Building an electric mini cooper on a $5,000 budget

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Today we are continuing our build of the eletric mini cooper on a astoinishingly cheap budget, helped by no other then the ever beautiful Leedna.. who was a great help.. until she had to leave when she couldn't get logged into her instagram
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  • Rich Rebuilds
    Rich Rebuilds23 ditë më parë

    Next video in the series, here! -

  • Andrew Hill

    Andrew Hill

    10 ditë më parë

    That your girl?

  • Mustafa Dada

    Mustafa Dada

    19 ditë më parë

    Why the hell would you keep such thumbnail

  • Ritvik Game
    Ritvik Game4 orë më parë

    Let her help. *Bum chicki bum bum*

  • Carl Sharpe
    Carl Sharpe4 orë më parë

    I scoped that harbor freight weld helmet on top of top shelf

  • Tmoney Boss
    Tmoney Boss10 orë më parë


  • VeZ
    VeZDitë më parë

    She's beautiful and sleek, Oh the girl, I guess she's alright

  • Allan Eddings
    Allan EddingsDitë më parë

    She is the perfect addition to your videos! Great job to you both!

  • Sir Miles
    Sir Miles2 ditë më parë

    If Elon was really smart he would have offered you a job since he recruits people that think outside the box. You are a technical genius without the schooling!

  • Matt Carrell
    Matt Carrell3 ditë më parë

    8", 9" Motor longer length is bette discussion shown with example banana .... only on this channel! I love the occasional laughs on this channel.

  • Matt Carrell
    Matt Carrell3 ditë më parë

    Cruel comment: Internet to Leenda..... "Put that camera away, you aren't that interesting, girl!"

  • karbinunit
    karbinunit3 ditë më parë

    Excellent my man, need more of this, if everyone is going to have electric cars in the future, not many can afford Tesla's or the extra cost of current electric cars...

  • lookoutleo
    lookoutleo3 ditë më parë

    that car would cost £200 here but nothing else would be available. maybe could buy a nissan leaf rightoff but other than that there would be nothing

  • Neville Sam
    Neville Sam3 ditë më parë


  • jack daniels
    jack daniels3 ditë më parë

    His wife is hot i wonder if she got a sister

  • Grace Hampton
    Grace Hampton3 ditë më parë

    Well this is gunna hike the price for a few years. Good thing I don’t plan to revolutionize the produce shipping industry for a while 🤙🏽

  • Brey W
    Brey W4 ditë më parë

    You got her Flintstoning that bitch lol

  • Legobeto Thegrreat
    Legobeto Thegrreat4 ditë më parë

    All these instructional videos are starting to come with hot chicks wearing some super tight stuff and it kinda does work. I prefer when the girl is doing some of the work and explaining stuff. It just makes it that much better. I don't understand the part that this girl is obviously playing, but the shorts tho.

  • Bubbles
    Bubbles4 ditë më parë

    I was like "Heyy that's the Tesla guy" had to subscribe! lol plz like my comment bc my girl is gonna give me shit for subbing to here. ps : Dont get me wrong, I honestly dont care but shes gonna think into it and I already know so let me get me satisfaction to prepare my boat for the ark that's gonna flood my shit eventually bc of the female presence. 🤫🍻

  • Coon Pooch
    Coon Pooch5 ditë më parë

    Look at those legs 🦵 😍 she could strangle someone with those weapons

  • Benjamin Sebonego
    Benjamin Sebonego5 ditë më parë

    Leenda is clever, I didn't know any of those things, well except for the motor. Great vids as usual, very educational

  • Jared Siieb
    Jared Siieb6 ditë më parë

    Great Videos!

  • Michael Bey
    Michael Bey6 ditë më parë

    Holy crap that was great episode! Was always busting my brain how to connect the electric motor to the gear box so smoothly. I like your show and how you explain everything. On another note.. I don't mind Lena(I believe her name is). Would actually be cool to see her knowledge increase as the episodes pass.. I think it would be great inspiration to anyone who enjoy these kind of content.

  • M Dirie
    M Dirie6 ditë më parë

    Rich builds is probably the coolest guy to hang around with .!

  • William Lewis
    William Lewis6 ditë më parë

    Leena is not a problem. nice to see a brother using his skill and entrepreneur spirit in these divisive times.

