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center console concept

Discussion in 'Tesla Parts for Sale' started by FlyYellow, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Sounds good. Keep up the posts during build! (unless you're worried about someone copying or something)
     
  2. adeokar

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    Anxiously waiting for the delivery!
     
  3. FlyYellow

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    will keep putting pics up. i have no concerns about copying - i'm not trying to make a business out of it. so for all practical purposes I'm happy to dedicate to the public.

    Today I ordered a better phone mount set. will take pics of it soon.
     
  4. Electric1

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    Anxiously awaiting. TWO cup holders and phone mount make this far more practical and desirable than the gorgeous but less functional CCI. Thanks for your hard work.
     
  5. htsai14752

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    I'm in! Next best thing to the CCI. Maybe even better than the CCI! If this is finished before the end of next month I could probably pick it up when I pick up my car from the factory.
     
  6. ChargedUp

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    CCI is very accomodating

    Using the CCI, you can open the sliding door partially and use that as either another cupholder or even another place to lean your additional electronics. For example, a Galaxy note and even an Ipad mini can fit in it. I find the CCI to be a very versatile solution as it is currently designed. Extremely well thought out.
     
  7. FlyYellow

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    Yes we are making progress --


    PLAN - First one should be completed by next Friday.


    PICS - See below


    Comments - Fitment is excellent. It slides right in and is built very well and uses the two edges of the dash and armrest to fit right in. So far it looks very promising and very worthwhile


    OK Enough with my thoughts let's hear yours....


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    And we shouldn't forget the production line (so y'all know that i'm making more than one...)
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    I have to run now but will post more details later...
     
  8. AnOutsider

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    Fit seems pretty good and I like the cup holder locations. Also seems to be a bit lower profile than the CCI? What finishes are in planning? Anything beyond the acrylic?
     
  9. FlyYellow

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    I'm happy with the fitment of the console. No screws needed, No velcrow... and is very well positioned the in the car.Layout: it still needs some work. I like the placement of the cupholders and the height of the entire unit feels correct. We still haven't figured out a good storage. So we have some work to go. But it's starting to take shape and I'm happy with it thus far.
    Finish - looks like we have a couple options: Top deck - black lacquer or carbon fiber with black, white or tan leather sides. The carbon fiber needs to be matched as does the white leather.
    Hope that gives everyone a more complete update. Welcome opinions - the good, the bad, the ugly... it's all good here
     
  10. AnOutsider

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    Cf would def be a huge plus to me. No luck on just doing storage towards the cubby with a lil roller door?
     
  11. smd

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    I'm definitely interested. I use proclip for my iPhones in my other cars and I was wondering about a fitment for Tesla Model S, so this would be awesome. I have tan leather interior so that's what I would want. I have Lacewood, but I think the black lacquer would be fine. Keep me posted. Thanks.
     
  12. Franklymade

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    Hi guys I saw you thread and I have a prototyp
    Of a CCI and going in fiberglass ,plastic gearing and wood to match all
    Interor finishes wood and trim components
    image.jpg
     
  13. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Please start your own thread instead of spamming the same image into every other thread.
     
  14. Franklymade

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    Sorry I will do so my apologies
     
  15. FlyYellow

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    well went by today to look at the progress. It's coming along (slowly) although it should be ready by early next week. They are awaiting the leather materials to make the first one. They did do the cutouts with a nice angle on them. We looked at the stitching and they are matching the OEM double stitching.

    More to come soon.
     
  16. FlyYellow

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    Went in today to check on the progress of the center console. I didn't think the leather was a good match so we went through and matched the texture. In all honesty the texture of the armrest is different than the dashboard leather and is different from the door panels leather. The guy believed that it was the same leather but stretched differently - which is possible. I opted to match to the dash leather as opposed to the armrest leather. My rationale was that the immediately below leather was the same as dash...

    In any case should be done with some pics by Thursday. So stay tuned...
     
  17. AnOutsider

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    I thi m going that route is a good idea. The armrest leather seems to scuff easily.
     
  18. johnmodels

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    I appreciate the updates....I'm liking your design ideas and price point! Do you have a final or estimated price?
    John
     
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    Glad to see your progress! Price point hasn't changed has it?
     
  20. FlyYellow

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    Price point has not changed. The first unit is done and I'm picking it up tomorrow. I'll post pics.

    Price for the fist 6 units is:
    $380 for console
    $25 for cupholders
    $40 for cellphone mount
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    $445

    Can't wait to see it myself.
     

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