LC200 Visual Comparison Chart

Discussion in '200-Series Cruisers' started by pf graham, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. pf graham

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    I know what you'll are thinking 'Gosh Patrick, you have so much free time on your hands, why don't you cure cancer or the problem with Trump's hair instead of this silly chart?'.

    Look, I get it but the 'hair' thing seems to be mysteriously attached to his brain and you know how hard that can be....

    Anyway, just because, here is my first pass at a comparrision chart of 200 Series Land Cruisers - 2011 - 2017.
    [​IMG]

    ...back to cancer I guess....

    Patrick
     
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    The improvements in 2016 are nice, but I’m happy with my 2013.
     
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    LOL.....need 2018 pictures for your chart?
     
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    No love for 2008-2010?
    Can send pics of an '08 if desired
     
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    I can get them but sure, here's my list:
    - Front
    - Side
    - Back
    - Dash
    - Engine
    - Guidelines
    - Light Panel
    - Rear Console

    Naming convention: 'Front - 2018'

    I've been grabbing them from cars.com - lots to pick from.

    I know I should add some additional things - maybe, Steering Wheel, Shifiter Console and maybe some basic stats like Number of Cameras, etc..

    Thanks,
    Patrick
     
  6. mcgaskins

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    It might save you some time to just do pics of an 08, 13, and 16 since there weren't changes in between those. 08-11 (no 12), 13-15, 16-current didn't have appearance changes within each of those ranges.
     
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    beno Gihee Arakawa Moderator Supporting Vendor GOLD Star

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    Great work here. Nice job!
     
  8. pf graham

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    No hate for Series 100s -- I had 2 and loved them but, now I have the 200 Series so that's why I built it that way and posted it to the LC200 group.

    Again, no disrespect for your LC.

    Patrick
     
  9. pf graham

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    Sure there are - the headlight for example.

    The side 'runner' is different also.

    Nothing much but enough for the little charty thingy I made.

    Patrick
     
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    Markuson SILVER Star

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    You understand the 200 series started model year 2008, right? He’s not referring to 100s.

    The question was why the first years of the 200 weren’t on there.

    Anyway... Very cool idea.
     
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  11. pf graham

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    You're right, I must be thinking of the 4.7 v 5.7 engine delineation. I've had them both but made a mistake where the 200 started.

    My bad.
     
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    Markuson SILVER Star

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    I think it’s a pretty awesome thing you did. Would be absolutely worth adding to the FAQ at the top section of this forum (paging @Romer re afar link..) :)

    I only mentioned the correction bc it seemed you were thinking 2008-10 was 100 series. :)

    Anyway...nice work!

    M

    PS. My 2008 200 series is 5.7 like all US-spec 200’s. ;)

    Just imagine how complicated such a chart would be in Australia! So many versions over there!!
     
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    Thanks!

    Interesting.

    Nope, again, didn't know the year it changed - I had:
    1995 - dead
    1996 - dead
    1999 - dead
    2004 - dead
    2011 - ALIVE and kicking!

    I'll change the size of the 'paper' to legal and start adding other years.

    Patrick
     
  14. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Done added to the General section
     
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    Nice chart.
    No need for the politics though.
     
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    You know what's weird; after spending a stupid amount of time looking at this, there is no good way to produce this chart

    I used InDesign but very quickly, the Document Size doesn't make sense. I tried Excel early on but it can't handle more then a couple images anchored to cells without crashing or worse, added and updating screws everything up. I gave up several times.

    WordPress (I really hate that program), isn't really any good unless I buy a Grid plug-in and then each of them are only designed around the the social networking side of things (yes, I looked).

    For all you with way to much time on your hands or otherwise need some distraction from work or life, here's the basics of what is needed (any obviously, not just for this but any chart like this):
    - Almost unlimited Columns
    - Tons of Rows
    - Freeze Column and Rows - meaning, as you scroll down, the column heading is static. A you scroll right, the first column is static. Excel has this feature if you can figure it out - super useful.
    - Other features that would be great would be simple captions per image, ease of use to remove and replace content (harder then it sounds), crop and scale basic functionality, a long term solution to the immigration issues of the country.

    Obviously, I've wondered out of the 'hay, look at my Jeep mods' to a full time job. So be it.

    You know what they say, Necessity is the Mother that won't stop bitchin' about keeping your day job - something like that - right.

    Patrick
     
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    Communist
     
  18. pf graham

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    I prefer fascist with a dollop of open market economy - you know, just to keep everyone guessing around X-Mass time.

    Anyway... WIP - the chart from hell. Yes, some big holes. 2019 & 2010 are pretty hard to find pictures of - not that big a deal but...
    [​IMG]

    I added the Steering Wheel, Cockpit and Shift Console - lots of little changes there. Need to back-fill the newer years with those.

    Obviously, need to clean up all the alignment and generally clean it up.

    Suggestions are welcome.

    Patrick
     
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    Markuson SILVER Star

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    This might seem crazy, but you can actually create huuuge custom “page” sizes in Microsoft Word...and do all sorts of crazy layouts if you make photos free-moving.
    You could then create a PDF, and while it would end up being a substantial file size...the photos would maintain far more detail so that when zoomed, the detail would remain.

    I’ve done this in a pinch many times over the years and even done entire publication starting with such methods. It’s not what a pro would do...and seems primitive...but it works.
     
  20. TonyP

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    '08-'11 are the same in regards to the critera in the chart.
    '13-'15 are the same in regards to the critera in the chart.
    Consolidate those and that will make the chart smaller.
     
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