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What's the best Model S refresh front fascia option

Discussion in 'Model S' started by PhilDavid, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Solar40

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    #301 Solar40, May 17, 2020
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  2. Solar40

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    Lol. No prob man. You were right about being able to elimate that gap quite a bit tho. So much of your advice helped.
     
  3. Videofrank

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    Finally! Good job guys. Looking good. I think you need to cut the t badge a little bit more though. Hard to tell since can't see the side profile.
     
  4. Solar40

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    Finally is right my man. That’s just how I felt. Lol. Definitely need to trim the badge a bit more. Didn’t wanna got too far. But at least I can adjust it from here.
     
  5. jobiggs24

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    Thanks to everyone especially @Solar40 . Loving the new look. The gap filler didn't seem to fit for me so I'll be selling if anyone is looking for one. There is a small gap to fill like @Videofrank . Tips would be appreciated but overall I'm very happy.
     
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  6. Solar40

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    You already know bro. Was a pleasure. I learned so much working with you. Loving the new look too. Looking forward to brainstorming coming up with new things in the future.
     
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  7. pedaltheglobe

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    Has anyone compiled a parts list now that the intricacies of this conversion seem to have been worked out? All I can find are a few from some time ago.
     
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    There are "required" parts and then parts that make the conversion easier to do. I'll try to put one together if someone doesn't get to it first
     
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    I appreciate it. I would like for it to be as OEM as possible, but minor modifications are not out of my realm at all. I'm a former auto tech. I ordered the bumper cover already. Anyone know the price Tesla wants for the splash shield new? $300 used on ebay seems a bit extreme.
     
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    $285
     
  11. N_Gillett

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    part number 1056376-00-C the lower valance is 285.00 from tesla
     
  12. jobiggs24

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    Here's one for $275 or best offer...

    2016-2020 Tesla Model S Front Bumper Lower Splash Shield Skid OEM 1056376-00-C | eBay
     
  13. N_Gillett

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    after just doing the conversion new louvers would make the switch A LOT easier. I did not take that route and cut the new bumper and its not easy i'm sure I could have cut more but due to time and fear of cutting to much I got it to a point I'm happy for now.
     
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    what did you do about the T badge support did you move your home link and horn?
     
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    Trimmed the T-Badge support and had to move the horn from old bracket to new one...
     
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    Might as well paint your headlight too
     

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    OEM is the only way to go, everything else looks like a hack job
     
  19. N_Gillett

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    most of the screws you'll encounter will be T 25 and 10mm hex screws. if you want to be on the safe side you can pop out one of each and match the thread and buy extra at home depot but not totally necessary. I ordered a bumper retainer clips from amazon and I also bought some screws to hold the new T. if you need to extend the wiring like I did you can buy wire by the foot at your local home depot for about .25 a LF and either solder the wires or use crimp connectors.
     
  20. Solar40

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    Depending on the ankle catcher you have,you may need one of those flat ratchet wrenches. If you have the metal ankle catcher there is a bolt at the top that is in a pretty tight space. If you have the plastic ankle catcher you won’t need it.
     

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