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


Swami Gaikwad
Swami Gaikwad

Next time give it to a professional and it would not cost you this much 😂

Vor Stunde
Mark
Mark

Structural frames really need to be made of stronger material than aluminum. This repair is going to break again when you hit a decent sized pothole.

Vor 3 Stunden
FuckEbonics
FuckEbonics

I probably would have reinforced it with a few more pieces and gussets wherever I could fit them. I have faith it would hold then. All these asshats that think they know everything are funny. Most of them probably helped design it this shitty to begin with. Or would be the guys that have the design a thumbs up come inspection time.

Vor 4 Stunden
Rocky Silvestre
Rocky Silvestre

Daym windshied!!!!! Ouch!

Vor 5 Stunden
Mike Carr
Mike Carr

My Collision Repair teacher in high school told us all at that point , "we know enough to be dangerous." I think this is what he meant. Hope you don't break your repair on the road and hurt anyone else in the process.

Vor 5 Stunden
David Q
David Q

Holy shit what an idiot!

Vor 8 Stunden
James Avery
James Avery

Do you sell these car as non salvage after the fix ? if so I hope you disclose the repairs made

Vor 9 Stunden
john fotu
john fotu

what a smart dude

Vor 11 Stunden
skydiver 1x
skydiver 1x

Sam, I would ask Audi why specify the repair they do. This car is totaled for a reason, and it probably might not be safe.

Vor 11 Stunden
Stefan Kurcubic
Stefan Kurcubic

What did you expect from a guy that think A Tussik is a good mechanic? That dude fices cars with a hammer and Sam here calls is ''good repair''. Really, stop what you are doing, someone is going to die in one of your cars.

Vor 11 Stunden
Jacob Poliquin
Jacob Poliquin

I wouldnt pay more than 1k $ for this wreck. This is not how you repair aluminum. This is stupid

Vor 12 Stunden
Mike Wright
Mike Wright

did this guy just say that Harbour Freight was the best place to buy tools?!? SMH...

Vor 12 Stunden
Gregory John Wilson
Gregory John Wilson

You just made a death trap , you and your welder guy are complete dumb arses to repair a car like that

Vor 13 Stunden
TheBlueDuck
TheBlueDuck

Would love to see the alignment measurements after this

Vor 13 Stunden
Graham McMaster
Graham McMaster

2 whole days of tugging it and beating it?!

Vor 14 Stunden
John Flea
John Flea

Sam, did you keep this car? What did it cost you overall?

Vor 15 Stunden
albert bahoogadin
albert bahoogadin

Congratulations!!!! Woohooo!!!........Now you have a 200mph+ supercar that is bent out of shape and waiting to snap in two! You now own the most dangerous car on the road today. If you have any consideration for anyone whatsoever you WILL NOT USE THIS CAR ON PUBLIC ROADS! Chassis alignment much? Destress the frame at all before the "amazing" repair work? Unload the frame completely to check if true at all??...pfft whatever..... Just be aware, you dare sell this car, new owner wrecks thanks to you're handy bodge work WHICH IS GOING TO HAPPEN..........you would be prosecuted and JAILED! Dont be a dumbass and give the fking car back to AUDI to be checked and proven to be the pile of scrap it is! You can not afford to fuck about at the speeds this car can go to, what you have done, this R8 is going to bite you in half.........That frame crack wrote the car off for a very good reason. Have a think mate!

Vor 17 Stunden
John Marion
John Marion

C clamp with metal plate on top of the whole strut pull down on the lower part of the C clamp, no damage? Just an afterthought

Vor 17 Stunden
Sebastian Tschatordai
Sebastian Tschatordai

He attac, he protec, but most importantly, he Samcrac.

Vor 17 Stunden
BRuX-
BRuX-

KOMPLETTER PFUSCH

Vor 17 Stunden
gregsone
gregsone

AWESOME MATE.. WHAT WAS THE TOTAL SPENT INCLUDING AUCTION CAR PRICE AND HOW MUCH WOULD U GET IF U SOLD IT TODAY ? PS-YOU'RE A NATURAL ON TV. IT'S NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS TALKING TO A CAMERA

Vor 17 Stunden
greg burkholder
greg burkholder

Hold my beer........

Vor 18 Stunden
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Weld? Why? I think it will crack again. Too much fatigue and now metallurgical damage from welding. I would have put it in place, and then bolted plate over the top. Bolting on a plate would have caused much less damage to the parent metal.

