1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

2009 front end onto a 54 plate

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Kenzie, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Kenzie

    Kenzie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can it be done?









    The answer is yes
    :yes:

    [​IMG]

    :happy:
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. scottie123

    scottie123 (●̮̮̃•̃) (●&#

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    2
    Good work mate!

    Seen a few conversions now and they do look good.

    However, you seem to be missing some side indicators!:jump:
     
  4. Kenzie

    Kenzie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nobody needs to know where I'm going anyway lol. Has there been other people done the same conversion?
     
  5. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,682
    Likes Received:
    43
    That looks spot on. :icon_thumright:
     
  6. scottie123

    scottie123 (●̮̮̃•̃) (●&#

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    2
    Yes, seen a couple.

    IIrc there was one on fleabay a while ago

    What you gonna do about your sides come mot time?

    No side indicators = fail :(
     
  7. Kenzie

    Kenzie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cheers mate.

    There's ways and means of getting round no side reps at the mot (speak to them nicely)

    Was a total head ache to do, required new radiator frame, bumper support altered, the new wings had to be altered (just as luck would have it I'm a blacksmith/welder) to make them fit the old type inner wings at the top, I'm told Audi changed the chassis with the new models in order to fit the new engines?
     
  8. scottie123

    scottie123 (●̮̮̃•̃) (●&#

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    2
    Sounds like a lot of work!

    But the end result is defo worth it!
     
  9. Kenzie

    Kenzie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was very close to throwing in the towel and giving up, glad I kept going now I see my work paid off.
     
  10. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    5,705
    Likes Received:
    31
    It sound like it was even work that I originally thought! Well done :)
     
  11. V16

    V16 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    0
    thats looks sooo nice! great work!! :rockwoot:
     
  12. glasgowdubber

    glasgowdubber Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    61
    That looks awesome mate, top job!
     
  13. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,163
    Likes Received:
    718
    Any plans for a re-trim Kenzie or xenons? I heard you won at UD?
     
  14. Kenzie

    Kenzie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not sure if the xenons would go on my car with the wiring mate would they? I've got a few plans, just need to build cash back up first. Yeah I came 2nd at ud mate.
     
  15. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,944
    Likes Received:
    11
    I prefer the pre 2009 front ends, but nice work
     
  16. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,163
    Likes Received:
    718
    Pm 'NHN' he'll be able to tell you.... xenons will give it a meaner look.
     
  17. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,851
    Likes Received:
    40
    yeah a full xenon retrofit is compatible with your car, nice work odd colour though i like it
     
  18. J.R.

    J.R. "Started From The Bottom"
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,405
    Likes Received:
    68

    There supposed to be in the Wing mirrors....
     
  19. J.R.

    J.R. "Started From The Bottom"
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,405
    Likes Received:
    68
    If we could get a D.I.Y. on these Threads.....that would be great!!! :icon_thumright:
     
  20. JoeD

    JoeD Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    10
    Thats smart!
     
  21. scottie123

    scottie123 (●̮̮̃•̃) (●&#

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    2
    I know.

    That is why I said he was missing them :hi:
     
  22. Advert Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  23. Kenzie

    Kenzie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the comments folks, fine tweeking of panel alignment this weekend and then I'll be happy with it (for now).
     
  24. 4NT

    4NT Terminal Douche Bag!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    4
    That looks awesome, really really nice! :hubbahubba:
     
  25. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    5,705
    Likes Received:
    31
  26. scottie123

    scottie123 (●̮̮̃•̃) (●&#

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    2
  27. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    5,705
    Likes Received:
    31
    Reminds me of battlestar galactia LOL
     
  28. Kenzie

    Kenzie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
  29. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,163
    Likes Received:
    718
    Get a re-trim instead Kenzie :wub:
     
  30. Kenzie

    Kenzie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    May have something to report sooner than expected dude ;)
     
  31. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,163
    Likes Received:
    718
    :yahoo:
     
  32. Dec

    Dec Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    30
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I didn't go but these were taken by my mate :) Looks awesome, wish I had the money and know-how to do it!
     
  33. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,851
    Likes Received:
    40
    wow if only i could colour match the way that car appears in that photo
     
  34. Kenzie

    Kenzie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the pics mate. As for having the money, I'm now struggling to buy my dad a birthday card today due to it cleaning me out, I sh*t you not. Roll on pay day!
     
  35. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,499
    Likes Received:
    12
    Is it akoya or light blue? I was there and it looked hard to tell under those lights!!
     
  36. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,163
    Likes Received:
    718
    It isn't akoya..
     
  37. Kenzie

    Kenzie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Liquid Blue mate.
     
  38. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,851
    Likes Received:
    40
    does anyone have any close ups of kenzie's motor, specifically under the hood, im trying to see whats involved in getting the wings to fit, cheers
     
  39. a3glenn

    a3glenn 6th gear

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    7
    looks a great look, im sorry to be a copy cat but im about to do the same.

    can you just anwser these things im having prob finding out,

    1,do you have to do the wings if your doing the 09 bumper or did you do them just for the 09 look.

    2,which head light have you got are they 54 plate or did you change to later

    3the bonnet, i was told that it needs to be changed, my a3 is a 53 reg, (is it wings and bonnet together)

    help please mate
     
  40. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,851
    Likes Received:
    40
    1 yes otherwise you will need to cut to fit the new lights
    2they are a facelift set
    3yes you require a new bonnet
     
  41. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    5,705
    Likes Received:
    31
    all 3 need to be changed, you cant mix & match any of the bits
     
  42. a3glenn

    a3glenn 6th gear

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    7
    my a3 is a 53reg, want to go for the later front end, 09 might be a lot of work, is it any easyer with the 06-08 front end?
     

Share This Page