Autos & Vehicles

I Tried To Fix My Audi RS7s Shady Bodywork Myself, and Broke It

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Today I attempt bodywork on my new to me audi RS7, watch hilarity ensue
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  1. Rich Rebuilds

    Rich Rebuilds

    6 months ago

    Prior episode here! -

    • Jagroop Singh

      Jagroop Singh

      6 months ago

      You are so lucky to have that car when I saw that car on Samcracs Chanel I became an Audi fan and rs7 became my favourite car forever that car have over 800hp if you don't believe me you can dyno it . That's a dream car I wonder why Sam fucked that car

    • Jagroop Singh

      Jagroop Singh

      6 months ago

      Isn't it samcracs car

    • paulg


      6 months ago

      I just read about you in my latest Car and Driver. Very impressive. You have brass balls pulling this car apart with no prior experience. I have to say, as a white man, that I am disappointed to hear about the racism you go through. Pre Trump I thought most of that shit was over, but now I see racism is alive and well in America. Best of luck to you.

    • Stephen Braddy

      Stephen Braddy

      6 months ago

      Rich, this was a very impressive repair for an "amateur". Really good stuff. You said you were proud several times during this video, and each time I was thinking "you should be".

    • dat green koolaid

      dat green koolaid

      6 months ago

      You should get a hellcat

  2. James Latimer

    James Latimer

    Day ago

    These cars are so over complicated over-engineered and don't need to be but they will cost a lot of money imagine buying one in 10 years time and how much money you would need to spend on it just like a BMW X6 overcomplicated and overpriced

  3. Doug Smith

    Doug Smith

    9 days ago

    Just watched all of the rs7 videos this morning. Watching this one again.

  4. Kevin Crafts

    Kevin Crafts

    Month ago

    With no formal training, I am very impressed with your insight and clarity about what you need to do to fix it, and your determination and grit to do it. I admire that, and you!

    • Kevin Crafts

      Kevin Crafts

      Month ago

      Great videography!

    • Kevin Crafts

      Kevin Crafts

      Month ago

      You are an inspiration for me.

  5. Liberty


    Month ago

    Always Sawzall next to your cars battery.

  6. Steve Laminack

    Steve Laminack

    Month ago

    Wonder how many thousands the last body shop charged for that hack job? Great job Rich.

  7. I've Never Done This Before

    I've Never Done This Before

    Month ago

    Good on ya for tackling this yourself Rich.

  8. Gadget Deez

    Gadget Deez

    2 months ago

    it's motivational. Almost wish I woulda attempted the quarter panels on my Nova. eh.... idk.. LOL Thanks for the entertainment rich.

  9. shellstud34


    2 months ago

    Awesome job!

  10. artbyrobot


    3 months ago

    would have been much easier to just paintless dent repair the trunk and reweld that weld job and paint it...

  11. Kostadin Stoykov

    Kostadin Stoykov

    3 months ago

    6:09 make sure to loose one (amature certified youtuber) when you disassemble and assemble it with screws left over and its still holding then you are certified pro engineer :P

  12. Make Money Now

    Make Money Now

    3 months ago

    Thanks for sharing this!

  13. hoakpsp3


    3 months ago

    That's one strong folding 💺

  14. Just Jordan

    Just Jordan

    4 months ago

    Why am I watching this, guess I like repairs as well. Don't care much about cars but seems like a well done repairs channel good work.

  15. Ollivera Seers

    Ollivera Seers

    4 months ago

    In Forza, I tried making your rs7 but instead painted it carbon fibre

  16. Darcy N

    Darcy N

    4 months ago

    Who goes looking in your truck ? Lol

  17. Darcy N

    Darcy N

    4 months ago

    Do you use a modified head lamp for your go pro? Lol

    • Darcy N

      Darcy N

      4 months ago

      Auto body technician too.?

  18. Darcy N

    Darcy N

    4 months ago

    Software engineer turn technician/innovator you are?

  19. Mike Vetsalo

    Mike Vetsalo

    4 months ago

    You could say it is Samcrac

  20. Frank Thomas

    Frank Thomas

    4 months ago

    Rich you're the best!! Lost Focus!!!!!

