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


Markywellsboy
Markywellsboy

Over here if tou are goungnto stsrt straightening the structure it has to be done in a special jig atba qualified garage and authenticated. Wouldn't trust it above 20 MPH.

Vor 2 Stunden
pec1739
pec1739

oh ! all the while i thought the R8s were carbon chassis

Vor 3 Stunden
Anders Forsgren
Anders Forsgren

Oh yes, swearwords is part of any garage work. ;)

Vor 10 Stunden
cobra47 USA
cobra47 USA

What did you pay for the Audi and where did you get it from?

Vor 11 Stunden
RacerXXY
RacerXXY

So could you now install the factory parts that prevent this damage? I heard you say they are hard to get, but is there aftermarket or custom ones based on the same idea?

Vor 11 Stunden
10clover
10clover

Rob the welder is going to weld up all of our cracks! And reinforce them with aluminium plates. O_O Oh man!

Vor 12 Stunden
L-1011 Widebody
L-1011 Widebody

May as well have used Flex Tape to fix that crack. Even infomercial guys do it better than this shit...

Vor 13 Stunden
lazy gamer
lazy gamer

I think you did a good job seems safe to me

Vor 15 Stunden
Grey Fox
Grey Fox

If I was asks to do this repair I would demand to see that certificate of destruction and the roll cage to be installed.

Vor 17 Stunden
Christopher allen
Christopher allen

peter you made a home repair that cost more than if you had hired someone to do it why are you proud of it ..what a richard.....

Vor 18 Stunden
johnmohanmusic
johnmohanmusic

From now on, anytime things go wrong for me and I feel upset and frustrated, I'm just going to queue this video up to 7:07.

Vor 19 Stunden
Jäger
Jäger

No wonder Samcrac bought a Cracked Audi, because it's Samcraced. Ok, i know my jokes aren't funny.

Vor 19 Stunden
Steven Guderjahn
Steven Guderjahn

This is hillarious - dont come to Germany with this Car.. It will be removed out of Streets imideatley :D - Welding Alumium at at Stress point, aint we do it here.. :P Good Luck in your Life

Vor 20 Stunden
ToughAncientSpark
ToughAncientSpark

Could you not have bought that whole section of framework and had your weder guy patch that instead? That way you wouldn't have so many potential failure points.

Vor 20 Stunden
Victor Noel
Victor Noel

Structural integrity may be compromised.

Vor 20 Stunden
John D Smith
John D Smith

Idiots guide to road carnage ...

Vor 21 Stunde
Paul Turner
Paul Turner

Title should read "I Repaired My Totaled Audi R8's Cracked Frame for $1828.75! Insurance Quoted $29,522!" - doh!

Vor 21 Stunde
Keithan Diep
Keithan Diep

WE NEED SUM JB WELD

Vor 21 Stunde
IncogNieto
IncogNieto

As soon as I seen him use the hammer, the first thing I thought “man he’s going to hit the windshield “ specially how wimpy he was swinging it

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eltiburon1983
eltiburon1983

from a german mechanics foreman point of view - this work is absolutly pathetic and the result is more then questionable…. sorry but this is not the way to fix damage like that. there are reasons why there is no cheap way to repair that properly!

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Mr. MQ-9 Reaper
Mr. MQ-9 Reaper

Modern Vehicles including the cheapest Toyota's are built using steels with different tolerances. Read about Ultra High Strength steel, High Strength steel, Mild Steel, All the different alloys and things such as Carbon Fibre used in modern vehicles. They use them in conjunction with the safety features such as crumple zones and air bag deployment. You cant repair cars like a swordsmith its 2018.

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5thgearouttahere
5thgearouttahere

*VORSPRUNG DURRRP FUCKWIT*

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Gerkie k
Gerkie k

You're an amateur bro and all you're doing is putting other people's lives at risk by trying to fix that car. I feel sorry for the person that buys that car and goes faster then 100mph cuz your repair is a death sentence at high speeds...

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Thresher
Thresher

Im not an expert. But i work with alot of metals. This repair seems a little sketchy. If it were my car i would have had the guy weld it just like you did without the very small gusset. Grind it all flat , and then cover the entire area with a half inch aluminum plate shaped to the frame. So kinda like a triangle. I dont have access to an R8 otherwise id design the piece for you (thats what i do for a living). I pray nothing happens but this fix seems unsafe.

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Rowan Edy
Rowan Edy

Sam, I hope you were wearing eye protection when your welder was there... You'll burn your retinas like that.

