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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 18 2018, 11:30 pm    Post subject: Very talented man Reply with quote

He does a lot with very few tools. lithuania.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR2f-q4WPfs

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PostPosted: Fri, Jan 19 2018, 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting that Frank. The right tools in the right hands can do wonders. Not many l.ate nmodels getting repaired that way these days.

I wonder what the car insurance business is like in Russia?

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PostPosted: Fri, Jan 19 2018, 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope he got that car cheap.
I do like the bar with the adjustable pointers. It's better than trying to use a tape measure and one person can do it.
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PostPosted: Fri, Jan 19 2018, 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great video, thanks, Frank. Struck me that he is the Russian version of our own Matt.
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PostPosted: Fri, Jan 19 2018, 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Members on another forum chastised him for making the car unsafe. I think he did a great job.
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PostPosted: Fri, Jan 19 2018, 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of people on lots of boards wouldn't know safe from their own backside. I've been on Vette boards, BMW boards, Mustang boards, etc and the stuff those whiney parts changers come up with make laugh my ass off. An awful lot of cars guys these days are really stretching out just to ask what color they oughta paint their wheels....

Gross generalities...yes....some truth in there....yes. It looked to me like the repairs were done more or less like the car was originally constructed. That car would never have been done here..crashes cost more to fix than just scapping them, or if they do get simple fixes the cars get branded and the owner gets diminished value for a perfectly good car.

Just my opinion, results may vary.

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PostPosted: Fri, Jan 19 2018, 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was an amazing fix. I won't speculate on why a guy would want that but if its his own car theres no such thing as a bodywork sin. Whether or not the fixed car's performance in the next severe collision is equal to the undamaged original is a dice roll with more riding on luck and physics than the repair.The danger lies in buyer ignorance and greed once it is sold or traded in then re-sold with fuzzy history but looking like new with a tempting price tag. I didn't see anything sketchy but pencil pushers would probably foo-foo the repair. That guy has definitely fixed many a wreck and did do a real nice job on it. A BIG job Shocked Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri, Jan 19 2018, 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cars are very expensive to import to Russia. And there are more buyers than cars. According to what I can find, the repairs on that car outside of possibly the front frame horn repair are done by the book for BMW repairs.
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PostPosted: Sat, Jan 20 2018, 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, it s amazing what can be done, most cars with less than half that damage would be scrapped here! My daughter was in an accident while we were visiting after Christmas. She was rear ended while stopped at a traffic light and was pushed into the car in front of her. She was driving a 2011 Escape. I saw the damage, the bumper covers were cut and the stuff underneath was crushed, like it's supposed to. Not a single mark on the body, didn't touch the hatch or the grill, no lights damaged. They called from the body shop a couple days ago and said it may be a write off....
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PostPosted: Sat, Jan 20 2018, 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should we investigate shipping hot rods to Russia? I suppose I'd have to install a heater in the garage project before sending it to Siberia. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun, Jan 21 2018, 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, it s amazing what can be done, most cars with less than half that damage would be scrapped here! My daughter was in an accident while we were visiting after Christmas. She was rear ended while stopped at a traffic light and was pushed into the car in front of her. She was driving a 2011 Escape. I saw the damage, the bumper covers were cut and the stuff underneath was crushed, like it's supposed to. Not a single mark on the body, didn't touch the hatch or the grill, no lights damaged. They called from the body shop a couple days ago and said it may be a write off....


My 2001 Escape was an insurance write off in 2007. I replaced the driver's seat and have driven it 80,000 miles with no problem.

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I like his "specialized" tools ....A homemade trammel bar...Various chunks of iron to replace expensive dollies...A 3/4" plate bench top....A piece of re-bar for a punch,(properly smooshed on the end), a chunk of spring leaf for a long flat pry bar...And MOST important...A complete selection of hammers ..NONE specifically designed for metal repair ....

Maybe sometimes we overthink things Question

Anybody see the selection of pry bars on the wall Question He must do a lot of "paintless" metal repairs ......

I wonder where he found that hammer that goes REAL-REAL fast Question Question Confused

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PostPosted: Sun, Jan 21 2018, 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing I noticed, not havng done any substantial amount of BMW structural repair but having fixed lots of Benz, was about the front lower rail. There should have been a new or at least straight part used. At least maybe the inner half. Whatever that book calls for. That car will be OK but could crumple in an improper way next hit. But if it were a Mercedes, most of the front structure damage might have unbolted. At least back in 05 they were going to unibody rails that stop at the face of the engine block. I think I may have a pic but its probably an E class rather than an S which would be like a 7 series. I didn't see what year the BMW is.
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PostPosted: Sun, Jan 21 2018, 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you can see my point illustrated and I sure like this type of design. Pics are from late March 2006. Looks like maybe a reciever hitch was eaten and it was enough to punch the engine back, breaking a cast piece on front and stuffing the intake into the firewall. But those lower rails were not hurt. They are out of harm's way tucked in like this. Whether this is "on topic" or not I ain't sure but its a nifty observation.








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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 22 2018, 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

enjenjo wrote:
phat46 wrote:
Wow, it s amazing what can be done, most cars with less than half that damage would be scrapped here! My daughter was in an accident while we were visiting after Christmas. She was rear ended while stopped at a traffic light and was pushed into the car in front of her. She was driving a 2011 Escape. I saw the damage, the bumper covers were cut and the stuff underneath was crushed, like it's supposed to. Not a single mark on the body, didn't touch the hatch or the grill, no lights damaged. They called from the body shop a couple days ago and said it may be a write off....


My 2001 Escape was an insurance write off in 2007. I replaced the driver's seat and have driven it 80,000 miles with no problem.


Just heard from my daughter, she said they told her the rear frame rails were bent and the floor is buckled, also even more damage in the front than was originally found. The original estimate was $1500! All the doors open fine, the rear hatch door wasn't touched, in fact no body panels besides the bumper covers got so much as a scratch. Will be a shame to total it, it's still shiney underneathand has low miles, she said it was a hard hit, the guy that hit her was in an Escalade, it had to be towed...
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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 22 2018, 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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phat46 wrote:
Wow, it s amazing what can be done, most cars with less than half that damage would be scrapped here! My daughter was in an accident while we were visiting after Christmas. She was rear ended while stopped at a traffic light and was pushed into the car in front of her. She was driving a 2011 Escape. I saw the damage, the bumper covers were cut and the stuff underneath was crushed, like it's supposed to. Not a single mark on the body, didn't touch the hatch or the grill, no lights damaged. They called from the body shop a couple days ago and said it may be a write off....


My 2001 Escape was an insurance write off in 2007. I replaced the driver's seat and have driven it 80,000 miles with no problem.


Just heard from my daughter, she said they told her the rear frame rails were bent and the floor is buckled, also even more damage in the front than was originally found. The original estimate was $1500! All the doors open fine, the rear hatch door wasn't touched, in fact no body panels besides the bumper covers got so much as a scratch. Will be a shame to total it, it's still shiney underneathand has low miles, she said it was a hard hit, the guy that hit her was in an Escalade, it had to be towed...


Arthur has a video about fixing an Escape too Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue, Feb 06 2018, 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In recent days. I have watched a few of Arthur's videos. I find them interesting.
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