Vor 18 Stunden
Michael Weber
Michael Weber

Bravo, have fun when u get in an accident next time. Maybe u should learn about different types of material used by european manufactures to make the car disform in acertain way. Some can be bended, some can be heated, some must be replaced. This is why it takes people in body workshops about 3 years of education to simple work there, another year to call them selves "Meister" to be able to own a body shop and multiple trainings every year to learn how to fix new invented techniques on cars. As your car is an Audi which is known to use always the newest techniques to be better, lighter and saver you are areally brave man to carry out that repair....do you know the darwin award?

Vor 19 Stunden
jj de B
jj de B

when you go cheap you end up paying more......

Vor 19 Stunden
Roger Barraud
Roger Barraud

Great to see you paid Vtuned a decent chunk of change :-)

Vor 21 Stunde
Roger Barraud
Roger Barraud

How the crap is that not a factory recall job? :-(

Vor 22 Stunden
Richard Weatherly
Richard Weatherly

Its not the suspension mods. Its not the welding quality. This car should have been put on a frame machine before and during the time these repairs were made, unless this clown can check demonsions with his eyes he has no idea if the frame is straight. Much less safe. Anybody with any amount of automotive knowledge and common sense would have put this car on a frame machine, but he's too cheap. This ins't even close to a correct start to this type of repair. This isn't a pinto. It is a highly engineered supercar designed to go above 180 mph he's gonna get someone killed.

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Dimi K
Dimi K

You get what you pay far asscrac. Good luck with your project.

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marsdog
marsdog

What a joke.

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IVAO04ify
IVAO04ify

Just strip that shit for parts.

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SlingbladeJim
SlingbladeJim

So just how much was this beer can new ????? 80K ??????

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Rod E
Rod E

This repair made me crinche, Sam. I think: you should have tracked down, some of those reinforced brackets, from Audi. Then take it to V tuned. He would fix it properly. What a bad design. Rob did a pretty good weld job, but: I needs those additional brackets.

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lifebeginsat190
lifebeginsat190

these comments are hilarious...I wouldn't think twice about launching this car from zero to top speed...this is fixed..

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nadamasdisponible
nadamasdisponible

Congratulations. I believed in you!

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Peter
Peter

Can't believe you anchored to the jackstand. Miracle it didn't pull right out. Another miracle if no one gets hurt at some point imho

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Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson

fact is, the welded area is now stronger than original. That doesn't mean an issue won't arise later AROUND that area. i'm not so much bothered by the repair as i am how proud he is that he spent nothing getting it fixed..except for the glass guy...he didn't beat the glass guy up over his price. Then when he goes to sell the car...he's going to be asking for a premium price.

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MJ
MJ

I got it for half the invoice price. Nothing wrong with it? Man thats why it was totaled lol. It will never be the same. Can not repair that any metal will be weaker. Would use tungsten plates across the weld....wth aluminum?

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Eric Mumford
Eric Mumford

tin roof rusted

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SethMcFartlane
SethMcFartlane

And then the insurance company says "lol no."

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rhyfel zen
rhyfel zen

I wouldn't want him working on my car he hasn't got a bloody clue

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Comofsomyunguy
Comofsomyunguy

Come along

Vor Tag
Shannon Hamilton
Shannon Hamilton

JAMES get the tool ! The freedom is strong with this one

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Shannon Hamilton
Shannon Hamilton

Just replace and re frame put a Tesla job in the front and go after 1and 1

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Techspin
Techspin

He's coming over to weld all your cracks! Run for it bro! Interesting video, and nice find on the salvage car! *edit* "After two full days of tuggin' it..." mwahahahahahaha

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Finlay Brown
Finlay Brown

I Phil swift here...

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Jonny
Jonny

This guy is spraying etch primer on aluminium so it doesnt rust. ALUMINIUM DOES NOT RUST FOOL! fuck me how do you think your cans of coke dont rust ? fool¬

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fendi gucci
fendi gucci

I feel you should have put a thicker weld over the crack I mean metier plated alloy

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armaximogen
armaximogen

Wow, i love how you brushed aside helpful warning and advise assuming them to be your “haters” then proceed to do things arbitrarily. Well done sir!! I really hope you die in peace and leave innocent by standers alive when it happens. Good luck!!

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Verands sdnarev
Verands sdnarev

Yeah that frame will crack again, and the repair wasn't 500..more like 1600 since you cracked the Windshield. Those cars have other problems you will face ongoing..I woulda chosen another car..but hey..Njoy it while it lasts...

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phatcowboy76
phatcowboy76

Time 4:50, did you mean a come-along?

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phatcowboy76
phatcowboy76

Oh a pullback ram. Never heard of it.

