I Repaired My Totaled Audi R8's Cracked Frame for $500! Insurance Quoted $29,522!


Thomas Höflinger
Thomas Höflinger

That´s how they repair cars in india back in the 70ies xd

Vor 22 Stunden
Connor Deutsch
Connor Deutsch

At 16:28 "Don't want anything rusting down the line"... Aluminum doesn't rust only oxidizes. Also hope the battery was disconnected while welding on the car. Interesting video anyway.

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Michael Mackaman
Michael Mackaman

If you are going to do the work on the drivers side, go ahead and get the material to do the passenger side and have your welder do both.

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dat boi
dat boi

The reason why it the insurance quoted so much is because they also charge for labor

Vor 3 Tage
a2cryss
a2cryss

I bought that same Hydraulic Equipment Kit from HF but also got the 7 piece Hydraulic Auto Body/Frame Kit. HF #94681 it includes a 5ton pull back ram and 6 other rams. Used a 25% coupon for each one.

Vor 4 Tage
Matt Blanco
Matt Blanco

This guy clearly hasn't been properly educated on auto collision repair. 3-6 months max under normal use and that 'repair' will fail. Whatever insurance agency handling the claim at that time might sue if not a party involved might depending on severity of injury. Happens all the time. Hope you have a good lawyer.

Vor 6 Tage
maseratirijder
maseratirijder

Holy crap this is bad work , did you disconnect the battery before welding? Why would you work like this on such a nice car??

Vor 7 Tage
yimango
yimango

Car lover and Lightning fan?! I wish you were my dad! 😂

Vor 7 Tage
scott findlay
scott findlay

you got ripped off on your windshield price the NAGS price is only 354.00 and can find many new ones online for 300 to 777 bucks

Vor 8 Tage
Limitless Potential
Limitless Potential

Thank you Audi for cutting a corner so you can continue to sell cars. Nice to see it's not only very wealthy people that can drive these types of cars. Great work. I'm glad you were able to fix it. Great channel man

Vor 9 Tage
Benji Franks
Benji Franks

Who cars if it breaks hes making a killing off you clowns and your stupid ass comments. The car looks dope weather you drive it 25mph everyday you got your money's worth

Vor 9 Tage
Edward Myers
Edward Myers

Bit of a bonehead when it came to pulling on it dude. Put the bolt through and pull from the middle not the outside.

Vor 10 Tage
Will La
Will La

@samcrac what was that site again that checks the sales history? Salvage listings and such. Thanks!

Vor 12 Tage
Zane Turner
Zane Turner

Turn off the music it is not necessary way to film this.

Vor 15 Tage
Kerim Mešić
Kerim Mešić

Omg its amazing what this guy did with a salvage r8!! Congratulations!! I cant belive he found it for a so low price

Vor 16 Tage
Valra Bellkeys
Valra Bellkeys

For $1700, if you include windshield ;)

Vor 16 Tage
kimchee94112
kimchee94112

Brilliant, attach a come along chain to a jack stand supporting the car while pumping the hydraulic kit next to it. What can go wrong?

Vor 18 Tage
Sean Dobson
Sean Dobson

Would the repair be any worse than the original Dodgy frame design!!!

Vor 20 Tage
Greg Rohde
Greg Rohde

"I did spray some more etching primer, don't want anything rusting down the line" You realize aluminum doesn't rust, right?? haha

Vor 22 Tage
steady preppin
steady preppin

How much did the car cost?

Vor 22 Tage
SirToasty 55
SirToasty 55

There are a ton of Audi certified mechanics here 😂 people saying they're gonna get you banned from YouTube and shit 😂

Vor 24 Tage
OMNI HALLS
OMNI HALLS

That was a boneheaded move on steroids, bruh...

Vor 27 Tage
Andreas Hellwig
Andreas Hellwig

Perfect method to repair a bobby-car...

