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  • willg54
    started a topic Project '96 Refurb

    Project '96 Refurb

    As you guessed...i struggled for a project name!!

    anyway, this will be a thread of everything i do with my car, from body work, structural to performance

    First thing...
    I went to the car on sunday and there were some fluids underneath...

    Number 1 fluid...power steering - wettest part is the top hose in the engine bay, my number 1 suspect!

    Number 2 fluid...COOLANT!! Looks clean though. its coming down from the right of the block from about half way up (when looking from the front) but its hard to tell...so i think it may be the block/coolant system interface (had this on my 80!) unless you can advise other wise. Coolant in the resevoir looks clean too and oil is clean.

    Once these are done ill start fettling...

    Next thing im going to do is drop the rear subframe out along with the running gear and suspension, service, clean and paint. Hopefully around xmas time. Then on to the front but probably without dropping the subframe, it still looks tidy!

    Then engine bay, a good clean, some silicon hoses and a good check over. no power mods quite yet...

    Then i intend on getting the bonnet, front wings (probably new ones) front bumper and rear bumper re-sprayed. Currently toying with the idea of RS2 bumpers.

    Ill get some pics of what im going to work on soon so you can see before and after (and to please myself!)

    Update soon...

    Will
    Last edited by willg54; 30th December 2010, 15:46.

  • willg54
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    That niggling bubble of rust turned out to be quite a bit...

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  • willg54
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    New wings being fitted and a dent in the sill nicely pulled out.
    Progressing!

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  • rynaqui
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    Cool wheels! I'm glad to see everyone has got some work going on with their S2s as of late

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  • Error404
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    Niiiice

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  • willg54
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    New rims have arrived!

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  • willg54
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    She's gone in! Going to be an exciting wait.

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  • willg54
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    Originally posted by newsh View Post

    Don’t forget to drill the holes before the wings are painted! ( guess who didn’t.. )
    Ouch, not what you want to find when putting them back on!

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  • willg54
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    Originally posted by psiconauta911 View Post
    You should come to Portugal on vacations and have the car painted here, in the oficial Audi body shop won´t cost more than 3,000 € to get the car painted and probably half of that outside the oficial network!
    Book it in advance and for that kind of money you can spend two weeks sun bathing in Algarve in a 5 stars resort while your car gets painted an still have some change for lobster and wine!
    Told the misses about this... That was a bad idea

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  • newsh
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    Originally posted by willg54
    Keep the clear ones I have
    Don’t forget to drill the holes before the wings are painted! ( guess who didn’t.. )

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  • psiconauta911
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    You should come to Portugal on vacations and have the car painted here, in the oficial Audi body shop won´t cost more than 3,000 € to get the car painted and probably half of that outside the oficial network!
    Book it in advance and for that kind of money you can spend two weeks sun bathing in Algarve in a 5 stars resort while your car gets painted an still have some change for lobster and wine!

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  • willg54
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    Unfortunately they all want 10k +. And most still take it back to metal.

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  • Error404
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    I would suggest that this is not the case, otherwise you would never be able to do paint repairs.
    Hence my suggestion earlier to take the car to someone who knows them well.

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  • willg54
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    Interesting, most info has been to take it back as the old primer often reacts with the new paint. But you do make a good point about the galvanised body.

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  • Error404
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    Good to hear you are making progress Will
    I would strongly suggest not going back to bare metal. Sure the painter will prefer it as its a nice place to start and but don't forget the shell is galvanised and you will loose that hugely protective and irreplaceable surface coating.
    Also the original EPD coating (the e-cote primer) is unmatched by modern primers which have been weakened by regulations (in my opinion) - try and remove it and its tough as **** - Just my 2c.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished article, sure it will look stunning

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