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Leo Thompson
Leo Thompson

Thank God the UK has robust road worthiness rules. Thing is a death trap mate. Wouldn't be allowed on the roads here. If you get into a wreck in that, this video is going to come back to majorly bite you in the ass! If you happen to kill someone, you're going to prison for a LONG time, and they'll take everything. If you have a family, or even the smallest concern for other human life, is it even worth taking that risk driving this thing!?

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Not just a number!
Not just a number!

It's AL U MIN IUM not Aloominum!!

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Jon Howes
Jon Howes

This is better than the 3 stooges. It's a shame this car was ruined by a hack job on jackstands. While Sam obviously does not have much common sense, he does have ACCESS to some money, why he didn't get this on a frame machine and have it fixed right is beyond me. With 31 years in the car business, I have bought several cars like this and always send to my body/frame shop with a state of the art frame machine (well over $100K) because he has the expertise and ability to get the car fixed right to within a fraction of a millimeter.

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Typical Shampoo
Typical Shampoo

How much did the car cost?

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fayaz issak
fayaz issak

This car should not be allowed on the road.

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Dominik Mičuta
Dominik Mičuta

You forgot to use duck-tape. It will also help

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Got memes?
Got memes?

I doubt that welding and bending aluminium is good for its strength

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Chris Chan
Chris Chan

Hi bro! you're a fool for further investing silly gadgets, stop doing it, for God sake. We are dealing with the body frame structures is extremely important to the safety aspect and is a matter of live and dead, and you are toying with it, damn. Let your dream venture be a lesson to you as well to other, nothing is free in this world.

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Garegh62
Garegh62

Sam, you're killing me! Broken windshield the hot piece of metal. I would say you definitely pulled a "Greg" (that's me) TWICE! You go!

Vor 2 Tage
Garegh62
Garegh62

Thanks Sam... Now I'm obsessed with this car! 1920x1080 wallpapers, etc...

Vor 2 Tage
Nicholas Sway
Nicholas Sway

Goddamn, this guy's any idiot!

Vor 2 Tage
Stevie Mulkey
Stevie Mulkey

Moral of this story boys and girls....an extremely overrated and overpriced hunk of junk. Even before the cracked frame

Vor 2 Tage
IcemaN
IcemaN

holy shit thats sketchy as fuck, i wouldnt ever want to drive that

Vor 2 Tage
stephen preston
stephen preston

That's a plus 80 mph crash and Audi plates are meant to be fitted before its snapped the Audi r8 is a space frame chassis which means the only cost effective way to change it for consumer sale is to change the front sections or race car repair it by realigning the chassis with a dozer gently heated up with Oxyacetaline pulled to near as dam possible and then brace it with a cross section and then weld it all back in place that weld repair will bust the first crevice speedbump or kirb it hits at the wrong angle and cause there's no support it will tear the whole front firewall off and you will have 2 Audi tts or put a bull on the front cause it's also a galardo chassis cause the r8 is just a cut and extend version of the bassic tt clever marketing at vag group but that's why they own 8 if not more other car companies.

Vor 2 Tage
Arne TheTool
Arne TheTool

FORRREESSSTT! FFOORRREEESSSST GUMP!!!! "Stoopid is, as stoopid does..."

Vor 2 Tage
Seth
Seth

Crac, you’re on crack if you actually believe you fixed that crack.

Vor 2 Tage
cointoss election
cointoss election

CLICK BAIT no way is this "stronger than factory". The people at Audi that built this car would not be happy with you mangling the frame.

Vor 2 Tage
Ade2Bee
Ade2Bee

So let me get this straight, you have a highly stressed point that you have simply welded,? Plus you are not putting any reinforcing plate(s) on it? Even though there is a massive weakness in two areas of the frame?

Vor 2 Tage
Ryan Robitaille
Ryan Robitaille

You'll need a bit longer bolt for that shock now brotha but you probably knew that

Vor 2 Tage
greg taylor
greg taylor

Lots of speculation (informed and otherwise) going on here, only time will tell whether or not this process has been effective. Personally, I'd be inclined to hammer (no pun intended) the car around your favourite poorly surfaced non residential roads, at 3am perhaps, with particular emphasis on high G r/h bends. Follow this with a thorough ultra-sound crack test. If thats all satisfactory, keep it monitored. As others have alluded, the integrity of your newly replaced windscreen will be a good guide as to excessive flex. I imagine there are a LOT of R8 owners, prospective and otherwise, watching this with interest?

Vor 2 Tage
RedSkeletone
RedSkeletone

I fully thought it was gonna cost 5k, good on you.

Vor 2 Tage
Oleg Gontar
Oleg Gontar

I don't know, I am stupid. But insurance companies are not. If that car is repairable from 500, they wouldn't total it. If it was an insurance fraud, you wouldn't get the car for that price. There is no free dinner.

