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The Rogue Tesla Mechanic Resurrecting Salvaged Cars

Опубликовано: 27 июл. 2018 г. 4 059 990 просмотров

Rich is a car enthusiast whose passion is to find wrecked Teslas, bring them back to life, and then share his repair adventures on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds.

When he found out that Tesla would not service or support his salvaged cars, he took it upon himself to scour the internet and harvest working parts from several busted Teslas. He Frankensteined them together until his creations were fully operational, at a fraction of what it would cost to buy a new or certified pre-owned Tesla.

Motherboard travels to Massachusetts to meet with the rogue mechanic leading a grassroots movement of DIY fixers who are taking back the right to repair the things they own.

Check out Rich's YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2BAD9Uc

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Comments
  • HOLD FAST
    HOLD FAST 7 месяцев назад This guy. I like this guy.
  • Carl
    Carl 7 месяцев назад and we like you too :)
  • Ilikeboost
    Ilikeboost 7 месяцев назад Carl hello there. How ya doing?
  • -Ah vilable-
    -Ah vilable- 7 месяцев назад But he's a [redacted]...
  • skyserf
    skyserf 7 месяцев назад Ah vilable ..Extremely intelligent human being. Why was that so difficult for you?
  • -Ah vilable-
    -Ah vilable- 7 месяцев назад skyserf, not at all
  • Lukas Böck
    Lukas Böck 7 месяцев назад fixing 2 ton cars... wearing slippers
  • F BI
    F BI 7 месяцев назад HOLD FAST i watch his channel
  • Canary Wharf Group
    Canary Wharf Group 7 месяцев назад (изменено) Ah vilable “bald guy”? Come on son...what age are you living in? Bald people are pretty much accepted these days ...no need for domism here!
  • Roach Larry
    Roach Larry 7 месяцев назад Look up Rich Rebuilds to follow more of his tesla rebuilds. Videos are awesome and very informational on Tesla and their cars
  • Make Showers Golden Again
    Make Showers Golden Again 7 месяцев назад HOLD FAST hello from your 666th like :D
  • HOLD FAST
    HOLD FAST 7 месяцев назад Left is Right lets go down the left hand path and listen to some black metal
  • Make Showers Golden Again
    Make Showers Golden Again 7 месяцев назад HOLD FAST I'm down with that bro :D
  • Chief Captn
    Chief Captn 7 месяцев назад HOLD FAST ya! :D I love being an adult with an angry emotionally confused emo teen inside 🤘 let's go be cool different somewhere that rocks fellas
  • Razvan T
    Razvan T 7 месяцев назад Awesome job dude!
  • Monk Supra
    Monk Supra 7 месяцев назад HOLD FAST I like hm too
  • Ryan Tillman
    Ryan Tillman 7 месяцев назад Ah vilable loser
  • harry camper
    harry camper 7 месяцев назад HODL SLOW
  • Tony Stark
    Tony Stark 7 месяцев назад Ah vilable your mother should have swallowed you, the world would be a better place.
  • Rolando Motta
    Rolando Motta 7 месяцев назад I was thinking the same. Genuine good guy
  • PitchTrails
    PitchTrails 7 месяцев назад HOLD FAST too bad tesla doesn't
  • Don't u get it?
    Don't u get it? 7 месяцев назад HOLD FAST I was literally just going to say the same thing. We need more people like this.
  • Rue the Sphynx
    Rue the Sphynx 7 месяцев назад I didn't even know this was a problem, but I'm glad we have people like him to keep our best interests safe.
  • Observing Rogue
    Observing Rogue 7 месяцев назад ....Would steel-toe-boots really be that much better? I think they are nearly as clumsy as slippers. I would prefer minimalist/Parkour shoes, alertness, prudence, and KNOWLEDGE...and keeping stupid people & pets, far away.
  • Oli Rahman
    Oli Rahman 7 месяцев назад One would naturally think that but it’s not like that in the real work of employment. Tesla are innovators they do things in a total different chances are it would shock him with the culture Tesla has. I wouldn’t trust anybody to fix my Tesla but Tesla as its electronics.
  • Tom Astrotraveler
    Tom Astrotraveler 7 месяцев назад I like this guy too
  • baretillo
    baretillo 7 месяцев назад HOLD FAST me too.☺
  • Greasy Gabs
    Greasy Gabs 7 месяцев назад not like steel toes are gonna do much for you if all that weight lands on them anyway still gonna lose them salamanders
  • Space1TV .!.
    Space1TV .!. 7 месяцев назад Why can’t all blacks be like this guy , right !?
  • Danny boyy
    Danny boyy 7 месяцев назад HOLD FAST you should marry him.
  • Paw Paw
    Paw Paw 7 месяцев назад Cool dude, I miss the weekends back in the 70's when me and my high school Mopar buddies help each other modify / supp up our muscle cars. It takes passion to resurrect a car from the slab up.
  • DJD &c.
