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'30 Ford for GTA IV: flathead version! by Spex84 '30 Ford for GTA IV: flathead version! by Spex84
This is the work-in-progress update to my '30/31 Ford mod for GTA IV. It has been fully re-textured and set up to make new paint jobs easy to do with templates, and easier to swap out the wheels, engine, and even body and frame if I so desire.
It has a 59AB flathead with dual stromberg carburetors, '34 Ford wire wheels, a removable roof panel, and a weathered patina paint job.
 I'm on the fence whether to release it now, or wait until GTA V comes out on PC and see if that game becomes moddable soon.
I'm kind of over GTA IV by now :P It's been a long, long wait for V.
Here's some video of the car in action:…
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Austin-Comix-Inc Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student Filmographer
I have never played a single Gran Theft Auto game in my life. But with a car like this? I just might just try it!
Spex84 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Haha, thanks. It's been a while, I even un-installed the game :P
One of these days I'll maybe get around to converting it for GTA 5, but I just don't feel like spending all that effort (and money!) to do so at the moment.

I would love a good, solid, accurate 50s-60s hot rodding game.
Austin-Comix-Inc Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Student Filmographer
I can only imagine how much time, effort and cash was spent creating it for GTA IV!

Amen. I could use a break from all the "pristine, shiney, new-model" racing games with limited ricer-ready body-mods and high-dollar imports, with only the occasional 1965 Mustang or 1957 Chevy thrown in for variety's sake.

I need a racing/driving game with less "carbonfiberglass" and more classic detroit steel. Nothing later than 1970, and with customization options such as mixed-and-matched engines (392 Hemi in a 1932 Ford, Allison V12 in the bed of a 1963 VW truck, etc.), Chop-tops, motorcycle front fenders for deuce coupes, alternate chrome trim, rust and dirt, everything you need to make a show-winning leadsled, or a record-setting salt flats racer.

Heck, it could even be an open-world sort of game like Midnight Club, except you'd have stoplight-to-stoplight drag races, Daytona Beach races (on the actual beach!), Bonneville Salt Flats time trials, Rod & Custom shows, dirt track figure 8 races, and you'd pick your parts or even your next car from the junkyard! You could even barter to get the prices down!
Spex84 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
Looks like we share the same dream, haha. Like, almost exactly.
I loved "Street Rod II" on PC when I was a kid; in fact I recently re-installed it just to enjoy it again.

  I love the idea of shopping for junked cars, looking for something "with potential", taking it back to the garage and stripping it, and building it up again with a mixture of salvaged and new parts. Roof chops, channeling and lowering, wheel and tire swaps, engine swaps, custom interiors, paint and accessories...perhaps an open world scattered with Speed Shops, each with its own specialty and featured clubs, street/strip/bonneville/dirt track racing...and even car shows with judged results.
 Imagine building a deuce as a streetable hot rod and participating in stoplight drag races...and then after getting busted by the police for street racing, receiving an invite from a local car club to join their effort to build a car for the brand new quarter-mile drag event at the old airport. You get your car out of police impound and take it to the clubhouse/garage. These guys are serious--not only do they have the tools you need, you now have access to new connections: painters, mechanics, parts vendors, potential sponsors.  You use your newfound connections to re-build the deuce into a killer purpose-built drag racer. The car used to be a cruiser, but now it's winning cash and trophies. You plow the cash into new and better parts, and start building a custom. You cruise the custom in primer while you earn money to add body modifications and a custom interior. Racing is expensive, but you generate some spare cash by selling worn-out speed parts to eager young hot rodders who can't wait to put those parts on their street cars.

The Deuce attracts the attention of a gas station and a chrome shop--they want to sponsor the car! You paint the names of these businesses on the doors of the car, and use the new cash inflow to buy upgraded speed parts and cement the car's winning status.

 Your custom build is making progress, and you cut a deal with the same chrome shop to sponsor the car and provide cut rates on show-quality chrome. The finished car hits the show circuit and wins some trophies. Young guys see it and flock to the chrome shop to have their own cars done up. You sell the trophies back to the event organizer and use the resulting cash to buy tires and race fuel.

  Now that the custom is almost too nice to drive, and the Deuce is seeing serious competition, a couple thoughts occur to you: you miss cruising; and it's time to build another street car. Oh, and it's time to move up a class at the drags--some of the guys know an aerospace engineer who has some crazy ideas. He wants to go fast--and a twin-engine slingshot dragster might be just the ticket....
Austin-Comix-Inc Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Student Filmographer
Oh my gosh... Someone has to make this game a reality!
thunderhead56 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy fucking shit, this is absolutely amazing.
Spex84 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Bwhaha, thanks!
MetalSnail Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
MrExcite Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Oh man Chris, you're killing me with this!!!!!

This coupe needs a home in a dirt oval racing game yesterday . . .

Awesome work!
HuffytheMagicDragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
wow, that's hot! :D
Spex84 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
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