Tesla is facing issues with the bare metal construction of the Cybertruck, which Elon Musk warned was as tricky to do as making Lego bricks

  • @over_clox
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    259 months ago

    DeLorean also didn’t use flat panels on the body. Though it might look like it at first glance, none of the DeLorean panels were flat, they all had a slight curve.

    All metal panels are gonna flex a bit in the changing temperatures.

    • @[email protected]
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      309 months ago

      Yes, it’s almost as if making a car with completely flat body panels is an idea so completely idiotic even John DeLorean wouldn’t do it…

      • @over_clox
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        -19 months ago

        I’m not sure if you’re trying to be sarcastic or not, but look closely at the DeLorean, none of the panels were completely flat, they all had at least a subtle curve to them.

      • @over_clox
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        29 months ago

        I would think it was largely for sake of the style he was going for, plus even the most subtle defects in a perfectly flat shiny surface become way more obvious and stick out like a sore thumb.

        Also, I don’t think it’s a really good idea to have what’s basically a rolling mirror going down the road, at certain angles the sunlight will blind other drivers and pedestrians all that much more.