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Only people that don’t watch and actually use trucks believe that.
Trucks have been similar cause its a form factor that works and im sure this statement will enrage people around here but whatever.

stainless steel skin is only truly unique thing about the CT and the doors being ‘exoskeletons’ and no door handles

before it, trucks have had:
Unibodies
Large castings.
4 wheel steering
Power outlets
Ev drivetrains
Roll and lock bed covers
Underbed storage
Frunks
adjustable height Air suspension
Etc.

I’m still buying (more than) one of them but if anything this wrap shows that the triangular nature or the truck is really the main difference. Someone that doesn’t obsess over stuff like people on this forum would see this truck with this wrap go by and likely not register it as being radically different
 

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Only people that don’t watch and actually use trucks believe that.
Trucks have been similar cause its a form factor that works and im sure this statement will enrage people around here but whatever.

stainless steel skin is only truly unique thing about the CT and the doors being ‘exoskeletons’ and no door handles

before it, trucks have had:
Unibodies
Large castings.
4 wheel steering
Power outlets
Ev drivetrains
Roll and lock bed covers
Underbed storage
Frunks
adjustable height Air suspension
Etc.

I’m still buying (more than) one of them but if anything this wrap shows that the triangular nature or the truck is really the main difference. Someone that doesn’t obsess over stuff like people on this forum would see this truck with this wrap go by and likely not register it as being radically different
What you said is all true. Also, a hamburger is just ground beef, on a bun, with some toppings. Sometimes it comes from McDonalds, and other times it comes from a steakhouse, and based on your assessment, there is absolutely no difference between them. It's all been done before.
Experience tells a bit of a different story.
 

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I don’t think any bulbs are burnt out, I think the bar light is in sequence flashing mode and the camera just captures it in mid-sequence.
Nah it's the same beta that had the burnt out bulb we've seen previously, it's always the same spot.
 


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I wonder if people ever painted their Model T's to look like a horse.
Not just painted like horse but shaped like front half of a horse.

Below is patent from April 11, 1899. If this guy did not actually build one, someone else in the world probably built something similar.

Also Joseph Barsaleaux's motor horse sounded interesting but I could not find any images.

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Tesla Cybertruck Cybertruck F-150 spotted driving around Palo Alto streets (8/14/23) 1692116538299


This Horse-Shaped Car Is Not (Quite) as Dumb as It Seems
To understand the Horsey Horseless, you have to put yourself in the mindset of a 19th century Michigan preacher.
By Graham Kozak
Published: Apr 29, 2020
https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/c...-shaped-car-is-not-quite-as-dumb-as-it-seems/

The idea here was simple enough: Create a car that wouldn’t scare horses on the road, which seems sensible enough.

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So, it follows that when we study the early days of even the most revolutionary invention or technology, we find that it’s usually pressed into the same service as the thing it replaces—at first. It’s not until said technology is more widespread that the revolution happens; this tends to unfold in ways unforeseen even to its inventors. Could Gottlieb Daimler have conceived of the drive-in, complete with carhops?

To Smith, a car that looked like a horse was logical because (and this is conjecture on my part) he likely perceived the car in a way almost totally alien to the non-Mennonites among us today: as a substitute for a horse. Any car built before the turn of the 20th century, and indeed, well into the first few decades of the 1900s, would necessarily encounter horses every day; therefore, anything that helped it “fit in”—to avoid scaring said flesh-and-blood horses and, one imagines, the more Luddite-tending members of his community—would be of some merit. Enough merit to file a patent, at least.

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As a corollary to this, it’s interesting to note how new technologies tend to mimic the things they replace before developing identities of their own. Sometimes this is due to historical circumstance: Early cars tended to look like carriages with the horses removed because they were often built by carriage- or wagon-makers. In the case of the Horsey Horseless, the point was to consciously bridge the gap between new and old with a familiar facade.

Especially when applied to computers and digital devices, the concept is called skeuomorphism; common examples include user interfaces that mimic real materials like brushed metal on-screen (something that’s not so much en vogue right now, but was 10 or 15 years ago) or email applications that still use traditional letter iconography (this is still very much a thing). You drag files into a little digital representation of a trash can or recycling bin to delete them because it takes a new and somewhat abstract experience—using a computer—and relates it to something familiar. And so on.

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Get a horse: the resistance towards new forms of transport
By Damien O'Carroll
Apr 10 2021
https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/ev...the-resistance-towards-new-forms-of-transport

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Joseph Barsaleaux, a blacksmith, built a “motor horse” that looked like a horse, but featured a single wheel, with reins attached to the mouth of the horse for steering.

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The harebrained idea to help horses get used to horseless carriages
By Jeff Peek
26 May 2020
https://www.hagerty.com/media/autom...-help-horses-get-used-to-horseless-carriages/

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So, in 1899 Smith introduced the Horsey Horseless, a huge wooden horse head that could be strapped to the front of a motor vehicle. In his patent application, Smith described the Horsey Horseless as a “new and original design for a vehicle body… that shall be both useful and ornamental.” He forgot odd. Kind of like pulling a moose head off the wall of a hunting cabin and slapping it on the front of a Jeep.



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Get A Horse! America’s Skepticism Toward the First Automobiles
The inventor who claimed the first U.S. car ever sold recalls the birth of the industry and the general public skepticism about automobiles.
By Alexander Winton
January 9, 2017
https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2017/01/get-horse-americas-skepticism-toward-first-automobiles/

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This article from the February 8, 1930, issue of the Saturday Evening Post was featured in the Post’s Special Collector’s Edition: Automobiles in America! In 1930, Alexander Winton, by then one of the legends of the auto industry, wrote this article for the Post about the wild early days when even promoting the idea of a self-propelling machine would make you the object of ridicule.
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In the uncertainty of what the public would want, a great many strange contraptions were put together.

Joseph Barsaleaux, a blacksmith of Sandy Hill, New York, built a "motor horse". In his device, the horse moved on a single wheel about two feet in diameter, with the wheel attached to the shafts just as was a live horse. Reins attached to the mouth of the horse served as a steering gear, because the machinery was inside the horse and had to be regulated some way. The contraption weighed about 550 pounds, had a cruising speed of six miles an hour, and attracted some serious attention.

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Doesn't this highlight the not-so-great angle/feel/view of the 2nd row by comparison?

Tesla Cybertruck Cybertruck F-150 spotted driving around Palo Alto streets (8/14/23) cPXPhxX
 

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NGL this is making the f150 look kinda cool, maybe ill geta lighting instead :LOL:
 

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Doesn't this highlight the not-so-great angle/feel/view of the 2nd row by comparison?

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This doesn't do a lot of favors period for the Cybertruck in my opinion. That's what makes it such a mysterious stunt...
What could they be planning?

If you wanted to have simple size comparison, just park the two vehicles next to each other for a photo/stage demo etc.
 


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I am honestly impressed that the wrap on such a flat and sharp surface gives the perception of some roundness to the body panels. Could just be in pictures and not in person? 🤔
 
 




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