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#1 Magoo

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Posted 20 March 2024 - 23:43

There are multiple Cybertruck teardowns underway (including some we don't know about). This one is by Caresoft Global on Plymouth Road in Livonia. 

 

The interviewer is John McElroy of Autoline. 

 

 



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#2 Magoo

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Posted 22 March 2024 - 01:19

Munro look underneath. Teardown coming. 

 

 



#3 Bloggsworth

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Posted 22 March 2024 - 12:13

Has he voided the warranty?



#4 Magoo

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Posted 22 March 2024 - 23:13

Has he voided the warranty?

 

Oh, definitely. These vehicles will never be reassembled. The components will be dissected as well. 



#5 Magoo

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Posted 22 March 2024 - 23:14

Best job in the world. You get to take stuff apart but you never have to put it back together. 



#6 Greg Locock

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Posted 24 March 2024 - 05:26

Typically it all gets mounted up on pegboards, and stacked away in a warehouse. System designers come along and have a poke at them. We did actually put a Lexus LS400 back together (I don't know why, it would have been cheaper to buy another one), everything worked except the ABS. 



#7 Magoo

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Posted 24 March 2024 - 19:51

When Munro and Associates perform a teardown, they write a big fat book including unit cost breakdowns on every component. The book is reasonably priced in the six-figure range. 



#8 Magoo

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Posted 28 March 2024 - 00:19

Munro and Associates drop the battery out of a Cybertruck as we watch. Fairly amazing as the battery is a major portion of the structure. (Sidebar: Note how they strapped the truck body to the lift.) 

 

 



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Posted 28 March 2024 - 22:27

A bit over the top but I like it:

 



#10 Bloggsworth

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Posted 29 March 2024 - 16:31

I'm surprised it is even allowed on the road, mind you, it's one way of culling the population of pedestrians in the USA...



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Posted 29 March 2024 - 18:17

Munro and Associates drop the battery out of a Cybertruck as we watch. Fairly amazing as the battery is a major portion of the structure. (Sidebar: Note how they strapped the truck body to the lift.)




This use of a bolt-on floor/battery,with seats attached is almost exactly the same as a 1940s VW Beetle.

Or similar to 1970s Volvo, where the fuel tank was also the rear floor area

Hardly an amazing innovation, just a recycled idea from the past


https://www.youtube....h?v=1o_TQlvWnNw


Edited by djr900, 29 March 2024 - 18:18.


#12 Magoo

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Posted 29 March 2024 - 18:47

 

Munro and Associates drop the battery out of a Cybertruck as we watch. Fairly amazing as the battery is a major portion of the structure. (Sidebar: Note how they strapped the truck body to the lift.)




This use of a bolt-on floor/battery,with seats attached is almost exactly the same as a 1940s VW Beetle.

Or similar to 1970s Volvo, where the fuel tank was also the rear floor area

Hardly an amazing innovation, just a recycled idea from the past


https://www.youtube....h?v=1o_TQlvWnNw

 

 

 

No, the VW Beetle was not built that way at all. The Beetle  body was dropped onto the floorpan, and then the interior and other components were installed in the body, mainly through the doors. 

 

Like building a ship in a bottle. 


Edited by Magoo, 29 March 2024 - 18:56.


#13 Magoo

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Posted 29 March 2024 - 18:55

I found this review interesting as Doug DeMuro has a huge YouTube audience with more than four million viewers, and more than one million hits on this video alone in less than 24 hours. 

 

Everyone knows their own views on the Cybertruck. It might be useful to learn what the potential buyers might think, as they will decide if the truck is a success or failure. 

 

Personally, I find DeMuro's presentation  a bit too energetic and perhaps over-caffienated, but he is huge among the enthusiasts in the USA who aren't receiving Social Security. 

 

 



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Posted 30 March 2024 - 11:07

No, the VW Beetle was not built that way at all. The Beetle body was dropped onto the floorpan, and then the interior and other components were installed in the body, mainly through the doors.

Like building a ship in a bottle.


The Beetle had a bolt on structural floor, the Tesla has a bolt on structural floor , so the Tesla is built the same way, that's the point I was making.

Not a new idea, in any way.

#15 Magoo

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Posted 31 March 2024 - 14:02

The Beetle had a bolt on structural floor, the Tesla has a bolt on structural floor , so the Tesla is built the same way, that's the point I was making.

Not a new idea, in any way.

 

DIdn't notice anything about the interior?



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Posted 31 March 2024 - 14:08

DIdn't notice anything about the interior?

