.

Despite the weird insect antenna like mirrors and the

lack of flush mounted headlights it's a decent design.

If you can't see how awkward that aforementioned Hino

looks, with the juxtaposition of a aero-like nose and

VERTICAL windshield then you my friend are blind.

Also if you think all commercial vehicles are ugly than

your opinion here is not valid... there's plenty of trucks

that look awesome with vertical windshields, & I for one

think there;s many cases of great designs that are 100%

form follows function.

Here;s some cool Trucks:

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http://www.bradsclassictrucks.com/67-Peterbilt-041-2-1.jpg

http://www.trucker.com/extimages/paper%5C1...%5C74890283.jpg

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/truc...ilt_379_wc2.jpg

http://www.selectyourtruckdeal.com/Freight...0Pics%20034.jpg

http://www.dietersaccessories.com/catalog/...nworth-2005.jpg

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/5716/se...htlinerctr1.jpg

http://www.techrivet.com/content/binary/Wi...musprime1_1.jpg

http://www.sellyoursemitruck.com/images/1001.jpg

Here's an awesome COE that is 30 years old and still has MORE rake to its windshield.

AND IT'S A flat nosed COE!

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/truc..._powerliner.jpg

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They all look alike. Come to think of it, so do the Ford and Olds posted at the top. Its like they were designed by the Japanese or Koreans, no originality.

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They all look alike. Come to think of it, so do the Ford and Olds posted at the top. Its like they were designed by the Japanese or Koreans, no originality.

Most everything from the early 20th century looks alike to me...most cars or trucks from around 1920 or 1930 all look the same to me...hard to see brand distinctions until later, IMHO. (though some of the luxury cars of the 30s definitely stand out like the Cords, Auburns, Duesenbergs, Bugattis, Mercedes, RRs, Packards, etc or futuristic stuff like the Chrysler Airflows).

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They all look alike. Come to think of it, so do the Ford and Olds posted at the top. Its like they were designed by the Japanese or Koreans, no originality.

Some days I really wish you'd just leave this forum and go

discuss sodomy, mulletts & the ever elusive fordgasm on

some other far less "relevant" forum. That would be great.

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My dad instilled my love of most tractor trailers (i LOVE MACK superliners and R-models, and Pete 379's like he had)

and someday i will own a B-Model :drool::wub:

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Yup... Pete 379s are the $h!! Actually ALL old school Peterbilts or Kenworths are awesome.

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I'm more of a Mack Truck guy myself... taking my Marketing classes to the Macungie (Allentown), PA plant for a tour in two weeks :thumbsup: This will be the third time I've been to the plant - first though while it's in operation (the first two times were on Saturdays in June when the plant runs tours and provides shuttle buses from the ATHS National Truck Show in Macungie Park). I'll be there with the wife and kids in June again too.

International will be releasing an all new heavy commercial truck called "Lonestar". I found these two smaller pictures, but the current issue of TruckTrend features an article on this new truck with better pictures:

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I'm with you Sixty8... I think Hino trucks are horrible looking, and I'm seeing more of them on the road here in southern NJ too.

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379's always look best with round headlights... IMO

That International is the coolest looking tractor trailer this side of 1969. :blink:

A+ to them, I hope those are production photos! :D

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I think that new International Lone Star is an awesome looking truck, though my buddy who is a trucker dreads Internationals, saying they look good, but driving it is like driving a Lada. LoL. From what I heard from many trucker, Volvo has one of the best-engineered trucks on the market.

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I'm more of a Mack Truck guy myself... taking my Marketing classes to the Macungie (Allentown), PA plant for a tour in two weeks :thumbsup: This will be the third time I've been to the plant - first though while it's in operation (the first two times were on Saturdays in June when the plant runs tours and provides shuttle buses from the ATHS National Truck Show in Macungie Park). I'll be there with the wife and kids in June again too.

International will be releasing an all new heavy commercial truck called "Lonestar". I found these two smaller pictures, but the current issue of TruckTrend features an article on this new truck with better pictures:

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I'm with you Sixty8... I think Hino trucks are horrible looking, and I'm seeing more of them on the road here in southern NJ too.

That's is quite a truck! It really breaks the mold of what most trucks tend to look like...and both stunning and handsome IMO.

Living conditions aren't bad either! These are from Truck Trend

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