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Glimpse of M3 Assemble Line?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by int-veh, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. int-veh

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    #1 int-veh, Oct 7, 2017
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    Pretty sure I got a glimpse of the M3 assembly line at the Fremont factory. I could see two bodies in this line from where I was standing.

    How can I tell these are M3s? The tail lamp is flipped up on M3s vs S - you can see that in the pic.

    You can't see it in the pic but from I could also make out the trunk shape of the M3 on the back vs the hatchback. So fairly certain these are M3 bodies.

    This is visible from the Fremont factory supercharger. So anyone planning to charge there can check it out.

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  2. schonelucht

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    So next question. Were the two units you saw moving across the line and if so, at what speed.
     
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  3. lunitiks

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    No doubt you found a Model 3 there. Just compare it to this graphic:
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    How about you pack a drone next time you're there? :D
     
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  5. Haxster

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    Perhaps they have a few M3 bodies running in a continuous loop on an overhead conveyor placed near a window.

    Could this be a devious plot to fool anyone "spying" on the production line into thinking that M3 production is proceeding at great speed?

    Sorry, Seems we're bombarded with real and fake conspiracies these days. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference...this one is fake, I think...probably.
     
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    No VIN, no care
     
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    Maybe someone has a camera mounted on a telescope stick. Could be interesting to see what's behind that window :)
     
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    FYI that window was not frosted before until they started building the model 3 line. after this thread, they will probably frost the rest of the glass.
     
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    OP, next time bring a ladder and climb up there and take more pictures.

    When you get arrested, just say that you were working for the UAW union as an undercover and documenting workers conditions
     
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  10. ecarfan

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    I took the factory tour on 8/2/2017 and saw the Model 3 line. It wasn't moving when I was there. But it wasn't hidden.
     
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    Now Elon will install a sunshade..
     
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    Anyone else would say curtain... :D
     
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    Before people here confuse things: that's not a "1/10th speed video"; it's a "1/10th speed line".

    Still very neat to see :)
     
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    Honestly Elon is asking for confusion. Showing just one station it makes no sense to mention the speed of the whole line...
     
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    We need our resident ninja @youyouxue to stealthily climb up there and snag some HD videos and photos of that line in operation. :D
     
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    Looks like they are testing and just switching on the line.
     
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    I don't understand what people are expecting from a car production line. Obviously it's going to take a long time to tweak all the robots to do exactly what you want, and during this process, you're still producing cars that you're not throwing away. Naturally this is what a ramp up looks like. The other manufacturers can do it faster because they're working off of the same vehicle platform, with parts that have been in production for decades. The model 3 is a brand new vehicle platform with brand new types of parts.
     
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