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  • Resurrection of my CQ20V

    Well some of you asked for photos... here they are:







    Current interior AKA 'the toolbox':



    Plan is to go back to original, so the Boleros will stay for the moment, but am on the look out for the original 6-spoke speedlines for refurb (http://robinandpaul.files.wordpress..../speedline.jpg), but as this is likely to be pricey, it will be a while before they are done, certainly a whole set of tyres away

    F+R subframes and wishbones all polybushed, as well as rear diff mount.
    Rear subframe shotblasted and painted with galvafroid type paint.
    New new front diff mounts and gearbox mounts (OEM).
    Oil, plugs, filters all done.
    Rear calipers freed up so the handbrake works again.
    New rear discs and pads.
    Pentosin change.
    New front track rod ends.
    Lambda change for OEM instead of universal.
    News chain exhaust hangers.
    Coolant flush (Forte followed by a dishwasher tablet(!)) and new G13 coolant.
    New header tank
    Set of Bosch injectors plus the adapters.
    Alternator belt and replacement regulator.
    Passenger side regulator replaced.
    Heater blower removed, freed up and no longer blows it's fuse
    Doors adjusted.
    Boot re-sealed (still ongoing a little... but 90% of the way there...)
    Central dash switch illumination fixed
    'aero' wipers (standard arms)
    Replacement bulb holders, now filled with vaseline
    Replacement O/S headlamp (all mounts broken bar one)
    Towing eye cover replaced (was missing)
    Replacement O/S mirror
    Re-lubed all window and door lock mech


    Few things to do:

    Rear view mirror
    Headlamp adjustment
    Central locking pump is running on (maybe a minute after locking/unlocking)
    re-reseal N/S tail lamp
    MOT
    Radio reception diagnosis
    Unable to switch off air to face vents with knob
    Swap out wiper and hazard stalk for new
    Wire in MIL lamp
    Fit drivers side door trim (new from Audi 42+VAT)
    Proper alignment (anyone know anywhere in Somerset for that?)
    Headlining (mouldy), will recover at some point.
    Clean the inside up a bit!
    Get the headlamp seals in place properly


    Longer term stuff:

    Refurb head/swap out for known good/refurbed head as guides leak a bit into the 'zorst.
    Respray, paint is NOT good, roof all crazed, lacquer lifting in a few places, and bonnet fading. Possibly get this done in the summer.

    Phew.... sounds a lot now I write it up!

  • #2
    Great to see another one being saved
    Getting rid of that vile zebrano trim will sort the interior out nicely. You'd be surprised how much a decent machine polish will tidy up the paintwork
    Panthero Coupé quattro 20vt
    Indigo ABY coupé
    Imola B6 S4 Avant

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    • #3
      Car is staying stock, including that 'vile' trim

      As I said in another thread, I've had it 12 years, and it has quite a bit of sentimentality attached

      Roof paintwork is really crazed, I guess it was keyed at some point in its life and lots of high build primer was used to sort it out, can actually see it showing through... I'll give it a polish for sure, can't be seen to be letting the side down

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      • #4
        Im glad another CQ is getting some lovin'
        That looks like solid brilliant black too (like mine)? or is it metallic?
        Black B3 1990 CQ 2.3E converted to ABY & 6spd. (301bhp) - Now Sold
        03 Dolphin B6 S4 Avant LPG - New Daily Wagon
        01 Silver D2 A8 3.7 quattro sport - SOLD

        "Difficult is worth doing"

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        • #5
          It's indigo LZ5U

          Best colour if you ask me

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          • #6
            96 URS6 plus speck saloon
            96 URS6 plus speck estate
            94 2.6 80 Avant
            99 2.8 final edition Cabriolet

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            • #7
              Roof:



              Bonnet:



              Not sure what a polish will do for that...

              The sun has given it a hard time over the years.

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              • #8
                Paint correction there,speak to a sprayshop see what you can do to keep price down and it wont cost the earth to put right.And worth it long run!!!
                96 URS6 plus speck saloon
                96 URS6 plus speck estate
                94 2.6 80 Avant
                99 2.8 final edition Cabriolet

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                • #9
                  Ahh yes, clearly indigo, my bad. It looked very black in the first pics...
                  Black B3 1990 CQ 2.3E converted to ABY & 6spd. (301bhp) - Now Sold
                  03 Dolphin B6 S4 Avant LPG - New Daily Wagon
                  01 Silver D2 A8 3.7 quattro sport - SOLD

                  "Difficult is worth doing"

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                  • #10
                    Cool, will give that a try, thanks

                    TBH, every panel has some sort of paint defect, and will want front wings in the future at some point I guess, so had kind of factored that all in to a respray in the summer, but if the spray shop can sort it cheaply I will...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by re2500 View Post
                      Ahh yes, clearly indigo, my bad. It looked very black in the first pics...
                      Well I have had people stood right next to it and think it is a black car before now, saying 'oh I like the blue interior', me: 'it's a blue car(!)'

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                      • #12
                        Get the roof and c pillars sprayed (top out of way)they will keep your code and exact mix so when you go to do other parts it will be perfect match as and when your budget allows.
                        96 URS6 plus speck saloon
                        96 URS6 plus speck estate
                        94 2.6 80 Avant
                        99 2.8 final edition Cabriolet

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                        • #13
                          Sorry mate didn't mean to insult your interior trims... I just assumed they would be on the list of things to refresh
                          Panthero Coupé quattro 20vt
                          Indigo ABY coupé
                          Imola B6 S4 Avant

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Error404 View Post
                            Sorry mate didn't mean to insult your interior trims... I just assumed they would be on the list of things to refresh
                            Haha, s'ok mate, I don't get hurt easily

                            Modifications are:

                            Banana manifold
                            Bosch injectors
                            Polybushes (mainly for longevity)
                            Boleros

                            That's it... and the Boleros are not long-term. I even replaced the clear indicators with orange ones recently

                            Makes sense to keep one of them original round here

                            It'll be a daily driver, which in my experience is the only way to keep a car up to scratch, if you have to rely on it.

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                            • #15
                              Argghgh, now I really want my old CQ back. Nice car and fine work bringing it back to life again.

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