  • Simon's Stuff
    Simon's Stuff6 ditë më parë

    why do u need a transmison on a electric car???

  • Alfred L Early jr
    Alfred L Early jr6 ditë më parë

    very good job, EV are the future.

  • Speedstack21
    Speedstack217 ditë më parë

    More Leenda 👍

  • Wayne 401
    Wayne 4017 ditë më parë

    Black ice air freshener 👍 .... keep the great videos bro love watching

  • Kanna40x
    Kanna40x7 ditë më parë

    look at me , look at me ... and i'm gonna take a picture , ... so i can look at me .. later ... is this what you guys fought all those wars over ? so this twat can take a picture of herself , to look at herself later ... what a world

  • Kamuela Hind
    Kamuela Hind7 ditë më parë

    I literally just clicked cause she is super cute....shallow but true lol. Who's with me?

  • Make Money Now
    Make Money Now7 ditë më parë

    Awesome stuff! New subscriber here!

  • Faysal 735808
    Faysal 7358088 ditë më parë

    no matter what u say............. U SHOULD USE BRUSHLESS MOTOR

  • kshitiz navediya
    kshitiz navediya8 ditë më parë

    I get it Banana is best way to measure Inches

  • Beyond Beleaf
    Beyond Beleaf9 ditë më parë

    RICH!!!! You have such Awesome builds! Cant wait to see more!

  • Joe Bourne
    Joe Bourne9 ditë më parë

    21:13 - whats the creature walking down the screen!?

  • mbaxter22


    6 ditë më parë

    Oy! Wot, ya never seen a beetle before?

  • Ghost in plain sight
    Ghost in plain sight9 ditë më parë

    You are encouraging that girls bad behavior, you deserve everything you will get from her.

  • Cyber Drone
    Cyber Drone10 ditë më parë

    Can you convert my C4 corvette to electric

  • Hussay Khan
    Hussay Khan10 ditë më parë

    Hi rich I am sorry to say but she is mostly bezi with phone 📱 and even not interested in your work sorry to say to that but shows in your video

  • paul sutton
    paul sutton10 ditë më parë

    A motor for each wheel would be nice. Then you could replace the clunking gearbox an differential with a teeny little bit of software. I assume.

  • Minh Nguyễn
    Minh Nguyễn10 ditë më parë

    Really love your project on my country i can not do like that

  • TechboyCR
    TechboyCR11 ditë më parë

    The Squarespace thing was sweet! well done!

  • Chad Peets
    Chad Peets11 ditë më parë

    I have a 2002 R53 150k/mi with 250whp and a 150hp venom nitro. ZERO problems. But I do have Koni and bog valve cylinder head. So I’d have to say this guys is absolutely full of shit. But what do you expect from a Dude the has neon lights on his toolbox 😂

  • seminolekilla
    seminolekilla11 ditë më parë

    DC isn’t a state. Heaven help us.

  • Raslison Venoms
    Raslison Venoms11 ditë më parë

    "Never before has a generation documented themselves doing so little, so often". Statement of the year

  • Michael Olson
    Michael Olson11 ditë më parë

    Dude, youre amazing. Keep up the great work.

  • jigga jaw
    jigga jaw11 ditë më parë

    Is your wife fat, and if so, how fat is she?

  • Verliebt
    Verliebt12 ditë më parë

    how the hell are you going to cast molten iron into a rectangular shape then cut, trim, smooth out wood for the handle, with just a hammer? and how is a lathe going to create copper wiring ? or magnets ? for the motor.

  • Nosman123
    Nosman12312 ditë më parë

    no need to siphon. just steal the whole gas tank

  • Justin Springer
    Justin Springer12 ditë më parë

    just skim through this video you can tell there is nothing of substance. Just look at the ending 20 seconds. click bait more, Rich. get that monetization. "Brevity is the soul of wit"

  • Bobby Deden II
    Bobby Deden II13 ditë më parë

    "Machine that down..." Whips out six inch grinder. Now that my kind of machining!

  • DJ Deckard Cain
    DJ Deckard Cain13 ditë më parë

    Her booty is why I'm here...

  • jackthereefer1
    jackthereefer113 ditë më parë

    Is that your wife helping you? Thank you for the video.