  21. Digital Q

    Digital Q

    4 months ago

    no heat gun and you re using a flame confused dude

  22. dsalpha18


    4 months ago

    Sanding without a N95 or face mask, burning substances with a blow torch on a car, not wearing gloves to protect your hands... Anyone of those can cause you extreme suffering down the road.

  23. Frank Rice

    Frank Rice

    4 months ago

    Does that chicken farmer look like Adam Sandler?

  24. Arno Modelstate

    Arno Modelstate

    4 months ago

    Kind of surprised Rich didn't take off the back of the exhaust as well knowing it wasn't in the right place either so it would make a little more room underneath. But darn man this is great fab work to watch.

  25. Mercedes Lounge

    Mercedes Lounge

    4 months ago

    Impressive! Promotion 😎 sneaked in just like that!

  26. Minds Eye

    Minds Eye

    4 months ago

    Well at least uncle Rich used protective gear including gloves and such for doing all this body work...oh wait...nevermind

  27. Sean Sav.

    Sean Sav.

    4 months ago

    Rich, cuz, if your gonna work on cars and film (ty for that). You got to get a GoPro and put it on a helmet, or sweat band. You can use both your hands to work.

  28. Evilserge


    5 months ago

    Just if you did not know it but Key is missing with a Keyless VWagen's (Including bugatti and lambo) in a 95% means a low car battery or issues with voltage on ECU/ immobilizer. Rest 5% - key is actually not coded in your car.

  29. Arek R.

    Arek R.

    5 months ago

    Not bad but I thought he would use actual point welder...

  30. Garbage Man

    Garbage Man

    5 months ago


  31. Rick Standal

    Rick Standal

    5 months ago

    So your one of those guys, goes both ways, dose your wife know?

  32. Steven Bishop

    Steven Bishop

    5 months ago

    sorry to say but im one of those guys that only uses the tools availible

  33. Shabba Baptiste

    Shabba Baptiste

    5 months ago

    Make sure you lose one

  34. Hugh Barned

    Hugh Barned

    5 months ago

    RICH, first time commenting and congratulation on the restoration. Hind sight is 20/20 and going forward, would it not have been better to just remove the rear passenger seat, pick and replace the entire piece with a better cosmetic outcome than what you had to do for salvaging the old forward section and now left with the re attachment point of the salvaged forward section and the newer replaced trunk floor visible for all to see. Stay positive as always Cheers

  35. Umar Ch.

    Umar Ch.

    5 months ago

    Wow towards the end, the whole weight of the car is on that blue camping chair! What a solid chair Rich! Which brand is it? 😁

  36. Pica Delphon

    Pica Delphon

    5 months ago

    So You did Bring home some Extra Pets for the Kids..

  37. Nigel Charlton-Wright

    Nigel Charlton-Wright

    5 months ago

    Grand job, looking good. Seeing those so called "Professional Repairs" makes my welding and panel repairs on my old car English car (I can't get the parts for my car, so I have to create compound curves among other items) look pretty good! Pity the second batch of spray paint made a couple of months later is lighter, but hey I am getting there.

  38. AdaM EvE

    AdaM EvE

    5 months ago

    A FU#king SNAKE ? 🙀 Are you KIDDING ?? I could never get in it ever after that.

  39. Rik van der Mark

    Rik van der Mark

    5 months ago

    Damn nice repair, I love the fact that you decided to replace te pieces that were fixable. Looks great so far :)

  40. OrbitalRoc


    5 months ago

    As a carpenter I feel bad for that chisel.

  41. fartamplifer


    5 months ago

    Looking at the quality of the work done by the previous owner makes me think his name should be Sam Crap.

  42. Ordoz


    5 months ago

    You pay too much attention to comments

  43. Wolf Party

    Wolf Party

    5 months ago

    Hellooo. I’m new to your channel. And no I don’t have an electric car!! Hahaha. I drive a 1993 Honda Accord ex. And I love it, I’ve owed it for 18 years, with other cars too. I know some people that have done a “K” Honda swop for the Mini Cooper. Good luck, luv the channel maaaan!!! I give ya an A-!! Great job, glad you chose to do it yourself!!! Cheers!! 👊🏼💪🏼👍🏼

  44. Phil_Beds


    5 months ago

    Nice "Safety Flip Flops" I see there..... excellent use of PPE. :/

  45. asusreviews


    5 months ago

    Did you retire the kitchen knife?

