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I'll be riding my 53lb Ebike up and down the ramp. It's not impossible without the ramp, but definitely more fun with it. :)
I’m sure I can ride my regular bike up in there without the ramp. Not as certain about the ebike. That back end is a beast to pop up.

 

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I'll be riding my 53lb Ebike up and down the ramp. It's not impossible without the ramp, but definitely more fun with it. :)
😊53 pound bike is on the light side. Is it a BMX type🏍. My dogs should also find the ramp fun.🐶
 

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I didn't quite pick this little nuance the first time, "but will come standard with upper laser blade lights".

For Musk to explicitly state it will come standard may imply a lot of functionalities we may be assuming as standard may in fact not be.

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One last thing I wanted to mention that stood out when seeing the prototype in person. Just how truly purely proof of concept it was. As an engineer myself and I know many on here are as well, I quickly took notice of features and fabrication techniques that screamed we’re just trying to make it work. Not knocking Tesla team at all, have been at that stage many times in my career. It’s literally part of the process. But watching it on YouTube rolling onto stage you’d never see the internal geometry folds and quick fixes they made when you look closely in the gaps.
This one in particular caught my attention and I couldn’t land 100% on what they did here on the side body panels looking at it from the front.
The side body doesn’t seem to be make of 3mm SS like the hood and I assume doors are.
Im curious what other professionals on here think they did with this seemingly thin double sheet with adhesive insulation or something in between.
the hood is one solid piece that appears to be 3mm.
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One last thing I wanted to mention that stood out when seeing the prototype in person. Just how truly purely proof of concept it was. As an engineer myself and I know many on here are as well, I quickly took notice of features and fabrication techniques that screamed we’re just trying to make it work. Not knocking Tesla team at all, have been at that stage many times in my career. It’s literally part of the process. But watching it on YouTube rolling onto stage you’d never see the internal geometry folds and quick fixes they made when you look closely in the gaps.
This one in particular caught my attention and I couldn’t land 100% on what they did here on the side body panels looking at it from the front.
The side body doesn’t seem to be make of 3mm SS like the hood and I assume doors are.
Im curious what other professionals on here think they did with this seemingly thin double sheet with adhesive insulation or something in between.
the hood is one solid piece that appears to be 3mm.
8C8EE0FE-E41E-4731-86D4-51E5686011E8.jpeg
Wow, nice detailed close up photo. As a retired Sheet Metal worker this photo tells me that the Tesla design studio or whom ever fabricated these body panels didn't have the equipment necessary to build this out of 3mm Stainless. That stuff is hard to work with. Look closely at the cut on the side of the hood. It should have been a straight line, it's not. Also, I would think a more finished vehicle would have the hood over the side panel. And not be a raw cut, but a rounded smooth finish.
So, in addition to this being the first prototype, I think the word mock-up would be appropriate also.

The material that your photo shows behind the side panel looks like mud to me. I seem to remember some excellent videos of this thing romping around in the Texas mud.
 

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The material that your photo shows behind the side panel looks like mud to me. I seem to remember some excellent videos of this thing romping around in the Texas mud.
Maybe a little bark from tagging a tree? Kind of looks like that corner kissed something.
 

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can someone throw soup on it and glue themselves to the hood? seems to be the trend these days. maybe try and open the frunk before you get arrested so we can all take a peek inside. thanks!
 


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One last thing I wanted to mention that stood out when seeing the prototype in person. Just how truly purely proof of concept it was. As an engineer myself and I know many on here are as well, I quickly took notice of features and fabrication techniques that screamed we’re just trying to make it work. Not knocking Tesla team at all, have been at that stage many times in my career. It’s literally part of the process. But watching it on YouTube rolling onto stage you’d never see the internal geometry folds and quick fixes they made when you look closely in the gaps.
This one in particular caught my attention and I couldn’t land 100% on what they did here on the side body panels looking at it from the front.
The side body doesn’t seem to be make of 3mm SS like the hood and I assume doors are.
Im curious what other professionals on here think they did with this seemingly thin double sheet with adhesive insulation or something in between.
the hood is one solid piece that appears to be 3mm.
8C8EE0FE-E41E-4731-86D4-51E5686011E8.jpeg
I guess that boring tunnel is a bit tight on the first turn...

 

 
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