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Chinkwa

Project D4 Quattro

Hi, im new to the forum so i thought id introduce myself

Im Charles, im 22 and from Bradford and this is my current car, ive owned it for about a year now and its only in the last 2 months its started being modified!

I wont bore you with loads of text il simply upload some photos and a spec list! I hope you all like it! The car isnt finished yet either so il upload more whenever ive new updates to go on!

The spec is as follows

1998 S reg (pre-facelift) Saloon
1.9 110bhp AFN TDI Quattro in Silver
110k Miles 1 Owner from new (before myself)
Aircon, cruise control, 6cd changer, full leather but windy windows in the back

Chassis + Engine Spec

Diesel tuning box (to take performance from glacial to just slow)
18x8 Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2's
215/40 Kumho ecsta sports
Upper and lower arms polybushed
Arb polybushed
Rear wheel bearing carrier polybushed
Rear arms polybushed
S4 front uprights
Hybrid 1.9tdi/1.8tqs driveshafts
345mm ECS tuning front disks
Aston Martin DB9 Front calipers
310mm RS4 rear disks
RS4 rear calipers
BC racing dampening adjustable coilovers

Exterior Spec
S4 front bumper without fogs but still with grilles
Facelift projector headlights
Facelift front wings
RS4 STYLE front grille
Facelift doors (still to fit)
Bootlid Lip spoiler
Pre-facelift S4 Rear bumper
S4 door trims
S4 Sideskirts
Black Vinyl wrapped roof
S33 YUR numberplate on possibly the slowest car in existance


Interior Spec

Quattro sport seats with big bolsters, re-trimmed in a silvery/blue colour, not sure if factory or aftermarket trimmed, guessing aftermarket as its a different style to any factory interior ive seen!
Quattro sport steering wheel
Centre arm rest
Bentley continental gt gearknob


Parts Still To Source/Fit

To Fit

Phoenix gold sub, amp, components, tweeters, crossovers and wiring kit
All 4 doors with facelift handles/trims

Also trying to source some rs4/s4 recaros for a project of mine, will also be replacing all the grey trim with black, along with the grey carpet, and also trimming the roof lining and pillars and the rear parcel shelf area! Il add photos of any progress i make on the interior!

Also, ignore the rear bumper, it started out imola and halfords only had 2 silver cans so its a little patchy! the whole car will be repainted at some point!

The starting point




And the car as it stands now




Hopefully il be able to keep the thread updated! any comments and criticisms appreciated!
colicabcadam

love the afn engine

get a turbo from a 2.0 170 then it's good for 220 bhp !!
Chinkwa

Yeah ive heard, apparently i need a turbo from the 2.0's like you mentioned, a decent sized intercooler as i can imagine the standard afn wouldnt flow enough air for that sort of power, some larger nozzles or entirely larger injectors and a 11mm pump head? Then its just finding someone who can map/chip it! Hopefully i will get round to increasing the power at some point, might give the brakes something to do then!
guymcc

Welcome chinkwa! Great transformation!
lynchy

Looks good ! And welcome
boost addict

Chinkwa wrote:
Yeah ive heard, apparently i need a turbo from the 2.0's like you mentioned, a decent sized intercooler as i can imagine the standard afn wouldnt flow enough air for that sort of power, some larger nozzles or entirely larger injectors and a 11mm pump head? Then its just finding someone who can map/chip it! Hopefully i will get round to increasing the power at some point, might give the brakes something to do then!


If you have 1500 burning your pocket then i have a AHH engine tweaked which will do 250 with the right map: ported head, rosten rods, Mahle pistons, 11mm injector pump (standard on the AHH), Bosio race 520 injectors, PD150 head bolts, twin valve spring set-up with titanium retainers,PD130 intake/boost pipes, 3bar map sensor, performance cam and brand new BV43. Also have a chipped ECU with 3x sets of maps to suit your mood ! Add a clutch of your choice and you'll have more power than most derv cars on the road- beauty is it will still return 40-50 Mpg !

