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


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 Stunde
Dimi K
Dimi K

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

Vor 2 Stunden
marsdog
marsdog

What a joke.

Vor 3 Stunden
IVAO04ify
IVAO04ify

Just strip that shit for parts.

Vor 3 Stunden
SlingbladeJim
SlingbladeJim

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

Vor 3 Stunden
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 4 Stunden
lifebeginsat190
lifebeginsat190

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

Vor 4 Stunden
nadamasdisponible
nadamasdisponible

Congratulations. I believed in you!

Vor 4 Stunden
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 5 Stunden
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 5 Stunden
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 6 Stunden
Eric Mumford
Eric Mumford

tin roof rusted

Vor 7 Stunden
SethMcFartlane
SethMcFartlane

And then the insurance company says "lol no."

Vor 8 Stunden
rhyfel zen
rhyfel zen

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

Vor 9 Stunden
Comofsomyunguy
Comofsomyunguy

Come along

Vor 9 Stunden
Shannon Hamilton
Shannon Hamilton

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

Vor 10 Stunden
Shannon Hamilton
Shannon Hamilton

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

Vor 10 Stunden
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 11 Stunden
Finlay Brown
Finlay Brown

I Phil swift here...

Vor 12 Stunden
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 14 Stunden
fendi gucci
fendi gucci

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

Vor 14 Stunden
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 15 Stunden
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 15 Stunden
phatcowboy76
phatcowboy76

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

Vor 15 Stunden
phatcowboy76
phatcowboy76

Oh a pullback ram. Never heard of it.

Vor 15 Stunden
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 15 Stunden
Not just a number!
Not just a number!

It's AL U MIN IUM not Aloominum!!

Vor 15 Stunden
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 16 Stunden
Typical Shampoo
Typical Shampoo

How much did the car cost?

Vor 17 Stunden
fayaz issak
fayaz issak

This car should not be allowed on the road.

Vor 17 Stunden
Dominik Mičuta
Dominik Mičuta

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

Vor 20 Stunden
Got memes?
Got memes?

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

Vor 20 Stunden
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 20 Stunden
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 23 Stunden
Garegh62
Garegh62

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

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Nicholas Sway
Nicholas Sway

Goddamn, this guy's any idiot!

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Stevie Mulkey
Stevie Mulkey

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

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IcemaN
IcemaN

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

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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?

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Ryan Robitaille
Ryan Robitaille

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

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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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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.

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Rob Dunfy
Rob Dunfy

Nice piece of cut ‘n shut

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错鞘
错鞘

just buy a toyota

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Adrian Rojas
Adrian Rojas

That was awesome

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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?

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Ralph Williamson
Ralph Williamson

Come along is what its called

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James Barnett
James Barnett

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

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cointoss election
cointoss election

yep

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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.

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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🤦🏻‍♂️

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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.

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Mustakari
Mustakari

Americans "kill" everything. This time a windshield.

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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

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Warriortech Reviews
Warriortech Reviews

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

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Brog Lang
Brog Lang

Good job. This car is bad ass!!

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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.

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Marcus B.
Marcus B.

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

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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.

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Carl Thompson
Carl Thompson

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

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Lorenzo valčić
Lorenzo valčić

How much you pay for car?

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Qwerty
Qwerty

7:07

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John Rambo
John Rambo

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

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T T
T T

Liking the Stamer T..

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Jeff Burkett
Jeff Burkett

Now install the Flux capacitor and have a great time

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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OscarMike
OscarMike

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

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Hans Jákup Danielsen
Hans Jákup Danielsen

am I the only sing "Rob the Welder" now? "can we weld it? YES WE CAN!" :)

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vqfive
vqfive

You welded it while the ram was holding the gap closed.So even though its welded the joint is under stress once you release the ram.

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James Moore
James Moore

ok the music is a little off sounds like a warped record on a turntable with a bad belt

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Markus Sanatana
Markus Sanatana

Thats called dodgy and UNSAFE repairs and taking a shortcut .It could cost some one there life dude.

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JakeQwi
JakeQwi

Now I know what to look for when a car seems to be too cheap. Hillbilly repair .

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Jared M
Jared M

You have no idea what you’re doing. You didn’t give this project the respect of research, learning, or proper consideration for thorough work. The result is something hacked through poor repair methodology and silly mistakes. Cheap is fine, stupid is not. Oh and the car is probably pretty dangerous now too.

