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Nose Job; Tesla S/X Front Fasica look on Tesla 3

TrentC

Member
May 13, 2018
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Melbourne Florida
I went with silver knowing the large nose was going to bother me and that darker colors hide it better. I love my T3 and the way it looks but I went ahead and gave it a nose job.

I prototyped it with black tape to see if I would like it before doing the CAD and laser cut work. The tape version was pretty low-rent but got a lot of complements.

So I bought some 1/8” black acrylic and used FreeCAD to cad up the design. Then used my 70 watt CO2 laser to cut it.

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I know it’s personal taste. So please don’t flame me. I like it.

Here is the tape prototype. It’s pretty... ...bad.

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tlr1000

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Jun 14, 2018
818
579
Vancouver
Good work Trent. I agree with Reheat on the double T. I think removing the original T logo on the hood and adding a chrome one to your new piece would make it look cleaner.
 

zhu-

custom title
Oct 24, 2018
890
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NJ
Another option could be to use your original T at the top, move it to the front and set the acrylic around that.
 

3P TGV

Member
Sep 29, 2018
12
13
San Diego
I like the idea of fixing what I think is the worst part of the car. I don't want to offend anyone on the board, but I just can't get past it, Tesla has already established a "brand" look with the front facia with the S and X, why did they not carry this onto the Model 3? I see so many on the road now and the front "snout" in my view is just odd - like a lip job gone wrong. I love the car but I am fixated and polarized by the front bumper in a bad way...

Unplugged performance is selling a front bumper for $$$$ and I think the straight horizontal line is the right way to go (looks more Porsche and 2020 Roadster). It is just the lower portion of that after market bumper that is too busy in my option.

Have you thought of trying to do something less round on the bottom but more straight and following the fop lip of the bumper more (reverse of what you have today)? See pick. Repositioning the emblem from the hood to the bumper would be the way to go as well.
 

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hydro 481

Active Member
Sep 4, 2017
1,154
776
USA
I thought about doing this as well. I want to make a 3D printed grill like the one on the Model S and put it on my 3. Yours look good but I think it needs to be bigger. Like the picture below:
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Honestly I wish someone would make a front kit that looks like the picture below. I know UP makes one but the sides on theirs is too busy looking.

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tlr1000

Member
Jun 14, 2018
818
579
Vancouver
If I recall, that silver car was a Photoshop mock up. Nonetheless, it looks fantastic and if the actual front end looked like that the model 3 would look perfect in my opinion.

As a secondary note, I wish that particular silver was also the production color.
 

hydro 481

Active Member
Sep 4, 2017
1,154
776
USA
If I recall, that silver car was a Photoshop mock up. Nonetheless, it looks fantastic and if the actual front end looked like that the model 3 would look perfect in my opinion.

As a secondary note, I wish that particular silver was also the production color.
My sentiments exactly
 

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