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    project tidy up

    thought id start a project thread for my 'fixer upper'
    being unemployed at the moment it gets me off the couch and away from daytime telly

    bought for Ł365 its a 1.8t in a pretty neglected state



    looked ok in the ebay photo but quickly found problems, seat covers fitted were hiding the mankiest seats ive ever seen



    cleaned up ok, had to strip rear bench to get covers in washing machine
    and then i fitted a clean dark grey carpet



    carpet came from a full interior i bought from a 1.8tqs, needed boot trim for my own saloon and some other bits (inc. bose amp,speakers + harness) by the time ive sold the bits i dont need i shouldve got what i needed for free maybe even made a tiny profit

    next was the wooden trim replaced with some painted trim out of my avant, had so solder some new brushes onto heater motor while trim was out as heater didnt work at all
    also replaced gearknob, ashtray, cig lighter, centre console panel and rear ashtray with parts i found in local scrappy along with a complete dash / door trim set and a second rear ashtray all for a tenner



    next was the sound system
    6x9 in custom mounts? did come with a cd player though!



    had a spare shelf from car i was breaking and had spare speakers after retrofitting bose into my saloon and also had to add a harness adaptor for cd player



    next was the boot



    tidy eh? wasnt worth even trying to clean so i fitted the complete trim from my breaker



    i then removed the decals from side and rear glass and added some facelift gloss b post trims i had kicking about, looks good with the tints
    before
    after

    then i had to spend some money
    wheels were badly curbed with barely legal tyres



    managed to find a set of b6 turbo 5 spokes with decent tread on ebay Ł69 + a 20 mile trip to pick them up

    wing was badly dented but managed to find one the right colour in local scrappy Ł25 and i might be going back to haggle over rear bumper as it was in better nick




    thats it for now, next is the engine bay and mechanical stuff
    kev
    a4 stuff http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/olds_kool_gti
    99 1.8tqs black saloon
    99 1.8tqs grey avant
    90 eunos roadster

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    very good...look forward to the rest of the build.

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    you been working hard and it pays off well, looking forward to seeing it progress

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    Nice work Kev, i like it. I hope she turns you a profit later on, or you going to drive her when you sell me the TQS? LOL

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    Looks like it's cleaning up really well. Still amases me how people can let their cars get into such a disgusting state.

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    love the post on the car, sad as it may sound but the post is actally quite inspiring ha. As regards to the coment about how people let their cars get in such a state, try living with my wife mate. She can take things into the car but has no concept of taking anything out, except for new clothes shes bought, as to her its "just a car". She has no idea lol.

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    i need a dark carpet

    and a black centre console trim.
    stuff for sale.
    black door cards Ł50
    black textured "carbon" trim Ł30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan A4 View Post
    Nice work Kev, i like it. I hope she turns you a profit later on, or you going to drive her when you sell me the TQS? LOL
    keeping the quattro, mrs wanted to keep this as its a 'nicer' colour ???
    test drove a fiat coupe turbo as i woke up one morning thinking i wanted a quick sports car, from the moment i closed the fiat door i thought no, ive been spoilt by audi build quality!
    was quick but couldnt justify a swapping a car thats been trouble free for a car that gave the impression id be soon repairing many things!
    kev
    a4 stuff http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/olds_kool_gti
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    Quote Originally Posted by colinurquhart View Post
    love the post on the car, sad as it may sound but the post is actally quite inspiring ha. As regards to the coment about how people let their cars get in such a state, try living with my wife mate. She can take things into the car but has no concept of taking anything out, except for new clothes shes bought, as to her its "just a car". She has no idea lol.
    must admit mines the same, normally have to clear several empty fag packs an 3-4 half empty bottles of water a week
    kev
    a4 stuff http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/olds_kool_gti
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    99 1.8tqs grey avant
    90 eunos roadster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam-D View Post
    i need a dark carpet

    and a black centre console trim.
    normally plenty of a4's in car transplants, nantwich, not to far from you
    if you fit one cut carpet where it fits behind centre console, you cant tell when fitted and it saves a lot of dissmantling
    kev
    a4 stuff http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/olds_kool_gti
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    99 1.8tqs grey avant
    90 eunos roadster

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    was thinking that as it wraps around,
    i have new door cards, just missing centre bit in back, the carpet and the boot hatch trim.
    stuff for sale.
    black door cards Ł50
    black textured "carbon" trim Ł30

 

 

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