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A4 B6 non-runner to head turner lol

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    [May 15, 2014]
    hey all

    just documenting a project and hoping to pick up ideas etc along the way :)

    I bought a 52 plate a4 non runner, engine was beggared but I only spent £400 for the car, so I could see the potential.

    rebuilt the engine, common prob with brb engines (as you may know) oil pump goes and then engine batters itself to death.

    so, we've reconed the engine, new pumps, pipes, belts, pistons etc & it's running as sweet as a nut.

    replace the alloys, pads and disc's.

    done the rear lights today too.

    lots more to come so please feel free to chip in with advice & suggestions

    cheers

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    [May 15, 2014]
    plans for this car...

    sound system
    full new exhaust
    body kit
    respray
    interior (seats, panels, led's etc)
    engine (intercooler, quiet dump valve, turbo upgrade, manifold and down pipe upgrade, injectors etc)

    & then i might give it a wash :)
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    [May 28, 2014]
    so, new CD player put in, went for Audi A4 RNS-E style.

    bit of a disappointment though, sub doesn't seem to work after I changed it so guess an amp is now on the shopping list :(

    GPS didn't work but think I've figures that out, need igo8 maps putting on it.

    will keep posted but if anyone has ideas about the sub e.g. if i'm doing something wrong let me know.

    also, on a side note, wish i'd just spent more and got something official lol
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    [May 28, 2014]
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    fitted the new intercooler today also,

    pretty easy getting only one out and new set up in but.... getting bumper back on is a right nightmare.

    had to loose the fog lights, grind back the slam bar to a within an inch of it's life but sure it'll look good once all kitted up properly :)

    exhaust coming tomorrow so should be updates to come, hoping to fit it on Friday
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    [May 28, 2014]
    Also gotta play with ma sister's B5 today which was fun... 20140527_165300.jpg
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    [May 30, 2014]
    another busy day lol :rolleyes:

    fit the bumper over the FMIT, p/s pipe not parallel with d/s so will be taking bumper off...again

    fingers crossed can sort it as it's making the whole thing look lopsided even though the cooler is level.

    exhaust fitted and sounding soooo nice :)

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    actually it may have slipped lol, it certainly does look wonkey now but will see tomorrow.

    before...

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    after...

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    I wasn't fully happy with the pipes running flush with the car so they've been pulled out to 3cm each side so the "milltek" logo can be seen (will add pics of this once FMIC sorted):)

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    [Sep 16, 2014]
    wow, it's been a long time :)

    work on my own car had to stop due to work commitments.

    been doing up an old Talbot Camper van which has been massively fun. if you're interested or a just a little nosy have a look on facebook for dipped car ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dipped-car/469198099850590?ref=hl )

    however, since the last update, I've sprayed the red dust plates black. the more i looked at them, i just though "Tacky!" lol

    red grill at front is black now. again, thought it looked **** ;)

    but the biggy....Body Kits ordered!! should be here in about a week.

    will upload pics & when finished it's respray time.

    half promised the missus would keep it black but off for chameleon color flip :/

    she'll love it right....
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    [Sep 16, 2014]
    Great progress,wheels are an instant improvement.Well done:thumbs up:
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    [Sep 16, 2014]
    cheers bud :)

    oh yeah, & got rid of the rust on the arches. paint type was off the shelf "brilliant black" so nice an cheap :)
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    [Sep 18, 2014]
    Looks good! Thumbs up!
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    [Nov 10, 2014]
    Alreet guys

    sorry it's bin a while, business really picking up since started doing the plastidip spraying, as mentioned before the FB page documents all projects and jobs so feel free to take a look. here's one we did last month:

    kawa van.jpg

    Anyways, not here to talk about dirty van's (urgh lol), I finally got a bit of time to sort the body kit out, front and sides on today, rear bumper on tomorrow & grills etc to come :)

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    be in touch soon guys :)
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    [Nov 12, 2014]
    really wasn't expecting fitting the rear bumper to be so hard!!

    after getting the original one off, I soon realised that there was nothing to hold the new one on with!!

    had to strip out the back of the the original bumper & stick them back on the car and work the kit around these,

    cheap kit = loads of work

    Just hoping I can get it looking somewhere half decent :(

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    [Nov 13, 2014]
    Just couldn't get the bumper to run flush so took rear bumper off, fibre glassed the inners of the original bumper to the new body kit, et voilà, all looking good again :)

    sry bout the pic quality :S

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    [Nov 14, 2014]
    your making great progress.front looks ok but not really liking the rear bumper mate,its a bit bulbous like nikki minaj's arse.Might be ok to rest your cuppa tea on though:D

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    [Nov 16, 2014]
    Haha I know what you mean, it's only bad at certain angles, not 100% sure i'll keep it "butt" seen as I've destroyed the stock bumper i'm stuck with it for the time being :)

    will upload some more pic's this week and let me know what you think
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    [Nov 16, 2014]
    Oh and on a side note, it'll be getting a respray soon, hence the missmatch of color at the mo. Once sprayed, grills will be going in...
    cheers to everyone for not pulling me up on that though
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    [Nov 16, 2014]
    nice work
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    [Nov 17, 2014]
    @kb86 'butt':D:D:D nice reply:icon thumright:
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    [Nov 27, 2014]
    so as promised, here's the car from another angle...it's official, it's got a Nikki bum, thanks @WOLF :p

    DS side light went so replace with blue one's too. 20141117_100530.jpg 20141125_114723.jpg

    still sorting out the imperfections on the body work before the respray, bloody painstaking but can't wait till it's finished and can start on the engine.

    on a side note, anyone know of a good cold air induction kit installation guide??
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    [Dec 4, 2014]
    got the base coat ready, just need to save for the rest of the paint...hopefully not too long 20141204_154936.jpg
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    [Dec 4, 2014]
    Nikki's bum gone blue:Dlooks better mate:thumbs up:
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    [Dec 7, 2014]
    :sign omg: sorry but rear looks out of proportion:scared2:
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    [Dec 8, 2014]
    lol, you don't have to apologise, you're bloody right :D

    dunno know if could balance it out with a spoiler or just save for the one I really want, something like this one below. Bonus would be that I could refit the milltek exhaust tips to ma milltek exhaust system $_57.JPG

    it was always going to be a work in progress my car but need to get the spray job finished first as I really don't like it blue

    gd nite all, fingers crossed will get the paint finished before xmas (my gift to myself lol)
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    [Dec 8, 2014]
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    [Dec 13, 2014]
    I don't normally dissagree with people but my wheels (IMO are better than the linked ones) polished chrome 19" deepdish to compliment the chrome on the windows etc. I love em

    Lowering any car always makes it look better for such a cheap upgrade but lowering it even 10mm isn't possble due to rural area, I am gutted about.

    front and sides are spot on but rear bumper is a let down.

    you'll notice this threads only been open for 8 months and from sat rusting in a car park to having a new engine, new intercooler, new exhaust system, new alloys, new brake and discs & a base coat ready for a full respray, I'm more than happy with it's progress so far.

    still a long way to go and sure I'll change the kit at some point but looking forward to the journey :)
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