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    Audi A3 Project 2009

    New year, New start, New look.

    Before Look











    First steps of the work, the inside has been stripped...



    All the dents have been fixed and all strips have been deleted...







    Arch work has been started ...









    Enjoy, many more mods coming up

    All comments welcome.

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    Look forward to it. Keep 'em coming.

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    I love these build threads where there are pics and constant updates. I shall be monitoring your progress with the build, looked a clean car before, so looking forward to the finished article when it's done.



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    Prefer the 'before' pics!!

    No seriously, looks very nice! Good to see some different rims being used too. Will look sweet to see it finished with the rolled arches!

    What other mods you got planned?

    p.s Welcome to the forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorpheus View Post
    Prefer the 'before' pics!!

    No seriously, looks very nice! Good to see some different rims being used too. Will look sweet to see it finished with the rolled arches!

    What other mods you got planned?

    p.s Welcome to the forum!

    Cheers Mate,
    I love those rims !!! Lot of peps dont but look phat when rolling.

    Hope fully the arches come out good they will only be coming out max 1" thou!

    I'm doing it abit different Ive got a new 8p font thing going on dont really no how how it will come out it will be like Marmite U love it or hate it
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    good luck mate will be watching closley

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Rav View Post
    good luck mate will be watching closley
    Ur getting me worried about putting this thread up Now Lol

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    haha no mate not in the sense bb is watching you. always enjoy watching these threads. best of luck with it bud

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    Cheers Mate
    I'm Looking forward to it tooo, I've been carless for 3 months
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    so all in all what have you got planned for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by a3-ams View Post
    Cheers Mate,

    I'm doing it abit different Ive got a new 8p font thing going on dont really no how how it will come out it will be like Marmite U love it or hate it
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    Its projects like these that give people creative thoughts, and in future other people follow suit!

    What you got to remember is that its YOUR CAR!! Some people will just criticize other peoples taste because its against what they like!

    But ye.....will be watching!! LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorpheus View Post
    Its projects like these that give people creative thoughts, and in future other people follow suit!

    What you got to remember is that its YOUR CAR!! Some people will just criticize other peoples taste because its against what they like!

    But ye.....will be watching!! LoL
    Cheers for that mate...

    Guys I will be going to the bodyshop in the morning so will hopefully be

    updating you guys 2morrow if anythings has been done.

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    what was the front bumper on the car and is it for sale?

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    so how they building the arches out, are they rolling, cutting & adding, building up thicker etc

    Yeah be nice to see what they achieve fella.

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    wouldn't bother - after all you'll do to it and spend on it, it'll still only be worth 3k

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    Maybe he just wants to do it for himself/fun, not to make money, regardless of value

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    Woop woop, looking good, please make sure you put plenty of updates up, there will defo be a few of us interested in this build.

    Good luck with it by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by HODD View Post
    what was the front bumper on the car and is it for sale?
    It was the standard bumper and sorry im still holding on to it Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    so how they building the arches out, are they rolling, cutting & adding, building up thicker etc
    Yeah be nice to see what they achieve fella
    They are rolling and flairring the arches did want to put S3 arches on but it but didnt think it would look right ???
    Thanks alot mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by buckas View Post
    wouldn't bother - after all you'll do to it and spend on it, it'll still only be worth 3k
    Thanks mate is that what yours is worth??

    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Maybe he just wants to do it for himself/fun, not to make money, regardless of value
    Cheers mate well said the nail in the coffin!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by nilz18t View Post
    Woop woop, looking good, please make sure you put plenty of updates up, there will defo be a few of us interested in this build.


    Good luck with it by the way
    Thanks or the support mate I will defo be updating hopefully in the naxt few days>.

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    this is going to be an interesting build good luck dude
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    looks good

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    Hey Guys

    Got a little update and a few pics. Been sorting out Rims and few other bits with the car getting hold of parts like a tail gate which was a bargin!!!!!



    This of the rims standard s on the left New 10j on the right.





    This is the 10j, car needs to be lowered a bit more and the arch pulled out a bit. tyres need to be changed as they dont look or sit right.




    This is what is under the door mouldings. the holes will be weldded and mouldings thrown away Lol.