Here's a little clip of how the car shifted after rebuild, did not take it all the way tot the limiter as it was still running in ! It was not mapped either- standard 90Bhp map !!!
Click the images for clips...








frazz82

Cracking effort mate, some nice mods and subtle touches  

Poifect if you wanted to transplant an s4 or rs4 engine or take the mods off and fit them onto an s/rs.
colicabcadam

Chinkwa wrote:
Yeah ive heard, apparently i need a turbo from the 2.0's like you mentioned, a decent sized intercooler as i can imagine the standard afn wouldnt flow enough air for that sort of power, some larger nozzles or entirely larger injectors and a 11mm pump head? Then its just finding someone who can map/chip it! Hopefully i will get round to increasing the power at some point, might give the brakes something to do then!


pretty much spot on, but you'll also need a clutch and a decattted system, once my rs4 is complete i want to start one of these
Chinkwa

Boost addict that is a very tempting offering, if its still about when I'm back off holiday I could be very tempted for that! Unless you want a set of BBS RS's in part ex :p

I think engine wise if anything a built diesel would be replacing the afn, however that's something to think about for the future! Hopefully il try update the thread regularly

Cheers Guys
ScottR

The 'D4' decals on the brakes are a nice touch.

Can't believe you've got the rear bumper to match that well with a couple of cans of Halford's finest.  The touch up jobs I did on my rear bumper from a spray can look like Stevie Wonder did it!
Chinkwa

Yeah I was quite surprised about the colour match! Just a pity they only had 2 cans as I think a 3rd would have covered any patchy bits!
Chinkwa

Managed to post half way through typing -.- updated post below!
Chinkwa

So today I made a small update to the car and also started performing some tests on a project I plan to undertake. I know this might not be to everyone's taste but I'm hoping il be able to pull off the look I'm going for once It's completed! Those who don't like bright colours look away now!

Today's update, fitted my bentley continental gt oil cap, bit of a subtle improvement that no one will ever see! I'm aware the engine bay wants tidying up :p


Also last night I picked up a set of silver s4 leather seats from Danny (V6SAV on here) that were in a tatty condition for the sum of 60 with doorcards, these were to serve as a test bed for my latest project!

I trialed this on the rear bench seat base, here are the photos of how I recieved it




And after an hour or so with a leather colourant kit, this is what I was left with! I've applied a satin top coat since these pictures were taken so I will update those tomorrow! I plan to do the seats and the leather panels of the doorcards in this colour with the rest of the interior black, however before I do that I need to find myself a set of recaros! Beware, it's abit bright!




The colour might not be to everyone's taste, but all I ever see is either cream/silver leather or black, and I like to be different! I'm hoping once I finish trimming all my other little touches I've got, and get the full interior coloured and fitted, that it might change a few opinions! And yes, it really is as bright as it looks in the pictures!

Comments and criticism welcome! Cheers
Adrian E

That makes my purple leather look particularly restrained lol

Good effort  
stevw1

Hi Chinkwa,

Cars really coming on, loving the blue leathers.

Im wanting to uprate the breaking system on the TDI myself. Whats needed & is it difficult to do ?

Cheers Steve
Chinkwa

Hi Steve, the car probably looks alot different since the last time you saw it if you remember, we were the standard silver audi that was infront/behind you on the way back from ultimate dubs whilst you were playing with the air!

To upgrade mine I used the following, although I've not seen another set up the same so I think there are more common ways of doing it but they're probably more expensive!

Mine consist of
B6 s4 front disks - 345x32mm
Aston Martin db9 calipers
Brake caliper adapter brackets
Rs4 brake flexi's
S4 front uprights/hubs
You would also need some 1.8tqs outer cv joints to fit onto your tdi shafts so they fit the splines in the S4 hub.

You could in theory make caliper adapters to fit the original diesel struts, however the bolt spacing is much closer and I feel that this wouldn't be as secure as the wider spaced s4 uprights

The rears are abit easier, I used a b5 rs4 set up on mine, the only issue with the b5 rs4 set up is that the disks are quite expensive!

