Well the car is painted with the cheap paint to check on the defects and give me time to fix some stuff and do the interior. Final paint in 5-6 weeks . I'm ****ing excited.
Any plans for OEM or similar tails or you keeping in the ebays?
My VAG past to present
2001 GTI VR6 2DR- 5spd - KYB AGX struts - wagon springs - not much done yet - (2013-DRIVING)
1999.5 A4Q 1.8T - Auto - Neuspeed springs/Bilstein struts - Forge Motorsports TIP/Diverter valve - coil pack upgrade - (2010-2014) SOLD
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.
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.
Thanks everybody for the nice comments and kind words. Really appreciated.
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.
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.
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. [=(]
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.
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.
Changed transmission and differential oil with Mobil 1.
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