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Jack Rickard of EVTV tears down a Model 3

SMAlset

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Mar 4, 2017
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I've watched one of Jack Rickard's video before and will check this one out. BTW the first part deals with his Solar panel set up. The Model 3 tear down (ouch painful to watch cutting into it) start about 30 min. in.
 

Krugerrand

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I couldn’t watch past the fit and finish comment. Ridiculous. The car is bashed up from nose to tail so to make such a comment is as I said, ridiculous.
 

SMAlset

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Mar 4, 2017
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We believe this car Jack's tearing down is the Tesla/Energy employee's car that crashed in the creek in Morgan Hill, Calif. One of the very early car crashes in a Model 3. Silver, same wheels, hit a tree in front and looks similarly damaged on the side from what we can tell. Also big clue it being 0079, so employee car and probably originally in California.

Here's a link to Electrek's photo of the car from Morgan Hill accident:

Tesla Model 3 jumps over a creek in likely first major accident [Updated]

And here's the Salvage Yard's info on the Jack's car. The lot is in San Martin, just south of Morgan Hill. You can get a good look at the condition of the car in the photos provided including that smashed in windshield. Same leaves still in the car all the way from Calif to Missouri :p. Same VIN.

https://www.copart.com/lot/23330188
 
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