Do you like monster trucks? Well, this challenge is for you. The 80’s Monster Truck Challenge!
And yeah, I know, the max tyre size possible in Automation is not that big to be considered as a “monster truck tyre”, but back then the early monster trucks was not so big.
Watch my 5m video [- YouTube] or read this entrie list.
The 80’s monster truck challenge rules:
Production year: Between 1980 and 1989.
This challenge is about the early monster trucks, so don’t give me a modern one.
No V16 engines.
I’ve seen some monster trucks with V16 engines although, but I don’t have this DLC.
Allowed, because back then they were build to be powerful as possible. No one cares about reability and fuel eficiency.
Panel and chassis material:
Steel or Aluminium only, there’s no modern materials back then.
Monocoque, Ladder and Light Truck Monocoque only.
Because back then the monster trucks were real trucks, not those alloy tube cages with fiberglass bodies.
Put your engine in any place you want… All trucks are mid-mounted engine nowadays, but back then the engine placement was diverse. I’ve seen some different engine placements back then, most of them were mounted on the front, but some trucks has a rear-mounted engine layout (for example the Grave Digger). So this is up to you.
Solid axel coil and solid axle leaf only.
Drive type: 4x4
For better off-roading.
Manual or Auto.
At least 3.
It’s up to you my friend.
Manual locker only.
Radial Chunky off-road only.
At least 2, because, I repeat, back then the monster trucks were REAL trucks.
No “none” option.
Power steering: No “none” option.
Do you think that the driver can turn those GIGANTIC monster truck tyres without any power steering? I don’t. Unless he is the Incredible Hulk or Shrek.
At least “Standard safety”, but you will not be disqualified if you chose the “none” option. Back in the early 80’s they didn’t cares about safety. Some drives didn’t even uses helmet and seatbelts and often bangs their heads on the steering wheel while crushing cars.
Standard and progressive only.
Up to you.
The truck must look like a typical 80’s truck. You can copy a real truck, make a parody of one or even create your own.
When completed, upload your truck in “Challenge-cars” channel of my Discord server: [Discord].
Deadline: 22/01/2020 (DD/MM/YYYY).
East Coast, USA, Off-Road Trail 1.