For the rears you'll need!
Rs4 rear disks
Rs4 rear calipers
Rs4 handbrake cables - standard ones will work but need stretching and it's not very easy, much simpler to buy the rs4 ones!
And rs4 rear brake flexis!

Luckily I bought all of these parts from someone who was breaking a car with them fitted!

I'd also fit a full front arm kit whilst doing this as they tend to wear out and the bolts can be a tw*t to remove, these can be picked up for 90 brand new and everything that's needed to be removed to fit the brakes is already to refit with new parts!

If you need any more help let me know, I've got drawings for the caliper brackets etc and could probably help with getting some made up!
stevw1

Hmmm sound expensive !!, im not running more power yet so may be a job in the future.
Thanks for the info  

What leather kit did you use ?
Chinkwa

Yeah if I'm honest they're very much overkill, they would probably be more suitable for some of the 500bhp+ monsters on here! Sourcing a standard set of s4 front and rears would probably be alot easier and cheaper!

The leather colourant was a furniture clinic kit, and so far I'm very impressed with the results, obviously time will tell how well they work but so far I can't fault it! Are you attending any more shows this year? Would like to have a good look at yours in person, only got a quick glance at UD!
stevw1

Chinkwa wrote:
Yeah if I'm honest they're very much overkill, they would probably be more suitable for some of the 500bhp+ monsters on here! Sourcing a standard set of s4 front and rears would probably be alot easier and cheaper!

The leather colourant was a furniture clinic kit, and so far I'm very impressed with the results, obviously time will tell how well they work but so far I can't fault it! Are you attending any more shows this year? Would like to have a good look at yours in person, only got a quick glance at UD!


Yes i will be at few more shows. Ill be up your end on the 7th July for The VAG Squadron Charity Event, then DubFiction Show, Detailed Summer Fest and off the Holland in August for MIVW. Im sure we will catch up somewhere along the line  
Chinkwa

Ahh sweet, if I manage to attend any il let you know! I think the next one il probably be at is vw festival at harewood as hopefully this weekend the car is coming off the road to be freshened up abit!
Chinkwa

Well time for a little/enormous update depending how you want to look at it!

So this is how the car was looking first thing friday






And this is how the car was looking as of friday evening



The mrs getting involved in the strip down!


Then started flatting her down today, got both rear 1/4's and roof pillars done, just the roof and the door/boot shut to do now and then the shell can go for paint!




Hopefully this week i will be having the windscreen, rear window and the 2 little quarter windows removed so i can finish flatting the shell down ready for paint!

Also picking up a full saloon s4 recaro interior tomorrow, still got a lot of work left to do on the a4 but im hoping to have it finished for vw festival in august so if anyone see's it there, feel free to come over and say hi!

as usual any comments or criticism welcome!
stevw1

Oh wow, re-paint. Dare we guess the colour or you going for Silver again ??

S4 front looks hard !!  
Chinkwa

I dont know the colour myself yet but i figure once its in bits il have to paint it rather than talking about it and not doing it!

Whatever colour is chosen will be a solid (no metallics or pearls) as id like to keep costs low and as its my first time painting, theres less that i can balls up with a solid!

Im currently thinking either
Renault racing blue - Clio 182 light blue colour
or
Porsche Grey Black - gt3rs colour

but neither of these is set in stone, although i would like something abit different to the normal colours everyone has! The way i see it is its not an s4 or an rs4 so unlike everyone else, 'purists' cant get angry at me for ruining their cars haha!
Chinkwa

Well since last weeks update alot has happened! Il try fill it all in here although I'm posting from my iPhone so it's slightly more difficult!

Finished off the stripping on Saturday/Sunday last weekend, this involved taking the front and rear windows aswell as the rear quarter light windows out, along with the roof gutter trims and the black plastic trim that runs in the door shut, along with all the door lock strikers and other trims. I then removed all the pillar trims, the parcel shelf, the roof lining and the carpet. I cut the carpet out as it was waterlogged, rotting and not the colour I wanted so no real loss there!