  46. RayBomb


    5 months ago

    Man, wow, you inspire me! Thanx!!

  47. Ste Fra

    Ste Fra

    5 months ago

    The best oil is the free oil!

  48. endall39


    6 months ago

    I was pretty much with you until you sprayed primer without masking or at least providing some protection to the exposed interior, exhaust, undercarriage... well everything. Over-spray get's EVERYWHERE, Rich! In any case, fun to watch a project like this. Thanks for sharing!

  49. Live Life Freely

    Live Life Freely

    6 months ago

    6:03 "make sure you lose one." OH-MAN I LAUGHED SO HARD AT THIS!

  50. slugger43209


    6 months ago

    Your accent literally comes outta no where lol, is that jersey ?

  51. Dan Houtz

    Dan Houtz

    6 months ago

    Gas or electric it doesn't matter to me. If it's fast I'm on board. Electric instant torque is unbelievable. But hard to beat that amazing V8 sound.

  52. Andre Barnes

    Andre Barnes

    6 months ago

    Done well. Love your humor.

  53. Ray Bickham

    Ray Bickham

    6 months ago

    Rich says "I don't have any auto body experience" Rips apart entire rear of car then puts it back together. I am dead!

  54. khvidtube1617


    6 months ago

    How did you manage to avoid those horrific electronic fault messages (hill hold assist, parking camera, ESC etc) on your dashboard once you had disconnected your battery?

  55. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius

    6 months ago

    Came to learn about some RS7 stuff, died laughing instead.

  56. Willie Tucker

    Willie Tucker

    6 months ago

    Dude, that's impressive! You now have a sub in me. I look forward to more videos.

  57. Danladi Graham

    Danladi Graham

    6 months ago

    Where on Earth did you find rubbing alcohol in these days and times????????????????????????????

  58. aserta


    6 months ago

    One trick to figure out where spot welds are is to take flat black (cheapest pos spray paint you can find) and paint the whole area with it. Then, the hidden spot welds will pop out instantly in vision. Alternatively (but this is messy as hell) just throw graphite powder with an applicator. I prefer the paint variant since you're already going to have to paint it anyways. Plus, unlike back in the day, you have weld through flat black paint (if you don't wanna cheap out) and that's just pumping.

  59. Mason Good

    Mason Good

    6 months ago

    you are the best USgone channel. Much love, keep doing you!

  60. onni borg

    onni borg

    6 months ago

    Really thought there was a sneak peek of the sponsor at 1:03 but, maybe I was just too paranoid

  61. Jody Stuurman

    Jody Stuurman

    6 months ago

    Start a gofundme then it's our audi

  62. MAX tech tech

    MAX tech tech

    6 months ago

    I have worked on my father's Chrysler town and country and it has 1 bolt in the taillight and it pops out

  63. Ade Norman

    Ade Norman

    6 months ago

    Props for taking on a repair like this in your garage (with a rusty chisel...) - good work bud. And that thing sounds like a Spitfire when it's running! The previous 'repair work' was appalling - bodywork by Stevie Wonder.

  64. Antwian Anderson

    Antwian Anderson

    6 months ago

    You did a great job bro look good.. I want a Audi a7 🙏🙏 I love this car I'm SAVEING for one right now

  65. Sam Leen

    Sam Leen

    6 months ago

    there is an extremely high pitched noise in the middle of this video

  66. Sam Leen

    Sam Leen

    6 months ago


  67. vladbulin


    6 months ago

    Man yore inspiring!

  68. TJ K

    TJ K

    6 months ago

    What's up with the mini??

  69. MachineMeme Peen

    MachineMeme Peen

    6 months ago

    Imagine having an RS7 and ordering chinese parts for it, shame on you previous owner

  70. Yep Pers

    Yep Pers

    6 months ago

    I'm not interested in cars but this is still entertaining

  71. R Freitas

    R Freitas

    6 months ago

    Another unfinished Samcrac rebuild... LOL

  72. Peter Inshaw

    Peter Inshaw

    6 months ago

    I dig the I8 build, glad you showed it

  73. Maor Roffe

    Maor Roffe

    6 months ago

    Does this type of repair affect the overall rigidity and integrity of the car? Will the car be as safe, etc?

