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Model 3 RWD: Frunk Replacement for more Storage

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Anto, Nov 16, 2018.

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Would you like a bigger Frunk on the RWD?

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  2. NO

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  1. Anto

    Anto Member

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    Has anyone come across any companies making bigger frunk liners for more storage capacity on the Model 3 RWD? I know there's a huge open cavity under the frunk since there's no front Motor, and Tesla wanted to keep manufacturing changes to a minimum between the two models. I'd really like to increase the frunk size, and I figure it must be easy to swap out the entire liner with an after-market upgrade that provides more space....

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Rockster

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    Sounds like a product idea to me...
     
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  3. scaesare

    scaesare Well-Known Member

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    I believe you'll find that the empty cavity where the front motor would go is not accessible from the top. It's not one large contiguous space, but rather has some mechanical/structural pieces separating it from the "main" frunk cavity.... something that a different liner won't help with.
     
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  4. tracksyde

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    The front motor would be under and behind all that "plumbing"
     
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  5. TT97

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    How about a 2nd secret frunk under the plumbing? :) You just need a jack to access it.
     
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  6. Anto

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    Damn, didn't realize there was so much in the way! Bloody engineers and their plumbing...:)
     
  7. Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison Active Member

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    Tell me more....
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  8. DNAPoPo

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    I was toying with the idea of making part of the Frunk Liner a window, but its too hard to see the cavity area...
     
  9. Jedi2155

    Jedi2155 Model 3 has Arrived.

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    A purposed designed RWD would not have wasted all that space and we would've had a larger Frunk, but alas Tesla is experiencing the issue of manufacturing streamlining interfering with design nirvana.
     
  10. biotour

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    how hard can it really be to diy re-plumb and move all those tubes and a 12v battery up outta the way.
     
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  11. Nebuchadn3zzar

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    Here's a photo of the cavity from a different angle (port-side wheel well) that I took today while the wheel was off. Looks cavernous.
    IMG_20190407_183108755.jpg
     
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  12. Jedi2155

    Jedi2155 Model 3 has Arrived.

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    You can almost put a spare tire there.....
     
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  13. beachmiles

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    It looks like you just need to extend a few tubes/cables or just push them one way or the other and you could swap out the current frunk compartment with one much deeper. Looks like a game changing amount of additional storage space.
     
  14. beachmiles

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    It looks like you could deepen it all the way to the bottom frame to make the frunk bottom solid and able to hold a lot of weight. Prob could even make it a 2 level setup like the trunk with a secret bottom compartment.
     
  15. jrmnet

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    That space down there needs a name...

    lowerfrunk?
    cellarfrunk?
    underfrunk?
    frunks-frunk?
    trunk-fo-yo-frunk?
     
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  16. P2AT

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    My vote is defs for under-frunk. I'd buy underwear labeled that. In the front of course.
     
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  17. dmurphy

    dmurphy Woof.

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    Customs & the DEA would be very interested in whomever develops the underfrunk. Just sayin’
     
  18. gary3411

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    Bump to see if there has been any experimentation?

    I hate that this picture was posted, almost wish I just didn't know about it. But man, would an underfrunk be dope.
     
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  19. KenC

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    Would be nice if you could put a compact spare in there somewhere.
     
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  20. Xenoilphobe

    Xenoilphobe Active Member

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    Perfect location for a sub enclosure, just need to port it to the cabin or a massive power inverter for a whole house backup system. That belly pan isnt going to hold any weight, would need to build a platform for mounting everything.
     

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