Then through the week the real progress started

On Wednesday we pulled the car into the booth and poly bagged it ready to paint the roof black. For the roof we used a custom mix of BMW carbon schwarz and some basic gloss black, this colour looks like plain gloss black but in direct sunlight and artificial light there's a very very fine blue metallic in it, we added more gloss black as it was too blue to begin with!




We did 2 coats of black base followed by 3 coats of laquer (nearly a litre!) the large amount of laquer was because we didnt clean the booth beforehand so more laquer meant more could be flatted out!

Then on Thursday after work I had the task of bagging the car up ready for paint, as there was no interior parts in except the dash and steering wheel (that are to be changed anyway) this much wasn't really needed but id still rather do a neat job!





Then on Friday whilst I was at work mark decided to crack on and paint the car, this is less out of love for me and more to stop me annoying him later, plus he had a terrible Prius ready to go in the booth!






Then today (Saturday) we started to flat and buff the paint, we wet flatted the entire car with 1200 wet followed by a 2500grit mesh on the da sander. After this we unmasked the car, this stopped excess water and dust going in the car whilst flatting. After this we used some trusty farecla g3 on a buffing head. Il let the results speak for themselves.

This photo shows the metallic in the roof under artificial light, on the others you can see how it looks gloss black in normal conditions


And some overall shots of the car, there will be a final buff once the panels are all fitted followed by a wax and polish








And finally just a couple of pictures of the car once we pulled her outside into the sunlight!



And that's progress so far

The colour is French racing blue from the renault clio 182/197 (renault paint code j45) which I thought was something abit different from the usual colours people go for on these as I find the standard audi colours boring if I'm honest bar imola yellow, I avoided that simply because its a horrible colour to paint and match!

Any comments and criticism welcome!
V6SAV

Looking good mate is that marks place @ wallnut tree farm ?
Chinkwa

That's the one mate! Very very good painter when you get him to do any real work rather than just motor trade jobs!
MichaelG

That looks stunning. Very similar to noggy but also quite different if that makes sense

I'll sit on the fence with the blue leather but I'll wait till its all together. Great work so far
Chinkwa

Thanks if I'm honest I'm not 100% sure if il be going for the blue leather myself yet, I'm going to test fit the rear seat base tomorrow or Monday and have a see how it looks in the car!

The main reason being I found a very good condition saloon recaro interior for 300 in black so I'm quite tempted to keep it black! However if the blue looks good I may bite the bullet and go for that!

Car should be done for vw festival @ harewood house in August so if any of you guys are going feel free to pop over for a chat, unfortunately won't be in the show field as I believe it's too late to enter now
MichaelG

Chinkwa wrote:
Thanks if I'm honest I'm not 100% sure if il be going for the blue leather myself yet, I'm going to test fit the rear seat base tomorrow or Monday and have a see how it looks in the car!

The main reason being I found a very good condition saloon recaro interior for 300 in black so I'm quite tempted to keep it black! However if the blue looks good I may bite the bullet and go for that!

Car should be done for vw festival @ harewood house in August so if any of you guys are going feel free to pop over for a chat, unfortunately won't be in the show field as I believe it's too late to enter now

Oh well I think you should definitely go with the blue and I'll take the boring black recaros off your hands
stevw1

YES, YES, YES, That looks MEGGA !!!

Cant wait to see it all together, NICEEEE.......
BennyBoo

Chinkwa wrote:


The colour is French racing blue from the renault clio 182/197 (renault paint code j45)!


Thanks god for that, I was just thinking "oh my, that's a horrible shade of Nogaro.." but phew!

Looks good...
frazz82

That looks awesome mate, will look sweet when its all back together.

Chinkwa

So, time for this weeks progress update!

