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Old 12-09-2019, 05:27 PM   #191 (permalink)
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...with a rear manufacturer's plate on the 405 freeway, on the way to Malibu for a special Tesla marketing presentation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo
Interesting... but I do not think the top is colored, I think it was just reflecting the dark sky.

Also, how would you know Elon was driving from how dark those windows were?

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It's amazing how Wikipedia has an entry for this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incremental_sheet_forming

I was thinking about bead rollers:
I'll take the opportunity to link one of my favorite videos on metal forming:

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Old 12-09-2019, 06:28 PM   #193 (permalink)
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What I want to do for replacement fenders for an FUV is clamp flat strips of aluminum in an half-circular form (by the edges) and hand-crank a polyurethane wheel back and forth.

The Cybertruck prolly has sharp edges for a reason, but there's opportunity for the aftermarket mods that get welded to it.
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Yes. And, No. It matters what type accident. Pickups are rollover prone. A function of design. While rollovers comprise but 3% of accidents, they are 25% of fatalities.
Rollovers account for 50% of fatalities in the United SUVs of America - the rest of the world is catching up though.

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Somewhere around 350,000 miles on that body, and 21 years. My truck is old enough to drink now.
That's $52,000 in diesel at $3/gal
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That's $52,000 in diesel at $3/gal
I got it with 250,000 miles on it when it was only 7 years old. My estimate is I've put 100k on it, and about half those miles with $1/gallon fuel. I bulk purchase fuel when prices are low, 500 gallons at a time. Usually that's somewhere around $2.20/gal. $1,100 every few years isn't too bad, and I rarely drive it anymore. Back when I was young, it was fun to load the quad into the bed and head to the woods with the girlfriend.
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Electric quad? Electric girlfriend?
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Autopilot does not reconize plastic pylons?

Or Elon Musk is just a dangerous driver!

https://twitter.com/Guruleaks1/statu...825857/video/1
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Saw this coming:


https://cdn.motor1.com/images/mgl/oV...bertruck-2.jpg

Did not see this one coming:


https://www.cartoq.com/wp-content/up...uktuk-main.jpg

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Nor this one. Maybe the trailer has a powered axle?


https://cdn.motor1.com/images/mgl/jv...-rendering.jpg
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Smashing the windows benefited Tesla more than it hurt it. No such thing as bad publicity.

The only trikes I accept are the reverse style, so that one is right out. The car looks great, but they need to redefine what a super-car looks like. Air intake slits in the side of the car are outdated and need to go.
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The only trikes I accept are the reverse style, so that one is right out. The car looks great, but they need to redefine what a super-car looks like. Air intake slits in the side of the car are outdated and need to go.
Some say they do it to provide air to the brakes... but I think it is just style.

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