Vor 2 Tage
Rob Dunfy
Rob Dunfy

Nice piece of cut ‘n shut

Vor 2 Tage
错鞘
错鞘

just buy a toyota

Vor 2 Tage
Adrian Rojas
Adrian Rojas

That was awesome

Vor 2 Tage
HighImTri
HighImTri

It is ridiculous that such an expensive car has these structural issues. People pay so much for these cars and the manufacturer cannot even get the build design completed properly?

Vor 2 Tage
Ralph Williamson
Ralph Williamson

Come along is what its called

Vor 2 Tage
James Barnett
James Barnett

Lol that windshield break was the saddest thing I’ve ever seen

Vor 2 Tage
cointoss election
cointoss election

yep

Vor 2 Tage
Luke 14:33
Luke 14:33

I wish I could see what the heck would audi that cost 30k.. I need to find a video explaining what the heck makes that so expensive.

Vor 2 Tage
S M
S M

You sir should never work on cars. Very dangerous hooking up the chain to the jack stand. And the hammer thing to the glass🤦🏻‍♂️

Vor 2 Tage
Mustakari
Mustakari

If it cracks again it's not going to make the car undriveable and throw you off road. It's just a shock mount. Big deal.

Vor 2 Tage
Mustakari
Mustakari

Americans "kill" everything. This time a windshield.

Vor 2 Tage
Tyler Bryant
Tyler Bryant

Man, this guy's a glutton for punishment. If he does this on a frequent basis, he should invest in some power tools lol

Vor 2 Tage
Warriortech Reviews
Warriortech Reviews

I am a fan just by you cracking your windshield. You and I are just a like.

Vor 2 Tage
Brog Lang
Brog Lang

Good job. This car is bad ass!!

Vor 2 Tage
Dtarchon
Dtarchon

I really really really don't know what the hell you were thinking. 1) Doing a test drive on a "salvage" vehicle without checking/preparing it. 2) Not bringing it to a reliable workshop that can fully assess the damage and actually repair it properly. 3) Foolhardy attempt to repair a major crack by yourself.

Vor 2 Tage
Marcus B.
Marcus B.

7:09 sorry i laughed... i know that feeling...

Vor 2 Tage
ProfessorOzone
ProfessorOzone

Well, I was going to mention how I don't think this was done properly, but the toxic comments below seem to handle that quite well.

Vor 2 Tage
Carl Thompson
Carl Thompson

When you pull aluminium you must heat it up, or it will crack.

Vor 2 Tage
Lorenzo valčić
Lorenzo valčić

How much you pay for car?

Vor 2 Tage
Qwerty
Qwerty

7:07

Vor 2 Tage
John Rambo
John Rambo

Pretty sure duct tape fixes everything. It'll match the metal too

Vor 2 Tage
T T
T T

Liking the Stamer T..

Vor 2 Tage
Jeff Burkett
Jeff Burkett

Now install the Flux capacitor and have a great time

Vor 2 Tage
robert lombardo
robert lombardo

That’s why the factory with the insurance said 29k. 80% of that car is glued togeather the factory know about welding hi strength aluminum. The worst thing you did was post this VIEDO. Do not sell this car to anyone with out a full discloser. And I hope you can get insurance from a salvage title. Your going to need to provide to the dmv compleat repair records from a certified shop. If you pass this car off and someone dies because of the bad frame your screwed. I been a welder since 1974 and you can’t band aid a super car. I bought a ford van with a bad rear quarter and went threw hell with gieco and dmv because the quarter paneled was part of the uni frame and they wanted every statement from the repair shops to cert that the van was safe to put on the road. And they restamped my titled reconstructed and no Speedo record recorded,

Vor 2 Tage
cointoss election
cointoss election

You're exactly right. This car can't be sold legally not after a repair job with a welded patchworked aluminum frame. Welding aluminum is a one shot deal otherwise constant heat from the torch will weaken the structural integrity of the aluminum regardless of it's alloy composition.

Vor 2 Tage
Stuart McIntyre
Stuart McIntyre

Wow, what a project. Shout out to the welder for that amazing job! Also, absolutely the right choice of yours to leave the battle scars intact, that car's got history so it should be celebrated.

Vor 2 Tage
euroovca25
euroovca25

i cringed so fucking hard when you hit the windshield... i would never show this to anyone ever inmy life.. probably even killed myself

Vor 2 Tage
Shalvequedenƶokraust
Shalvequedenƶokraust

If this is my car and crashed this way, what we would do in Latvia is sell this car...to someone in Poland.

Vor 2 Tage
OscarMike
OscarMike

2k for a shock. Jesus, I thought 350$ was alot

Vor 2 Tage

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