What SUV is U. Ironhide based on?

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  1. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    Anyone knows? obviously is not made from a specific vehicle for legal reasons, but anyone knows what cars the designers might got the inspiration?
     
  2. Wyvern

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    To me he kinda looks like a Porche Cayenee.
     
  3. BAH

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    I'm thinking either an Escalade or Deneli looking at the front end.
     
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    buickanddeere Well-Known Member

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    Not even close.
    IronHide was built as a scaled a pickup chassis version of the 4500 4X4 medium duty truck. There is a 5500 model 4X4 rated with 13 ton springs too.
    These are a real 5 to 13 ton work trucks which dump boxes, refer boxes , fire trucks, mid sized buses are built on. Not a common pickup truck which is closer to a four door luxury sedan/car by comparison.
    Ford, Dodge, GM and International have a "pretty boy" interior option package for a price that spares no luxury. And custom shops make an oversized but to scale pickup box to bolt onto the frame.
    It isn't until you see a 4500 pickup parked beside a 2500 pickup that you notice the difference. The 4500/5500 crew cab pickup is massive.
     
  5. Bottom Out

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    He was modeled after the escalade

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    *chuckles*

    You're talking about Movie-verse 'Hide. The poster's asking about Universe Ironhide, which is built around a totally different vehicle.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=6086

    Pops managed to narrow down the options to either an Escalade or Yukon, which are pretty similar either way.

    EDIT: pfft, beaten by a few minutes. Darned research. XP
     
  7. Shipley

    Shipley No Topic Required

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    For Movie Ironhide, you'd be completely right.
     
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    I'd say it was inspired by some form or combination of GM-made SUV.
     
  9. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    a Durango?
     
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    Could be a Ford Expedition:

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    I think he's Ironhide!!! and that good enough for me.
     
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    The back end resembles that of a Trailblazer... Maybe an SRX... And the front is mostly Escalade, but I know for a fact GM doesn't do any SUVs with a grill like that (but it is an option for some sedans).
     
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    Durango
     
  14. General Magnus

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    Damm was it THAT hard to paint the rimms?
     
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    To me he's just a generic big/midsize SUV, and it doesn't matter what he's based off of. It's not like I plan on going out and buying the vehicle that he most resembles just so I can say I'm driving Ironhide.
     
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    I think Escalade is the closest. You could even say a Nissan Armada.
     
  17. Napjr

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    He really looks close to the Escalade, specially the front

    Thanks guys! you were of great help :thumbs2: 


    While thats true, i just wanted to have some nice reference pics to add detail to my figure :) 
     
  18. Ceerad

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    Yeah, it's really a mash-up of two Caddys. The Escalade and the SRX, but with a V-Series type grille.
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  19. Motor_Master

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    that was then blown up and the remaining pieces reassembled.
     
  20. Ravenxl7

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    I know, I was just stating my personal opinion of the issue :D 
     

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