Well last Sunday I went and did abit of audi shopping, I came back with the following (all facelift)

S4 recaro saloon interior in black leather for 300

Facelift double din Bose radio and centre console
Facelift rear console with armrest
Illuminated air vents
Aluminium dash trim
4 doorcards with Bose speakers and aluminium trim
1 black carpet
Black A, B + C pillars
Facelift black headlining and all lights
Grey/black parcel shelf cover
Set of 5 black seatbelts
Glovebox / drivers under tray
Black door rubbers with the black top section
Black b pillar trim and lower door side trims
Heated / electric seat plugs
Black grab handles and sunvisors

All this was another 200, however I sold the double din for 60 + a pre-facelift black dash and centre console with armrest so the total interior owes me 440.

Just incase anyone wants to know or It ever comes up, il try to put as much information in here as I can regarding what is and isn't interchangeable interior wise from facelift to pre facelift b5's (bar centre consoles as this is well covered and I didn't change mine to fl)

Parts that are a direct fit;
A pillars
Lower b pillar trim
Door sill inner trim
Kick trims that cover the relays/wiring
Dash inserts
Front Seats (bar wiring)
Parcel shelf
Seatbelts

Parts that fit or will need slight modifying;

Roof lining
Grab handles
Upper b pillar trim
Door seals
Sun visors
Lights in roof lining  (only wiring)
Illuminated air vents
Rear seats (saloon)

Parts that don't fit;
C pillar trims

Modifications needed;

Rear seats - the spindles these slide onto at either side are smaller in the facelift cars with recaros compared to pfl without, however this is easily fixed. There is a plastic insert in the seat, simply prise this out and the hole it leaves is the correct size for the spindles .

Air vents - these need a live and an earth, you can either use the correct wiring from the car, or make your own like i did. Best to combine this with the wiring for the headlining

Headliner - pfl has 3 wires, live, earth and earth return (for auto turn on/off with doors open). Fl has 6, live, earth, earth return, illumination, and 2 others I assume are to do with the airbag light. Simply add the illumination wire from the vents into the loom for the headliner at the passenger side a pillar, and add the earth for the vents into the earth that is already at that side.

Whilst they may look the same, the headliners are actually completely different shapes, they will fit but may need some modification which il list below

Grab handles - these sit far away from the holes when fitting fl into pfl, I'm not sure if the fl has something behind these as I didn't think to check, I just put some blocks of wood with a hole in behind the handles and used a long wood screw in place of the self tapper. Don't go for too long a screw or you could poke out of the roof sides!

Sunvisors - they bolt on directly, however, you'll need to snip the plugs off the headliner, extend the wires and run them through the roof like they are in the pfl. I rejoined mine to the headliner with bullet clips so it was removeable.

Other roof parts - front and rear lights, central sun visor, and sunvisor clips, these are all a direct fit into the pfl.

B pillars and door seals. These just about fit however there's a tendency to leave a bit of a gap above them, however this is hardly noticeable.

C pillars, basically in a pfl, both facelift and pre facelift don't fit with the headliner, facelift don't have the same clips, pfl don't line up, I improvised with a bit of matching fabric with a sewn edge tucked behind to hide the gap, whilst I sprayed the pfl c pillars with matte/satin black. I've included a picture below.



Also cleaned up the rubber wiring covers and fitted the door strikers, and fitted the fuel cap rubber seal and the rear bumper mounts. Ignore the armrest lid, this will be changed soon! Also rivited the rain gutters back in and the metal trims in the windscreen/rear window.

I also used an aftermarket heated seat controller as it was easier to wire up! This is mounted in what used to be the ashtray.


Pictures below showing the latest modifications and progress












And a few overall pictures of how it stands right about now!






As usual comments and criticism welcome guys!
V6SAV

Very very smart well done mate cant wait to see this car when its done
buzzard

Looks great and lovely gloss on the paint too

Can't help thinking, when are you going to get the urge for the power upgrades ??

Keep up the good work.
Chinkwa

I think at most I may build the tdi up to about 200bhp at a later date once all this is finished.

Alot of people have asked why don't I perform an s/rs swap but for me, I don't personally see the point. After a paint job of this quality, I'm highly unlikely to ever track the car, which leaves only road driving. More power would just lead to more temptation which only ends badly in my experience, I never drive it fast because I know it isn't! Plus with the brakes and body mods it looks exactly like a tweaked s4, only I can daily drive it and still get 40+mpg!

