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


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 52 Minuten
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

Vor 2 Stunden
John Rambo
John Rambo

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

Vor 2 Stunden
T T
T T

Liking the Stamer T..

Vor 2 Stunden
Jeff Burkett
Jeff Burkett

Now install the Flux capacitor and have a great time

Vor 3 Stunden
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 3 Stunden
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 4 Stunden
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 4 Stunden
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 4 Stunden
OscarMike
OscarMike

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

Vor 4 Stunden
Hans Jákup Danielsen
Hans Jákup Danielsen

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

Vor 5 Stunden
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.

Vor 6 Stunden
James Moore
James Moore

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

Vor 7 Stunden
Markus Sanatana
Markus Sanatana

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

Vor 7 Stunden
JakeQwi
JakeQwi

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

Vor 8 Stunden
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.

Vor 8 Stunden
Alvaro Torres
Alvaro Torres

Zip ties and duct tape. Fuck it lol

Vor 9 Stunden
M K
M K

POS... Audi is a four letter word

Vor 9 Stunden
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 9 Stunden
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 9 Stunden
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 9 Stunden
Jennifer Bittle
Jennifer Bittle

al does not rust.

Vor 11 Stunden
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 11 Stunden
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 11 Stunden
chriskazaglis
chriskazaglis

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

Vor 11 Stunden
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 11 Stunden
daniel mabia
daniel mabia

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

Vor 12 Stunden
Uncletaco supreme
Uncletaco supreme

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

Vor 12 Stunden
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 12 Stunden
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 12 Stunden
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 13 Stunden
Dward Oval
Dward Oval

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

Vor 13 Stunden
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 13 Stunden
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 13 Stunden
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 15 Stunden
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 15 Stunden
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 16 Stunden
Matt Cerbone
Matt Cerbone

Well......at best, it won’t work. At worst, catastrophic failure. He needed to cut the broken piece of the frame and replaced it. Also, his welder is a HACK

Vor 17 Stunden
Long Golf
Long Golf

fancy pulling tools! Just use a hammer.

Vor 18 Stunden
akis anwnymos
akis anwnymos

VERY VERY VERY LOW QUALITY ... WHAT DO YOU THINK ??? THIS CAR IS NOT A LADA . TOP IDIOT OF THE MONTH !!!

Vor 18 Stunden
Vicente Perea
Vicente Perea

Uses a weak ass hammer, I would be FRIGHTENED if that metal frame moved from it. Goofy

Vor 19 Stunden
11secondeclipse
11secondeclipse

You lucky bastard. I'll buy that car for $5k more than what you have in it. Quick $5k for you.

Vor 20 Stunden
repetitivemotion
repetitivemotion

Here we go with the shitty music again.....

Vor 20 Stunden
John Davey
John Davey

I've watched 30seconds of this and this guy does not have a clue (or maybe he doesn't give a shi*!) You CANNOT properly repair damage of this nature without severely compromising the safety of this vehicle. If , he is a bone fide accident repair specialist then he leaves himself liable for crippling financial or even custodial prosecution. However, if he is only repairing the car for his own use then he would still leave himself open for prosecution should he have the misfortune to be involved in a fatal accident, his fault or not.

Vor 20 Stunden
Jan Seidel
Jan Seidel

uhm, aluminium does not rust. It oxidices and stalls oxidicing as the layer seals the surface

Vor 20 Stunden
Angela dtoldwoman
Angela dtoldwoman

Good evening chaps...Just a British thickie here but wouldnt triangular gussets in 6mm alloy with a weldable internal openings that framed the crack area have been better than two lumps of shit strap thrown at it from the other side of the garage.how many people were saying noooooooo all the way through that? guys no good on crack possibly better off on meth......but if its his car, leave him be...and for all the pansies out there saying he may cause an accident that leg top wont just fail...it will give good notice of its terminal demise.too many haters on here worlds full of experts too

Vor 21 Stunde
Kinu Grove
Kinu Grove

Based on the issues he has to fix I have no idea why insurance would scrap this car. Based on the value of the car it would have not been that expensive to fix. Something does not add up.

