Is the folded exoskeleton actually easy to manufacture

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That's why I said on a Cybertruck, crash daage will be interesting. You won't be able to just hide it under paint.

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Speaking as somewhat of a panel beater myself, you can't/don't hide defects with paint. Also, it's easier to hide defects on a curved surface than a flat one.
OTOH, Sandy Munro said Jeep owners scratch and dent their $50,000 rigs and don't GAS. A patched up CT will show that it was used for it's intended purposes, and not just a garage queen.
 

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Speaking as somewhat of a panel beater myself, you can't/don't hide defects with paint.
Paint helps. It covers up the fill!

Had one body guy completely replace a panel with fill He was so proud of how it looked. I was like, 'l hired you to replace the panel with another panel...'

Alas, his loaned to me got trashed on the last day when I went to get my car. Someone tried popping the locks while it sat in front of his shop! So we called it even x-x

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Where the failure points in the crumple zone have been placed. It being so strong, it will probably be much more organized than we're used to.


Yes. That's in fact the method of repairing the Model Y with the new mega-castings. The crash bars are part of the casting, but designed to be sacrificed and replaced.

That's why I said on a Cybertruck, crash daage will be interesting. You won't be able to just hide it under paint.

-Crissa
The imperfect weld joints would be like battle scars worn with pride. Maybe accentuated with suture/stich welds.
 

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The imperfect weld joints would be like battle scars worn with pride. Maybe accentuated with suture/stich welds.
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If they are using 304L sheet where the mill finish will make it to the end then we should not expect any welding (seam or spot) on visible surfaces. So internal bracing- annealed/stamped pieces could be welded to flanges on the exterior pieces.

Or perhaps there will be a final sand process on the exterior surfaces after welding. then pickle etc
 

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Where the failure points in the crumple zone have been placed. It being so strong, it will probably be much more organized than we're used to.


Yes. That's in fact the method of repairing the Model Y with the new mega-castings. The crash bars are part of the casting, but designed to be sacrificed and replaced.

That's why I said on a Cybertruck, crash damage will be interesting. You won't be able to just hide it under paint.

-Crissa
In a head-on crash, I think the crumple zone is designed into the other guys' vehicle. Cybertruck just doesn't look like it's got any crumple in it. So, the other vehicle is sacrificed and replaced. :D
 

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In a head-on crash, I think the crumple zone is designed into the other guys' vehicle. Cybertruck just doesn't look like it's got any crumple in it. So, the other vehicle is sacrificed and replaced. :D
Everything outside of the cabin is a crumple zone in a Tesla. So basically the frunk and the tailgate.

Better to crumple than transfer stress into the cabin or traction battery. Small damage to that and the vehicle is totaled; massive damage to the frunk and it's repairable.

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Tesla Motors is an engineering based company and they have experience working with SS through Space X. I am confident they have the production methods figured out and the specialized machinery being built as we speak. It wont be long before the assembly buildings will be “dried in“ and the production machinery being shipped to the site to start pilot production.
 

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In a head-on crash, I think the crumple zone is designed into the other guys' vehicle. Cybertruck just doesn't look like it's got any crumple in it. So, the other vehicle is sacrificed and replaced. :D
This video comes to mind when reading that. The CT would be like the Malibu and any other new car would be like the Bel Air: toast.




But what if two CT's get in a head on collision? ?

 


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This video comes to mind when reading that. The CT would be like the Malibu and any other new car would be like the Bel Air: toast.
I'm appalled at the waste of a nice classic car!
 

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I'm appalled at the waste of a nice classic car!
Yeah I'm with you! There was another one of I think a Camry vs an old Civic, much less cringing due to a great loss. If anything, they should have used a junker version instead of a very pristine condition classic!
 

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I'm appalled at the waste of a nice classic car!
Wow, for some reason I watched the video impartially, without thinking at all about that. After your comment I went back and looked at it. That 59 Bel Air was beautiful. What a loss!
 
 




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