    • PiscesXXX


      5 months ago

      Yes it is comprised, no it is not safe. The rebar directly behind the bumper (the silver aluminum bar) is the first line of defense second to the absorber which is attached to the bumper in the video as it comes off, it cannot be repaired and most be replaced if damaged. As for the rear body panel and floor I haven’t read the procedures but I’m pretty sure that should have been welded and bonded. And I’m not sure what the procedures are on sectioning that trunk pan but it seems sketchy with out looking it up.

  74. GavinForCars


    6 months ago

    The repairs look great.

  75. Hans Choe

    Hans Choe

    6 months ago

    you really should be proud.. super nice fix job. janky days are behind! now a skillful diyer!!

  76. Kevin _

    Kevin _

    6 months ago

    WOAH WOAH WOAH the exhaust is armytrix?!?!

  77. MrVectrexUK


    6 months ago

    Absolutely loved this vid Rich - I am especially fond of how you keep in all the stuff that doesn't quite work out. The car is an absolute beast and definitely deserved a better repair than it had when you bought it. Now that rear area looks great. Awesome work.



    6 months ago

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  79. Johnny Tsunami Herrera

    Johnny Tsunami Herrera

    6 months ago

    Amazing DYI work, really enjoy doing all my work also. Keep up the good work.

  80. bassmania tv

    bassmania tv

    6 months ago

    You should start your own business brotha you're super smart & your work ethic is amazing!!!!..

  81. ontario39212


    6 months ago

    Cornhub, first time I've rewound an ad! HA!

  82. Cedric Hampton

    Cedric Hampton

    6 months ago

    Am a x Aircraft sheet metal mechanic you did a A plus ➕ job on removing that belly pan

  83. Cedric Hampton

    Cedric Hampton

    6 months ago

    Good job I will give you B plus on the sealant job

  84. Cedric Hampton

    Cedric Hampton

    6 months ago

    Get a pneumatic sealant gun its lot more consistant than a manual gun

  85. Con tra

    Con tra

    6 months ago

    13:18 Looks like someone tried welding with a hammer.

  86. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover

    6 months ago

    Good Job.

  87. mitsuturbo


    6 months ago

    It's "sneak PEEK", genius. Not "Sneak Peak".

  88. Noel Omondi

    Noel Omondi

    6 months ago

    "Random chicken farmer" is sending me

  89. Pepe O

    Pepe O

    6 months ago

    My dream is to work for Rich and he buys me Burger King at the end of each shift.

    • Chaman Kudmarbettu

      Chaman Kudmarbettu

      Month ago

      He ain't paying you anything though 😂

  90. Sheldon Conk

    Sheldon Conk

    6 months ago

    “FOCUS” 🗣🖤

  91. Zander Poole

    Zander Poole

    6 months ago

    I might have to send u some gloves that metal bouta cut ur hands

  92. Zac Lange

    Zac Lange

    6 months ago

    Great job

  93. Supratt001


    6 months ago

    You are repairing things I can’t so I’m going to say great job Rich

  94. n30a


    6 months ago

    wikifeet lmao

  95. Patraulea Alex

    Patraulea Alex

    6 months ago

    Did you buy it from Samcrac? The chicken farmer with a white Focus RS rusting on the grass?

  96. Jagroop Singh

    Jagroop Singh

    6 months ago

    It's samcracs car I remember it

  97. bigman Bze

    bigman Bze

    6 months ago

    I love it bro good job

  98. Robert Kennedy

    Robert Kennedy

    6 months ago

    Damn. Considering you have zero experience that is a 10/10

  99. MrDaveaccord


    6 months ago

    This guy is pretty impressive, I would never try to do half the shit he does. I tip my hat to him.

  100. Will Edmunds

    Will Edmunds

    6 months ago

    Looks pretty good, I would have sanded and painted the E-coat on the new panels. It’s not designed to be a permanent finish on the panel. Otherwise looks great!