However id say that this is  probably the wrong forum for that sort of opinion :p
stevw1

Dont listen to the "HATERS" im lovin the way this is going.

As for the powah, 200bhp in a diesel is plenty enough for a daily, i will be running close to that soon  
colicabcadam

keep the updates coming, you have to tune, soot is cool
buzzard

Who are the "Haters"
Chinkwa

So, time for the usual sunday update!

The first part of my update is probably the part im happiest about, Ive been accepted onto a special vehicle display at VW Festival @ Harewood House on the saturday, and ive also been put on the provisionally accepted list for the Show + Shine providing i keep them updated and actually finish the car! So bearing all that in mind, ive got a lot of work to do, i go on holiday at the end of this month so i really should pull my finger out! So if you see the car or myself there feel free to come and look around!


So, the first update of this week was i had the glass re-fitted!

I had the front screen replaced as it had 3 chips and a crack across the corner, plus it leaked in the top corner at the drivers side!

For the Windscreen removing, and a new top tint windscreen fitting, plus the quarter lights and rear screen removed, stored and re-fitted, it came to 200 which i think was very reasonable, this was by Bradford Car Glass whom i cant recommend enough!

In the mean time ive been prepping more panels for painting, this weeks batch consisted of

Rear door x 2 (facelift to replace my earlier pre-facelift style)
Lower door trims x 4
Bumper grilles
Petrol flap
Rear light trims x 2


The doors looked rather good at first, however upon closer inspection they had a few stone chips that had blistered and would have become worse if they weren't correctly ground back to bare metal to remove the small rust spots. The handles were removed to paint separately as with them being aluminium they had corroded and will require etch priming, however these can be fitted once the doors are assembled! The rears were painted with the central moulding still attatched, however the fronts and wings will have these removed and new ones re fitted as there are slight rust blisters creeping out from under them.

Most of the other trim was flatted and scotched down whilst i was working, always better when you can get paid for doing your own stuff!

Time for some pictures!








Unfortunatley before the lacquer happened i had to go to work, however i called back up the next morning to be greeted by these!



They looked good, however considering the car will now be on show, i thought i'd better improve them!
The doors had a couple of little dust nibs in the lacquer, abit of orange peel, and a run on the back edge. Im not sure if these are visible on the pictures below but i tried to capture them.






I then flatted the 2 rear doors and the petrol cap, along with a large bit of dirt on the door moulding, the other parts were dirt free and had a good finish straight from the gun so we didnt risk flatting and buffing them as theyre only flexible plastic and we didnt want to risk damaging them.




After this we buffed them back up with Farecla g3






Since then ive re-fitted the rear window frame to the drivers side, and il hopefully be fitting the passenger one tomororw! will also fit the lower door trim to the bottom of the rear doors. However i forgot to take photos of the windows fitted! Also got a set of black bose doorcards to modify to work with my 'keep-fit' windows in the rear, which il put pictures up of as and when they're done!

My new mouldings and a few other things ive ordered from audi should be here first thing in the morning! Hopefully this week the 2 front doors will be prepped, painted and fitted, along with the 2 front wings and if im lucky the 2 sideskirts!


As per usual any comments and criticism welcomed!
Chinkwa

Well time for another sunday update of whats been going on in the last week!

Stripped and prepped the bootlid and numberplate plinth, to go with the 2 front doors and rear bumper!

Got them in the booth, and painted up, now back on the car and flatted and buffed!

Bought a new set of door mouldings from audi, 140 in total for 4 door and 2 wing mouldings!

Also got a pair of brand new pattern wings for 50 per side, decent quality ones not the 25 monkey metal ones, those should be painted this week along with the side skirts and front bumper!

