Performing a frame swap on any vehicle is no easy task, but a hulking SUV like the Chevrolet Tahoe doesn’t make matters any simpler. Unfortunately for this Tahoe, it’s best days are now behind it.
According to photos posted by Wickedautovideos on Facebook, the customer brought his Chevrolet Tahoe in for a frame shop after his insurance company deemed the procedure necessary. While the body was successfully dropped onto the new frame, the mechanic reportedly inserted the mounting bolts “loosely” before lifting the SUV into the air.
That, ultimately, was not a good call. The Tahoe’s new frame slipped and off the body it came, dragging the SUV’s shell with it. The results are what you see here, and it’s not a pretty picture. The post says two employees were nearly crushed, but no one was actually injured.
The owner of the dealership ended up taking the owner out to the new-car lot and let him or her choose a brand new Tahoe after all of the trouble. At least the situation was taken care of accordingly.