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Roadster Rehab Shop Profiled By CNBC

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by jeremyz, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. jeremyz

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    #1 jeremyz, Aug 24, 2019
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    Carl Medlock and his Medlock & Sons Tesla Roadster rehab shop in Seattle recently received a profile by CNBC. Medlock is a former Tesla employee and “one of the few people in the U.S. that can fix the company’s original Roadster car.” Spare parts for the original Tesla are difficult to source and Medlock has...
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  2. DeedWest

    DeedWest Roadsters VP24 & 1462

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    This is fantastic. We are lucky to have places like Carl’s shop and Gruber in Phoenix. Without them, I’d have a lot more anxiety owning these cars.
     
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    Excellent story. However I can’t find Medlock & Sons location or contact details. Google maps doesn’t have an entry.
     
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  5. Gremlin

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    When I eventually get mine, I may have to ship the PEM from VA there or to Gruber . I thought I was going to be the first to post this. I should have know better with this group lol
     
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    Great stuff! I honestly wasn’t aware of Carl's shop although I imagine he used to post here?

    Carl Medlock, Peter Gruber, and Javier at ExecMotorwerkz should collaborate or at least share technical information and knowledge. I think there's a Roadster (or 3rd Party Tesla) shop in the Northeast as well? Just need someone in Chicago and maybe Florida and Texas for decent regional coverage in the US. I'm not ignoring the international owners, I just don't have a good sense of where the Roadsters are distributed internationally.

    It's a shame Tesla is not providing strong support for our cars. I understand it's probably not that profitable but they do have an obligation to support the cars and goodwill goes a long way.
     
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    #7 Gremlin, Aug 25, 2019
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    If you find the Northeast info please send it my way. Lot cheaper for me when I eventually land a Roadster as I live in DC metro area :- )
     
  8. CM_007

    CM_007 Carl Medlock

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    I have been word of mouth, and purposely hard to find. Those days are, apparently, over now.
     
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    CM_007 Carl Medlock

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    I hired Javier at Tesla, one of the hardest working people I have ever met in my life. He flew up here last summer and we built a few PEMS together. He is also one of my favorite people
     
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    This is what Carl did for us. Before and after

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  11. zero5romeo

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    After picture looks like the parking area at Beluga Point. Is that the car everyone declared a total loss a handful of years ago?
     
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    Yep. Bought it back from insurance.
     
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    @CM_007 / @ExecMotorwerkz no objections from anyone here if you guys decide to go in together and open a chain of Roadster repair facilities ;)
     
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  14. DeedWest

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    This. I'll gladly work at the Dallas location if there is one.
     
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    I'm in for Austin support staff.
     
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    Are there any Medlock/Gruber equivalents in the SF Bay Area? I'm kind of surprised I haven't heard of one given how many of the ~1400 US Roadsters live in California.....
     
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    Words mean nothing in this post, the photos tell the story. 69520701_119691242717957_5948686643064995840_n.jpg DSC_0298.JPG DSC_0297.JPG DSC_0295.JPG DSC_0294.JPG DSC_0293.JPG 69537443_119689489384799_2867239404244566016_n.jpg 68903823_119689559384792_4957389203097780224_n.jpg 69271829_119691219384626_4075034617910919168_n.jpg 69520701_119691242717957_5948686643064995840_n.jpg 69271829_119691219384626_4075034617910919168_n.jpg 68903823_119689559384792_4957389203097780224_n.jpg 69271829_119691219384626_4075034617910919168_n.jpg 69520701_119691242717957_5948686643064995840_n.jpg 69520701_119691242717957_5948686643064995840_n.jpg 69271829_119691219384626_4075034617910919168_n.jpg 68903823_119689559384792_4957389203097780224_n.jpg 69537443_119689489384799_2867239404244566016_n.jpg DSC_0293.JPG DSC_0294.JPG DSC_0295.JPG DSC_0297.JPG DSC_0298.JPG 69537443_119689489384799_2867239404244566016_n.jpg 69520701_119691242717957_5948686643064995840_n.jpg 69271829_119691219384626_4075034617910919168_n.jpg 68903823_119689559384792_4957389203097780224_n.jpg 69537443_119689489384799_2867239404244566016_n.jpg DSC_0293.JPG DSC_0294.JPG DSC_0295.JPG DSC_0297.JPG DSC_0298.JPG 69520701_119691242717957_5948686643064995840_n.jpg 69271829_119691219384626_4075034617910919168_n.jpg 68903823_119689559384792_4957389203097780224_n.jpg 69537443_119689489384799_2867239404244566016_n.jpg DSC_0297.JPG DSC_0298.JPG 68903823_119689559384792_4957389203097780224_n.jpg 69537443_119689489384799_2867239404244566016_n.jpg
     
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    CM_007 Carl Medlock

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    I don't do body work normally, but we refuse to let these die, so when one comes along that needs this love, we will do it. We usually do all the other roadster stuff, PEM's Batteries, and everything else. The last one I spent this much time is the one above. The blue and now Red one. If you want to fix it, we will make it happen no matter what the coroner 'insurance company" says.
     
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    Save the Yellow ones first! :)
     
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