Also been making a few ebay purchases, not sure which il use but its always nice to have bits rather than waiting for them! Bought;

3 metres of 3m dual lock for securing the sideskirts
Shortened front + back numberplates (6 digit ones)
Black rear audi rings
Black quattro badge for the front grille
Set of black car mats with oem fastenings
And some small artists paintbrushes for some little touches!

anyway enough talking, il post up some pictures for anyone who still looks at this thread!

Straight out of the gun!






Parts fitted up before any flatting and buffing




One of the new wings balanced on, door not set up/no locks in it so gaps could be a little off!



And a couple of the paintwork after being flatted and buffed over! the photo of me isnt some sort of creepy mirror selfie, its the reflection from the black roof!





As per usual any comments/criticisms/ideas welcome!
stuartx

Lot of work going into this, keep it up
frazz82

Coming along nicely mate. Love the colour.

Chinkwa

Well time for my last update before vw festival at harewood!

Been in gran canaria for 10 days so not much progress to show, only had today and yesterday to work on the car since ive been back!

Saturday - Primed and painted the 6 dash/doorcard trims, the 4 door handles, the drivers door handle frame and the washer jet covers+ the side skirts, primed the front bumper and the front 2 wings. Painted the diffuser section of the s4 rear bumper gloss black, painted the B pillar trims + triangles gloss black aswell as the roof gutter trims. Bolted the rear bumper in properly, re-fitted the boot carpets + luggage hooks, re-fitted the cd changer and boot trim and painted any exposed metalwork in the boot in matt black, connected the heated rear window elements and window aerial. Painted an ebay special quattro badge in matching blue.


Sunday - Painted and laquered the front bumper and front wings. Fitted all 6 dash/doorcard trims, modified some wiring for the drivers door lock, cut 2 holes in my rear bose doorcards for my window winders. Painted the window winder handles and the U shaped plastic above the steering column in matt black. Painted my non electric window rear grab handles and fitted to my bose doorcards. Painted my 2 electric window (instead of 4) drivers door switch and fitted. Removed the broken bose speaker grille from the passenger door card, painted and fitted a none bose grill. Fitted the front 2 window frames to the door shells. Fitted all 4 doorcards, glovebox and drivers side lower dash, fitted dash ends, replaced some fuses that were blown, Fitted the facias to the external doorhandles. Drilled out and swapped the quattro badge from my aluminium dash trim to the blue. Painted the red section of the steering wheel badge into matching blue!


I know this update is quite listy but its hard to remember what ive been doing haha! Anyway enough of me babbling on, heres some pictures for anyone whos interested!


















and my favourite photo of the car to date! love how the interior looks in this!




Last update for now, 4 days to go till vw festival! Anyone who's interested in it feel free to come over and have a chat!
V6SAV

What did you have to do to the wiring for the drivers door lock mate ?
Chinkwa

There's a plug on the lock on the handle with 3 wires on it, I just cut that off and joined it to the 3 wires from my original handle. Passenger side facelift doesn't have a lock so I just taped the plug up out of the way
V6SAV

so its just the plugs thats different mate ?
stbaz

im right into this !!
Chinkwa

The plug is the same, on the facelift the plug is on the handle itself, on the pre facelift the plug is a long wire that plugs in by where the wires come into the door, it's the same plug and the same 3 wires, I just cut the plug off the handle and attached my original plug to those wires, it's 3 wires in a grey sheath
Chinkwa

Right time for an update! As some of you may have seen the car made it to vw festival completed! If anyone has any photos of it please post them up!

Just finished assembling the car at 11 ish Friday morning after a very long stressful week! Can't really remember much, I was leaving the house at half 8-9 am, working on the car till 5:30 pm and then heading to work from 6-2am, so needless to say I was very tired and don't remember much so I won't bore you with updates!

Here's some pictures of it I've got so far!

In the showroom before setting off


And a few after we arrived at the festival/in the show and shine







Only other real changes are I replaced the d4 caliper graphics with the correct aston Martin ones which will be staying, although I may colour match the calipers at some point In the near future! Otherwise I'm just enjoying driving it again!

