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New Y - Is this evidence of the single casting?

jmatero

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Feb 5, 2020
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So, I have no desire to rip apart my interior to confirm whether or not I have the single casting in my recently built MY. And the entire rear underbody is covered so no luck there. However, I snapped this picture through an opening in the wheel well (sorry about the quality) which shows a large, somewhat rough-finished structural component. When looking at the same area in my M3, that same spot is clearly sheet metal with seams riveted or glued.

Single casting? (I'll try to get a better shot from both sides).

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MY-Y

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Mar 4, 2020
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It's hard to tell if we are photographing the exact same area. The belt buckle in my pic is the one for the rear passenger on the driver's side.
 

mark95476

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Jun 21, 2020
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WOW! Congrats! :)

Tesla doesn't _any_ waste time. They already putting them in the production builds.

I hope someone (ATTN: Sandy Munro) will do a tear-down, show the entire casting, and compare against the two joined halves.

Yes, mine doesn't look like that and there's no seam. It's one complete part. Here's a closeup of the casting material. Lots of rough edges.

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Sep 1, 2020
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Vancouver
Vin 59XXX definitely not single rear casting. I assume they would not change until the quarter was over.

Would you know the highest VIN to date?

I refused a Model Y in August (bad fit and finish) and am holding off until the Model Y production transitions to the single-piece casting that also integrates the rear crash rails.

Thank you.
 
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Brandon#

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Aug 2, 2020
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Looking forward to some wide angle pictures for a side by side comparison.

It would make sense that Tesla would wait to announce the new cast pieces are being used until all the Y’s with “multi-piece” rears have been delivered.
 
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