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Alvaro Torres
Alvaro Torres

Zip ties and duct tape. Fuck it lol

Vor 2 Tage
M K
M K

POS... Audi is a four letter word

Vor 2 Tage
Namdor
Namdor

Sam we all are sleeping better knowing you don't work for Boeing....Personally I would have gone full Macgyver and used sparklers to fuse the joints and finished off with Gorilla glue for peace of mind...

Vor 2 Tage
Non of Ur business
Non of Ur business

sorry to burst your bubble your video ll be used against you by the insurance in future accident due to unprofessional repair changing original vehicle performance, your welcome

Vor 2 Tage
goodafy
goodafy

Sam, I like your guts though What you have done, most people that critic you badly will not even dare try. Please Dont be in a hurry to put more videos on this until the car is fine and you have driven it for at least 6 months. You are a winner for trying

Vor 2 Tage
Jennifer Bittle
Jennifer Bittle

al does not rust.

Vor 2 Tage
I am Batman
I am Batman

Rookie welder here. It could be me watching this on mobile, but I think I saw pinholes/porosity on the crack repair which might crack again. Also, if the aluminum was bent to close the gap, I would assume no prep was done on the crack surface where they meet and and would cause issues bonding the two metals together because the oxide melts at higher temp?

Vor 2 Tage
chriskazaglis
chriskazaglis

You got a beautiful Audi and you're probably not hurting for money yet you make a choice to shity fix. You think you saved money because you don't really know that the repair will break. Unfortunately you're probably going to try to pawn this shity repaired car off on somebody else when it doesn't work.

Vor 2 Tage
chriskazaglis
chriskazaglis

This is the shittiest hack job I've ever seen for somebody with a beautiful Audi.

Vor 2 Tage
chriskazaglis
chriskazaglis

This is such a terrible repair job. He doesn't know what he's doing and it is dangerous since the aluminum has been reheated and there's no telling if it's strong enough. He could have soften the aluminum or made it to brittle but either way when it hits a pothole on the expressway it will likely fracture and cause a fatal accident. He doesn't know enough about the aluminum. It should be properly repaired not hacked together. Not to mention the alignment is going to be all messed up because he's eyeballed the repair. Even if a professional shop straighten the frame Andre welded it at $29,000 it's still probably wouldn't drive is true as a car that never been in an accident.

Vor 2 Tage
daniel mabia
daniel mabia

You don’t need etching primer your aluminum body will NOT rust

Vor 2 Tage
Uncletaco supreme
Uncletaco supreme

Also never hook your ram up to your jack stand....

Vor 2 Tage
Tristan Edwards
Tristan Edwards

I'm thinking about getting an a7 but my question is in Florida can you get insurance on the car afterwards? How does that work?

Vor 2 Tage
King-Emperor Botolf Zain Isembard of Pleiades
King-Emperor Botolf Zain Isembard of Pleiades

"Im Sam Cracc and my Audi r8 has a Cracc in its frame!"

Vor 2 Tage
carlos cortez
carlos cortez

Lol he thinks welding the aluminum back together is a strong repair. What a joke!!! God forbid you crash and seriously get injured cause bob the welder can get into a serious lawsuit.

Vor 2 Tage
Dward Oval
Dward Oval

The only one that came out winning in this video is the welder who took your money.

Vor 2 Tage
ryan olson
ryan olson

Stopped watching when he smashed the glass. And you are a dangerous hack. Please do not touch any more vehicles. Aluminum work hardens, so it will be brittle like glass. First pothole, and wham. Btw aluminum doesn't RUST.

Vor 2 Tage
PC Guy
PC Guy

I'll eat my words if that actually passes inspection... hack job. You would put a piece of tape over a 10' gash in your leg and call it fixed!

Vor 2 Tage
Scottish Andrew
Scottish Andrew

plenty advice from aircraft welders who know about treated aluminium alloys - whoever buys this car from you will know about the supercar alloys and also be looking for a long term compatible weld .. hope the fix works out

Vor 2 Tage
Part Stupid
Part Stupid

This video taught me so much. Who knew that shorts that have intentional frayed threads to simulate jean cut shorts were stylish!? And who knew aluminum can rust as well as corrode!? So much good info in this video! Keep it up SamOnCrack!

Vor 2 Tage
morestupidforms
morestupidforms

My mum could weld that. Is America basically broken? Honestly, chop out the obvious defect bollocks, sort it out. Bang, it works

Vor 2 Tage

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