Since I love to read of the projects by other members of the CL, I figured I'd post mine.
-The quattro is my all time favorite car ever.
-I have been obsessed with them since I was 10 years old (1981)
-Owned this car since 2001 and did a very quick refresh on it when I first bought it.
What the car looked like new. (not mine, but same/same)
What it looked like when I bought it.
The final result of the refresh.
I drove it daily, year round for 9 years, and then took it off the road to do a proper overhaul.
It made several trips across the country, all without any issues.
I have a long list of issues I want to rectify with the car.
Puled out the original carpet, as the heater core was leaking...and to check for rust.
I had the car torn way down, and had to move across country with a few weeks notice.
So, I quickly put the car back together, painted it so it wouldn't rust and put it into storage.
It sat in storage for quite a good number of years.
And it's finally back.
The restoration continues!!!
The rust on/around the B pillar is a bit of a Pandoras Box..
All of that was hiding underneath the carpet.
Luckily, it can be all fixed and sealed...and hide under the carpet again!
The car has had a few misplaced jack incidents, and the seam of where the fender/rocker meet the floor was split allowing water/salt to get in the seam, rusting it out from the outside, in.
Found a small spec of rot just forward of the B pillar...due to likely the same culprit.
Just like the B pillar issue, I will need to cut out the section from the outside of the car to ensure I get all of the rust.
The final sections of sound deadener was chipped off the transmission tunnel. I cleaned it up, and it now has new paint, as well as most of the rear drivers side footwell.