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Well ain't than dandy!

Looks like they only have pretty dainty mounting brackets, and nothing much to connect it to the rear cast either, so unlikely to carry much load by the looks of it. Now if someone could flip it over so we could see the back please.
 

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Well ain't than dandy!

Looks like they only have pretty dainty mounting brackets, and nothing much to connect it to the rear cast either, so unlikely to carry much load by the looks of it. Now if someone could flip it over so we could see the back please.
Nor does that look like it’s 3mm… You called it.

 

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When the decision to go with front and rear castings was made, the monocoque body idea was abandoned, and along with it the 3mm stainless exterior. The castings provide all the structural strength needed, and the combined weight of casting and 3mm stainless was too high. Am I disappointed? Maybe a little, but it won't change my purchase decision.
 

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When the decision to go with front and rear castings was made, the monocoque body idea was abandoned, and along with it the 3mm stainless exterior. The castings provide all the structural strength needed, and the combined weight of casting and 3mm stainless was too high. Am I disappointed? Maybe a little, but it won't change my purchase decision.
Technically, the monocoque/unibody still exists under the stainless skin, as the cabin, casts and structural battery, but it seems the skin isn't used structurally as was first thought.
 


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those look weaksauce.
 

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Looks legit to me 🤷🏽‍♂️
 


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I see we went from stopping bullets, to stopping nothing.
Ok… so let’s put this up to what ever you are driving now and see which one fears out better…. Oh and did you happen to catch a glimpse of the roll over shots or front end crash test… just saying….
 

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Well ain't than dandy!

Looks like they only have pretty dainty mounting brackets, and nothing much to connect it to the rear cast either, so unlikely to carry much load by the looks of it. Now if someone could flip it over so we could see the back please.
The crash test pix seem to disagree with your opinion. The stainless panels all seem to fare quite well. You have made it your life’s work to thrash the ‘exoskeleton’ notion, and it now appears that the ‘current’ design is a super-strong unibody, but I happen to believe that these panels will be ‘much’ stronger than the skin on any other unibody vehicle.
 

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Bringing my sledgehammer to the service center when I pick mine up and test the doors before I sign.

Tesla Cybertruck Unassembled fender quarter panels stainless steel parts on Giga Texas factory floor 1696347437010
 

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I see we went from stopping bullets, to stopping nothing.
Nothing? Surely it will stop something.

Do you think it will stop...
a stiff breeze?
a hurricane?
A pingpong ball?
A cannon ball?
A mouse?
A rhino?

Well the truth is out there.

Some day we'll know.....
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