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Rod Ends

posted on 24/7/22 at 08:11 PM Reply With Quote
Very dodgy chassis repair

Just spotted this on Youtube

Belong to anyone on here?

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Simon

posted on 24/7/22 at 09:40 PM Reply With Quote
Wow.
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nick205

posted on 25/7/22 at 07:40 AM Reply With Quote
Shocking!

Watched that same YouTube video the other day and couldn't quite believe a company had had the nerve to charge money for the "repair". It seems so blatantly twisted and knackered before and after the "repair".

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ianhurley20

posted on 25/7/22 at 07:50 AM Reply With Quote
My Cat B write off Haynes is back as a track car - still has twisted chassis, back left hand wheel suspension refitted so the wheel is 4 inches further back than it should be and about 6 degrees out of line etc etc - guy who bought it as a track car didn't know it was a Cat B and Copart don't want to know as they have been given a certificate of destruction!
Not surprised - there are a lot of people who just want money and don't care about the consequences

[Edited on 25/7/22 by ianhurley20]





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nick205

posted on 25/7/22 at 08:12 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ianhurley20
My Cat B write off Haynes is back as a track car - still has twisted chassis, back left hand wheel suspension refitted so the wheel is 4 inches further back than it should be and about 6 degrees out of line etc etc - guy who bought it as a track car didn't know it was a Cat B and Copart don't want to know as they have been given a certificate of destruction!
Not surprised - there are a lot of people who just want money and don't care about the consequences

[Edited on 25/7/22 by ianhurley20]




Agree, there's always money hungry people out there. However, this sort of thing still gets my goat when it puts the car's occupants, other road users, pedestrians and so on at risk. Just seems a really bad show, but I guess there's little to stop it happening.

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Slimy38

posted on 25/7/22 at 11:02 AM Reply With Quote
And there I was thinking that the missing upper cross beams was the issue!

I'm not sure how the initial repair could have been done like that, I guess for those not familiar with kit cars possibly? But even so, having something misaligned left to right is just common sense.

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adithorp

posted on 25/7/22 at 11:16 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
Shocking!

Watched that same YouTube video the other day...


Me too.





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Mr Whippy

posted on 28/7/22 at 06:01 AM Reply With Quote
For it to be so obvious on a video it must be really bad in real life.
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roadrunner

posted on 31/7/22 at 08:27 PM Reply With Quote
I watched this and asked them to name and shame to stop others making the same mistake.
I also asked them what condition the roll cage was in as I was interested in having one
Apparently it had all been chopped up

[Edited on 31/7/22 by roadrunner]

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nick205

posted on 1/8/22 at 02:23 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by roadrunner
I watched this and asked them to name and shame to stop others making the same mistake.
I also asked them what condition the roll cage was in as I was interested in having one
Apparently it had all been chopped up

[Edited on 31/7/22 by roadrunner]



If that chassis has been chopped up that's the best thing for it - prevents it ending up back on road/track.

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