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    The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    As subject she's been gone for the best part of a month and I've had to put up with Public transport for the first time in 5 years (I won't be using it again either!), but I think the wait has been worth it. As the car is almost exactly how I wanted it. (Well it should be as I gave them a photoshop image showing them how I wanted it exactly!)

    It's all about being subtle and smooth, and a lot of people wouldn't notice the changes unless you parked it against a standard A3, but that is the idea. Also it's not trying to be an S3 otherwise I would have brought one to start with!

    Anyway here is a picture of the finished article. Have a look and see what you think.



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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    Looking good Mark, but 2 questions if I may...

    Have you moved the fuel filler? I can't see it in that pic. Also how did you make the front bumper (lower and upper parts) look like one unit?

    Kev.

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    Looking good Mark, but 2 questions if I may...

    Have you moved the fuel filler? I can't see it in that pic. Also how did you make the front bumper (lower and upper parts) look like one unit?

    Kev.

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    Sorry the fuel cap is an illusion I have actualy flipped the picture horizontaly.

    The bumper has been plastic welded together and blended to make it look like one piece.

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    certainly looks smooth Mark. did it cost a lot? The bumper looks like it's been photoshopped - maybe it's to do with the flipped over version?

    I thought u were going to go for a crazy colour! lol

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    Looking good mark! Personally i think now you've had the work done, the front end would look better with the 4 rings back in place. really like the skirts.

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    smooth, smart, tidy. A lot of effort and time well spent - well done.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

    my own possible mods from here would be:

    smoothed doorhandles
    smaller, colour coded mirrors
    a black four-rings badge on the grille
    ronal turbo alloys - the smooth look neeeeeeds old skool rims.
    Slam it.

    can you 'shop em in for a taster?

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    Very nice mate. Looks really good!

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    actually, can you also try a set of OZ Turbo rims on there too plz [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    smooth!

    lurve the wheels.

    overall, you must be well chuffed.
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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    V. nice Mark, looks great!

    Have you changed the door handles to later style ones?

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    Looking good mark! Personally i think now you've had the work done, the front end would look better with the 4 rings back in place. really like the skirts.

    Rich

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    I'll have to 'shop it and see, but I like the no ring effect.

    Skirts were a nightmare to get how I wanted, but worth it IMO

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    smooth, smart, tidy. A lot of effort and time well spent - well done.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

    my own possible mods from here would be:

    smoothed doorhandles
    smaller, colour coded mirrors
    a black four-rings badge on the grille
    ronal turbo alloys - the smooth look neeeeeeds old skool rims.
    Slam it.

    can you 'shop em in for a taster?

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    Glad you like

    Sorry, but I am not going to start doing that in photoshop as the car is almost how I want it. So I am not going to change it.

    Smoothed door handles are a no no as I don't want to run the risk of the solenoids packing up and not being able to get in. Also I think these are a good compremise as they are de-locked anyway.
    Smaller mirrors might be on the way, but the price of them is putting me off at the mo.
    Black badge would look odd IMO
    Ronal Turbo's look good on the right car I.E MK1 Golf not an A3. These are the rims I love and will be staying.
    Slamming will probably take place, but I do want it to be a little bit practical LOL

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    smooth!

    lurve the wheels.

    overall, you must be well chuffed.
    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Yeah I am chuffed [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif[/img]

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    V. nice Mark, looks great!

    Have you changed the door handles to later style ones?

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    Yeah I have.

    Can anyone point out all of the mods? (Will win a prize don't know what though!)

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    Hmm

    Unsure on whether to do these, but I've got:

    S3 spoiler sprayed up. Not sure whether it will ruin the lines?

    Maybe some smaller mirrors?

    Remove the rear wiper?

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    Lookin awesome Mark! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif[/img]

    I bet you're proud-as.

    I think the difference to the profile without the bump-strips and side-repeaters is amazing!

    Nice one fella [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    I can see what you're saying about the spoiler... It's a tough one; there are so many more sweeping curves evident on your motor now, perhaps the spoiler would add sharp angles where there are few [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] It's not like there are alternative spoilers that are both attractive and 'curvier' tho - the one I have is curvy; I'm just not sure it's too hot (took a risk and blind-bought after being told "oh yeah; it's as close to an S3 one as you'll get" (and no, the chap didn't know the story of me and my buddy Carsten!)). Maybe you could play POV-match photography now you've got the spoiler colour-matched and shop it on?

    Regards,

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    Lookin awesome Mark! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif[/img]

    I bet you're proud-as.

    I think the difference to the profile without the bump-strips and side-repeaters is amazing!

    Nice one fella [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    I can see what you're saying about the spoiler... It's a tough one; there are so many more sweeping curves evident on your motor now, perhaps the spoiler would add sharp angles where there are few [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] It's not like there are alternative spoilers that are both attractive and 'curvier' tho - the one I have is curvy; I'm just not sure it's too hot (took a risk and blind-bought after being told "oh yeah; it's as close to an S3 one as you'll get" (and no, the chap didn't know the story of me and my buddy Carsten!)). Maybe you could play POV-match photography now you've got the spoiler colour-matched and shop it on?

    Regards,

    Rob.

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    Yeah I'll have to have a look what the spoiler looks like on the car.

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    V. nice Mark, looks great!

    Have you changed the door handles to later style ones?

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    Yeah I have.

    Can anyone point out all of the mods? (Will win a prize don't know what though!)