Vor 21 Stunde
Rick Rigdon
Rick Rigdon

Now, you do plan on reposting another video once the aluminum breaks again right???? Once aluminum is stressed or stretched it must be replaced. Welding aluminum patches over broken bolt holes will not last. I wish you lots of luck there asscrack butt I'm afraid you are going to need to replace a larger section of your firewall before it will be strong enough to hold during road vibration.

Vor 21 Stunde
eat me
eat me

My new question is how are you going to weld the inside there is probably more cracks on that frame than this guy even knowsaluminum been slightly than cracks it's just going to keep on cracking you could put blobs of weld on there but it'll still crack that's what I call a rolling death machine

Vor 21 Stunde
eat me
eat me

I knew that was going to happen he cracked the windshield for one thing douchebag you put a long bolt in there you tighten it down and you start pulling it slowly this guy goes all balls out you're just a destructive moron you have no clue of what you're doing nice job if you sell that car you ought to be ashamed of yourself somebody's going to die in that thing people got to stop doing this s*** on their own you're just killing people you ignorant

Vor 21 Stunde
TheDimHall
TheDimHall

Weak frame, poor access, and a Grand for a window??!! What was going on when Audi designed this polished turd?

Vor 21 Stunde
JOHN VICTOR Gelsomino
JOHN VICTOR Gelsomino

+TheDimHall If bored Google "VW SERVICE POSITION" it should be the infamous Passau that appears. It's an eye opener.

Vor 13 Stunden
TheDimHall
TheDimHall

+JOHN VICTOR Gelsomino Yeah I guess, just mostly their higher spec cars have surprisingly shitty designs, I remember the older golfs and polos where fairly well designed when it comes to access and maintenance

Vor 14 Stunden
JOHN VICTOR Gelsomino
JOHN VICTOR Gelsomino

Audi nothing but part of the VW group, which are just shit anyway.

Vor 15 Stunden
Zippy Rainbow
Zippy Rainbow

Far too many adverts, You tube is getting ridiculous with ads mainly at the beginning but your video has loads, talk about brain washing!!

Vor 22 Stunden
Misiek Wroc
Misiek Wroc

Sports kind of a car...with weldered frame from the shock absorber. You should be banned ..even from the youtube. You will earn a lot...but someone will loose his father , brother or any other member of family.

Vor 22 Stunden
Molly Bags
Molly Bags

im sorry this looks so janky , please reiterate to other people who may look up to you for repair advice, to not do this style of work

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thomas peltz
thomas peltz

Hey, I flipped this Audi R8 and made a ton of money! What possibly could go wrong?

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taylor faciane
taylor faciane

!

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Foxter
Foxter

Hey guys I'm Chassiscrac

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Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

I saw the crack in the previous video and the title alone of this video made me realoze that this would be impossible for the price he quoted and with only common tools. Watched nost of the video and I'm not even a mechanical engineer but anyone who has a basic knowledge of metals would know that this is unsafe as hell.

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Jose Luis Martinez de la Cruz
Jose Luis Martinez de la Cruz

You can used that homer on your head

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Stephen A.
Stephen A.

Shame on the Germans. I thought there engineering was tops ,now I see younger engineers of today don’t have what it takes. Fucking disgusting.

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Joey Kray
Joey Kray

FYI - You have a crotch hole in your shorts.

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THE LIMIT
THE LIMIT

This is a joke right!

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robert morse
robert morse

Hey Sam , how much did you did you pay for this car?

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Jack
Jack

I design welded alu structures for work and mate that R8 will make a lovely ornament thats about it

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Donnerfuß
Donnerfuß

It will probably be fine, just keep an eye on it and watch for potholes.

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mplewp
mplewp

if it doesnt recrack at 200 mph its fixed. if not go search for a new test driver lol.

