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Supercharger replica for your garage

Discussion in 'North America' started by Electric Joe, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Electric Joe

    Electric Joe Member

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    I'm considering building a full size replica of a Supercharger (the newer red, gray and white design) to be placed in my garage just for fun. I'll probably use wood and dense sculpting foam, but I wonder if it's possible to buy the colored plastic panels from Tesla, even slightly damaged ones. They're obviously mass producing the panels, so I don't think supply is an issue. Does anyone have any suggestions about procuring some? I have no interest in stealing them, so please don't suggest that.

    I'd either build a full free-standing unit, or more likely, attach just the front half of the unit to the wall directly, so it takes up less space in the garage but still looks more interesting than a 2D mural.

    And that brings me to my second idea: a mural. I'm wondering if there's a market for a full-size Supercharger decal. I bet a lot of Tesla owners would like to apply one or more full-size Supercharger decals to their garage walls. I know I'd pay $100-ish for a well-made one. Would that interest anyone else?

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  2. Newscutter

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    I very much like this idea... but have nothing helpful to offer. :(

    There was talk that the earlier, plainer pedastals were going to be upgraded to the LED style ones... so maybe in those locales the old cabinets would be available? Though I suspect the contractor will be required by Tesla to dispose/destroy the old ones.
     
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  4. pete8314

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    Looks good! I wouldn't pin your hopes on Tesla being very helpful, they don't tend to be. At one point they were providing my the little brackets that go under the seats for the footwell lighting, but all of a sudden they just quit, so I just had to make my own.

    I do agree, having a version that's half 'in' the wall would look good. It's probably over-complicating things, but I wonder if there's a way to combine it with a HPWC...
     
  5. MorrisonHiker

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    Did you ever make any progress in your project? I'm interested in doing something similar. :)
     
  6. Gig103

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    I'm thinking about finding a photo or graphic of one, and printing it at Costco on a 20x30 board, then cutting out the center to post around my NEMA 14-50 + UMC. If I do, I'll post back, but it will be like a $10-$20 option.
     
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  7. Electric Joe

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    Hiker, no, I was all gung ho about doing this, but then other priorities came up and I didn't start. I still love the idea, but I'm not sure if/when I'll do it. I'm very interested to see what others come up with, of course!
     
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  8. Trips

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    Does anyone have the dimensions of a Supercharger? After four hours of looking this is all I found.

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  9. Drone Flyer

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    Sorry, not interested!
     
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  11. 3s-a-charm

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    I've also wanted to do this for a couple of years. Was thinking of hiring a local sign maker or someone who works with plexi and aluminum to make me one. I'll bet there would be a market for one - albeit a small market.
     
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    Any progress about your projects guys?

    I am planning to do one as well - but the form is kind of hard to with plexi...
     
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