Model 3

Frunk grocery hooks

edited November -1 in Model 3
All pre-nov 2019 models have grocery hooks in the frunk. 15 months later and I just found out about this.

Game changer.

Example. Link: https://images.app.goo.gl/MAS7tD76tn1HfqBUA
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  • edited November -1
    I just heard about them the other day, and we've had ours a smidge longer than you. Thanks for the photo. I now realize I've seen them, and just assumed they were part of how the frunk was attached to the car.
  • edited November 2019
    How did you cook those Cowboy Steaks?
  • edited November 2019
    My Tesla delivery guy showed me those hooks the day I got my car in October 2018. I've only used them once, though, despite their utility. If others haven't been shown them, then that's just another piece of how very comprehensive my delivery guy was (in Indianapolis).

    Do post-November 2019 vehicles not have them?

    Life is good but it's better in a Tesla.
  • edited November 2019
    Are Cowboy Steaks FOR cowboys or made FROM cowboys?

    Another reason to be vegan.
  • edited November -1
    So the newer models don't have this? Umm.. Ok.
    The frunk depth isn't that much that regular size bags would benefit from hooks IMHO.
  • edited November -1
    Apparently, recent builds don’t have the clips; the bolts are showing.
  • edited November 2019
    That's it. No real BSA, no rear cross traffic alert, no rear wiper, Tesla didn't tell us how much power BP uses and now no Grocery hooks in the fronk..... I am canceling my order ...... Nooooot
  • edited November 2019
    No wonder my 08/18 was so much more expensive!
  • edited November -1
    All you have to do is go to your SC and order the parts. All parts are available for purchase from your SC except possibly HV components which require installation by trained people.
  • edited November -1
    The frunk is useless to me. I wish they would have designed the frunk to also be able to securely store a spare tire should an owner want a spare tire.
  • edited November 2019
    The hooks are very useful for carrying your takeaway curry to make sure it doesn’t spill.

    The frunk gets used daily on my car for my work bag and lunch. The visibility is not great (read “poor”) for going forward into spaces so I nearly always reverse in so can see where I am against the side lines and the camera at the back. Once reverse I to a space the it’s a lot easier to go to the frunk than squeeze your way round the side and the back to the boot. Those in the US, where you have proper-width parking spaces, may not find this so important!
  • edited November 2019
    Funny you mention parking spaces. California parking spaces are significantly narrower than New England spaces. I'm always doing a double take when in SoCal.
  • edited November 2019
    kevin_rf: Parking space sizes are rather universally standardized throughout the United States of America. Building code does require a minimum quantity of parking spaces be available for commercial buildings based upon building occupancy. But parking spaces are sometimes drawn rather haphazardly by... 'frugal' landowners of ancient properties. It's been nearly thirty years since I last had to draw up/design a parking lot. But that was at a new clinic/hospital/radiology center in Mission Hills CA. Maybe some inspectors aren't as strict with the regulation anymore? Or maybe convenience stores and postage stamp sized corner shopping centers simply don't care how their lots are drawn.

    Generally speaking, 'Full Size' parking spaces for those driving circa 1974 Detroit Iron Luxoboats complete with nautical steering, are 12' wide and up to 25' deep. Typical ordinary 'Mid Size' parking spaces are 9' wide and 20' deep. The smallest official parking spaces marked 'Compact' are generally 7' wide and 16' deep.

    Those are the sizes for new construction, though. Older revised parking lots may be 'Grandfathered In' if they were originally built over forty years ago. Then repainted several times since. Again, there are regilations, but they are very much up to interpretation by local inspectors as to whether a particular parking lot is in compliance or not.
  • edited November 2019
    In my frunk I keep my tire plug kit, compressor, and a lap blanket for my wife in the colder weather. When it does get cold the blanket moves to the cabin. I only go into the frunk to check the charge on the compressor 20v battery from time to time. While of some convenience, the odd method to close the frunk (two hands, either side of logo, even steady pressure, listen for latching, get out microfiber cloth, wipe off hand prints), makes it far easier to just use it for storage and the trunk and cabin for all else.
  • edited November 2019
    I installed these VW hooks in the back trunk. I love them!

    https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/how-install-bag-hooks-trunk-model-3
  • edited November 2019
    Posted below to the wrong thread. Expansion in why frunk is so useful because I need to reverse in.

    Average UK space is 2.4m wide and the Model 3, with mirrors unfolded is (I think) just shy of 2.1m wide. So you have about 30cm to play which (translates as 6” either side). Mirrors folder improves things a bit.

    I avoid parking next to 3 door cars, SUVs, anybody with a child seat or any car with door rash. The first three require more space, the last might be driven by somebody who will “rest” their door on your car. I wouldn’t normally buy a car as big as a Model 3, and try and stick to motorways and avoid parking in towns in mine. Smaller hatchbacks suit our roads well, compact SUVs have a higher entry and exit so you don’t have to open the doors as far. The a leaf was good for this - a pretty standard hatchback, but a bit higher due to the battery - plus it has 360 overhead view cameras.

    Very much looking forward to the Model Y!

    This describes the issue. It’s a general UK issue and not one for Tesla.

    https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-5874689/Modern-cars-big...
  • edited November 2019
    re: Salisbury Sam's frunk closing comments. Sometime in the summer there was a thread re: the frunk spring. Like many others I bought Home Depot springs (<$3 for a pair!!) and removed the original and installed it in under a minute! Yes, it works fine and when "popped" there is enough room to get a finger underneath to raise the lid. The best part is that when closing I can literally use 1 thumb on either side of the logo on the edge of the lid and just push it closed. Generally, there are really no serious fingerprints. A terriffic $3 investment!
  • edited November -1
    Confirmed. 2020 Model 3 and no hooks in frunk. :(( Would be nice if Tesla sold them separately at least.
  • edited November 2019
    Hooks can no longer be ordered from Tesla, they've been removed from the parts catalog. What if a pre-2020 owner breaks one? Someone on eBay is selling OEM for $80/pair(!) Another owner is making them on a 3D printer. Stay tuned...
  • edited November 2019
    $80/pair? I'll sell ours for that price :)) I've never used them in the last 22 months
  • edited November -1
    I don't get it why would they stop making them? Two tiny pieces of plastic.
  • edited November 2019
    @WhiteWi,
    I didn’t get it either. Which is why I checked them on my car - I don’t find any obvious savings there. Perhaps it has something to do with manufacturing efficiencies , like the flufferbot?
  • edited November 2019
    I didn't even know those WERE hooks until about a month ago! I think I'll go get Thai takeout as @andy suggested...
  • edited November 2019
    @WhiteWi, maybe some owners were breaking them and it was creating service demands, leading Tesla to determine the benefit didn't justify the cost? I don't think I've ever used mine. The only thing I really keep in the frunk is the charging kit, a bag with my cleaning mittens and drying cloths, and at one point, some extra windshield washer fluid (when the car warned I was low, I purchased a gallon and it didn't take it all, so I kept the rest in there until I topped it off a few times emptying the jug).
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