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goodafy
goodafy

First, the copart company you are advertising for in conjunction with the insurance evaluator(auctioneer) screwed you by selling you a car with a cracked and damaged chasis as uncarriage damage. There is not much wrong with the undercarriage, If they mentioned chasis damage at the auction you would have lost interest, no sane person would buy a car with a damaged chasis. Not to mention the drop in value at the mention of chasis damage. Sorry, Samcrac you were screwed by copart and the insurance company that auctioned it. They know the real problem with the car. you might disagree but I have dealt with insurance companies, they are shrewd and silly. What I learnt here is not to deal with copart and be very careful with auction cars.

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Michael Fitzgerald
Michael Fitzgerald

Go BOLTS

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João Ferreira
João Ferreira

samCRACK

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TheRealMrPooPyNuTz
TheRealMrPooPyNuTz

Reading the comments of ass kissing brainless morons one after the other makes me sick to think how many low IQ robots there really are in the world. Good luck with your deathtrap idiot. But hey, as long as you get that YouTube money who gives a shit amirite?!!!?

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Grahame Thompson
Grahame Thompson

Why was this not a factory recall, poor show Audi.

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turing mendoza
turing mendoza

Frames are serious business specially with high performance cars like this, I'm not sure if you drive this at high speeds the frame will hold, if it does not you know what's going to happen. Of course it's just my opinion.

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Raja Arslan
Raja Arslan

Guys, the welder shows up after 10:08. Till that time just watch him doing more damage than good.

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Nico Contreras
Nico Contreras

NOW THAT'S A LOTTA DAMAGE *proceeds to fix an Audi R8 with flex tape*

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Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas

To all the blowhards pontificating on how dangerous this is. Shut the pie hole. It's a coilover mount. If it fails, the suspension simply drops to the bump stops, and stays there. It's really no big deal. Now if he was messing with an upper or lower control arm mounting points, then you'd be rightly concerned. But it isnt. The weld is fairly well done, and doublers welded in for good measure. It'll be fine, don't get your internet panties in such a wad.

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Chowdog
Chowdog

Rusting aluminum wow.

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steve m
steve m

As long as you don't drive it over 35 mph, use it to pick up girls, take them to dinner and back home for the night, it was a good fix!!!!!

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meditlondon1
meditlondon1

It's a MacPherson Strut not a shock.

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joey bond
joey bond

Didn't realize you lived so close to me. I'm in Wesley chapel. Go bolts!

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J Blob
J Blob

Hitting the windshield with a mallet?!?! Seriously? Cummon mannn

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J Blob
J Blob

Gotta love the frame rigity... Lift one side and the whole front end comes off the ground almost level.. Even cracked!

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D Hang
D Hang

Samcrac let me be the owner of this r8

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Julian S
Julian S

Donkey balls made of pure soviet titanium.

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Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci

I’m just here for all the positive comments from all the YouTube experts that are certified in google bro science

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Michael
Michael

FCP Euro FTW :) I order and pick up in person, love em. Sucks about the window haha. Good welds, is he looking for more work and nearby in CT, need to replace some rocker panels lol :P

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Peter Ahl
Peter Ahl

Redneck chop chop

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Jacob Merks
Jacob Merks

Go lightning!

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brickwal92tt
brickwal92tt

I was cringing the moment you began whacking away!

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Roy Mepham
Roy Mepham

Correction: A body shop wouldn't repair it as they would be liable for the consequences of a future failure. This man is insane.

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Patrick Hayden
Patrick Hayden

I still can’t get past the fact that a 100k + “super car” has an issue like this. If I was an R8 owner I’d be livid. It’s a pretty car ...... BUY AMERiCAN !!

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Gherell Owens
Gherell Owens

"After two whole days of tugging it and beating it." 😂😂😂

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Denis Bassom
Denis Bassom

Interesting. No worse than the sort of things we do at a race circuit to get a damaged car back out for the next session. Would I drive it on the road...with a few things done differently and regular checks...probably. Would I sell the car on...no way!

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Michael Allen
Michael Allen

*two days of tugging it and pulling it*

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slavko pujunovic
slavko pujunovic

Why did he made 3 videos of this? This should be 1 video, mostly last one

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Eric B
Eric B

This is a cosmetic repair of a structural problem.

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Bogdan BCB C
Bogdan BCB C

:))))

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