Watch this Ferrari LaFerrari model go from trash to treasure
YouTube has two driving trends fighting for views. On the one hand, you have strings like WhistlinDiesel throw trash at the cars and trucks you love. On the other, chains like RRC restoration bring these wrecks back to life. Many foodservice channels also prey on old tools and household items.
Restore machines combines household goods and car restoration into one theme by transforming trashed miniature cars into something you can find on a store shelf. One of the last videos of the channel is the restoration of a 6.3-liter Ferrari LaFerrari V12, and it shows how skilled the person behind the camera is in the art.
The car starts in a condition that the video describes as abandoned. This car appears to have been trampled on and then set on fire before being thrown into a lake. I’m curious how the YouTuber finds models like these in such terrible condition. A previous video even shows a model locked in ice.
Despite the condition of the model, the YouTuber goes to work to fix the poor and destroyed thing. It starts off pretty simple, with a complete teardown.
With the model completely separate, our host begins by throwing the toy car’s suspension springs into a solution and throwing the rest of the car into a makeshift parts washer.
They then blast the rest of the rust and grime off the body.
I really love the frame straightening process used here. The conservator uses a heat gun and flattened pieces of wood to bring the plastic frame back to a mostly upright condition.
A few parts are completely missing, including wheel spokes, a headlight and the passenger seat. For the seat and the headlight, our host makes new plastic parts using the existing parts as a mold and reference point.
But these wheels? They were rebuilt with what appears to be a body filler and a very steady hand with the tools.
It makes me wonder how they would proceed if the two headlights and the two seats were gone.
The restoration turns out to be good, considering what the model looked like. Finishing touches included new windows, new tires from a donor Lamborghini model and a fantastic pearlescent paint finish.
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