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      12-16-2011 11:22 PM #1
      Hey guys, I'm usually on Audizine but decided to make an account here a while back. My name is Josh, I'm 18 and the car is a casablanca white 1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro 5 speed. The car was originally my dad's who bought it around 2005 but it ended up sitting for a while, so I was able to grab it.
      Here's a pic from way back when:

      At 90,000 had the timing belt and water pump done:

      Later 20% tint was added, then neuspeed race springs and bilstein sport shocks along with a control arm kit from fcp groton. About a year later the car was mine
      Then some kid hit my driver blinker light:

      After that I went with some depo blinker lights, which didn't look too bad:


      Here's the car next to my Mom's new A3 (The Jetta was her's but the transmission crapped out)

      Then one day at work I bottomed out and my whole skid plate ripped right off, which gave me an excuse to buy this:

      Later I upgraded to Depo E-codes and clear side markers:

      And here's some of the interior:




      And that basically leaves off where it is today. Future plans so far are changing the cam chain tensioner which is going on me. So that's going to get started as soon as I get all the parts by the end of next week. Then fog lights with grilles, which I'm trading with someone. Later I'd like to see the car with ECS coilovers, spacers, a roof rack, S4 front bumper and side skirts and later a decent set of wheels. So there's the car, I plan on updating as much as possible on what I do with it also, but since I'm broke for the moment things will be going pretty slow.
      Last edited by crazexr7; 12-17-2011 at 04:59 PM.

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      12-17-2011 11:30 AM #2
      Here's some pics of the car I've been fixing up since the summer, it's a 1968 Mercury Cougar Xr7.





      The engine was ceased so I had to take the heads off and hone the cyldinders to get all that rust off.



      This is how it sits today, still waiting to be started


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      12-17-2011 05:25 PM #3
      bump where is everyone? lol

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      12-17-2011 06:06 PM #4
      Nice to see a B5 stay in a family. I don't remember seeing you on az though.
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      12-17-2011 06:23 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Nice to see a B5 stay in a family. I don't remember seeing you on az though.
      Yeah, I've been on it since the start of september I'll post every now and again.

    7. 12-17-2011 07:36 PM #7
      LOVE that color combo!

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      12-17-2011 09:17 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by doubleu8 View Post
      LOVE that color combo!
      Thanks man I have to say I love it too, the white compliments the brown very well.

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      12-17-2011 11:35 PM #9
      That cougar pitched my tent
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      12-17-2011 11:39 PM #10
      Welcome.

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      12-18-2011 10:09 AM #11
      lol if anyone's interested in the cougar I'm going to be updating everything in my other intro thread here: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/...-(Lots-of-pics)
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      It's in pretty rough shape so after I get it running I'm gonna get it prepped for a new paint job

      And thanks for the welcome

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      12-18-2011 10:30 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by James Himself View Post
      That cougar pitched my tent
      What doesn't?
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      12-18-2011 10:34 PM #13
      are you insinuating i get spontaneous erections?
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      12-19-2011 02:12 PM #14
      i really heart that interior

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      12-19-2011 02:38 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by James Himself View Post
      are you insinuating i get spontaneous erections?
      Of course not........................
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      12-19-2011 02:40 PM #16
      Welcome.

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      12-19-2011 05:00 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by thizzprofessor View Post
      i really heart that interior
      Thanks man, not sure how I would change it. I really want a facelift console but I'd also like to keep it the brown color. There's probably some dye I could get. And I'm really thinking about doing suede on the roof but maybe in the same color as the stock headliner.

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      Welcome.
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      12-19-2011 05:09 PM #18
      [QUOTE=crazexr7;75003200]Thanks man, not sure how I would change it. I really want a facelift console but I'd also like to keep it the brown color. There's probably some dye I could get. And I'm really thinking about doing suede on the roof but maybe in the same color as the stock headliner.


      yeah i love it as is haha. you could probably find a brown center console for a facelift swap or get a custom one made to match maybe

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      12-19-2011 05:49 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by thizzprofessor View Post
      yeah i love it as is haha. you could probably find a brown center console for a facelift swap or get a custom one made to match maybe
      I'd probably have to go custom, I don't think they made this interior past pre-facelift, but idk probably not worth it. But I'd really like to retro fit this:
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      12-19-2011 10:20 PM #20
      for sure^^


      And that interior, ahhh
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      12-20-2011 09:26 AM #21
      just get a sport audi wheel and your interior will be perfect
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      12-20-2011 10:24 AM #22
      Yeah that's definitely on my list of stuff to get

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      12-26-2011 06:43 PM #23
      Got a set of ecs wheel spacers for christmas . Ended up getting too small of a size for the rear so I'm going to swap for some 20mm. Managed to put the fronts on though which are 12.5mm, which ended up fitting pretty good. Here are some pics:

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      12-27-2011 11:46 AM #24
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      12-27-2011 08:16 PM #25
      Does anyone know if I have to take off the timing belt to install a timing belt tensioner? I was thinking if I loosen the tension I should be able to uninstall and install a new one without taking off the belt, no?

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      12-31-2011 11:59 AM #26
      Just got these in the mail today:



      The fogs are a little pitted but these were an awesome deal so I'm happy. Since my bumper's off right now they should be a little easier to make a custom bracket.

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      12-31-2011 12:40 PM #27
      I love foglights!
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      12-31-2011 12:45 PM #28
      Me too I missed having them. Driving at night with just these projectors and no fogs didn't give me too much visibility, I can't wait to get these on and see a little better.

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      12-31-2011 08:32 PM #29
      Fogs aren't going to do much for visibility besides lighting up the sides of the road 10 feet in front of you better
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      01-01-2012 02:00 PM #30
      I'm planning on doing HID with these later on so that might help more with visibility.

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      01-09-2012 05:35 PM #31
      An update on the car with lots of pics, changed the timing belt tensioner on the car:



      And my dad helped me mount the fog lights, and since the bumper was already off the car, was a little easier:



      Here's the bracket we made:




      The passenger side needed the plastic trimmed for an easier fit so an electric grinder was used:



      Then I got the rest of my christmas present in the mail today:



      So now I'm running 20mm in the rear and 12.5mm in the front Here's a before and after of the rear.

      Before:



      After:





      And a driveway shot:


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      01-09-2012 06:19 PM #32
      That is one clean interior you've got.

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      01-09-2012 06:20 PM #33
      Thanks man, yeah I love it.

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      01-09-2012 06:50 PM #34
      Drop, wheels, debadge rear, and you're perfect.
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      01-09-2012 06:56 PM #35
      yeah I was just thinking that i should debadge my trunk to make it look cleaner. I think if I make enough money over the summer I'm going to pick up some ecs coilovers, and as for wheels I'm waiting for the right moment where I get some for a steal, but so far it's been a long time

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