Rebuilding a written off 720S

Rebuilding a written off 720S

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poorpeet

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837 posts

203 months

Sunday 1st December 2019
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Just popped up on YouTube.
http://youtu.be/q-4roAO2Bbg

12pack

1,127 posts

126 months

Sunday 1st December 2019
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Now THAT 720s has definitely gone boom.

RSbandit

1,249 posts

90 months

Monday 2nd December 2019
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I'm amazed the guy would take that on looks like a write off..even if he repaired it to an acceptable standard I'd still be bidding silly low money

Juno

4,272 posts

207 months

Monday 2nd December 2019
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He must make his money out of YouTube views because there is no way that is a viable repair yikes

poorpeet

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837 posts

203 months

Monday 2nd December 2019
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Be interesting to watch as he strips it down.
Given the damage to the wheels and discs, the suspension mounts must have taken a huge shock. Does any of it mount directly to the carbon tub?

croissant

1,105 posts

96 months

Monday 2nd December 2019
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I've watched all of this guys videos, he's quite new to youtube but built some interesting cars and done them well. He's a bit simple and lacks charisma, but he's finding his mojo and I'm still subscribed.

Seems to have an endless pot of cash and doesn't profit from the cars, but I enjoy his videos and he must be making something off youtube now to keep going.

All his cars are high end and he goes into lot of detail.

mike01606

530 posts

107 months

Monday 2nd December 2019
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Money no object, balls of steel or just plain old S,H one T for brains but I enjoyed that and subscribed for updates....
I cringed when they picked it up with a fork lift even though it’d probably scraped on its belly up a few kerbs.

Looking at McLaren threads will he be able to get parts and paint codes readily?

poorpeet

Original Poster:

837 posts

203 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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Part two's up for those interested.

MACDB

14 posts

14 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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cant actually believe he is going into this build knowing nothing about McLaren cars, I am not sure he would be able to get hold of the parts....this is going to cost more to repair than buying a secondhand car, unless he buys donor parts. Perhaps You Tube pays more than the repair cost? No one in their right mind would want to buy this either.

Matty3

705 posts

42 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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Top stuff - brave chap, type of project I would have loved 20 years ago but tech has moved on somewhat and not so sure it's as easy these days wink

Doggleg

496 posts

124 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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Just watched part 2 and he's brave taking that on but obviously money's not an issue.

I might be missing something but how did he expect it to start without pressing the brake pedal? He acknowledges he's not pressing the brake but still expects it to start. Had he frigged out the switch on the pedal or something? Will any modern car start nowadays without pressing the brake?


kev b

2,386 posts

124 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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Mate of a mates McLaren had a glancing blow to the rear quarter from a car in the next lane.

Damage looked like something Chips Away could fix, just a scuffed bumper arch and wheel, however it had to be stripped down in case the impact had pushed the driveshaft and damaged the composite gearbox, not to mention damaging the wishbones etc

The car was out of action for months and cost £50K to repair.


av185

12,178 posts

85 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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Yup together with prices ££ of Mclarens effectively in freefall plus the potential cost of repair could well mean this car is unquestionably a write off especially having regards likely damage to the carbon tub as well as other crucial parts of the structure an chassis and running gear.

And who in their right mind would buy one with such a history/ story without any warranty having been repaired outside the network in a backstreet lockup thus further impacting it's value. biglaugh

Edited by av185 on Thursday 5th December 06:15

poorpeet

Original Poster:

837 posts

203 months

Sunday 8th December 2019
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And a wrecked 570 here

http://youtu.be/sP5wunWA2vk

poorpeet

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837 posts

203 months

Friday 31st January
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Matty3

705 posts

42 months

Friday 31st January
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poorpeet said:
Love opening boxes - but blimey I wonder what the cost of those items are?

Liking this rebuild thread - lots of mystique about modern supercars - but it's all just nuts and bolts at the end of the day


Edited by Matty3 on Friday 31st January 21:02

av185

12,178 posts

85 months

Friday 31st January
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Ceramic rotas for a 991.2 GT3 are £4.5k each so 720s rotas would be a touch more at least.

Matty3

705 posts

42 months

Friday 31st January
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av185 said:
Ceramic rotas for a 991.2 GT3 are £4.5k each so 720s rotas would be a touch more at least.
eek

Hope he managed a good salvage deal then! - the replacement body panel prices will be astronomic.

Rare

114 posts

12 months

Saturday 1st February
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I was involved in a claim for a front end damaged mclaren.

It needed bumper bonnet wings headlights and the front crash bar structures.

The repair bill was £90k.

Front bumper and splitter £14,000 headlights £4000 each.
The costs were phenomenal.

I have repaired a Porsche with similar damage and I would not attempt it without a reasonable amount of else one hand spares. There aren’t many front end mclaren parts on eBay !

av185

12,178 posts

85 months

Saturday 1st February
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I agree this guy does appear to be out of his depth, that Mclaren has received serious damage which will definitely have affected the tub chassis and structure together with shock waves and stress to much componentry. And yet here he is just ordering a few random parts here and there!

Bizarre.

Reckon the car wants a complete strip down to assess overall damage which will clearly be mega expensive. And yet he seems more concerned about erasing warning lights from the dash lol.

Whoevers funding this must have deep pockets.

But good luck to him anyway.