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    Not bad Mark, can't wait to see it proper on the 22nd [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

    Mods I can see: Colour coded and smoothed out front bumper(I presume you photoshopped the plate out?), debadged grill, facelift single peice headlamps, smoothed front wings(no indicators), facelift door handles, removed rubbing strips, colour coded lower door trim, custom sideskirt, colour coded rear bumper, BBS CH wheels, lowered, colour coded brake calipers

    Do I get a prize? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    Superb car Mark. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img]

    So what's on the agenda, new tax disc holder? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    Not bad Mark, can't wait to see it proper on the 22nd [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

    Mods I can see: Colour coded and smoothed out front bumper(I presume you photoshopped the plate out?), debadged grill, facelift single peice headlamps, smoothed front wings(no indicators), facelift door handles, removed rubbing strips, colour coded lower door trim, custom sideskirt, colour coded rear bumper, BBS CH wheels, lowered, colour coded brake calipers

    Do I get a prize? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    You are a winner [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] well almost you missed out that the mud flaps have gone walkies [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img] anyway your prize can be collected on the 22nd [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

    No the number plate hasn't been 'shopped out.

    OK here is what's been done (For those who couldn't see):

    Front

    Facelift Audi A3 front bumper plastic welded together (was 2 pieces) with joining line and number plate recess smoothed out.
    Facelift Audi A3 headlights with modified front wings to fit.

    Side

    Facelift door handles fitted (New plates welded in) plus de-locked.
    Bumps strips removed and recesses plated and smoothed.
    Side repeaters removed and holes plated and smoothed.
    Lower door bump strips blended into body.
    Caractere side skirts (ABS plastic) blended into body with rear vent hole filled and smoothed.
    Mud flaps removed and holes spot welded.

    Rear

    Rear bumper plastic welded together (Was 2 pieces) and joining line smoothed out.

    General

    Dents and stone chips removed then fully re-sprayed in original rare Audi yellow.

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    Superb car Mark. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img]

    So what's on the agenda, new tax disc holder? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Tax disc holder is a Chrome Audi one [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

    Hmm

    Unsure on whether to do these, but I've got:

    S3 spoiler sprayed up. Not sure whether it will ruin the lines?

    Maybe some smaller mirrors?

    Remove the rear wiper?

    Window tints?



    Then probably:

    Coilovers
    S3 leather or 2 Recaro seats and roll cage
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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    OK here is what's been done (For those who couldn't see):

    Side repeaters removed and holes plated and smoothed.


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    I quite like some of what you've done, but surely removing these is a bit bonkers? or do you not like people seeing you indicating?

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    OK here is what's been done (For those who couldn't see):

    Side repeaters removed and holes plated and smoothed.


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    I quite like some of what you've done, but surely removing these is a bit bonkers? or do you not like people seeing you indicating?

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

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    LOL [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img] It's Yellow, if you can't see it, you must be blind! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    true... can you mention that to all the total Fu"$% wits that keep pulling out infront of me on the motorway and sideroads!

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    surely deleted side repeaters is an MOT fail?

    I'm sure i've had this debate on CGTI when people had the craze of replacing them for wolfsburg badges... n the end people had to remove them and refit the repeaters for the MOT.

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    it is an MOT failure. you may have to put them in the mirrors etc.
    Anyhow looks very nice.

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    Next mod: Chrome M3 mirrors with built in indicators [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    looks well mark, thats y i aint seen you about for ages then

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    Next mod: Chrome M3 mirrors with built in indicators [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

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    No I don't think so [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    surely deleted side repeaters is an MOT fail?

    I'm sure i've had this debate on CGTI when people had the craze of replacing them for wolfsburg badges... n the end people had to remove them and refit the repeaters for the MOT.

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    Yeah, but I've got extended wires from the side repeaters under my bonnet that I will stick to the side of the car for an MOT.

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    looks well mark, thats y i aint seen you about for ages then

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    Yeah that's why I've not been out.

    Glad you like [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    surely deleted side repeaters is an MOT fail?

    I'm sure i've had this debate on CGTI when people had the craze of replacing them for wolfsburg badges... n the end people had to remove them and refit the repeaters for the MOT.

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    Yeah, but I've got extended wires from the side repeaters under my bonnet that I will stick to the side of the car for an MOT.

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    Where there's a will, there's a way [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    Sweet lookin ride Mark, Love the smoothed out side bumpers (always wanted to get that done) Excellent job and just keep doin your thing LOL [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif[/img]

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

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    surely deleted side repeaters is an MOT fail?

    I'm sure i've had this debate on CGTI when people had the craze of replacing them for wolfsburg badges... n the end people had to remove them and refit the repeaters for the MOT.

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    Yeah, but I've got extended wires from the side repeaters under my bonnet that I will stick to the side of the car for an MOT.

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    Where there's a will, there's a way [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

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    Exactly [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Sweet lookin ride Mark, Love the smoothed out side bumpers (always wanted to get that done) Excellent job and just keep doin your thing LOL [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif[/img]

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    Cheers.

    I like doing things my own way and I've got other things planned so watch this space [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Very nice a subtle mate! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif[/img]

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    yes it does look very nice and sleek but you are driving illegally without any side repeaters. They have been a legal requirement for the last 20yrs for a reason!
    Why should you be exempt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    or should that be ?????????????????????????????????

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    just a thought, but what the hell have you actually declaired to your insurance company out of those mods? I guess it's void anyway because it would fail an MOT, just wondering though, guess the wheels but what about the body work?

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    Re: The flying Banana\'s back better then ever

    You could use the LED stipr repeaters just on the inside front of the front wheel arch. That way your indication will be visible, and it wont ruin the clean lines.

    RIch

 

 
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