  • Martin Winlow
    Martin Winlow13 ditë më parë

    "If you had a gun to your head and had to choose a Mini, which would it be...? Er..... 1961 Mini Cooper!!!

  • Jason Gibson
    Jason Gibson13 ditë më parë

    Does she know she's white . Lol

  • Steve Spence
    Steve Spence13 ditë më parë

    "I'm not a bimbo, but I play one on youtube ....."

  • Steve Spence
    Steve Spence13 ditë më parë

    It's easy to do regen with a dc motor. the magic is in the controller. It's not hard to make a dc controller with a microcontroller and mosfets.

  • imbologna
    imbologna14 ditë më parë

    Leenda talking about D.C. - Not the state...🤓 People from D.C. - Taxation without representation! 😔

  • MrRasZe
    MrRasZe14 ditë më parë

    i always get a six inch sub cause a 12 makes me too full

  • Fabrice Quenneville
    Fabrice Quenneville14 ditë më parë

    Great video, thank you!

  • Carl Justine Sanguenza
    Carl Justine Sanguenza14 ditë më parë

    Am I the only one who noticed the red car's "drawing"?

  • Player Unknown
    Player Unknown14 ditë më parë

    God shes soooo thicccccccccc. I know why Rich picked her as an assistant. Smart with a thiccccccccccccccc boooo I mean brain, the thicccckesst brain

  • Hal
    Hal14 ditë më parë

    IKR "Normally 8 inches is good on paper, but in reality, you want 9 inches..."

  • Spencer Coffee
    Spencer Coffee15 ditë më parë

    13:00 all the r32 posters earned him my respect

  • Gaenbame
    Gaenbame15 ditë më parë

    i subscribe for three reasons 1. the puppy :3 2. the electric transform :3 3. the girl! ohh gosh!!! and... 4. you say ADIOS when the video end :3 plz! speak more in spanish :3!!!! plz!!!!

  • Peter Peterson
    Peter Peterson15 ditë më parë

    She maybe wants to start wearing some coveralls or something. Emptying gas from a tank in shorts and a Tee ain't advisable.

  • Steven Garcia
    Steven Garcia15 ditë më parë

    workaholics got me thinking it said tight butthole

  • Paul Santos
    Paul Santos16 ditë më parë

    I saw the thumbnail and almost unsubscribed. Than I saw the first few seconds of this video and than unsubscribed, how fuckin annoying!!

  • blacksheep
    blacksheep16 ditë më parë

    lol a lovejoy for a car cool we use them for small belts and machines.... seems like it is a bit light but it seems to work

  • Techdecha
    Techdecha16 ditë më parë

    but since there is no Clutch, how are you going to do gearchanges??

  • Cre8tive Cre8tion
    Cre8tive Cre8tion16 ditë më parë

    Rich, wtf u talkin about? I pay every month for this "free" content..

  • 1painter 4hire
    1painter 4hire17 ditë më parë

    Think your next business is setting up $$$ making videos for U- tube

  • Cecil Green
    Cecil Green17 ditë më parë

    Rich don't get rid of that fine girl, don't listen to the fools they want you to take away the sexual appeal she is absolutely gorgeous.

  • Erjon Ameti
    Erjon Ameti17 ditë më parë

    Nice Thubnail man

  • Foto Guy
    Foto Guy17 ditë më parë

    RICH you need to Produce this stuff as a KIT !!!!! You could make SOME bank !!!!!

  • john childs
    john childs17 ditë më parë

    Try Bridgeport

  • Pedro
    Pedro17 ditë më parë

    how to change gear without the clutch?

  • GB
    GB18 ditë më parë

    are you drinking the tesla tequila?

  • J Spark
    J Spark18 ditë më parë

    O god she is thicker than a snicker wow

    Horology.biz18 ditë më parë

    18:50 actually funny

  • twobimmers
    twobimmers18 ditë më parë

    Looking to sell the supercharger?

