+1 for the Wankels.First truck for daily driver personal use.
For personal vehicles I usually have sports cars.
My favorites were:
1969 Datsun 240Z
1984 Mazda RX7 ( Wankel rotary ICE)
2001 Mazda RX7 ( Wankel rotary ICE)
My truck driving was for jobs I worked or my businesses. Drove F-100/150s/250s, Chevy PUs, vans, small box trucks, and various forklifts. Never drove semis or any vehicle needing special license.
Did get to ride in friend's huge combine at their farm.
Oh, I forgot for a couple years over 40 years ago. I did have one personal truck ( fourth vehicle of my menagerie of vehicles at the time, late 1970s).
It definitely was not a daily driver but did help me hauling stuff for a property I had at the time.
1953 Willys Jeep pickup
Looking forward to driving a Cybertruck.
I'd be very happy with that, especially if my kids can get through it, even better if it allows my fat ass to squeeze through.I agree that this type of pass through is the most likely.
Give me a sliding window above the retracted cover. I just need to be able to poke a few long items though to the cab on occasion. If I stay skinny enough I could get through with a little work. It doesn't have to lay flatI would be happy with a door in the mid-gate big enough to fit through and only could be used if the roll cover was over the bed. The drawings seem to indicate that when retracted it blocks the mid-gate.
There are lights along the sides above the wall-slot, and there's control panels on the left and right near the tailsgate.A safeTy system will also be needed to get out of a closed vault. Hoping for a light and emergency release latch for tailgate in addition to vault doors controls.
When I was young there was no back seat. With the fold down option there should be no back seat. Pay attention to the trucks on the road and I think you will find very few have anyone in the back.Probably one of the most talked about features on this forum. Between the members here, we've probably gone over every little detail from pictures, videos and patent designs to see how a midgate might be able to function to allow a large passthrough for hauling long objects or making the Cybertruck a kick-ass camper.
So far, we haven't really found it realistic, but everyone is holding on hope. The shape of that wall makes it difficult since it isn't actually flat, it curves back with the rear seats. The wall also seems to house part of the cover while the vault is open, so Tesla would need to make sure the cover can also fold with the wall, but folding in that direction with the current cover patent design would require at least one section of it to have a joint that can bend both ways.
On top of all that, the seats also need to lay flat lower than the bed since the wall would lay on top of them to form a flat surface (if done optimally); the way the chevy avalanche did this was to have the bottom of the seats go forward and rest vertically against the backs of the front seats, the backs of the rear seats then folded down and just barely fit in that space. The problem that the Cybertruck might have with this same design is that the seats in the Cybertruck are taller than the compact ones that the avalanche put in, probably just for the ability to work with the midgate. On the other hand, the Cybertruck seems to have more leg room so that same method might actually work.
You'll be able to find lots of the discussions we've had on this subject if you search the forum for midgate. I'm still pretty hopeful for this feature, I think a lot of people have expressed interest for it. But at the same time, it's really only if they can find a solution for it that doesn't involve sacrificing features that people want more. I don't really want to lose space in the bed, nor do I want to lose cabin space for front or rear passengers. We've just got to trust that Tesla engineers will do their best to give us what we want, and if they can't, oh well.
So you want a midgate that folds into a space that's big enough for a rear seat, but you don't want the Cybertruck to have rear seats?When I was young there was no back seat. With the fold down option there should be no back seat. Pay attention to the trucks on the road and I think you will find very few have anyone in the back.
When I was young there was no back seat. With the fold down option there should be no back seat. Pay attention to the trucks on the road and I think you will find very few have anyone in the back.
what would be the issue if the back seat fold forward to creat a stop for the load when the midgate is opened? (Hypothetical)When I was young there was no back seat. With the fold down option there should be no back seat. Pay attention to the trucks on the road and I think you will find very few have anyone in the back.
Why wouldn't you?Why would anyone need this? Just out of curiosity.
People that want to haul stuff too big for the bed even with the tailgate down. It would make the CT awesome for camping. it would be great for pets since you could have the vault closed and then dogs couldn't scratch the seats.Why would anyone need this? Just out of curiosity.