Vor 27 Tage
Andreas Berg
Andreas Berg

Dam, that’s some serious expertises hanging around on the YouTube🙈😂🤣

Vor 27 Tage
Ankit panchal
Ankit panchal

Hey please do tell me the website to buy salvage cars online from an auction.. Please

Vor 28 Tage
robinkrenk
robinkrenk

the press attached to the support leg? retarded..

Vor Monat
George Vandalay
George Vandalay

I would have drilled the end of the crack at least. The most stress in any crack is at the very end of it. Drilling a hole at the tip of the crack, be it wood, steel, plastic, whatever, significantly reduces or eliminates the stress riser. It even appears the weld bead wasn’t taken back all the way to the very tip but hard to see, you could still do this and just spot weld it for peace of mind.

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TheillogicalParadox
TheillogicalParadox

Y’all are really in your feelings about him fixing his own car. Don’t act like y’all ain’t any shady shit once or twice either lol. It’s his car. If this how he chooses to run the show, let him do it.

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Venom Vaping
Venom Vaping

Thats funny I was thinking you should call vtuned lol

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giannis pateras
giannis pateras

Yeah go over 100 see what happens

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Aminah Batiste
Aminah Batiste

What about all the other parts that’s cracsam

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Dan Lam
Dan Lam

tl;dw we replace the battery! looks like there's a few cracks.. we'll fix it next episode!

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simon Smith
simon Smith

Ouch dude you just broke your windscreen,thats not gonna be cheap.I feel your pain.I once botch repaired a salvaged porsche 944 many years ago because i didnt have the money to fix it properly and then a year later it was written off again by a kid cutting across my path but i had a lot of fun in that year

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Jason Sun
Jason Sun

isnt the thing aluminum? i shouldnt rust.

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Bearded Ape Beard Care
Bearded Ape Beard Care

How much did you buy the R8 for?

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Mike Robinson
Mike Robinson

“After two whole days of tugging it and beating it...”

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Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright

Can you Fix the Salvage Title Is the Question? its worth It to You But if They wont Change it its resale is still low right?

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Earth Resident
Earth Resident

the only crack this guy hasn't found is the one in his brain leaking cerebrospinal fluid...

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Paul Huxley
Paul Huxley

Interesting video. Awful music at times.

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Richard Raucina
Richard Raucina

No wonder the Germans lost the war. The fork on my bicycle would take more stress than that oem strut mount. $80,000 worth of pig vomit

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michael stewart
michael stewart

next time fuck off with the time laps

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John Pero
John Pero

Hack

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Ryan Traylor
Ryan Traylor

*calls 19 year old kid* "hey man, can I start smashing this Audi R8 with a hammer?" kid - "yeah go for it"

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Jonathon King
Jonathon King

Just from being a car nut and safety. Either one found an authorized dealer for the replacement part and pay them little extra cash. Or completely cut that section out and fabricate identical piece. That whole area metal has been stressed multiple micro stress fractures. Almost makes me sick on how you went about fixing a structural piece of the body.

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Alan Grey
Alan Grey

Sounds like a lot of jealous haters on here. Labeling the car as unsafe or a waste of money is just a sad attempt to convince themselves that your amazing find is a bad thing. Now that is the definition of insanity.

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Chris WY
Chris WY

I would have thought the jack stand might kick out since he was pulling from the side

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MarchVibes
MarchVibes

That beat at 0:40 seconds!!? What is that from ?

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WalkOn Bye
WalkOn Bye

Phew. What a fup.

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My Dick
My Dick

Was the dog house square after the weld? Does the car track straight and tires wear even?

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El Bill Burrito
El Bill Burrito

I don't know anything about frame work, but would it have been a good idea to first reinforce the anchor point and then pull from it?

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Tabitha Rose
Tabitha Rose

Big Ben long lost twin

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otto von ottsville
otto von ottsville

'Ill just release the tension here... that sound was the car moving...' on my foot

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BUILDING SOLUTIONS LTD
BUILDING SOLUTIONS LTD

It’s ok for NOW! It’s been fixed. It’s a nice car put it back together see how it goes.... drive normally around town etc personally I would not drive fast in a public situation. unless it was on a track as the car moving the loading and de loading of the suspension MAY cause stress fractures etc. BUT I have seen some metal parts fixed that no one would thought work and it has so what do you do? Try it and see!