As usual any comments/criticisms/ideas welcomed!
gizmo

Superb  
Alps

That looks stunning mate
jbh

superb Ive just read this and cant believe the transformation in the car.

ive recently just bought myself a 110 TDi quattro avant and would love it to look like this.


and as fore more power.. have a look at www.more-bhp.com ive got one of there chips in the ecu from my old 2wd avant and can recommend them highly
FalleN

Just went through the entire built and I absolutely love it!
Keep up the good work.

Are you going to add foglights, because if you're not you can also buy the canadian version of the S4 bumper grills. They don't have the foglight hole.
Chinkwa

So been a few changes since I last updated this, I won't bother typing them all out in full as it would take me forever but briefly.

Made and fitted a small install, vibe slick components in the front doors and parcel shelf, powered by an 800 watt 4 channel amp

Audiobahn 12" sub powered by another 800 watt amp

Alpine head unit

And a fli power cap

The full boot was deadened using 80sq/ft of silent coat, can't recommend it enough!

And the other major update is new wheels!

Now rolling on 19x9 bentley continental gt chromes with 225/35/19 tyres.

Anyway il chuck a few photos up from the boot build and the new wheels!







marc1

Great thread and build.  The colour looks a little like Porsche riviera blue which is an amazing colour.  I'd like to paint the joint track car the same colour.
Chinkwa

It's very similar to riviera blue, it's almost like a cross between riviera blue and Nogaro it's quite a strange colour, looks completely different in different lighting too!
colicabcadam

looks good - get a gtb2256vk on her !!!
david1980

cars coming along well and the interior makes a nice change with the touches of blue
Chinkwa

Few little updates - didn't really do anything with the car after finishing the boot build and changing wheels, almost lost all love for it, sulked a lot, drove some other stuff for a while.

Decided to enter it into the show and shine at vw fest, so thought id better clean it. Then realised this sounded like a lot of hard work so got someone else to!

However, I have done a couple of little modifications recently and there are more planned!

First things first, wrapped the centre of the bentley gear knob, with minimal silver interior trim left I felt like it stood out, and I had some vinyl the right colour so cracked on



Also painted the centre caps, was getting bored of the black ones but I flat out refuse to pay 200 for bentleys newest red ones. Some rover night fire red pearl and some new bentley b stickers soon saw these freshened up a tad!



The final modification I made before the show was one I've not seen before, not saying I'm the first person to ever do this but like I say, I've never seen one - lamborghini fuel cap conversion. Id like to say this took a lot of trial and error but id already made an adapter for it (to become a cupboard door handle no less) so it only took about half an hour to modify that!




And just a couple more from the weekend/show field






Next plans are to replace the boot build, the sub has blown up (for anyone who heard it playing at vw fest, I am aware this has blown) so I think il be replacing that and making myself something different from what's in there currently.

Also thinking of some other touches but not sure what yet, any comments and criticism welcomed!
BNBboyo

looks great
V6SAV

That is amazing you have done very well looks the business mate
rob_arthur

just read it all through, great work, very nice looking car with subtle mods. loving the colour you've chosen to.
david1980

Stick with it, economy and looks are a nice combo
Chinkwa

Well a few more updates for anyone who's interested!

Bought some aluminium mirrors, they were advertised on eBay as chrome mirrors, took a chance on them at 60, worse case they were gonna be some tacky chrome caps but when I opened them up, genuine audi solid aluminium mirrors

So decided id have abit of a change and swap the blue ones to these, also gave the car a clean at the same time!




And also the start of a few more interior modifications! The rear window winder handles were cream from my old interior and had been painted back, after a year, 15,000 miles and an endless procession of young lady's with too much vodka and not enough morals attempting to open the windows for a crafty fag, the paint was fairly battered on them!

So had them skinned, genuine 2x2 twill carbon fibre skinned with a Matt clear coat, I figured gloss carbon looks abit in your face for the inside of the car, pleased with how they've come out!



Now it's getting to the winter months there should be more updates more frequently! When I decide what I'm doing that is!
BHZ661

Loving the little touches of detail , what a bargain the mirrors were  
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