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    Thread: Aliel's widebody Audi A4 project

    1. Junior Member Aliel's Avatar
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      04-14-2012 10:41 AM #51
      Cleaned her up a bit and I tried to clean the moldings and plastic and rubber pieces but still have a long way to go.








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      04-14-2012 11:12 AM #52
      I actually think it looks fantastic in that colour The headlights really suit it too
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

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      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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      04-15-2012 03:05 AM #53
      im pretty sure that if audi was still running a production rally car with homologation rules when they made the b5, this is what it would have looked like.
      Sold my Audi and now i'm building a time attack car out of a wagon, but you can still come make fun of my car with everyone else.
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      04-15-2012 09:25 AM #54
      Looks fantastic! Front bumper cover I'm not sold on but everything else is spot on.

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      04-15-2012 10:59 AM #55
      What is the plan for the roof? I understand that this is not your final paint, but if you're just looking for defects in the glossy paint, why not do the roof too.

      I think that the front bumper would actually look better if you lost the small lip you have on the bottom. Either way, great work.

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      04-15-2012 11:29 AM #56

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      04-16-2012 09:14 AM #57
      That looks very good and very clean and isnt the typical RS4 wide body.

      I didnt read many posts, but how wide did you go front and rear?
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      04-16-2012 10:59 AM #58
      i think i could help you out with bulb holders for the 01 tail lights

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      04-16-2012 02:43 PM #59
      Thanks everybody for the nice comments and kind words. Really appreciated.




      Quote Originally Posted by bshusted View Post
      What is the plan for the roof? I understand that this is not your final paint, but if you're just looking for defects in the glossy paint, why not do the roof too.

      I think that the front bumper would actually look better if you lost the small lip you have on the bottom. Either way, great work.
      Actually the car was rushed to get out of the shop so I could joy ride it on my birthday that's why the roof didn't get painted . Also I think the splitter on the front bumper will look completely different once it's painted black.

      Quote Originally Posted by Yak Meat View Post
      That looks very good and very clean and isnt the typical RS4 wide body.

      I didnt read many posts, but how wide did you go front and rear?
      Thanks man. The rear got widened 30mm on each side and the front 25mm on each side.

      Quote Originally Posted by bronz View Post
      i think i could help you out with bulb holders for the 01 tail lights
      Hopefully soon we'll be able to see it with the OEM tails

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      04-18-2012 05:18 PM #60
      What side skirts did u start with?
      What rear lip on the bumper is that?
      What did u do to the front bumper?

      Im trying to see what you did?
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      04-19-2012 01:51 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Yak Meat View Post
      What side skirts did u start with?
      What rear lip on the bumper is that?
      What did u do to the front bumper?

      Im trying to see what you did?
      We started with no side skirts at all. We made the mold with sheet metal and made the skirts out of fiberglass. The front bumper is totally custom. The small insert is made out of scratch with no mold at all. And the front bumper is a kerscher that has been modified. One of the side slits has been closed off, the outer grill openings were cut into one and the whole bumper has been shortened 2cm so I can lower the car 1 more cm in the front.

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      04-19-2012 04:12 PM #63
      What does it take to do all this? Is it something i could learn in my garage? I want to do a wide body but i have unique ideas and i dont think a shop would handle it and i also dont want to pay for them to handle it.
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      04-19-2012 04:22 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Yak Meat View Post
      What does it take to do all this? Is it something i could learn in my garage? I want to do a wide body but i have unique ideas and i dont think a shop would handle it and i also dont want to pay for them to handle it.
      A quality widebody project is not an easy task by any means. Without the help of a professional I would highly recommend not taking it on. My conversion has taken the better part of 9 months and we are just now about to paint. My car has experienced unimaginable things in these months that could mentally scar a B5er. My advise would be to find someone experienced in body work and custom fabrication to help you with this project. Good luck

