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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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      02-10-2012 08:35 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      rubberized undercoating?
      You spray it on exposed metal as a rust inhibitor. I don't want these things rusting out again any time soon.

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      02-10-2012 08:36 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post

      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...
      Sounds like they sprayed it on top of the inner fender liner
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      02-10-2012 07:12 PM #108
      Never got your pm. Glad to see you got it worked out though!

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      02-10-2012 08:30 PM #109
      Man I'm sorry - I tried to send it and obviously did it all wrong Im stoked that I was able to save them tho!!

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      02-10-2012 09:37 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk2Reverie View Post
      Sounds like they sprayed it on top of the inner fender liner
      Sure did. And right around the front jack points. Those back 2 bolts that hold the fender on..yeah those got cut off /
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      02-11-2012 12:38 AM #111
      Rear perches back in and coils adjusted


      I've got the front set to 24" and I measured the rear at 25.5" - I'm sure they will settle a bit once I get it back on the road. No more fugly wheel gap!!
      Oh, and you'll all be happy to know I've finally picked a color...

      Burple It should show off all the curves really well - Thanks for all the suggestions!
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      02-11-2012 01:21 AM #112
      Thats going to be awesome, good choice.

    8. 02-11-2012 02:04 AM #113
      Excellent choice on the color. Gonna be wallpaper material. What plans have you for the interior and engine, or did I miss that... 6 speed, BAT 2.1L?

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      02-11-2012 02:01 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by jmullen324 View Post
      Thats going to be awesome, good choice.
      Thanks man, it only took me 6 months for me to choose

      Quote Originally Posted by turboSlap View Post
      Excellent choice on the color. Gonna be wallpaper material. What plans have you for the interior and engine, or did I miss that... 6 speed, BAT 2.1L?
      Thank you - As for the interior I plan to customize it quite a bit but I've not really made any decisions yet. As for the powerplant lets just say that as soon as the body is finished we will be caging it We are still taking measurements and in the "planning stage" for the engine/driveline. We are shooting for no less than 400 wheel HP and retaining the quattro system. Stay tuned

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      02-13-2012 11:06 PM #115
      More fine tuning of the suspension and ride height tonight.


      We hot lapped it around the parking lot before and after the adjustments and we definitely eliminated most of the scrubbing We also measures the overall height of the car after the adjustments and it's 4'4" from the ground to the highest part of the roof. It's awesome to see everything coming together after all the work we've put in. More to come on Friday night

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      02-14-2012 02:39 AM #116
      So awesome. I want to see this thing painted and put back together
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      02-19-2012 12:33 AM #117
      Todays progress:
      Installed Dynamat today -


      Toby chillin' in my car

      2nd prime tomorrow - Stay tuned

    13. 02-19-2012 01:22 PM #118
      Is that name brand dynamat? Or what did u use? I'm looking to my entire car while it looks like urs Haha under the carpet all doors trunk and headliner. How much did u use?

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      02-19-2012 04:07 PM #119
      We used a brand called Be-quiet. We used about two rolls (100 sq. Feet) and did the entire car while its apart. We are putting V-comp over the top once its all painted. It should make a world of difference for road noise once I get it all back together.

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    15. 02-19-2012 08:32 PM #120
      Where did you source all the rubber and plastic trim for around the glass and roughly how much did it cost? I need to replace some, if not all, on my car.

      Thank you!

    16. 02-19-2012 08:44 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by 2slowT View Post
      Where did you source all the rubber and plastic trim for around the glass and roughly how much did it cost? I need to replace some, if not all, on my car.

      Thank you!
      I'll need it all too after paint. Not sure where to gt it either

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      02-19-2012 08:47 PM #122
      I can't wait!! If you manage to get it together by march 18th, I think you should road trip

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      02-19-2012 09:24 PM #123
      The rubber trim will be cheapest through your local glass company. I work for an independent dealer so I got my stuff on a deal too

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      02-19-2012 09:35 PM #124
      Man we are really trying to get it finished. Worked on it both Saturday and today full days. Tonight we nearly got it all primed minus the hood and roof. Heres a few pics.







      A lot of pics I know but it was a big weekend Once the hood and roof are shot again we will go back and make sure all the lines are perfect then we will final prime and color (CANT WAIT!!) I'll keep the pics and progress posted up for those following the build.

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    20. 02-19-2012 11:42 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk2Reverie View Post
      Then a good friend stopped by the shop to see the car and he came bearing gifts

      The perfect end to a productive night
      i cant wait to see this painted up in that color,whos doing your paintwork and where abouts in indiana are you???

      cool to see not everyone goes for the german brews....but you drink murphys over guinness?? ever tried smithwicks???

