This model is built as an anniversary model, commemorating my first real Technic model, two years old, of the same truck, at the same scale, in the same color.
About this creation
This new truck has opening doors and tailgate, a four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, a live rear axle, RWD with two L motors, and steering with a working wheel using a PF M-motor.
Aesthetics: I think it looked pretty good. As I said, the doors and tailgate open.
Interior: There was a basic interior with two seats, the gearbox shifter, and a working steering wheel.
Suspension: There was a rear live axle, and a simple independent front suspension with just the springs from shocks on axles. It all worked well.
Gearbox: There was a flat-design four-speed manual gearbox. It drove in all gears, but strangely it would only reverse in first and second.
Drive: Two L-motors drove the rear wheels.
Steering: A PF M-motor steered the front wheels and a steering wheel.
My old model had a simple three-speed manual gearbox, RWD with one M-motor, LED headlights, an opening hood, and manual steering. Here are my pictures-- please excuse the poor quality.
Overall, I like my new model quite a bit; and it was quite interesting to take a look back at my first model, see how much my skills have improved, and, in the video (at //youtu.be/a4gPBYc7pic) how much my voice has changed! This model was a sort of niche project: putting functions in a very small package, but I like how it turned out!