So i've been wanting to build a track car for a while, but the usual constraints of time and money have stopped me.
I read PPC, and a friend and i were chatting and we reconned that we could build a car for the PPC 999 challenge, but build it well enough that it could be used as a good fun track car. That way we have a limited budget, and a "deadline" for completion.
More info here on the challenge itself and the rules: Practical Performance Car (PPC) magazine, a monthly publication aimed at real car enthusiasts | ppc-p999-challenge
Theres obviously a bit of banter between us as to who can build the quickest/best track car for the budget. Hes going to build a 2.0 Corsa, as hes had vauxhalls for years and likes them, and i decided i wanted something 4wd and being a B5 nut a B5 Quattro was the obvious choice!
As some of you may know, we recently reshelled craigs S4 saloon into a facelift avant. This left us with a gutted S4 shell, which was fit for not much bar scrap. Then the thaught struck me that it would make the perfect base to the 999 project, so craig let me have the shell for helping him out with his reshell.
I'll document the progress in this thread, as i go, but atm the general plan goes something like this:
Buy a cheap MOT failure 1.8T FWD A4, and pull its engine, bumpers, brakes and whatever else i need, then sell off whatever i can from the donor to recoup money to spend elsewhere. The rules of the challenge state i'm allowed to make upto £250 from selling parts. I hope i can get a cheap A4 for less than £500, and if i can make £250 back then i'll have around 7-800 left to spend.
Find a 5speed quattro box, prop and front shafts.
Strip as much weight i can out of the car, i'm aiming for 1200kgs, or as close to there as i can get.
Use the remainder of the budget to make the car go, stop and turn as best as i can manage!
Some pics of how it stood when craig left in his new car:
Part of the agreement with craig is i could have the shell, but any of the desireable S4 spec parts such as the leather interior, trim and bumpers etc he wanted back so he could sell them, some of these bits are still visible in the pics above, but obviously they will disappear as he manages to get them sold off. I'll hopefully be able to replace these parts with standard A4 bits from whatever donor car i find!
I managed to spend some time on it at the weekend, removed the seats and hauled the carpet out, and started on removing the wiring harness for the car stereo.
Some pics of the weekends progress: