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#4517711 - 09/16/17 09:58 AM 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
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Loc: Midwest USA
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/...roscopic-crack/

"It might not look like much, but one-inch of damage was enough to write off an entire Corvette."

This kind of nonsense is going to drive up insurance costs on Corvettes ...
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#4517714 - 09/16/17 10:02 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: LoneRanger]
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JB WELD FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!
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#4517716 - 09/16/17 10:03 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: Brybo86]
LoneRanger Offline


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Originally Posted By: Brybo86
JB WELD FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!


LoL !!! laugh
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#4517718 - 09/16/17 10:06 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: LoneRanger]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
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Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Originally Posted By: Brybo86
JB WELD FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!


LoL !!! laugh


LOL Someone will probably buy it at auction, fix it with JB Weld and sell it. LOL
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#4517727 - 09/16/17 10:26 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: LoneRanger]
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Registered: 09/23/15
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It will have a salvage title following it around. I'm sure a top notch welder/Corvette enthusiast will find a way to adequately fix that. Heck, we had code welders at work that could repair cracked 800 psi boiler tubes with water dripping out of them.
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#4517738 - 09/16/17 10:49 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: 69GTX]
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Originally Posted By: 69GTX
It will have a salvage title following it around. I'm sure a top notch welder/Corvette enthusiast will find a way to adequately fix that. Heck, we had code welders at work that could repair cracked 800 psi boiler tubes with water dripping out of them.


It will have a salvage title, no doubt. But there's still money to be made there.
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#4517739 - 09/16/17 10:50 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: LoneRanger]
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Registered: 11/23/16
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Someone will fix it right. It can't be impossible. So many shops don't want to touch stuff like that. I had a heck of a time even finding a shop to repair the frame and replace the floor pans on my 96 Cherokee. As soon as they hear "frame", they're out.
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#4517744 - 09/16/17 10:55 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: LoneRanger]
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
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This type of situation is about liability more than common sense...

Lawyers and bean counters rule the world.
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#4517746 - 09/16/17 10:58 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: LoneRanger]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21196
Loc: Orlando, FL
I don't anything bad would happen if driver didn't bring the car in and file an insurance claim.

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#4517750 - 09/16/17 11:04 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: LoneRanger]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
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Plenty of vehicles have parts which are not serviced. It happens.

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#4517755 - 09/16/17 11:21 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: LoneRanger]
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Registered: 06/24/09
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Loc: OR, USA
It could be legit. If that area is highly stressed the repair would have to be the same strength as before the damage, not stronger or weaker as it could change the way stress is concentrated.

That said,if it were me I'd be tempted to drill a hole at the and of the crack and weld a patch over it.

BSW

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#4517762 - 09/16/17 11:39 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: LoneRanger]
DuckRyder Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 4212
Loc: Atlanta
Check out the linked threads, if they are correct about the location it makes a lot more sense.

I’m sure it can (and will) be fixed, but when GM Engineering is on record as saying it can’t or shouldn’t, that is a lot of liability.
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#4517770 - 09/16/17 11:53 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: HoosierJeeper]
Jarlaxle Offline


Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 8163
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
Someone will fix it right. It can't be impossible. So many shops don't want to touch stuff like that. I had a heck of a time even finding a shop to repair the frame and replace the floor pans on my 96 Cherokee. As soon as they hear "frame", they're out.


Cherokees don't have frames.
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#4517773 - 09/16/17 11:54 AM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: bsmithwins]
Jarlaxle Offline


Registered: 02/02/12
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Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: bsmithwins
It could be legit. If that area is highly stressed the repair would have to be the same strength as before the damage, not stronger or weaker as it could change the way stress is concentrated.

That said,if it were me I'd be tempted to drill a hole at the and of the crack and weld a patch over it.

BSW


A good welder can do it-fortunately, I know a couple. (One of whom can weld aircraft-grade aluminum.) I'd consider the same fix, though he might actually weld up the crack instead.
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#4517795 - 09/16/17 12:12 PM Re: 2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack [Re: Jarlaxle]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
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Originally Posted By: Jarlaxle
A good welder can do it-fortunately, I know a couple. (One of whom can weld aircraft-grade aluminum.) I'd consider the same fix, though he might actually weld up the crack instead.


A "good welder" probably knows that you can't just weld up modern cars willy-nilly. Having 5+ different types of steel plus aluminum is now normal for a grocery getter, and every panel will have a different repair procedure. Many structural panels simply require replacement for any amount of damage.

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