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Model X metal stamping???

Discussion in 'Model X' started by tdelta1000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    Now that the Model S is underway and is steadily picking up pace when will TM focus on X metal stamping?

    When will the TM mention that the press line for the Model X is ready?

    When will TM begin stamping out panels for the alpha builds?

    When will TM tell us that the Falcon doors will or will not be staying on the X?

    It would be interesting to see if TM has learning from its development of the S and bring the X to production much sooner.
     
  2. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Not any time soon. They may order some dies in the next 3 months. And get them 6 months later.

    When they announce they will make the first deliveries of Model X (probably Nov-Dec 2013).

    They will probably have them done manually by some 3rd party sheet metal fabricator. They wont be made the same way as their mass produced panels.

    Never! Ok, maybe on their 2nd or 3rd major model revision, about 10 years from now, non-falcon doors might be an option.

    Yes it will make the X much smoother. Mostly due to logistics and labor being figured out. This is really hard on an assembly line to get smooth. I imagine that fitment will be the major problem ramping up the Model X, since it is supposed to be made on the same line as the S.
     
  3. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    It will be interesting to see if future factory tours will enable future owners to confirm from a "distance" the construction of the Model X assembly line?
    Or if it will be completely isolated from public view? For those who have taken the tour can you tell if they remodeled a big enough area of the old car factory from dingy to bright white and clean which is what we see now?
     
  4. tdelta1000

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    Has anyone been able to confirm the introduction of new Model X dies on the factory floor?
     
  5. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Why do you think that there are X dies on the mfg floor already? They've only shown a prototype ... Seems early to be putting dies in place.
     
  6. tdelta1000

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    Hell Bonnie,
    My question comes as TM move ever closer to the release of job one on the Model X...I would think that TM would be in the process of finalizing the body design of the "X", finalizing the dies to build the bodies in house and finalizing the processes to build the Model X stamping line.
     

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