  • bimerev
    bimerev18 ditë më parë

    Hello Rich. I recently converted BMW e39 on electric drive. We have similar components. I have ZILLA Z1K HV , and WARP 11. If you will need help to configure controller , fell free to ask question. You can see my last video of car review. :) Hope you will se this comment :) . I like your channel :) BG, Matija

  • DemoScottGaming Lounge
    DemoScottGaming Lounge18 ditë më parë

    That’s bc when bmw was doing the motors for them they where absolute ass and they broke all the time.... we have a 2018 we have had no problem what so ever.... and mind you it’s a 2018 Mini Cooper s and I’d say anything after 2018 is good but the years before them where garbage

  • Sergiu Dan
    Sergiu Dan18 ditë më parë

    @Rich, how about rebuilding an EV1? 😁

  • jarektransltd
    jarektransltd19 ditë më parë

    I had worked in Mini Car Plant in Oxford UK for 3 years and I know how they are made. I would never buy or owned one in my life but old school mini that is cool car

  • Tripple Dragon Perfect-Kick
    Tripple Dragon Perfect-Kick19 ditë më parë

    Seen your next video, and please more of your assistant because its why I started watching your videos ( also love cars ) and look forward to seeing more

  • 420Akillese
    420Akillese19 ditë më parë

    Thumbs down. I’m not paying premium to still have crap pitched to me to buy. Nobody is on youtube to shop. Paying to be ad free is not getting “free” content. Need money? Sell videos in stores or get a tv show. Stop uploading. Sell parts instead of just giving them to people that don’t know what to do with them. ALthe is a pastime. Create videos because you like to. ALthe is not a welfare service. Nobody is watching youtube to keep uploaders bills paid. I like your videos. Will watch them just because they are on youtube.

  • Joe Shmo
    Joe Shmo19 ditë më parë

    you should get a plasma table so you can make your own custom parts and it would add a lot of cool shots to your videos, only other suggestion is better sound, it keeps fluctuating. Other than that good work

  • Clarence Remy
    Clarence Remy20 ditë më parë

    Where's he getting the shawties from?

  • J G
    J G20 ditë më parë

    On your cardboard template, you can exact match the bolt holes by tracing the case-then spray paint lightly through the bolt holes. Now remove the cardboard, and your bolt holes will align correctly.

  • SharpTheDemon
    SharpTheDemon20 ditë më parë

    She's fine asf

  • juliusbari
    juliusbari20 ditë më parë

    👍🏽👍🏽mother lovin squarespace 👍🏽👍🏽

  • Trenton Miller
    Trenton Miller20 ditë më parë

    Yea my r53 had kicked my butt something small broke at 70k turned from a few 100 fix to 3 grand... But I don't have those issues... Just other bs

  • Samuel Valdez
    Samuel Valdez20 ditë më parë

    The Mini Cooper R56 isn’t without it’s problems, but I know tons of people running those things to hell and back. The real problem is repair cost, but if you maintain your vehicle and learn to work on it a bit, that particular model isn’t as bad.

  • wev71
    wev7121 ditë më parë

    man, jake from statefarm is cool

  • Daniel Minotto
    Daniel Minotto21 ditë më parë

    "Community Gas" is what we have after chili night...

  • Sensible Joe
    Sensible Joe21 ditë më parë

    how is this free content if you need viewers to watch your videos so you can be paid for viewership and paid from advertising? You could promote other people in your video which I assume allows them to promote you in theirs to drive more traffic to your youtube section. there is no such thing as a free content. eventually, someone always pays. i guarantee you right now, if everyone who is viewing your videos stops watching them, you will change your tune and appreciate when those ungrateful viewers used to comment on your videos.

  • Fernando Gonzales
    Fernando Gonzales21 ditë më parë

    i don't come to your videos because it's so well done i stay for the whole thing and it kills my time!!! Theres no other channel that captivates me as much bro 🤣

  • haqitman
    haqitman21 ditë më parë

    You don't need power steering in a car that small and light. It's stupid. If Mini never offered a manual rack, maybe one from an old Civic or something would work.

  • Rolzhey
    Rolzhey21 ditë më parë

    that backing plate color is my favorite color, just look at my pfp lmao

  • MasterBorri
    MasterBorri21 ditë më parë

    Even tho some people say mini's are unreliable i still love my 2005 R53 :D Never had any problems with my baby and I'm at 110k km (about 60k miles) already!

  • JohAnd
    JohAnd21 ditë më parë

    His name is Rich, and he is paying for a hot chick in the video and not a better camera. MAD!

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