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sat han
sat han

You need to put next episode video link in description, it's very difficult to find.

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Tyler Chrise
Tyler Chrise

u dont have to worry about aluminum rusting... its aluminum man

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Estrella
Estrella

Barbarazooooooooooo coño

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Jerzy Serbin
Jerzy Serbin

What glasses are you wearing ar ~ 17:30?

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Neil Yoder
Neil Yoder

That's some shitty engineering on the part of Audi if you ask me. This could easily be reinforced to begin with to prevent the failure.

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Obie Quan
Obie Quan

I didn't see you measure the other side of car to ensure it is aligned, if it's off 1/16 you will have serious pull from one side or the other.

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chad calico
chad calico

I love all the annalist comments...lol... Its a simple physics and repair which in absolute no way affected the frame, squareness, suspension, handling, windshield, door seals / gaps, ect.. hence it will pass inspection easily... In all actuality the repaired driver side suspension area weld is 200 plus times stronger now than the right side.. only error i saw in video is while he was there I would've had him weld a support in on right side ?!? Nice work !!

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monzadh
monzadh

Definilty NOT a Steven Stamkos approved repair.....

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Ron Valiquette
Ron Valiquette

I would have put the shot bolt back in the top tower and attached the pull tool to the bolt.

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Mason Holding
Mason Holding

Never buy a car from this guy!

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Mason Holding
Mason Holding

Lol, this guy clearly has too much money and too much free time

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Michael
Michael

i like that you had your welder reinforce it and then repeat on the other side, technically making it a better than stock.

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jjgbmw323
jjgbmw323

For a repair like this, the car should go to a body shop that has a Frame Machine. So precise measurements can be taken and it pulled correctly. Then welded. Instead This is like a DIY driveway repair - which is dangerous. Its not repaired in the manner that is Safe!!

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Nick B
Nick B

Should have put a rectangular piece of metal with holes in it across the top of the frame rail and used that as a pulling point instead of the frame rail itself

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carlos 123
carlos 123

How much did uou pay for the r8.?

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Oki_Dingo
Oki_Dingo

I like your other parts of this build....this one was terrible. I am a metal smith by trade and was cringing at what you were doing. Leave work like this to people that know what they are doing.

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Ian Curtis
Ian Curtis

What’s your life worth? I’d suggest that you start with thinking PERIOD, rather than “thinking In reverse” high-performance sports cars with dodgy frame repairs = rip Why do you think it was totaled? Definitely wouldn’t buy a car from this guy....

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eminemthekiing
eminemthekiing

That is a very dangerous car, trust me.

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Tekakwo Reynolds
Tekakwo Reynolds

in your last video, people criticized you, that it was simply an ad for copart! and yet here you are we can all see the massive damage..... great fix

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Ay-esem Com
Ay-esem Com

this is junk repair,,, I would never drive this car over 40 M/h

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Jon Doe
Jon Doe

If it only cost you 500 why not fix both sides u completely disassembled the whole front end so why not pay another 500 dollars and if the car was only 7000 dollars less why not just buy one that's not totaled without a salvage title I fixed my Dodge Ram finders on both sides and that cost more than that !

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Big Lizard
Big Lizard

vinwiki

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toastopia1
toastopia1

SHOE MAKER HERE! harbor freight tools! serious, just going on what he thinks is dangerous!

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Perfect gaming
Perfect gaming

I would probs just duct tape it and then leave it Safe, right??

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Aphony66
Aphony66

Its called a cum-along FFS PS when you were hitting the frame I said to myself "don't hit that windscreen idiot" and what do you do? Hit the fucken windscreen. Moron.

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Bruno Martins
Bruno Martins

Its SAM CRAC not SAM FIX

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What the f*ck did you just say?
What the f*ck did you just say?