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      04-20-2012 02:34 AM #65
      You couldn't have put it in better words. My wide body has been going on for a year and if my friend didn't have his skills I wouldn't have tried it myself. You need metal fabing skills, welding skills, fiberglass skills, bodywork skills and you have to know how to sand and paint. It's an extensive amount of work that needs to be done and you need to have somebody that knows all of these so they can tackle this project. You need to do creative thinking in different moments and be prepared for surprises. Let me just mention the gas tank door. It wouldn't work with the stock hinge. The door would hit against the body so my friend went out to local junk yards and got a fiat bravo hinge and made that work. Welding on the side of the gas tank requires extreme care as well because you never know what might happen. If you see sparks fly in there while cutting the metal or welding be prepared to run and let the car burn and explode . So you need to be prepared mentally that you might **** everything up as well.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mk2Reverie View Post
      A quality widebody project is not an easy task by any means. Without the help of a professional I would highly recommend not taking it on. My conversion has taken the better part of 9 months and we are just now about to paint. My car has experienced unimaginable things in these months that could mentally scar a B5er. My advise would be to find someone experienced in body work and custom fabrication to help you with this project. Good luck

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      04-24-2012 02:45 PM #66
      Some updates:

      I did some work on the car the past 10 days, well my buddys from a shop around here did it since I'm always at work. [=(]

      MECHANICAL WORK
      Timing belt, camshaft tensioner, water pump, oil change with Mobil 1 0W-40, cleaned air filter, fuel filter, oil cooler, ross machine racing fuel rail, new coolant tank, added a wideband o2 bung and sensor, a exhaust temp bung and sensor and routed the wires to the center air vents to get ready for my new gauges, cleaned the engine.

      SUSPENSION WORK
      Changed all front control arms, tie rods, shock mounts, all rear control arm bushings (four 034 spherical bushings and the rest OEM), rear tie rods, rear stabilizers, Stern rear differential bushings, changed rear differential o-rings by the axles, changed my blown KW V3 coil over, front and rear sway bar bushings, got an alignment.

      DRIVETRAIN
      Changed transmission and differential oil with Mobil 1.

      Engine photos:



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      04-24-2012 07:23 PM #67
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      04-25-2012 09:58 AM #68
      The new oem tails



      Now all I need is those plastic covers for the bottom of the tail lights.

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      04-29-2012 12:55 PM #69
      A little update. Today me and my buddy made a double din opening for my new head unit and relocated the climate controls. It's not finished yet. The parts still need to be painted and some small details fixed.


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      04-29-2012 01:06 PM #70
      that's awesome! I wanted to do something like that but didn't think I'd be able to make it look/work right. I thought about relocating the top buttons especially since I don't have heated seats or fogs. kinda wish I did that. and I think the front lip would look better black


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      04-29-2012 03:34 PM #71
      can you post a template with some measurements? Id seriously love to do this, since i dont smoke so i dont need the ashtray or lighter...
      I got 99 problems, and my b5 be all of em.

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      04-29-2012 03:42 PM #72
      Thanks a lot guys. The lip will be painted black once it's painted for good.

      I'll try to get some measurements of the faceplate on Tuesday or Saturday when I get to the car and post them up. Also in the future if there is enough interest I can have my buddy make a couple out of fiberglass. Also we are going to make a 3 gauge pod for the center vent so I'll talk to him about this as well.

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      04-29-2012 04:04 PM #73
      If hell put together some fiberglass pieces, count me in, that looks so clean and fresh.
      I got 99 problems, and my b5 be all of em.

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      05-02-2012 03:37 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Tylerp View Post
      If hell put together some fiberglass pieces, count me in, that looks so clean and fresh.
      It will take a while though as we have a lot of work on my car still but once that is done I will get him to really think about this

      Keep in mind though that a lot of work has to be made to the inside part of the dash as well. You have to cut and plastic weld some stuff in there too so you can fit the double din and we still have to figure out a way to attach the actual head unit.

      I will however post the measurements as soon as I get to the car.

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      05-02-2012 10:52 AM #75
      Great work, not a lover of the colour but dam thats great work and guess what the new RS4 will have similar arches.
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