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      02-20-2012 12:59 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by turboSlap View Post
      i cant wait to see this painted up in that color,whos doing your paintwork and where abouts in indiana are you???

      cool to see not everyone goes for the german brews....but you drink murphys over guinness?? ever tried smithwicks???
      Thanks The body and paint is being done by Sam Mcclead of SMC-CUSTOMS.COM. Believe it or not I turned the car over to him originally so simply have the rust and dents fixed and Sam convinced me otherwise as you can see. We live in the South Bend area but the project is taking place in the Metropolis of Osceola. As for the beer... I do like both Guinness and Murphys but I've been on a micro brew kick lately. Smithwicks is also good but I prefer darker more robust flavor
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      02-21-2012 10:16 PM #127
      I hope you guys aren't sick of the pics and updates yet - But heres yet another...
      Tonight we started blocking out the 2nd prime - Blocked out the roof, hood, rockers and front fenders. The sanding is now going fairly quickly and we are building momentum Hopefully we will see some Burple paint on it real soon!! Heres som pics at the end of the night -




    23. 02-22-2012 12:58 AM #128
      Ugh plz hurry Haha i have to look at my b5 stripped everyday I wanna see urs painted already lol

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      02-22-2012 01:24 AM #129
      Hey how hard is it to remove and reinstall the trim at the top of the door outer shell, which on 2.8s is chrome? I have one that has chrome, and I need to swap it to black trim.

      Hope you understand what part I am talking about.
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      02-22-2012 12:38 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatA4T View Post
      Ugh plz hurry Haha i have to look at my b5 stripped everyday I wanna see urs painted already lol
      Soon man, soon - We are bustin' our butts to get it wrapped up. I think its been ongoing for around 6 months - I cant tell ya how many man hours we have invested

      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Hey how hard is it to remove and reinstall the trim at the top of the door outer shell, which on 2.8s is chrome? I have one that has chrome, and I need to swap it to black trim.

      Hope you understand what part I am talking about.
      I think I know which one - This? It runs up the A-pillar and across the bottom edge of the roof line them back down the back pillar.

      If this is it as you can see I have not removed mine but its riveted on - most of the rivets appear to be hidden under a rubber strip that slides back and forth in the channel. Or, you may be talking about the rubber strip that is between the top of the door and the glass - if this is the piece it comes off only after taking the inner door lining off, regulator assembly and then its held in place with plastic retaining clips (like 5 per door). If you take this off the clips are nearly certain to break so have new ones on hand

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      02-22-2012 01:54 PM #131
      chrome strip at the top in this picture.


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      02-22-2012 02:08 PM #132
      Yea, that is the trim with the plastic rivets that will probably break. There is a little plastic circle in the center of the clip that you can push through with a punch then you can just pull the molding off.

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      02-22-2012 03:36 PM #133
      Can't wait to see this thing all painted... Love the arches and that color, almost like a santorin on steroids

      Great work!
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      02-22-2012 03:58 PM #134
      LOVE the fender work. Wish i could find someone around here with the skills to do that.
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      02-23-2012 11:09 AM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by drumonay View Post
      Can't wait to see this thing all painted... Love the arches and that color, almost like a santorin on steroids Great work!
      Thank you - I can't wait to see it all painted either! We will be a few hours closer after tonight!


      Quote Originally Posted by vwsparky View Post
      LOVE the fender work. Wish i could find someone around here with the skills to do that.
      Thanks for the compliment Sam said you could have the car shipped here to Indiana for around $500.00 and he will make some magic happen

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      02-23-2012 11:38 AM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk2Reverie View Post
      Yea, that is the trim with the plastic rivets that will probably break. There is a little plastic circle in the center of the clip that you can push through with a punch then you can just pull the molding off.
      Cool. I'm just worried that once I get the trim off, I won't be able to reinstall the trim.
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      02-23-2012 11:46 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Cool. I'm just worried that once I get the trim off, I won't be able to reinstall the trim.
      It will go back on - just have new clips on hand

    33. 02-23-2012 11:50 AM #138
      Similar to the build I'm working on now.

      Is that a stock rear bumper or rs4? If stock, how did you pull it out so far and retain the lip?

      Thanks...

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      02-23-2012 12:01 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by gunch View Post
      Similar to the build I'm working on now.

      Is that a stock rear bumper or rs4? If stock, how did you pull it out so far and retain the lip?

      Thanks...
      Is your build up on Fourtitude? I'd like to see it My rear bumper is stock - all I can say is my body guy (Sam) is an effing magician - He has modified stuff on my car on nearly every panel and the results have been WAY better than I ever expected. I'll see if I can get him to post up the procedure for the modification for ya.

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      02-23-2012 09:52 PM #140
      What do you guys think about a tagged roof with the burple paint? We have been tossing this idea around for awhile now and I think it would be BA -

      Maybe something like this with complimentary colors
      feedback? Original color was deep, deep black (gloss).

      *This idea was generated after 2.5 32oz. Fat tires...

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