There is something seriously off about u, man.

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911 Driver
911 Driver

Chop it out and either buy or make the pieces then weld them on.

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john z
john z

omg. Now the crackers become craps!

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Dane Ta Tua Tonka
Dane Ta Tua Tonka

If I had your money I’d burn mine 🤙🏼

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v mann
v mann

Rob the welder has skills and that frame is better than new

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v mann
v mann

Definitely enjoyed watching this

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Lendvai Tamas
Lendvai Tamas

Nice job you ripped even the hole for the shock absorbers. Imagine when you are driving this thing with 250 km/h and the suspension gets loose....

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Rombout Versluijs
Rombout Versluijs

PS i think you never mentioned the price on that r*?

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Rombout Versluijs
Rombout Versluijs

PS how would that hammer ever have more force than that pull thing which broke? That thing had none stop pull force and broke, how is that hammer than going to do any good? PS how the hell did ou knock on the glass, thats like 5inches off that strud?

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jack meoff
jack meoff

That was the most sloppiest weld I’ve ever seen

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Rombout Versluijs
Rombout Versluijs

Why not connect that top bold of the shock with the other big bolt on the lowr left. Like engine bar or those bars which go from strud to strud. That would be stronger than the weld i guess.

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C Man
C Man

Why did it crack in the first place?

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Harold Hall
Harold Hall

you in Tampa windshield ia free bud

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Gord G
Gord G

So its been 2 month, how is the car? Obviously the repair was an improvement over the original design (sorry Audiots) but are you back to driving on the bump stops?

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Mike Ziemba
Mike Ziemba

Interesting project. The biggest issue I see is that the frame structure of the car is not robust enough in the right places and that's a design issue. I would suspect that there are other areas that will also crack over time. If your car can't take a pothole or curb once in a while without catastrophic damage, what good is it? I would have tried to get the factory reinforcement panels to do the repair. I've repaired things before on boats and cars in a similar manner and what usually happens is that the repair fails and all of the time and money spend are for nothing. If it were my car, I would monitor that area periodically and see if it starts to crack again. If it does i think you part it out. I would buy a Corvette and enjoy the drive and the fact that you can get parts at Pep Boys...

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Chungleas
Chungleas

If you had bought the R8 and stripped it for parts, how much could you have made? I'm sure someone else has already asked this, but I can't be bothered trawling through all the abuse and nonsense bellow. I can't help thinking this whole thing is a financial/liability disaster on wheels and you'd have "beaten the insurance company" with far less personal risk simply by breaking an insurance write off for parts...

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Fishy Hobby
Fishy Hobby

"Ridiculous", I agree.. LOL

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

Make sure you disclose this car was repaired after an accident....oh wait, will the salvage branded title make this obvious? Never mind.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

WOW, this comment section is filled with uninformed people. Thank goodness these people don't vote......or do they?

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gabiology77
gabiology77

Probably it will be ok for a decent time if job was done with the proper filler. Time will tell or Audi should. I would be merciful in traffic and cruel in tracks, polish the welds with my eyes. I've experience with a flexy carbon mt.bike bonded into rigid cast aluminium dropouts, so all the stress concentrated to the aluminium alloy. The drivetrain side dropout finally cracked. Despite I don't know too much about welding I try to repair it or at least extend the lifetime of the frame. I supposed in case of failure on the ride life not threatened. I. The first problem was that I don't know the exact alloy type to use for the filler rod (sampling and in house electric microscope element analysis would have been my easiest way). But even if I know theoretically which exotic alloy would be the perfect filler it gives no better way ahead. And there could be other hidden features of the damaged part like heat treatment, forging, accumulated stress. II. Second problem was the buildup of the heat, but "cold" laser-welding was given in house :) After the jobs the frame slowly developed the crack at the same spot twice and the 2nd cycle was shorter.

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sean barman
sean barman

Job interview: Frame builder... whats your qualification...... i build technical lego sports cars :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g5IFrmPNfM

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