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    Windshield Replacement -- any problems?

    I had my windshield replaced about 6 months ago and I thought it went well....that is, until I noticed that my VIN was no longer visible. I believe that they use a Lotus windshield and the VIN is in a different place on the Elise. I'm not sure if there's an easy solution as I've been told that...
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    Roadster Parts for Sale Listings

    I could use another one. I PM’d you.
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    Spiderguy SF bay area roadster drive 11/13/2021

    Thanks to all that came out to enjoy the beautiful weather, superb roads, great people, and of course, the awesome Roadsters. Much gratitude to Carl and sons for trekking all the way from Seattle to join us. So fortunate for all of us to be able to consult with people that actually have the...
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    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    Based on that list, it looks like 34 Roadsters perished from Gruber Fires. I presume that includes both fires.
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    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    Drew got pretty banged up and will be in a neck brace for a while. I'll let Drew expound on this himself, but it sounds like he shoiuld ultimately be okay. Very lucky indeed, particularly in light of the severe damage to the Roadster! Based on the type and number of beverages in the trunk, I...
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    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    Drew, so sorry to see that damage; it looked like a serious impact. I'm sure glad that you were able to walk away from it. It's good to have a spare Roadster at times like these.
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    Roadsters and Fires

    Whoa, those are some serious allegations! Let me see if I understand this correctly as there appear to be 2 separate issues: 1) The PEM that you rebuilt was sent to Gruber for installation into a customer car. Upon receipt of the PEM, Gruber claimed that the PEM didn't function and ultimately...
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    Roadster Value: Collectibility, Originality, Rebuilt Roadsters and potential for Continuation Cars?

    Hey Carrotted, Lots of cogent points and thought provoking questions. It's clear that you've spent a good deal of time reading and researching. I've pondered many of these things as well. The Roadster is an exceptionally unique car and has tremedous potential for unbridled appreciation...
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    Roadsters and Fires

    It's funny to me how you make this thread appear to be a Medlock vs Gruber battle, for it is unequivocally not. The Medlock - Gruber conversation is ancillary; simply a natural byproduct resulting from obvious differences in fire safety measures. My original post was comprised entirely of...
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    Roadsters and Fires

    There is no doubt that there were sheets placed in customer cars that came from salvaged vehicles. I wholeheartedly concur with you and applaud the fact that creative methods are being utilized to preserve every last nut and bolt for our beloved treasures. The real question is whether ALL the...
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    Roadsters and Fires

    Wow, if the hypothetical that you outlined above actually transpired, it would certainly provide significant motivation to "burn up" evidence. I still find it difficult to believe that anyone would have the audacity to sacrifice millions of dollars worth of assets for self-serving purposes. Can...
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    Roadsters and Fires

    After reading Carl's post, it got me thinking a little more. If you owned a facility that: 1) Contained unstable, highly volatile and combustible material, 2) Stored over $4 million of valuable, historic vehicles and 3) Replaced a previously burned out building Wouldn't it be incumbent upon...
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    Roadsters and Fires

    I was quite disheartened to hear about the catastrophic fire at Gruber Motors that singlehandedly destroyed 30 Roadsters, along with a plethora of irreplaceable Roadster components. Immediately, I felt compassion for Gruber Motors and all of the Roadster Owners that had entrusted their precious...
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    Hey Ted, it seems that you're in the Bay Area (in Marin?) If so, I don't believe that I have you...

    Hey Ted, it seems that you're in the Bay Area (in Marin?) If so, I don't believe that I have you on my "Drive" list. I'm planning a large Roadster gathering in the near future and wonder if you'd be interested in joining. We usually have about 10 to 20 Roadsters at our drives/gatherings. If...
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    NorCal Roadster Drive Photos from 30July2021

    Great photo summary, Smorgasbord. It was an epic day, featuring appearances by: 1) Martin Eberhard - the person most responsible for creating Tesla, Inc. It was an honor to meet Martin and learn, first-hand, about the early days of the company. Without Martin, there would be no Tesla. Also...

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