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

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      01-27-2012 04:23 AM #76
      sup with that fender vent, taking things from nthusiastt's build?

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      01-27-2012 09:49 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 10:04 PM #78
      Some pics from tonights progress... Getting amped up


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      01-31-2012 10:09 PM #79
      That ass
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      02-01-2012 12:03 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 06:55 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 07:47 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 07:55 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?
      Last edited by Mk2Reverie; 02-05-2012 at 01:54 PM.

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      02-06-2012 04:23 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 04:55 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 06:10 PM #86
      Can I have your old ones?
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      02-06-2012 06:30 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 08:52 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 09:30 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 10:34 PM #90
      I'd be interested in seeing a b5 in lime green. Just my wild suggestion


    16. 02-06-2012 10:49 PM #91
      how do i remove the black trim above the doors? thanks

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      02-06-2012 10:58 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.

    18. 02-06-2012 11:06 PM #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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      02-06-2012 11:10 PM #94
      Diggin' the bucket BTW

    20. 02-06-2012 11:26 PM #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 12:16 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 09:54 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 10:01 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 10:07 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 10:29 PM #100
      Damn.
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