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Model 3 skateboard chassis to be available separately?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Two9A, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Two9A

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    At least one site seems to believe that the skateboard will be available for general purchase, to allow people to build their own bodies over the top and/or transplant bodies from other cars.

    Now, I can't buy a 3 because I live in a... troubled area of England; I could, however, buy an old rust-bucket Toyota and fit a Tesla skateboard underneath without having to worry about the safety of the car when parked overnight. Can anyone confirm that this is a thing Tesla will be offering?

    If it is, I'd buy one tomorrow (or at least, as soon as it's available).
     
  2. Todd Burch

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    Almost certainly not true.
     
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    Motorchase got their info from CarAdvice and that article was their April Fools joke.
     
  4. Two9A

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    So I suppose I'll have to buy a 3 when they enter CPO, and tear the body off... I wonder how possible that is to do, while retaining the seats and other interior features.
     
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    Or hit it with a hammer a bunch of times, and sand off some paint and let it rust. Make your own rustbucket Toyota.

    Or move... ;)
     
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  6. Dithermaster

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    I for one would welcome a return to an age of bespoke coachworks. A skateboard chassis could really enable this. If they are not offered, they will be obtained by chopping off the factory body or adding to it (case in point: Will.i.am's clever car).
     

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