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    Thread: The Avant goes in for bodywork and paint nxt week - Color recommendations???

    1. Member Mk2Reverie's Avatar
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      01-26-2012 03:16 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Just don't do doodoo brown. Please.
      LMAO - I promise

    2. 01-26-2012 06:28 PM #72
      If any of you guys have questions or see something that looks out of place let us know. I vote GREEN

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      01-26-2012 10:16 PM #73
      english racing green?

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      01-27-2012 12:32 AM #74


      After a few hours of sanding we got the right side pretty much ready for the second prime. A few more hours on the left and its back to the paint booth. Next weekend we plan to do some suspension work - I have a seized right lower camber bolt (causing that attractive positive camber look) Once thats fixed she's coming down about 2-2.5" to eliminate the "off road" look it currently has. I cant wait to see how much better it looks lowered!

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      01-27-2012 12:39 AM #75

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      01-27-2012 05:23 AM #76
      sup with that fender vent, taking things from nthusiastt's build?

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      01-27-2012 10:49 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by rickyb5r View Post
      sup with that fender vent, taking things from nthusiastt's build?

      ^If this is his wicked machine, yes I borrowed the idea. *Credit to Nthusiast on that one.

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      01-31-2012 11:04 PM #78
      Some pics from tonights progress... Getting amped up


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      01-31-2012 11:09 PM #79
      That ass
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      02-01-2012 01:03 AM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      That ass
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      He speaks the troof!

      Shaved rear hatch is also money
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      02-04-2012 07:55 PM #81
      Today I pulled the coil overs out to free them up - they were totally seized thanks to many Indiana/Michigan winters. The fronts went fine but the perches for the rear are rusted out bad . Here is a pic with the front lowered about where I want to keep it - hunting down rear perches begins now. Maybe I'll keep this sweet raked look...


      Here's what's left of my right rear spring perch.

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      02-04-2012 08:47 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk2Reverie View Post
      Here's what's left of my right rear spring perch.
      Wow, worse than mine!

      I was able to save mine by cutting off the backing plate (so only the outer U shape was left), grinding it all down and welding a new sheet metal back on it. Ground the welds, and hit it all with rubberized rocker guard to seal it all up before putting it back in.

      Your's might be a little far gone for that.

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      02-04-2012 08:55 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Angrypanda View Post
      Wow, worse than mine!

      I was able to save mine by cutting off the backing plate (so only the outer U shape was left), grinding it all down and welding a new sheet metal back on it. Ground the welds, and hit it all with rubberized rocker guard to seal it all up before putting it back in.

      Your's might be a little far gone for that.
      Yea, they're hit - New ones are like $200-300.. I'll see what my cost is on Monday through the shop.
      *Unless someone has a known good source or a used set in good shape... Maybe?
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      02-06-2012 05:23 PM #84
      Looks like you're in luck my friend, I've got that side for sale Shoot me a pm if you're interested!

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      02-06-2012 05:55 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by meloman View Post
      Looks like you're in luck my friend, I've got that side for sale Shoot me a pm if you're interested!
      PM Sent - Thanks

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      02-06-2012 07:10 PM #86
      Can I have your old ones?
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      02-06-2012 07:30 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Can I have your old ones?
      LOL - Seriously? They are like swiss cheese! Tell ya what... come block sand awhile and they're yours

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      02-06-2012 09:52 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk2Reverie View Post
      LOL - Seriously? They are like swiss cheese! Tell ya what... come block sand awhile and they're yours
      fuh.... I need them for an idea I have, block sanding has always looked like a bitch lol. tempting though
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      02-06-2012 10:30 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      fuh.... I need them for an idea I have, block sanding has always looked like a bitch lol. tempting though
      LOL - If i have to bite the bullet and get new ones, consider them yours.

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      02-06-2012 11:34 PM #90
      I'd be interested in seeing a b5 in lime green. Just my wild suggestion


    21. 02-06-2012 11:49 PM #91
      how do i remove the black trim above the doors? thanks

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      02-06-2012 11:58 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatA4T View Post
      how do i remove the black trim above the doors? thanks
      The rain channel that runs above the pillars is riveted on - you gotta drill out the rivets. I've not removed mine yet but I've seen the rivets.

    23. 02-07-2012 12:06 AM #93
      hmm i didnt see any rivets screws or anything, thought it was maybe glued down. ill have to look again thanks!

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      02-07-2012 12:10 AM #94
      Diggin' the bucket BTW

    25. 02-07-2012 12:26 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk2Reverie View Post
      Diggin' the bucket BTW
      thanks its the only way to roll check out my thread for more pics

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      02-07-2012 01:16 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk2Reverie View Post
      LOL - If i have to bite the bullet and get new ones, consider them yours.
      Sweeeet
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      02-07-2012 10:54 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by crazexr7 View Post
      I'd be interested in seeing a b5 in lime green. Just my wild suggestion

      Man I love that color but I'm not sure I could handle it long term... I swear picking a color is nearly impossible for me

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      02-07-2012 11:01 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk2Reverie View Post
      Man I love that color but I'm not sure I could handle it long term... I swear picking a color is nearly impossible for me
      I think it would look badass with a set of ecodes

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      02-07-2012 11:07 PM #99
      Tonight we started to begin to save the rear spring perches - I couldn't justify $300.00 each for those things.
      We started with this:

      I ground out all the deteriorated/rusted metal and taped off where to cut a line:

      Got it to this point:

      Then we cut out a piece of steel to spot weld back in place:

      We will back in the shop on Thursday night to weld them in place - Then I can see what the stance will look like after lowering the coilovers

      Thanks for the tip Angrypanda!

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      02-07-2012 11:29 PM #100
      Damn.
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      02-07-2012 11:36 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Damn.
      Sorry Bro

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      02-08-2012 12:53 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk2Reverie View Post
      Sorry Bro
      haha its ok. I was going to cut it up anyways. I'll find a pair in a junkyard
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      02-09-2012 10:51 PM #103
      Well tonight we saved the rear perches and I'm stoked with the results. Saved me $600.00!
      We welded the new metal onto the backs of the perches. *Keep in mind I recently learned to weld so try to not be too critical -

      Then I ground down all the welds and removed as much rust as I could get to.

      Then we sprayed them with rubberized undercoating and ta-da - New again (kinda)

      Then a good friend stopped by the shop to see the car and he came bearing gifts

      The perfect end to a productive night

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      02-10-2012 01:42 AM #104
      rubberized undercoating?
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      02-10-2012 01:48 AM #105
      [QUOTE=NeedingAnAudi;75836296]rubberized undercoating?

      Previous owner of my car did a bunch of that to the underside. Removing any kind of torx or allen headed bolt the normal way with that stuff over it is next to impossible...
      Drop it like it's hott.

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