    DJD &c. 7 месяцев назад (изменено) @Paw Paw Right there with ya; I was a Honda mechanic for close to ten years and this guy's a mechanic in the truest sense: learn and fix—make it work. Also, to have to salvage all your parts, without being able to order them through the manufacturer or in the aftermarket, is the epitome of ridiculous; "Apple-ifying" the car game should never happen, no matter how electronic cars become. Sub this guy's channel if you haven't.
  • Paw Paw
    Paw Paw 7 месяцев назад Exactly, my first car, a 1970 Dodge Charger it had burnt valves, a worn out timing chain and the whole front suspension was shot. I was 15 in 1979. The new unleaded fuel burnt the valves. It only had 100k miles, but 100k was the normal end of a cars life back then. I learned out of necessity and a Chiltons repair manual. She looked spiffy and eventually ran very quickly as well. No car limits how many chicks you date. I'm certain that much still holds true.
  • emill kim
    emill kim 7 месяцев назад Right??? Dude is my kind of crazy.
  • DJD &c.
    DJD &c. 7 месяцев назад (изменено) @Paw Paw Lol; replacing the timing chain at 116k on my '08 Si shortly. My favorite car from Honda; as spiffy lookin as it can get, now just need it to run optimally. Cheers bud
  • mike trenton
    mike trenton 7 месяцев назад What an extremely intelligent fellow, and very likable. Thumbs up from Canada :)
  • 03056932R
    03056932R 7 месяцев назад 'this guy' is the biggest tesla based channel on youtube
  • Slime Frank
    Slime Frank 7 месяцев назад HOLD FAST he is a credit to his race.
  • Explicit Tech
    Explicit Tech 7 месяцев назад He really thinks outside of the box. True intelligence right there.
  • Mat J
    Mat J 7 месяцев назад he's clearly a commie
  • Fello Foe
    Fello Foe 7 месяцев назад HOLD FAST, H3ll~ yeah. :)
  • Fello Foe
    Fello Foe 7 месяцев назад This guy... he's going make the first true real A.I. :)
  • bpedwa1
    bpedwa1 7 месяцев назад Space1TV .!. Why can’t all whites be like this guy!?
  • Me
    Me 7 месяцев назад Same
  • Farley Moab
    Farley Moab 6 месяцев назад Lukas Böck Yeah I am not buying it either, the slippers, the brand new come-along, the dainty hands and arms, the stupid garden gloves, the lack of air tools, no, its his 'buddies' that do the heavy lifting, he is just a black front.
  • Ray Redding
    Ray Redding 6 месяцев назад I just hop Tesla don't try to sue him or lock him up for no reason I really hope he gets rich
  • Jake Alex
    Jake Alex 6 месяцев назад (изменено) This guy hasn't actually fixed a Tesla. He just steals parts and pretends he can fix them.
  • stormbringr00
    stormbringr00 6 месяцев назад I am impressed by this dude. His dedication to this is truly awesome.
  • Dr. House
    Dr. House 6 месяцев назад (изменено) Jake Alex idiotic comment. You do know how fixing cars works, right? You source parts and replace whats needed. “This guy doesn’t bake cookies. He just mixes ingredients and puts them in the oven”
  • --
    -- 6 месяцев назад This guy... he’s a loonatic... he smart tho, hella smart
  • teakey
    teakey 6 месяцев назад Words right out of my mouth
  • JASON.S
    JASON.S 6 месяцев назад Elon musk should give this guy a job
  • opera davis
    opera davis 6 месяцев назад Me to!
  • karan pkatarki
    karan pkatarki 6 месяцев назад iam not having good knowledge in mechanics
  • Terry Wunderlich
    Terry Wunderlich 6 месяцев назад this is a good brain. i heart this brain.
  • tiefkuhler
    tiefkuhler 6 месяцев назад (изменено) Space1TV .!. Why can't all wites be like this guy? -_-
  • Tian Shi
    Tian Shi 6 месяцев назад me too
  • Benny Sledz
    Benny Sledz 6 месяцев назад This guy. I hate this guy.
  • Joe0400
    Joe0400 6 месяцев назад @Lukas Böck no fixing two ton electric cars, using his specialty tool, a kitchen knife.
  • Jack Guo
    Jack Guo 5 месяцев назад skyserf a
  • George Lucas
    George Lucas 5 месяцев назад Lukas Blöck Yep that always fascinates me. In a country where everybody is suing everyone, all the mechanic wizards are wearing baseball caps and flip-flops while crawling under cars. One hopes Chris will succeed despite of his lack of tattoo's.
  • Jp Jp
    Jp Jp 5 месяцев назад This guy is cool.
  • zorroon milkavitch
    zorroon milkavitch 4 месяца назад I like him more.
  • zorroon milkavitch
    zorroon milkavitch 4 месяца назад @Space1TV .!. Something is wrong with your thinking I'm not sure how and why but is no reason why everyone should be like everyone even though I wish you were a lot like me and then I would commit suicide
  • Tom Samad
    Tom Samad 4 месяца назад I liked your comment before i even fully watched the video...and i'm glad i did. This dude is fascinating.
  • Jon Perez
    Jon Perez 4 месяца назад @HOLD FAST  ...You, you're good you.  I'm sorry I couldn't resist.
  • Anthony Guillen
    Anthony Guillen 4 месяца назад indeed now he gonna have to learn thrusters
  • Marciaus007
    Marciaus007 4 месяца назад Who is that guy???