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  • My Treser Ur Quattro Restoration Project

    Made the decision today, instead of selling cheap or breaking, the car will be restored! I'm quite excited

    I've owned this car for about 25yrs and it was my daily driver for many years. It has lived outdoors all its life. Mechanically its very good but the tinworm has finally taken it's toll and needs to be sorted. Both A pillars need work and the boot has holes on both sides as well as the fronts of the rear arches. First job is to strip the interior and then wings and bumpers off, fabrication, welding and full glass out paint. Thanks to Acidburn and Madwolf for the A pillars from a GT in good condition!

    This is the car back in the 80s with the Treser front bumper.



    About 5 yrs ago after a respray.





    Treser airbox and metering head

    S2 Coupe 3B Project


    Ur quattro restoration

    S2 Avant

    Boost is the new rock and roll!
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  • #2
    such a beautiful car! Really makes me want one...but i should probably finish mine first!

    look forward to seeing this progress
    1996 Audi S2 - 295bhp and 326lb/ft - Complete Rebuild Project

    1994 Audi 80 - 2.0 8v (slow but reliable!)

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    • #3
      This is what the car looked like when I got it for £2000 back in 1987


      S2 Coupe 3B Project


      Ur quattro restoration

      S2 Avant

      Boost is the new rock and roll!
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      • #4
        good choice John, nothing beats a good restoration
        So I'm guessing the original Treser front bumper was destroyed in the fire? What bumper is on it now mate?
        Have you still got the wheels in the fire damage pics, were they the original Treser wheels?
        Panthero Coupé quattro 20vt
        Indigo ABY coupé
        Imola B6 S4 Avant

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        • #5
          Yes, the Treser bumper melted in the fire, I got another one though and this lasted a few years untill I ran into a flood one night and the lower half snapped of and dissappeared.. The present bumper is a Rieger which is the nearest I could get in looks and kind of balaces the rear end ok. I was thinking of putting stock bumpers and spoiler back on but then it loses its uniqueness.

          S2 Coupe 3B Project


          Ur quattro restoration

          S2 Avant

          Boost is the new rock and roll!
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          • #6
            Treser Airbox and metering head







            S2 Coupe 3B Project


            Ur quattro restoration

            S2 Avant

            Boost is the new rock and roll!
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            • #7
              Rust at the back end, worse than I thought!








              S2 Coupe 3B Project


              Ur quattro restoration

              S2 Avant

              Boost is the new rock and roll!
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              • #8
                It will be great to follow the restoration, though i have to say i have never bean a lover of the Treser body kits.. Sorry...

                Get up lots of pics....

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                • #9
                  Good News John, good luck with the restoration!
                  96 S2 aby Coupe. Rebuild Project
                  96 mk3 golf tdi daily.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DJones View Post
                    It will be great to follow the restoration, though i have to say i have never bean a lover of the Treser body kits.. Sorry...
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                    You are not the first person to say that! Maybe I should start a poll!

                    S2 Coupe 3B Project


                    Ur quattro restoration

                    S2 Avant

                    Boost is the new rock and roll!
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                    • #11
                      Well done John . I was in the same situation to you with my first beetle and came close to selling it though now it's sat in my garage with body off the pan. Hard choice and I'm glad you decided to keep it. Sometimes people know you for your car (case with ms and the beetle). Good luck. Will follow the restoration

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by newsh View Post
                        You are not the first person to say that! Maybe I should start a poll!
                        I just think they got it so right with the original looks. The Treser convertible must rank as one of the ugliest ways of being transported...

                        There was a guy in Basingstoke that had a Treser (well it had the body at least) and he swapped it back to standard.

                        A poll would be interesting..

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                        • #13
                          John, good to see you decided to keep her - always remember hooning round Combe in it, was great then and will be even better once she's returned to full fitness
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                          1992 3b S2 Coupe

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                          • #14
                            I think I have to admit to agreeing with Darren, the Treser looks are not my cuppa, but it is a unique car so its hard to call either way. If it was mine i think I'd return to OE looks but keep the Treser bits safe so it could be returned in the future, if someone invents a time machine and you decide to grow a mullet to match it
                            Panthero Coupé quattro 20vt
                            Indigo ABY coupé
                            Imola B6 S4 Avant

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                            • #15
                              Good decision. I spent years restoring Opel Manta's so I have to say that rust doesn't look too bad at all, I've seen a lot worse fixed, actually I've fixed a lot worse.
                              1996 Audi S6 Avant.
                              1994 80 TDI - Daily Driver

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