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


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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Just ME Onlyme
Just ME Onlyme

6:09 you have NO business doing this. If you lay under that car, and use that tool.. you could die. IF this is how you get views... this is fkn dumb. Sell it for parts. People... In google Chrome, there are 3 dots next to your icon. There is Extensions... find YouTube ad blocker extension. "AdBlock On YouTube". Use it.

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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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Roger Dickinson
Roger Dickinson

I don't know about the repair, it's probably OK. But I was worried about attacking a 5 ton puller to an axle stand clearly rated for 2 tons lol.

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alec drown
alec drown

The car is cool but this guy is a total moron never ever use a jack stand as an anchor point. dummy could have dropped the car on his foot and messed even more up. The hammer blow to the windshield was absolutely hilarious. More money than sense.

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Steven Quigley
Steven Quigley

I was cringing not just with the hammer blows and cracked shield but I was waiting for that strut mount to pop, we have R8's in the shop same problem we keep the shock in place but unbolted from the assembly and put the vehicle up on the ramp then tie a ratchet strap around the bottom of the shock mount and use one of the heaviest guys in the shop to put a foot on the strap and force down works every time to mate the material back for welding.Rob did an excellent patching in and welding always good to see a man that knows his craft, the repair was probably stronger than when she left the Audi factory good job.

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Andy Peek
Andy Peek

Dead hammer? Na A Rubber headed Hammer for the night shift workers, thats what we called it.LOL.

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Greg Evans
Greg Evans

Oh my fucking god you're so bad hahahaahahahahaah No I don't want a damn security system nor do I want to hear about it for 40 minutes

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Rams Greave
Rams Greave

Most experts would recognize that the previous Audi owner would have had to have stated what had happened in this accident & why they had issues & didn't want this Audi R8 Back. Did it have anything to do with THE FACT THEY HIT A POTHOLE AT OVER 50 MPH?? The Insurance Co knew right then & there being well aware that the AUDI R8 had weak strut towers & one look underneath they knew they had big issues, paid the claim out and filed a State Salvage Title and put the R8 up for auction to be forever out of their vehicle to insure network by way of VIN.. Funny NO repair expert has commented on the fact that INSURANCE CO's. write off a vehicle when its repair costs using only new parts reaches 70% of value. The insured may pay rates based on retail value, BUT Insurance never pays out a claim based on that supposed retail value, but subtracting your deductable, taxes, ect., much closer to the wholesale value of that vehicle..... Now this Audi R8 may see a retail of $80K+, but a wholesale closer to $65K. Now since the body parts were in such good shape & the engine & transaxle with under 45K miles showing, it should have fetched well over $45K on auction to the Insurance Co & not expecting a non recycling party to be in the bidding mix, SAM CRAC of FL got a break on that winning bid of $32,700. but he did use an PENN STATE agent/dealer to acquire this vehicle to circumvent this out of State & private bidder rule on Salvage vehicles that auctions will have... to stop these type of backyard repairs on salvage vehicles from returning back onto law abiding State roads by unlicensed, unqualified persons or body repair facilities that may operate in some US states. With a rebuilt Salvage Cert of Title on record for that AUDI R8's VIN, I don't think Sam Crac will get any great PLPD rates or below a $10K deductible from any of the USA Insurance Co's when they run that AUDI's R8 VIN in any State. Sam might even have to put up a liability bond to get insurance in case of an accident that could be attributed to this Salvage repair that was made to this R8..

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JuiceyJuiceJake JJJ
JuiceyJuiceJake JJJ

That's a big flaw. No matter what the repair cost is, with the salvage title it's only worth about 35-40 K and that would be if it had be properly repaired.

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Dennis Miller
Dennis Miller

As in any repair have you enough reinforcement to withstand the pressure against it. It's that simple. One note if you weld on a firewall make sure you have a fire extinguisher ready the insulation tends to burn from the back side.

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TheMSsea
TheMSsea

hey samcrac, u might wanna know your front frame isn't the only thing thats cracked... see 3:32

Vor 22 Tage
James Maeding
James Maeding

checked it, indeed a wardrobe malfunction. We'll just tig weld that back together, spray some paint on it....

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Juan Cotto
Juan Cotto

I think you did a great job, a lot of jealous... you make a great deal, have a nice car, enjoy your ride bro

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TheShockmister
TheShockmister

Should have taken it the experts in chassis repair ! They would have done it in 1/10 the time. Welded and gusseted! All that unsafe pulling on the jack stand! Are you crazy, Yeah you hit the windscreen WTF you are crazy !

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Tomek Bidzinski
Tomek Bidzinski

If in accident, this car's gonna fold like an origami. Plus the strenght of this weld is similar to if you just duct-taped it. Forces on these parts of a car are massive

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Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris

I understand the horror of all the 'professionals' who have training & experience, however I take my hat off to Sam for having the balls to take a shot at something that in principle is not that difficult (welding up a crack) but fraught with risky probabilities. There are of course, only 3 obvious questions: Is the material actually repairable like this (ie. can it be re-welded?). 2. will it hold under the significant stresses placed on it (the original engineering and/or material was flawed and failed after all). 3. Will it pass an inspection & be registerable & insurable? I'd probably have had a go at this if it was steel rather than Aluminium and if I'd only paid $3000 for the car but it's a big risk on a $30k+ vehicle. Still, gets a lot of Youtube traffic and it appears Sam has quite the car collection so overall it's probably worth it eh?.....

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minor threat
minor threat

Crac on crack on crack

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xshanghu
xshanghu

Yo

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Grant Keen
Grant Keen

At 16.31 you said you didnt want anything rusting, correct? And it is aluminium correct?

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Goce Pravulov
Goce Pravulov

I was like, damn you are going to hit the windshield watch out.... yep you did it. :D :D :D

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WolfGang
WolfGang

I'd rather have a maserati or mustang over this cut 'n' shut car

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grant houghton
grant houghton

Sam, you have no idea, period. Please don't have children.

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Kevin Coburn
Kevin Coburn

Looks good! Only thing I'd of done different would have been to make it a single plate from the upper bolt hole across the crack but that's just me.

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Kakabeka jerry
Kakabeka jerry

The problem with this fix is that the metal that was still holding was bent and then straightened and could very well be cracked but you cant even see it. Welding and reinforcing what you could see is nice...its the fatigued metal that you can't see that is a concern. I think its best to use this car yourself with no passengers and never sell it . Beautiful car though.

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C. Ö.
C. Ö.

how retarded can someone be to destroy the glass and the hole ahahahah

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Michael Lynch
Michael Lynch

I have to say, I never plan to buy an audi. what a piece of junk. But good efforts.

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Sandro Lee
Sandro Lee

This is the kind of cottage home garage shop that we all try to avoid. The way you cheap out the repair is below the morale of a thief. You are taking the next buyer’s safety and life for granted because you just want to gouge some unreasonable amount of money. Bastard, may you rot in hell.

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john mayfield
john mayfield

Useing a angegrinder to level it off seamed a bit harsh, youv taken a lot of strenghth out of it with amount you removed

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t100base
t100base

that car wouldnt last a week in nyc.

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t100base
t100base

120k for a piece of junk

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