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2.25 conversion, interior upgrade, and repaint

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by ipdamages, Feb 20, 2012.

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  1. ipdamages

    ipdamages Roadster Sports 835 & 972

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    it has taken longer than i anticipated and wanted (especially because i so vastly prefer an EV to an ICE), but i have now gotten my upgraded and converted 2.25 back. i had a lot done, and getting it "just right" takes a long time and an unwillingness to tolerate "pretty good." but fortunately, elie ad his team at al & ed's (link: West Hollywood ) had the necessary passionfor]]] for excellence, and i'm very happy with the outcome. while the yellow may not suit many, it is exacty what i wanted. what was done: 2.5 front end, 2.5 rear diffuser, new decals and badges, all new interior in black and yellow, double DIN with excellent pioneer unit, CF ducts/sills/rear spoiler/door pulls/binnacle/stereo trim, yellow paint, yellow calipers. thanks to elie and his team and to tesla LA for all their help in getting the parts lined up. the only part that i may still add is possibly a CF front bumper edge.

    all the before and after pics are here:
    Tesla 2.0 to 2.25 and red to yellow - a set on Flickr

    - chris
     

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    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Looks like they did an awesome job there. The black logos, and the custom T emblem contrast nicely against the yellow.
     
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    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

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    Wow, they did an amazing job with your car. I love the yellow stitching (throughout) and the carbon fiber door sills. :smile:

    Is there a Tesla logo on the driver's side front fender as well? Or is it just on the passenger side?
     
  4. ipdamages

    ipdamages Roadster Sports 835 & 972

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    The logo is on both sides. Tesla does it the same way. When I first saw a car with the logo there I started to drool and knew I'd want to do that one day.
     
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    Wow, awesome ! What a good job and excellent choice of colour and materials. The solution oft the dash, double din and vents is perfect, much better than the 2.5 with the "half-moon" vents sitting just on top of the double din. Now the roadster really looks like a 100k plus supersport. (maybe now it's a 200k car..; ))

    Congrats again !
     
  6. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    ipdamages: TOP Shelf! Kudos & enjoy! :cool:

    For the record Tesla did not know that this was even feasible until Al & Ed's came up with this first, Elon looked at Franz as if to say, "I want that" and within 6 months the 2.5 interior was "born" at Tesla:
    1. http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/4190-Roadster-2-5-The-new-Roadster/page12?p=47007#post47007
    2. http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/3617-Tesla-CES (look at post #18 which was the prevailing wisdom until it was proven by Al & Ed's that the Earth was not flat!) :rolleyes:
     
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    Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!
     
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    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

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    Thanks for letting me know. Al & Ed's did a excellent job on that conversion, I hope you enjoy your beautiful Tesla! :biggrin:
     
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    Beautiful car! Love the color. Mine is "Very Orange." I like a quiet blue or green for a stinker. But bright orange or yellow seems appropriate for a sports car, especially an electric one.
     
  10. ipdamages

    ipdamages Roadster Sports 835 & 972

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    Thanks for the compliments. I agree with your point, daniel. While the car pre-change was nice, it was a more subdued look. This is much more "in your face," but I'm comfortable with that and I think that the Roadster is the kind of car that can back up that kind of look. As Ian showed in My Ride Rules, the car is really in a class of its own and offers a combination of features that is incredible - and it is hard for folks to deny that when they get beyond their initial perceptions and closed minds. To that end, I think that colors like Twilight Blue or silver are beautiful, but a bold Very Orange or yellow or Fusion Red makes a very different statement. It's definitely a conversation starter, and I'm more than happy to talk about the car to people and to achieve a paradigm shift in the way people see EVs.
     
  11. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    +1 on that!
     

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