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With these better pics, that two door looks more like the dimensions of the R. Secondly, this is way beyond my skill set, but wouldn't it be possible to figure out the wheel base and length of these two by the 8.5x11 sheets of paper taped on the sides?



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I think the flares appear narrower than the ones in the 4DR pic from yesterday.

Looks like bigger tire bigger flare. So maybe, little "steelies" , no flare :unsure:
 

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I see no reason the door won’t open normally. Since when does a door need to open a complete 90 degrees anyway?
Yeah the doors do open normally, I’m sure. I’m just not seeing enough room for them to open even 70* without hitting the mirror.

I mentioned it earlier but the mirror also has to fold. Can you imagine having your mirrors folded and not being able to open the door? Or smashing the window on the mirror with them folded? Not uncommon to catch a door in the wind and have the door overextend. Wouldn’t be good if the door glass came into contact with the mirror.
I’ve seen the patent and now seeing the where the mirror is I think they almost have to move.
 

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The mirrors HAVE to move, right?
Now I have to go outside to see how wide my other car doors open. lol

But I'm leaning towards saying NO, they don't necessarily HAVE to hinge with the door .... but I haven't any solid info to make either argument right now.
However, I'd be amazed if they were not hinged, as in swing away style mirrors, so they don't just break off if you side swipe something ....like say, your garage door frame. I've "heard" of that happeneing .... twice to some people. :rolleyes:
 

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Does anyone think that hardtop might be modular, meaning it comes apart in panels? I notice some grooves that might be where the panels join. Otherwise why have those grooves.

I'm visualizing what might be: driver section, passenger section, and rear section. With possibly the top removable from the rear section.
7 piece removable top
 

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Now I have to go outside to see how wide my other car doors open. lol

But I'm leaning towards saying NO, they don't necessarily HAVE to hinge with the door .... but I haven't any solid info to make either argument right now.
However, I'd be amazed if they were not hinged, as in swing away style mirrors, so they don't just break off if you side swipe something ....like say, your garage door frame. I've "heard" of that happeneing .... twice to some people. :rolleyes:
When your out there checking, fold the mirrors in and imaging trying to open the door.
 

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Now I have to go outside to see how wide my other car doors open. lol

But I'm leaning towards saying NO, they don't necessarily HAVE to hinge with the door .... but I haven't any solid info to make either argument right now.
However, I'd be amazed if they were not hinged, as in swing away style mirrors, so they don't just break off if you side swipe something ....like say, your garage door frame. I've "heard" of that happeneing .... twice to some people. :rolleyes:
I have “heard”of another guy that did the same thing
 

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When your out there checking, fold the mirrors in and imaging trying to open the door.
Good point. The mirrors will have to move with the door when folded in. Maybe not when extended
 

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Based on a few posts by Chrispy over the last couple weeks, my money is on this weekend for the reveal.
yeah., he said he'd be in jamaica day of the reveal, and said that he'd booked diving and fishing for this wekeend.
 

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Does anyone think the Branco looks similar to the Rivian r1s? I prefer the Branco over the r1s, but I think it’s kind of weird that they look similar in style with Ford investing in Rivian. Maybe the Branco was in front of us this whole time and future electric conversion with the use of the same chassis...
 

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Yeah the doors do open normally, I’m sure. I’m just not seeing enough room for them to open even 70* without hitting the mirror.

I mentioned it earlier but the mirror also has to fold. Can you imagine having your mirrors folded and not being able to open the door? Or smashing the window on the mirror with them folded? Not uncommon to catch a door in the wind and have the door overextend. Wouldn’t be good if the door glass came into contact with the mirror.
I’ve seen the patent and now seeing the where the mirror is I think they almost have to move.
You better thank me lol. Dug this up from the door patents.

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