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Old 11-25-2018, 08:13 AM
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Body guy that can actually work metal not just throw on filler.

I posted this in the tech section and am reposting for more traffic.

Body guy that can actually work metal not just throw on filler.


https://www.youtube.com/user/tussik01/videos?disable_polymer=1

Arthur tussik


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaEMEaEJLiw

BMW 2. The quarter panel repair.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:46 PM
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The guy can paint / air brush too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZSiM8miOUk

The good stuff starts at 1:30
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:36 PM
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Yup, true body men are few and far between here in the states. Labor costs are the killers of the body men. Insurance companies won't pay for the additional hours it takes.

I know a few places in Mexico where they still do this level of work. I've seen some pretty amazing stuff which was done in Cuba.

Some Eastern Europeans still do this type of metal work.

I had to cringe watching a couple of his other videos. Personal safety doesn't appear to be a high priority for him.

I hope OSHA never visits his shop.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:18 PM
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Some Eastern Europeans still do this type of metal work..
Near as I can tell he is in Lithuania.

Also look at some of the measuring tools he made. He is fixing cars with a single pull frame machine that is sub $ 5,000 on the USA used market.
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:17 PM
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An interesting subject. I knew of a shop in Fort Worth that did work like this. Always repaired with metal.

But that was fifty years ago. I didn't know anyone still did this.

Anywhere.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:38 PM
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Part of the reason these skills have gone away in the US is cheaper replacement parts. It just isn't cost effective to straighten a $ 200 fender.

Using a Mercedes 2014 E350 as an example, RA shows an aftermarket CAPA certified fender for $ 160

Honda 2014 Accord sedan is $ 45
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