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      01-03-2018, 01:49 PM   #1
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Wrecked E92 335i brought back to life in 20 hours!

So after having couple of these kind of accidents (I was 100% not at fault in both of them) and having cars totaled by our insurance I decided to post this video.

It's amazing to me how people in Eastern Europe (or any other country) can restore cars back to life in only 20 hours like in this job. While in US/Canada insurance will total it.

The thing is when you are an enthusiast and you invested in your car, modded it, put a lot of work and love into your car - it's almost like your child, while for insurance companies it's no different than just another car out there - basically in their eyes it's junk not worth considering. Or is it that they just can't make a profit out of it - so they prefer to total it? Not to mention all the mods no one will consider when giving estimate - it's a loss in any case. Either way - it's good to know that there are skillful mechanics who can do amazing jobs. I just wish it was same in US/Canada


Warning: turn off sound, it's much better that way

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It's a 335i
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Cool vid!
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You DON'T have to accept an insurance company's write-off check. You can insist that the insurance company fix the car despite the cost to fix is higher than their write off threshold.
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A huge part of it is body shops are no longer body shops. They are part replacers.

When they see a damaged body panel that can't be unbolted and replaced, they prefer to run away as well.
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A huge part of it is body shops are no longer body shops. They are part replacers.
Because more and more body panels are using high tensile strength steel and aluminum from OE. Neither of which are meant to be bent and bent back in place. So for liability reasons no body shop is going to want to re-bent a bent aluminum panel back in shape if they can just replace it.

And as more and more CFRP are used to save weight, more and more parts are going to be replaced rather than repaired, because you CAN'T pull a busted carbon fiber panel back.
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Because more and more body panels are using high tensile strength steel and aluminum from OE. Neither of which are meant to be bent and bent back in place. So for liability reasons no body shop is going to want to re-bent a bent aluminum panel back in shape if they can just replace it.

And as more and more CFRP are used to save weight, more and more parts are going to be replaced rather than repaired, because you CAN'T pull a busted carbon fiber panel back.
I'm not sure what planet you live on, but here on earth, our vehicles are still made from the same steel they were made with decades ago.

No one expects someone to be able to fix an aluminum panel.

CFRP? I'd love to know what percentage of cars on the road have it. 0.01%?

And what?! Since when can't you bend carbon fiber back into shape!!!


God damn you're insulting. You don't understand what I'm saying. Body shops don't even want to fix a door ding.
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Sooooooo much work. You could have taken the money and bought a beat up classic and restored it and made a small fortune.

but anyway, it came out awesome.
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I'm not sure what planet you live on, but here on earth, our vehicles are still made from the same steel they were made with decades ago.
No they’re not. More and more cars are made from high tensile strength steel. While stronger than regular steel, which allows for less material to be used to save weight while retaining or even improving structural rigidity, by their own high tensile nature, they don’t “bend” like steel of old and are more brittle when reshaped multiple times.

Saying cars use the same steel as they were decades ago is like saying computers use the same silicon chips they did decades ago. Sure the silicon is the same, but the chips today is NOTHING like they were even 10 years ago.

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And what?! Since when can't you bend carbon fiber back into shape!!!
I see. You're just being facetious. Next time add a j/k or an emoji so some of us old timers know you millennial are just joking.

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