Tesla Model 3 Body-In-White In Newly Released Repair Program Manual


A published brochure for the new Tesla body shop program reveals the first picture of the Tesla Model 3 body-in-white.

When we first started seeing spy shots of actual Tesla Model 3 release candidates driving on California roads, it was pretty huge news. Now, at this point, it seems there are new pictures almost daily. The cat’s out of the bag now – although, in some aspects, it sort of has been all along – so Tesla is not too careful about making sure that the drivers practice any stealth. Truth is, it’s more likely that they want us to see the car.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk showing a Model 3 cutaway at the car’s initial reveal event.

There have been Model 3’s in the wild since shortly after the initial reveal. Tesla hasn’t gone to any lengths to cover them up or use camouflage, and the automaker seems to “leak” information on a regular basis. Just the other day, an employee document detailing Model 3 verses Model S comparisons made its way to the internet. It was initially seen as “fake” by some, but apparently Tesla has verified its authenticity.

We recently informed you about Tesla’s new body shop program, which is moving to online and offsite courses to streamline the training process, and lower costs prior to Tesla Model 3 deliveries.

Now, Tesla has created a brochure outlining the program, and in it we get the first glimpse of the Tesla Model 3 body-in-white (shown above).

Tesla technicians will begin taking Model 3 courses through the new program as soon as July. The automaker is encouraging body shop employees to take other (non Model 3) courses as soon as possible, and even offering incentives if the classes are completed before July 1. This will help to open up schedules to focus on subsequent Model 3 courses.

Source: Tesla Model 3 Owners Club

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11 responses to "Tesla Model 3 Body-In-White In Newly Released Repair Program Manual"
  1. Bacardi says:

    Good to hear there are incentives for those who complete it by July 1st, odds are the car will be on track…

  2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    “…Tesla is not too careful about making sure that the drivers practice any stealth. Truth is, it’s more likely that they want us to see the car.”

    I’ve often wondered about that. Just how many of those “spy shots” are photos that the auto maker didn’t really want shown to the public? In fact, how often does an auto maker have someone tip off a photographer to make sure that the car that’s being tested at (for example) a lonely abandoned airport has its picture taken by someone with a telephoto lens?

    1. TomArt says:

      One must wonder sometimes…

    2. VazzedUp says:

      Think it’s actually Spi shots (Special Photographer Invitation)

    3. Athena says:

      That may happen, but it’s just as likely that fans are on the lookout for them, too. The interest level is very high, and Tesla is running them around local roads in the Bay area, as well as other areas across the country, too. I would bet that BOTH are occurring.

    4. floydboy says:

      Interesting point.

    5. Nix says:

      Sometimes car makers are much more obvious about it….

  3. Kosh says:

    omg. OMG. OMG!!!!!! WHITE! THEY HAVE WHITE PAINT! Can you believe it? This is phenomenal!

    (getting a little out of hand with the Tesla obsession here).

    1. Not sure if you’re joking or not, but this article has nothing to do with white paint, in case you didn’t know.

      Body-in-white or BIW in car manufacturing refers to the point when the body of the car is all welded together but before moving parts and paint is applied.

  4. JustWilliamPDX says:

    This is about production, not color. As you can see in the photo, it is bare metal, not white. It is interesting to those who understand it’s significance. Let me help you-

    “Body in white-
    Body in white or BIW refers to the stage in automotive design or automobile manufacturing in which a car body’s sheet metal components have been welded together. BIW is termed before painting & before moving parts (doors, hoods, and deck lids as well as fenders), the motor, chassis sub-assemblies, or trim (glass, seats, upholstery, electronics, etc.) have been assembled in the frame structure.”

  5. Priusmaniac says:

    There is probably a mix of real spy pictures, let be pictures and given away pictures. The same for informations.