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BEHIND THE BUILD: Project LBR Tesla Model S Bespoke Make Over

Discussion in 'General - Sponsored' started by A-E, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. A-E

    A-E Vendor

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    I would like to share with you Project LBR. A totally bespoke transformation a P85+ Model S. Stay tuned and watch it happen...

    Phase 1: TEAR DOWN

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  2. Shumdit

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    Subscribed!
     
  3. e4chan

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    Wow....impressive....
     
  4. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    Al and Ed's is amazing!
     
  5. Shumdit

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    #5 Shumdit, Dec 5, 2013
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    FThat is the new base model model s. Once again Tesla has made some previously standard features optional, much like the performance seats and alcantara headliner previously. Now any seats or headliner at all are optional. This will be referred to as the "stripper" model you used to see advertised in the paper at conventional dealers. The good news is that they dropped the base price by $6000. The bad news is those previously standard features will add $42,500 to the options list. ;)
     
  6. glhs272

    glhs272 Unnamed plug faced villian

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    Wow.

    Pardon my ignorance, what does "bespoke" makeover mean?
     
  7. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    "Bespoke" is French for "expensive".

    No, actually, it just means "custom".
     
  8. DrTaras

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

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    Was this a salvage car? :tongue:
    This reminds me of the old adage, "Don't ever go into the kitchen of your favorite restaurant!"
     
  9. adiggs

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    So many emotions - part of me is crying a little inside at seeing the guts just thrown out there for the world to see. Part of me is fascinated at seeing all those bits and bobs that I won't otherwise see on my own.

    And my last thought was "good thing those are trained professionals" :)
     
  10. yobigd20

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    It's a demolition derby car!!!
     
  11. A-E

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    Subwoofer enclosure almost completed with LED lighting for the trunk.

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    10 hides of Ferrari black leather is being used to reupholster the complete interior with "Damier" inspired quilted accents. We also did some custom embroidery on the headrests.

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    Custom made under dash housing for our audio controls, Mobileye and ticket avoidance system.

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    Interior side trim

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    Reupholstered seat (and custom made floor mats in the back)

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    Reupholstered arm rest

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    It's coming together...Stay tuned...
     
  12. JST

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    That's beautiful, but I can't see going to all that trouble and retaining the stock seats--they're the weakest point of the car.

    But the quality of the work looks exceptional!
     
  13. A-E

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    Thank you for the compliment. At least the seat becomes more comfortable with the improved leather. :smile:
     
  14. JPP

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    LBR is one lucky owner!
     
  15. DrTaras

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

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    #16 DrTaras, Dec 19, 2013
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    Dancing on the ceiling

    Wait, his floor mats have his initials embroidered? Garish? Coming from me that's saying a lot :wink:
    That being said, what are the headliner customization features because presumably he'll be dancing on the ceiling! :rolleyes:
     
  16. Shumdit

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    No, that's not his initials. It's his motto. His name is Larry and he, like Bob Dole, likes to refer to himself in the third person. That stands for " Larry Be Rollin' ":biggrin:
     
  17. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    Does Larry be rollin' on TMC?
     
  18. lolachampcar

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    On the nerdly side (my specialty) can you take a few minutes to identify the different modules you have uncovered? Perhaps pictures of the labels. Of particular interest for me right now is the air suspension module which appears to be one of the two located on the inside right rear quarter panel.

    Also, can you share the last bits of the ViN as well so we know the production range?

    Thanks much for sharing all the photos!
    Bill
     
  19. wormhole

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    Where the seats simply reupholstered or did you add side bolstering/other stuff to improve the stock seats?
     

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