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I believe this is incorrect

I’ll post a better explanation for it later, but for now:

If the SS isn’t performing some substantive structural support, there’s no way the aluminum castings and can frame will accomplish the CT’s payload/towing/offroad capabilities

Assuming Tesla will meet those specs, it entails that the SS is performing structural support

This means, contra to your point about the doors, the strongest SS panels need to be the front and rear quarter panels (which span the interior frame segments)

I suppose they would get value still from 2mm SS performing this structural work, rather than 3mm

but fundamentally the point is that the doors are not the only segment of the truck for which the stainless needs strength

in fact, setting aside the “bulletproof” point, it’s the doors that matter zero for structure - so the SS there could be thinned without effecting structural registry of the truck
One thing that definitely sides with your arguments is that they seem to have gotten rid of the sail pillar storage which is definitely necessary to use that SS panel to strengthen the casting. I wish I had more experience with industrial adhesives. I am really curious how long that bond can take stress and strain before it degrades to the point where it can't handle the loads. I do get a little concerned about the trend of gluing parts together that are under constant stress/strain fluctuation, but i hope Tesla knows what they are doing. Many buildings are held together with epoxy so i guess its fine.
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One thing that definitely sides with your arguments is that they seem to have gotten rid of the sail pillar storage which is definitely necessary to use that SS panel to strengthen the casting. I wish I had more experience with industrial adhesives. I am really curious how long that bond can take stress and strain before it degrades to the point where it can't handle the loads. I do get a little concerned about the trend of gluing parts together that are under constant stress/strain fluctuation, but i hope Tesla knows what they are doing. Many buildings are held together with epoxy so i guess its fine.
As long as the engineers correctly anticipate the amount of differential movement between components they can probably choose the correct adhesive. I'm always amazed at windshield mastic's ability to hold up and hold on over decades. It's hard for me to think of two more dissimilar materials that deal with each other so well as the metal frame and the glass in the window. The metal must flex and expand and contract so differently than glass does. Yet, the instances of windshields popping out, shattering, or even developing water leaks is amazingly rare.
 

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As long as the engineers correctly anticipate the amount of differential movement between components they can probably choose the correct adhesive. I'm always amazed at windshield mastic's ability to hold up and hold on over decades. It's hard for me to think of two more dissimilar materials that deal with each other so well as the metal frame and the glass in the window. The metal must flex and expand and contract so differently than glass does. Yet, the instances of windshields popping out, shattering, or even developing water leaks is amazingly rare.
The original owner of my DeLorean admitted that the windshield had been replaced. It shattered when he'd raised one corner of the car with a jack, twisting the body.

Of course, he said the original had been installed with the top edge against the body, so it was bound to break eventually. I've since had various corners raised without issue.
 

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The original owner of my DeLorean admitted that the windshield had been replaced. It shattered when he'd raised one corner of the car with a jack, twisting the body.

Of course, he said the original had been installed with the top edge against the body, so it was bound to break eventually. I've since had various corners raised without issue.
DeLoreans are amazingly rare.
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Not wishing to start a thread on the matter, I have put it here

Cory from Munro and Associates talking Cybertruck ....Exoskeleton...


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