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    Thread: TT Quattro off-roader conversion

    1. 06-11-2020 05:09 PM #1
      Hi all,
      New here, so forgive me if I do anything horrendous. My daughter and I are converting a TT into an off-roader. We've bobtailed it, lifted it, given it a snorkel air intake, big tyres and are still going...

      Am covering it via the obligatory Youtube vids, whose quality is (hopefully) improving as the build progresses. Most recent couple of videos below:



      A few more jobs to do on it, including replacing the engine which has a cracked block...! and doing the fun cosmetic stuff like a light bar on the roof, some reinforced rockslider sills and so on.

      Apologies for the complete lack of eye candy... pics are hosted on imgur.com but aren't showing. Any advice gratefully received!
      Last edited by davemakesstuff; 06-11-2020 at 05:26 PM.

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      Aug 5th, 2002
      WA State
      TT225, 76 Dasher, 2014 Golf
      06-24-2020 01:11 PM #2
      I've subscribed and it is a very interesting build.
      Sort of a modern twist on a dune buggy.

      This is the sort of thing that I wouldn't do myself, but I'm glad it exists in the world. Very cool.

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      South Carolina
      2000 Audi TT QC, 1986 Toyota MR2, 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban, 2006 Volvo XC90 Ocean Race
      07-01-2020 06:08 AM #3
      this thing looks cool. i will keep an eye on this build. hope to see some trail riding vids at some point.

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      Minneapolis, Chicago, west Michigan or the road between.
      2005 TT Roadster 225Q
      07-03-2020 11:17 PM #4
      Dave I love everything about this project, but what I love the most is that you’re doing this with your daughter!
      She’s my new hero. And you’re dad-of-the-year in my book

      Liked, subscribed, can’t wait for more videos

      unsolicited advice: if the daughter approves, exploit that pink air filter color! I’d use it for accents. I’ve no idea how it’s done, but I’d love to see pink/magenta anodized bezels in the interior and on the fuel cap surround, and maybe a stripe on the wheels? Let’s not forget the rings too, if they haven’t been cut off already.

      keep making stuff!
      thanks for sharing 😊
      Occasionally known as TTopless

    7. 07-18-2020 03:24 AM #5
      Hi all, sorry for the pause in updates.

      The TT's now got rockslider sills: https://youtu.be/gjzAaEmDvQ4
      And some minor panel-beating to complete the rear wheelarches, done the low-tech way with ordinary hammer, mallet, and whatever static objects offer the right shape to form over: https://youtu.be/mhJad3FLz_o

    8. 07-18-2020 03:27 AM #6
      Ah, here we go (I think)... does this image show up?

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      WA State
      TT225, 76 Dasher, 2014 Golf
      07-19-2020 01:35 AM #7
      Yep, imagine shows. Looks great.

    10. 08-01-2020 12:00 PM #8
      Well, compression testing the engine did not go well - No.3 was 40psi down on the others! This wasn't a surprise as it was putting out a lot of white smoke when purchased. I was expecting a cracked head but got a cracked block instead. So we had some fun craning engines in and out: https://youtu.be/u8AbwE27Xnw

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