What interior? Cunnungly desigbed so that een if you wanted to indicate you have to take your eyes off the raod and fiddle with a screen.



#17 Magoo

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Posted 31 March 2024 - 21:53

What interior? Cunnungly desigbed so that een if you wanted to indicate you have to take your eyes off the raod and fiddle with a screen.

 

You seem very bitter about the whole thing and I don't think this is helping you work through it. 



#18 Magoo

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Posted 01 April 2024 - 11:29

A bit over the top but I like it:

 

 

 

I looked over the YouTube channel. It's really something. 



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Posted 01 April 2024 - 12:08

But there are some valid points. If you look up the more serious Throttle House video that's referenced you'll see that they have reservations too.

 

I've decided not to hate the Cybertruck because the major criticism I would have against it, is that it's a lousy truck isn't really valid, when the most buyers wouldn't know what to use a good truck for anyway. It's a fashion statement as much as a Rivian or F-150 lightning is to their buyers.

 

But it doesn't invalidate the point that a truck that should be cleaned and degreased every time you have opened or closed the door is a pretty big fail.



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Posted 01 April 2024 - 23:38

Oswald Mosley had some valid points. If it had been 100 percent rubbish, no one would have listened to him.

 

There's a wide range of opinions on the Cybertruck. Some are offered by people who have seen one in person and driven it. 


Edited by Magoo, 02 April 2024 - 01:43.


#21 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 09 April 2024 - 11:43

Elons cartoon 'truck' styled by kindy kids. Overweight, oversize, sharp corners everywhere, headlights semi hidden. 

When the battery unit is part of the floor a decent side impact will literally explode it

WHAT do people see in these things?? No redeeming points. At best a soft roader,, that is IF the battery has charge. 

And what is the range if you want to tow,, from what I see on You Tube it is not very far so dont go very far with your caravan or boat or all you will see is charging stations,, or 24 hours somewhere with an extension cord, so practicality is about a ONE.

Elons cars are bad enough, crappy finish etc but are a good city car,, that is IF you have somewhere to charge them. Styling?? Not me but not hatefull. But IF you wish to go anywhere you need a nice simple reliable petrol fueled vehicle!  Diesels?? Naah so hi tech and short lived. And stinking filthy things. Should not be allowed in any vehicle under a 3 tonne laod rating, preferably 5 ton!

EVs should not be allowed out of metro areas. And when they die at a fairly young age should have at least a $5000 disposal fee. For all the nasty bits that has no effective recycling. Starting with the batteries.



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Posted 11 April 2024 - 15:16

If my 30+-year-old stainless steel kitchen sink (which still looks great) is anything to go by, it won't be difficult really to keep a SS body looking reasonably good for decades. Rust stains wipe right off with a plastic kitchen scrubber. Or you can use an oxalic acid solution like Bartender's Friend if that's too difficult.



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Posted 11 April 2024 - 17:45

If my 30+-year-old stainless steel kitchen sink (which still looks great) is anything to go by, it won't be difficult really to keep a SS body looking reasonably good for decades. Rust stains wipe right off with a plastic kitchen scrubber. Or you can use an oxalic acid solution like Bartender's Friend if that's too difficult.



Haven't Tesla developed there own type of stainless steel for this vehicle ?

Perhaps that's the problem, it could be done by the same guy who invented the famous Tesla "armoured glass"

#24 Magoo

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 22:31

Haven't Tesla developed there own type of stainless steel for this vehicle ?

Perhaps that's the problem, it could be done by the same guy who invented the famous Tesla "armoured glass"

 

If the steel ball into the glass wasn't a stunt, it was one of the greatest happy PR accidents in the history of the auto industry. 



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Posted 15 April 2024 - 01:29

Tangent, but an electric one. The Ford Lightning's winter battery issues are not insignificant. I've just returned from another glorious day at our local ski resort and for the first time this season there were not one, not two but three of them in the parking lot. It's also 20° C. An acquaintance is the relatively happy owner of one of them, and he is the first to admit that making the 280 km round trip in the winter is not possible without an intermediate charge somewhere along the way. This sort of thing strikes me as a poor decision on Ford's part. Sure, I can accomplish all of my urban driving on it's existing winter capacity, but I'm not of the pockets where I'm happy to spend, at entry level, with rebates applied, $425 every two weeks, and not be able to travel outside the city in the winter without renting or buying another car.



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Posted 15 April 2024 - 16:24

Oswald Mosley had some valid points. If it had been 100 percent rubbish, no one would have listened to him.

 

Skirting dangerously close to Godwin's Law there, sir.