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Model Y - Gigafactory Texas Production

KJD

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I see the latest video from Joe shows one or two castings (ok, many thousands) outside the Austin GF
Joe exaggerates a bit, claiming 10,000 or so castings.
Really, more like 4-5000. But still an impressive amount.
I love for him to distinguish front and rear castings for us, which would give a clue to the composition of the piles at Fremont.

Fremont shows many more thousands stacked up, lining property fences, piled in alleyways.....it's unbelieveable the number they've got on hand, and it never seems to decline.
 
Joe exaggerates a bit, claiming 10,000 or so castings.
Really, more like 4-5000. But still an impressive amount.
I love for him to distinguish front and rear castings for us, which would give a clue to the composition of the piles at Fremont.

Fremont shows many more thousands stacked up, lining property fences, piled in alleyways.....it's unbelieveable the number they've got on hand, and it never seems to decline.
I took these today, I was looking for front castings, but found these
 

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I took these today, I was looking for front castings, but found these
Model Y Cast Rear Under Body. Looks like quite a few. Before seeing those, I was going to guess that the ones piling up at Austin were all front because they may have stopped producing MY AWD so they are only using rears at this time.
 
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I just took delivery of a 2022 MYLR, built in Austin in July 22 I just looked in the wheel well and saw welded metal, parts. also I noticed the center console is not a magnetic lid, . but I did get a parcel shelf.
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Can you pop off the hepa filter cover?

You would see if the casting is there better than from the wheel well, it takes a bunch of robots to weld all those front end parts together.

I do not know, I am just speculating, but I doubt if Austin has those robots since they were built to run front and rear castings from the start, it would not make sense.

I do believe there are some welded parts attached to the front casting though.

But I could be wrong, I do not have my car yet so I can’t take it apart to see what its made of, yet.
 
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Can you pop off the hepa filter cover?

You would see if the casting is there better than from the wheel well, it takes a bunch of robots to weld all those front end parts together.

I do not know, I am just speculating, but I doubt if Austin has those robots since they were built to run front and rear castings from the start, it would not make sense.

I do believe there are some welded parts attached to the front casting though.

But I could be wrong, I do not have my car yet so I can’t take it apart to see what its made of, yet.
I thought that we have discovered that the front is not a gigacasting, ie. magnet test, etc. In my twisted mind I thought that the rear end might be a casting and they were able to interface it onto a 2170 pack. I thought the 2170 pack would be too hard to interface with the front casting. But then again I don't think Tesla would build a Frankenstein's monster either.
 
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I thought that we have discovered that the front is not a gigacasting, ie. magnet test, etc. In my twisted mind I thought that the rear end might be a casting and they were able to interface it onto a 2170 pack. I thought the 2170 pack would be too hard to interface with the front casting. But then again I don't think Tesla would build a Frankenstein's monster either.
I wish I could go see myself, but I don't think they would let me.

I took a screen shot of a Munro live video with the front casting.

As for the 2170 pack vs the 4680 structural pack, I would think it would be easier to fit a 2170 pack into the hole for the 4680, and attach the front and rear to it somehow. Possibly some kind of tray it would sit in.

I am not an engineer, so I don't know for sure.

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this is a welded front end

 
I thought that we have discovered that the front is not a gigacasting, ie. magnet test, etc. In my twisted mind I thought that the rear end might be a casting and they were able to interface it onto a 2170 pack. I thought the 2170 pack would be too hard to interface with the front casting. But then again I don't think Tesla would build a Frankenstein's monster either.
I drove by Fremont last Monday and took these, they have rear casting stacked near the parking lot
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Twiglett

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you don't have to pull anything off the car to see if its a cast front end or not.
Just turn the steering wheel all the way to either left or right, then look behind the rearward side of the front wheel behind the suspension.
I was trying to find the picture someone posted by randomly taking pictures behind the front wheels, but my search foo deserted me ;)
 
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you don't have to pull anything off the car to see if its a cast front end or not.
Just turn the steering wheel all the way to either left or right, then look behind the rearward side of the front wheel behind the suspension.
I was trying to find the picture someone posted by randomly taking pictures behind the front wheels, but my search foo deserted me ;)
these?

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