It may be surprising to know that even the slightest of traffic accidents can destroy an automobile. But rather than taking them straight to the junkyard, YouTuber Arthur tussik remakes them from the dead – in his latest video, he features a Volkswagen Jetta restoration from a mangled mess to something that looks like a car.
For the uninitiated, you might think that Tussik only works on four-door minivans like the VW, but his workplace isn’t just your average cutting shop. Throughout his career, he took control of BMWs, Teslas and Lamborghinis.
The revival of the Jetta starts with folding everything back into place. By cleverly pushing and pulling, he managed to persuade so many chassis and miscellaneous components to come back to where they were before using a smart laser alignment system. After a little more soldering and gluing things finally started to fall into place with ease.
We were convinced that the rear of the car was the worst damage, but the other end was a whole different story. After bending some of the most mangled chassis rails we’ve ever seen, a new front subframe fitted as if it had been custom made. It is very surprising how plug-and-play most of the body panels and components of modern vehicles have become; after getting the bones back in shape, everything seemed to be going as it should.
A true master of his craft, Tussik has the ability to take just about any panel, cut it to size, and make it look like an OEM component. As the video description mentions that around 80% of the body panels were replaced in the process, the end product is very impressive.
In just 60 hours, he transformed a vehicle intended for the cemetery into something that looked like an automobile. Of course, there is a bit more work to be done in the paint and interior department, but that shouldn’t take anything away from Tussik’s incredible work and commitment.