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WE are the remnants of the Huwhite Apocalypse
WE are the remnants of the Huwhite Apocalypse

In the uk this would have been stripped for parts and never allowed back on the road.

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WTF
WTF

ALUMIN I UM IS A GARBAGE METAL IF USED IN FRAMES AND THIS CAR IS THE PROOF OF POOR CHOICES IN PRODUCTION

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Adriel Rowley
Adriel Rowley

I broke a windshield working on the front of the dash day before a road trip, happens so quick. Thankfully on the passenger side so didn't fix until back. And I was complaining about $300 in labor (thankfully happened to have a used one from a parts vehical). The bent rod seems to further support road caused damage.

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Swami Gaikwad
Swami Gaikwad

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

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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.

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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.

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Rocky Silvestre
Rocky Silvestre

Daym windshied!!!!! Ouch!

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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.

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David Q
David Q

Holy shit what an idiot!

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James Avery
James Avery

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

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john fotu
john fotu

what a smart dude

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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.

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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.

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Jacob Poliquin
Jacob Poliquin

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

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Mike Wright
Mike Wright

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

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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

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TheBlueDuck
TheBlueDuck

Would love to see the alignment measurements after this

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Graham McMaster
Graham McMaster

2 whole days of tugging it and beating it?!

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John Flea
John Flea

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

Vor 2 Tage
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 2 Tage
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 2 Tage
Sebastian Tschatordai
Sebastian Tschatordai

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

Vor 2 Tage
BRuX-
BRuX-

KOMPLETTER PFUSCH

Vor 2 Tage
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 2 Tage
greg burkholder
greg burkholder

Hold my beer........

Vor 2 Tage
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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 2 Tage
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 2 Tage
jj de B
jj de B

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

Vor 2 Tage
Roger Barraud
Roger Barraud

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

Vor 2 Tage
Roger Barraud
Roger Barraud

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

Vor 2 Tage
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.

Vor 2 Tage
Dimi K
Dimi K

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

Vor 2 Tage
marsdog
marsdog

What a joke.

Vor 2 Tage
IVAO04ify
IVAO04ify

Just strip that shit for parts.

Vor 2 Tage
SlingbladeJim
SlingbladeJim

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

Vor 2 Tage
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.

Vor 2 Tage
lifebeginsat190
lifebeginsat190

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

Vor 2 Tage
nadamasdisponible
nadamasdisponible

Congratulations. I believed in you!

Vor 2 Tage
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

Vor 2 Tage
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.

Vor 2 Tage
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?

Vor 2 Tage
Eric Mumford
Eric Mumford

tin roof rusted

Vor 2 Tage
SethMcFartlane
SethMcFartlane

And then the insurance company says "lol no."

Vor 2 Tage
rhyfel zen
rhyfel zen

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

Vor 2 Tage
Comofsomyunguy
Comofsomyunguy

Come along

Vor 2 Tage
Shannon Hamilton
Shannon Hamilton

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

Vor 2 Tage
Shannon Hamilton
Shannon Hamilton

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

Vor 2 Tage
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

Vor 2 Tage
Finlay Brown
Finlay Brown

I Phil swift here...

Vor 2 Tage
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¬

Vor 3 Tage
fendi gucci
fendi gucci

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

Vor 3 Tage
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!!

Vor 3 Tage
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...

Vor 3 Tage
phatcowboy76
phatcowboy76

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

Vor 3 Tage
phatcowboy76
phatcowboy76

Oh a pullback ram. Never heard of it.

Vor 3 Tage
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!?

Vor 3 Tage
Not just a number!
Not just a number!

It's AL U MIN IUM not Aloominum!!

Vor 3 Tage
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.

Vor 3 Tage
Typical Shampoo
Typical Shampoo

How much did the car cost?

Vor 3 Tage
fayaz issak
fayaz issak

This car should not be allowed on the road.

Vor 3 Tage
Dominik Mičuta
Dominik Mičuta

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

Vor 3 Tage
Got memes?
Got memes?

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

Vor 3 Tage
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.

Vor 3 Tage
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!

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Garegh62
Garegh62

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

Vor 3 Tage
Nicholas Sway
Nicholas Sway

Goddamn, this guy's any idiot!

Vor 3 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 3 Tage
IcemaN
IcemaN

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

Vor 3 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.

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Arne TheTool
Arne TheTool

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

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Seth
Seth

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

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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.

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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 3 Tage
Ryan Robitaille
Ryan Robitaille

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

Vor 3 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?

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RedSkeletone
RedSkeletone

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

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