I bought my a3 a few months ago and it came without a parcel shelf. I have been looking on ebay for a cheap one but no joy these things go for some money.
I have now decided to make my own custom one. Going to do this at work so will hopefully post pictures of what i do.
The plan is
Draw round a orginal parcel shelf (done today)
Plot it on a cnc machine (done today)
Cut out test template in 5mm foamex (done today)
Test the fit in the car.
Make any alterations and cut final peice in 15 or 20mm foamex
Cut 2 x 1mm ali panels and bond to top and bottom.
Drill holes for the rope attachements
Fabricate the bar type things underneath that seat the shelf in the car.
Thrn i will spray (i am a painter by trade) the shelf all round in the same colour siver as the car.
I am then going to have the embossed audi logo digitally printed on to the panel and thr over coat with gloss lacquer.
I was not sure weathee to paint it the same dark blue as the interior or the same colour as the silver exterior but think i will go with the silver.
Has anyone else had a go at making one? Anything you would suggest? A different logo?