If you ever wondered what happens to totalled Primes...

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  1. smyles

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    There’s the 3 parts of the front bumper (4 if you include the top bit above the acrylic grille)
     
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    Remarkable that he did what he did. It would have been totaled in the US. He didn't put the passenger A piller airbag back in. Sell it fast.
     
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    Wow. Thanks for sharing
     
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    very talented, and a good job, but what's the value before and after?
     
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    Or get resold at your local Bob's Discount Autos in "like new" condition!
     
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    Driven to church on weekends by my grandmother...

    Low mileage (i.e. it’s been in the shop for a year) ...
     
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    Since it (likely) went thru a salvage auction, even if titled, and even if the title has been 'washed' (do not know if it's still a thing in 2019), carfax will contain the accident/write-off record.

    But overseas the labor is cheap - and can be quite skilled, as the video shows, - so exporting and fixing makes financial sense even with $$ for new parts (minus airbags and other unnecessary 'luxuries'...).
     
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    Makes me cringe to think some unsuspecting sap could eventually own such a "repaired" vehicle if the history has not been honestly disclosed. My wife and I occasionally hit an auction house (antiques etc) that at times has obvious - but not so stated - flood damaged vehicles on the block, with no mention of such and salvage titles having been "washed".
     
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    Like the fabled "little old lady from Pasadena."
     
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    It doesn't have to be overseas to happen:

    You'll have to do the Google Search: "jalopnik couple awarded $42 Million" and it will be the first result, the 10/11/17 article.

    "With the jury awarding $47 million in the case against the collision repair shop, the couple now turns its attention to the State Farm case, which alleges that “State Farm dictated to John Eagle [Collision Center] how the car was to be repaired.” Fox 4 quotes the insurance company as saying the allegations are “not supported by the facts.”

    Either way, I
    ("I" being David Tracy, author of the 10/11/17 article) think there are a lot of lessons to learn here, not the least of which is the fact that, even if a used car shows nothing on its history report, there’s always a risk that at some point, some repair shop may have taken a shortcut."
     
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    ouch, my eyes!:eek:
     
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    Yes, it would have been a bit nice of bisco to give me a few minutes to edit the ridiculousness out that was inserted into my reply despite even typing in the url link, rather than just copying and pasting,.
     
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    much better, thank you :)
     
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    That guy is a real craftsman. 8 days! I understand what he did, and it's great, old fashioned metal work. That said, the ability of steel to be bent, straightened, and retain strength depends on the alloy and heat treatment. I think the front end of that car will be very weak after the straightening. I've seen a ship's hull made of high tensile strength steel crack due to reduced fatigue resistance of that grade of steel plate. (If the weight of steel in the hull can be reduced by stronger, thinner, lighter plate, the ship can carry more tons of cargo. It's a money maker until the hull cracks. We had the cracked section cut out and a new piece of plate welded in. Ships with this type of steel have cracked, broken, and sunk. High tensile strength steel hulls are generally no longer allowed.)

    Totaling a vehicle is something each state usually leaves to the insurers. The state sets rules...the poster from North Carolina mentioned total loss, and in that state if the insurer declares that the repair cost exceeds 75% of the market value, then the car is declared a total loss. Other states may use different percentages. A total loss vehicle, if not scrapped, can be repaired but carries a "branded" title. In some states the vehicle can be inspected and get a clean title. Other states require an inspection, then the vehicle is road-worthy but retains the "rebuilt" or "salvage" branded title.

    I guess there's no Russian version of CarFax. I saw a report recently of car dealers showing customers fraudulent CarFax reports that left off the trouble...repairs or Lemon Law buy-back, or flood, whatever. Do your own CarFax or AutoCheck report when you look at a used car.
     
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    OK, fairly off-topic, but I love history, the Titanic also suffered from brittle steel, although of course that isn't the only factor in the tragedy.
    Testing Shows Titanic Steel Was Brittle -- ScienceDaily
     
  18. sub3marathonman

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    OK, here's a question.

    Why did the link to the Jalopnik put 500 lines in, and I eventually had to just say what to search for, yet I was able to put the Titanic Brittle Steel link in without problem?
     
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    Must have been the Russians.
     
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    all the jalopnik links do that. there is a way to fix it, but idk how to do it, and i don't know why jalopnik has this problem. you're not the first, and won't be the last. people who link them regularly know how to do it so it doesn't show up like that.
     
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