    Guys your proberly thinking But I'm making my number plate surround smaller to 440mm number plates on. So we are going to use
    another tailgate to do this instead of making plates to be welded on.

    The best thing is that it cost me 8.38 off ebay and went and collected from bout 15 miles from me what a bargin !!!!

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    looking good, keep us posted!
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    This is going to be proper Euro styleee....



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    looking good,

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    Looks like it's going to be..........intersting! LOL!! Keep up the good work with the pictures mate, I've been a petrol head for over 20 years now and it's things like this (if done correctly) that remind me why I'm into cars.

    Oh and by the way........who gives a **** what it's worth at the end, if you're happy with it then that's all that counts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowgti View Post
    this is going to be an interesting build good luck dude
    cheers mate love the colour of ur baby

    Quote Originally Posted by s3_kev View Post
    looks good
    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Shy19s View Post
    looking good, keep us posted!
    cheers, hope the pics helped with your question


    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    This is going to be proper Euro styleee....
    haha We'll have to see at the end

    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Rav View Post
    looking good,
    cheers
    Quote Originally Posted by scoobyra View Post
    Looks like it's going to be..........intersting! LOL!! Keep up the good work with the pictures mate, I've been a petrol head for over 20 years now and it's things like this (if done correctly) that remind me why I'm into cars.
    I hope it is done correctly too tis is my first project by the way. LOL

    Oh and by the way........who gives a **** what it's worth at the end, if you're happy with it then that's all that counts!
    Well said couldnt agree more and with the Damn credit crunch they are worth nuthing but no matter wat They always make all of us smile.


    Ok guys just to bring you up to speed. I went to the bodyshop yesterday and the car is sitting all alone . But now with every thing is there I have been promised by the stig I should have it back by 7 feb........ lets see what happens.

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    Good stuff mate, i was going to go Euro but ive done it already on my BM. I'll just slap some rims on and drop the A3 lol hopefully for UDubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by hartge View Post
    Good stuff mate, i was going to go Euro but ive done it already on my BM. I'll just slap some rims on and drop the A3 lol hopefully for UDubs

    LOl Yeah might just have too do That.


    Guys

    Been a bit hard to get over to the bodyshop But hopefully be updating this week!!!

    BUT

    I've have just bought a set of rims They just came up and i had to have them!!!!! wont tell you guys what they are just yet......... But will say they are 18x9 on the front and 18x10 on the rears

    Will post pic at the end with rims.....!!!!!!!!!

    and they are 3 piece

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    hey Guys just a quick update car is being prept to be finished Next week ( dont think it wil make it)

    Guys what you think of losing side indicators? has this been done before?



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    Getting there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilz18t View Post
    Getting there....
    Yeah its taking time, but not long to go now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Yeah deffo lose the side indicators mate, think thats quite a nice touch, looking forward to seeing the finished article, its good to see projects like this and im sure your not doing this to make profit so crack on i say

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    will it pass mot without side indicators?

    what colour you spraying it bro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shy19s View Post
    will it pass mot without side indicators?
    still have indicators on the front so it would pass.

    I'm in the 'its your car do it to how you want it' camp

    MarkB removed his bumper strips on his S3 and it looked good,interesting to see if the new front will fit.

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    still have indicators on the front so it would pass.

    Wrong, sadly.

    All post-1985 cars legally require orange illuminating side repeaters as well as the front indicators.

    So long as you have a friendly MOT tester, it should be fine.

    I've also known people keep the looms just wrapped up in the inner arch, and to tape them to the wing for the MOT!
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    Liking how this is coming along, Get those side repeaters deleted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    Wrong, sadly.

    All post-1985 cars legally require orange illuminating side repeaters as well as the front indicators.

    So long as you have a friendly MOT tester, it should be fine.

    I've also known people keep the looms just wrapped up in the inner arch, and to tape them to the wing for the MOT!
    Ooops! yes your right as it became a european requirement for cars so my local stealers confirmed.whats next eh...they'll be testing the exhaust fumes..

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    You could still delete the side repeaters, you'll just need to have the repeaters fitted in the wing mirrors, like they have on mercedes.
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    This may look tacky but a body shop should be able to rectify that...But what if you get some orange LED strips to mould into your wing mirrors as repeaters?...
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