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Unless you put the first miles on it this indicates nothing.
Rentals in particular get abused.
Could have been hit and repaired etc
When I stay at hotels I walk my dog through the parking lot at night. I notice that every brand has major gaps and alignment issues. I never even thought twice about it until all the naysayers put it out into the ether
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This is one of the reasons I focus on fit and finish, especially at this stage, or before taking delivery.

When fit and finish are precise as this, I think the body lines are effectively unified in sight and perception, so that the overall design shape is noticed more than a shape 'broken up' as when the fit is not as precise.

The Cybertruck doors, sides, and tailgate are fit better in these photos than any other imagery I've seen to date.

Precise fit and finish will make a car appear refined and elegant, while sloppy fit and finish can make that same car look like cheap junk. It's nice to finally see some real life workmanship for this design! Fit and Finish are so important.

I especially like the second and third pictures. The wide angle lens in the first picture compresses a lot to get the whole length, thus making any vertical lines or irregularities less discernible, but it still looks great too.

These prototype Cybertruck images versus previous ones seen over the past few months, are the first that I've seen which I'd be comfortable accepting delivery of (depending on how the vault sides appear from other angles), but it really does look nice.

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Much better!!
 

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What are we looking at?​
Kahpernicus said:​
Oops​
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The top vault tonneau cover surround has depressions near each of the attachment points. Likely they were test fitting some overhead accessory that was over-tightened down or possibly was very heavy?​
Tesla Cybertruck Cybertruck spotted today 9/13 showing awesome build quality & fitment 1694652402712

I'm not too worried about that considering how awesome the fit and finish of the stainless sections are in these photos.​

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The top vault tonneau cover surround has depressions near each of the attachment points. Likely they were test fitting some overhead accessory that was over-tightened down or possibly was very heavy?​
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I'm not too worried about that considering how awesome the fit and finish of the stainless sections are in these photos.​
I would also say that some of this you don't find out until you fit it together. Plastics look perfect until stress is put on them. You try to calculate it, but sometimes the calculations are off.

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One other thing I saw but forgot to mention, is that the tires and wheels appear to have a noticeable amount of brake dust on them.

Possibly they've been testing the brakes extensively with Regen turned off, so that they can evaluate the brake performance in worst case or high stress conditions, along with testing the disc rotors to see how much stress or overheating they can endure before warping.

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The top vault tonneau cover surround has depressions near each of the attachment points. Likely they were test fitting some overhead accessory that was over-tightened down or possibly was very heavy?​
1694652402712.png

I'm not too worried about that considering how awesome the fit and finish of the stainless sections are in these photos.​

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It could also be the sail storage



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It could also be the sail storage

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There wouldn't be sail storage access there because roof racks, campers, or attached accessories using the known attachment points, would prohibit those tonneau surrounds from being lifted or opened.

Try again.

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There wouldn't be sail storage access there because roof racks, campers, or attached accessories using the known attachment points, would prohibit those tonneau surrounds from being lifted or opened.

Try again.
What's under the plastic is structure. Which could also be the structure of the sail storage.

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It could also be the sail storage

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What's under the plastic is structure. Which could also be the structure of the sail storage.

-Crissa
Yes, I too am hoping for sail pillar storage, but if it's in there I don't think the Access for it will be through the vault surrounds on top.

I may have misunderstood the post to mean Access for sail storage, rather than just meaning sail storage could be in there somewhere. Because we had been talking about the surrounds specifically, I had interpreted the response to mean sail storage Access.

But apparently the post was meant to point out that structures possibly used for sail storage, could be causing variations in the plastic surface of the surrounds, but it wasn't that specific so I was a little slow to catch up. :)

I don't think we've seen this in previous prototypes before, so I'm really not certain of what might be causing it.

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