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Guess who supervised the group appliqué installation last Sunday at delanman's house

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by artsci, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. artsci

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    #1 artsci, Jun 13, 2015
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    This photo tells the whole story. Every time we turned around he was watching our work -- it was weird. That's me and Jurgen

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    Was he expecting the impossable & using lots of foul language? :wink: (Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance)
     
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    #3 artsci, Jun 13, 2015
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    Actually he was surprisingly stoic. Very much out of character:) Maybe it was because so many of us insisted on a photo standing beside him.

    Lanny
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    David
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    Sunny
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    Demetrius
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    Ken
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    Working under EM's supervision was a great motivator. Even Aaron got into the act, probably the first time he's ever laid a tool on his car:)

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    Bill was the workhorse of the install -- we couldn't have done it without him.\

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    John (delanman) assisting Sunny and Demetrius, who did 90 percent of the work reinstalling all of the trim pieces.

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    John and his wife Maryellen hosted the event at their home in Delaware.

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    All photos are courtesy of John and Maryellen. John has become the photographer of Tesla events.
     

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    ...man, 4 people to do the rear inside trim install...luxury. I assume you are all getting pretty experienced and faster at the install--practice makes perfect.
     
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    It might beg the lightbulb question.
     
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    This is outstanding. I want an applique now
     
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    It's only three and one is holding the flashlight:)

    This was a team effort, and solo it's a 6-7 hour job. We were able to do four cars in that time.
     
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    I didn’t think HE was going to show up Oh it’s was just a picture
     
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    Well within industry standards then. Carry on.
     
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    This was what they had in mind when they coined the phrase, "Round up the usual suspects." :wink::biggrin:
     
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    Hah!
     
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    ...I can attest to the 6 hour solo job...
     
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    #14 SUPRKAR, Jun 13, 2015
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    Yes SIR Elon...didn't know you were watching sorry.......

    I had a great day seeing some old friends and making new. Can hardly wait for Rick to complete testing of the next mod, helicopter blades deployed from the pano roof for traffic avoidance. Hope I didn't spoil the surprise Rick.

    I think we had an awsome team, so who is ready to join me in opening the FIRST Tesla repair and modification facility. Yes modification, a little fun mixed in with the work....sorry Elon.

    I LOVE this car, makes me young again, and the Tesla owners I have met are just teriffic people I enjoy being in their company. Thank you Rick Hesel for pulling together these fun and inventive modifications. I can hardly wait for the next.

    Shout out to the A team. Just a Great day.
     
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    Not sure if Elon was a major motivator but John and Rick ate the sandwiches in 30secs while splicing wires and not missing a beat. Maybe it was their tenacious work ethic or the spirit of Elon resonating to Prioritize, Make History, and Either Commit or Don't. He runs a tight ship but we all had a blast! Good times and great people!!
     
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    You you are all insane ROFLMAO.


     
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    John

    Those picture are GREAT! I especially love the captions you put under Denny's pictures ;-)

    I've learned 2 important things from this photo journal, however:

    1. I need to loose some weight! (already started)
    2. I sure am going bald on the back of my head! :crying:

    Looking forward to the next gathering/group install!

    Aaron
     
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    Thanks for the pictures John and posting them here Rick.

    It was a great day, glad I could be a part of it and TRIED to stay out of the way of everyone who did most of the work.
     
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    I'm in the same boat Aaron! Back on my diet today. Not much I can do about the hair.

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    We had a lot of fun hosting the group. Great friends - glad you and Gary could be here but we missed Andrea, our world traveler!

    BTW - Had to tear into the trunk panels today. The right turn signal wire pulled loose from the vampire tap when the panel was replaced. Easy fix. Once you know the tricks used to hold the plastic and moulded felt pieces in, it gets easier to remove and replace.
     
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    that's awesome!
     

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