Video Of Auto Body Repairman Overhauling A Totaled BMW

November 16, 2017


This is a video of master auto body repairman Arthur Tussik completely overhauling a totaled 7-series BMW. Personally, I would have crushed it with a monster truck, but that's just me and I own a monster truck. "Drop me off at school?" I'll drop you off IN school.

Arthur Tussik is famous on YouTube for his ability to repair cars with major chassis damage that would otherwise be sent to the junkyard. Through a collection of hydraulic and hand tools, he disassembles each car and bends the frame back into place, often cutting pieces out and welding them back together. For this particular BMW, he goes as far as removing the roof, left-side door frames, and left-side quarter panels to make sure everything is lined up nicely.

As good as the finished product looks (and despite all his hard work), the car's structural integrity has still been compromised, and will likely crumple like a paper ball if its ever hit again, killing everyone inside, anybody who saw it happen, or even just heard about it on the evening news.

Keep going for the video while I speculate if they even bothered to reinstall all the airbags.

Thanks to Easy Jay, who agrees there's a time and a place for a car like this, and that's now, in a junkyard.

  • Hazakabammer

    now thats some solid work ethic, look how fast he works, he fixes the whole car in 20 minutes, wow, eastern european workers are so much better than western workers, lazy slobs don't want to work and want government handsouts... o have to admit thogh his movements are a little bit strange........ almost makes me think:: fake!

  • Forblat

    Somebody totaled a white BMW? Unheard of!

  • Nicholas Conrad

    I call shenanigans: he took apart a perfectly fine bmw, beat all the pieces to hell with hammers, put it back together then ran the footage backwards.

  • Doog

    Hahahah. I think you're on to something.

  • steve holt

    Distracted, I read "...despite all his hard work, the structural integrity has been compromised..." as the gospel truth part of the article, so when I got to "killing everyone inside" I was jolted so much I felt buzzed afterword.

    Does any of that make sense?

  • GeneralDisorder

    A lot of the safety components are designed to crumple and those are designed to be replaceable. Sure, there's some reduction of overall safety because you're taking things that were designed and built by super-precise robots and reshaping them by hand with a hammer.

    But... he's getting really in depth with his repairs and he's welding seams that weren't welded before. All-in-all the second crash should be survivable. If you put the time and effort into rebuild it again the way this guy is doing, it's gonna be about as solid as it needs to be. When it comes to third and fourth crash, well then it's time to stop driving.

  • TheQiwiMan
  • Rusty Shackleford

    If you picked up this wreck for next to nothing say $1500-$2000 and sold it off repaired to a neighbouring european country you never know maybe there is profit if your time isn't that important to you

  • Ollie Williams

    And this is why you don't buy a car with a branded title.

  • GeneralDisorder

    In Pennsylvania, they call it "R-Title" (i.e. reconstructed" which unfortunately only means that it was once titled as salvage or junk).

    So, if someone scraps a car that's worth fixing and the salvage yard says "you know what, that's worth fixing" it still gets an R-title.

    Personally, I don't drive the kind of thing that'd be worth repairing if 60% of it's structure had to be rebuilt so that omits a lot of chances for me buying a crushed and reconstructed Mercedes of BMW.

    But!! If you wrecked a car that was worth fixing, had a shop do it without insurance involvement you could sell is as an undamaged car. And in my state it's "buyer beware". You only have protection as a buyer if you buy from a dealer.

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