Rebuilding a written off 720S

Rebuilding a written off 720S

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luigisayshello

171 posts

52 months

Friday 7th February
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Looks like the perfect donor to build a 720 gt3 or do some cool very lightweight 720s track car project. No AC, bare essentials on the electronics, stripped interior, fiberglass reinforced with carbon/kevlar body, bbs and slicks. For sure wouldn't try to fix it for the street.

Kev_Mk3

1,900 posts

53 months

Friday 7th February
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subbed enjoying these videos

poorpeet

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837 posts

203 months

Friday 14th February
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Part 4. Getting interesting now!

http://youtu.be/wjrVPNpMuj0

mk1coopers

379 posts

110 months

Monday 17th February
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Interesting to see how the back of car is put together, not interesting to see lots of packets being opened, apparently 'unboxing' is a thing these days !

ChocolateFrog

10,103 posts

131 months

Monday 17th February
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He doesn't make any money from the actual cars. However all his rebuilds have been done to a very high standard, even going as far as buying silly expensive rivets from the dealer, which are just normal rivets.

His income must come entirely from the views and any sponsorship.

He's a weird bloke but gets the job done. His Viper chassis swap was a daunting undertaking.

uncleluck

462 posts

9 months

Monday 17th February
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ChocolateFrog said:
He doesn't make any money from the actual cars. However all his rebuilds have been done to a very high standard, even going as far as buying silly expensive rivets from the dealer, which are just normal rivets.

His income must come entirely from the views and any sponsorship.

He's a weird bloke but gets the job done. His Viper chassis swap was a daunting undertaking.
It’s what I assumed before clicking on the vids as I always read the “but what’s the point” comments on these type of vids and think, well they get millions of views and make thousands off of ad revenue. BUT... he only has 340k subs and last vid was 200k views so doesn’t really add up. I guess he’s already rich and just wanted a ‘career’.


Has anyone see the hellcat that was rebuilt by someone on YT? It was in a fire & there was literally nothing left of it. The bloke still rebuilt it! I’m no metal expert but a super hot car fire can’t do much for the strength of thin steel can it? If you heat stuff up with a blow torch to the point it’s that red/brown colour when it cools doesn’t it go a bit malleable?

JamesD74

150 posts

133 months

Wednesday 26th February
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Episode 5 now up. Whoops...

uncleluck

462 posts

9 months

Wednesday 26th February
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Kind of strange how he just took that turbo thing in his stride. No real mention of why, just “gonna whip it off and repair”

What I mean is it’s almost like he assumed the turbo would have been blown before the accident or something.

Can’t have been running around like that.

Someone in comments brought it up. Must have been the accident kinked/blocked the return line from the turbo. It must have still ran or they ran it after and that’s why the oil’s there.

Either that or it was already blown and (call me Suspicious) someone took the easy way out rather than a (maybe) non warranty turbo/engine replacement... “oh no, my mclaren was smashed up. Where’s my insurance docs”

tyrrell

1,499 posts

166 months

Wednesday 26th February
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Yes nothing seems to faze him, he has a can do attitude, fair play.

uncleluck

462 posts

9 months

Wednesday 26th February
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Just hope he checks the oil return isn’t blocked and gets to why it was blowing oil

mk1coopers

379 posts

110 months

Thursday 27th February
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Tavarish is doing a 675LT rebuild, more crashed carbon to work your way through

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ODkqWP7loFk

DarthtaterM16

295 posts

60 months

Friday 28th February
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Really quite enjoying these videos.
Going to watch the 675LT one tonight.

MclaesLaren

37 posts

51 months

Tuesday 21st April
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If carbon tub is damaged. Is the car a total writeoff, or does Woking fix it? Or do they send it of to a specialist repair shop?

For bmw i3 there is hope. They fix and glue the tub together if its manageble.

mk1coopers

379 posts

110 months

Monday 8th June
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Next Tavarish 675LT video up

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rVMxRLonv9k


Kev_Mk3

1,900 posts

53 months

Tuesday 9th June
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That looks a bloody mess

JPCGT

170 posts

103 months

Tuesday 9th June
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Looking at all the structural damage including the carbon tub, even if I had all the skills and access to all the tools to fix it, I’d have to take a massive brave pill to undertake this project. It’s got to be close to being uneconomic to repair, given labour and parts cost, unless he’s planning to fix it over time and keep it for evermore. Fascinating watch though and good luck to him.

VonSenger

2,238 posts

147 months

Tuesday 9th June
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What I've established since YouTube has taken off is how rotund almost all Americans are.

They love sugar.

The 675lt vid is great, once you forward the usual "hey guys!" nonsense.

Edited by VonSenger on Tuesday 9th June 19:13

Targarama

14,317 posts

241 months

Wednesday 10th June
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JPCGT said:
Looking at all the structural damage including the carbon tub, even if I had all the skills and access to all the tools to fix it, I’d have to take a massive brave pill to undertake this project. It’s got to be close to being uneconomic to repair, given labour and parts cost, unless he’s planning to fix it over time and keep it for evermore. Fascinating watch though and good luck to him.
I wonder what he paid for it, and also what it will sell for - at least the damage/repair is clearly documented.

His financial gain will probably come from Youtube/Google smile Of course nobody is going to watch him rebuilding a Dodge Neon, so the McLaren gets the hits. Good luck to him, I love watching these kind of guys.

Another favourite of mine is Turnin Rust - there is something addictive about watching them get wrecks running.

mk1coopers

379 posts

110 months

Wednesday 10th June
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Looks like he has been busy ordering parts, I'm guessing there are less 675LT's around than they originally made if you can get second hand stuff, how badly must they have been wrecked !


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lv6EuH0F66Q


mk1coopers

379 posts

110 months