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

Amar Akoya's A3 build (panoramic roof retrofit)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by amar06fbr, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    I have light tints on the front anr medium on the rear, will get some pics up of the interior when i get me the facelift speedos fitted. :photo:
  2. ~RS~
    Offline

    ~RS~ Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    21
    That is looking stunning! I actually like those rims on it although they seem a bit dark compared to the rest of the silver bits though lol... But I gotta say lovely looking car bro. Very nice work :applaus: You didn't get any pics of the rear of it :( was looking forward to some RS3 spoiler and diffuser shots on the akoya.

    BTW, tell me about it with body-shops bro!! The place that done my conversion were not the best sprayers and got one of the doors slightly darker than other 3 :wtf:needless to say they didn't get the price we had arranged!! I wasn't gonna let them have a second chance at muffin it up again either!

    Akoya and Lava grey are notoriously hard to get bang on, but very possible all the same. I'm going to a place in Barking to sort the re-spray on mine as I have a couple scratches that need doing as well... He's done quite a bit of work for show cars and is well rated so comfy letting him sort it out. Hard to find a good paint man!
  3. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    thanks yea i kno i kinda like the wheels wouldnt mine haveing them for winters :p, there dirty lol need a good clean,

    no pics of reat the bodyshop sanded have of my spoiler down the Tw4ts! the guy that sprayed the car is good, just not good at keeping thies promieses and the guy that sorted the rear arch has messed up and am goin to get it redone from abother guy.

    no 1 can ever get the right colour :(
  4. Farhan
    Offline

    Farhan Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    55
    Cracking work amar, Car looks great lowered with all the new bits on.

    Agree on the paint front, Very difficult to find a decent spray painter, When i had my rear bumper fitted with the black edition valance it was a huge concern of mine.

    The match is quite off in certain lights, Its odd because on some days its barely noticeable depending on light, Somedays it looks bad.

    On lava grey what i have noticed is when the car looks more flat grey on a dull day its not as noticeable, On a bright day you can really notice the pearl effect but the rear bumper doesnt seem like it has as much flake in it compared to the rest of the body.
  5. Ash187
    Online

    Ash187 Audi Retrofitter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6,488
    Likes Received:
    395
    so you finally unveiled the RS6 front... it looks so nice bro!
    so how are you finding the drop? it looks better now i can see it on a big screen :p
    still not a big fan of those alloys though the drop does make it look nice.
  6. ~RS~
    Offline

    ~RS~ Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    21
    Sorry to hear about the spoiler! I don't blame you for not paying if that's the case, that spoiler is like £450.

    Hope you get it all sorted to your satisfaction a lot of hard work and Araldite has gone into this :moa:
  7. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    Thanks Farhan, solid colours are easier to match then our perlesant paint.

    lol had to kept Rich waiting to long :blahblah1:, the drop is alryt just abit low for the speed bumps around here. glad you like :icon_thumright:

    defo will get it sorted and il get some pics up soon as. :yum:
  8. loudchris53
    Offline

    loudchris53 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    6
    Car looks amazing!! worth the wait for you i bet :) Were the new handles hard to change over, did you have to change the whole door handle unit or just the cover?Chris
  9. PH1L
    Offline

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,864
    Likes Received:
    39
    looking good lad glad i sold you that grill now :) loving the my11 mirrors
  10. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    Thannks Chris, wasnt sure about black roof rails and mirrors so changed to silver :p and worked out well :)

    yes you have to change the hole door handle as these covers silde on, the old covers clip on. you have to strip your door down to change the handles.

    :thumbsup: the grill done well :D
  11. loudchris53
    Offline

    loudchris53 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    6
    They couldn't have made it easy could they!!! Yer the chrome does look good on your car with the matte chrome grille i must say, i am going down the black route with mine and probably want to swap my chrome roof rails for black ones if anything!!

    Chris
  12. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    audi for you :p make evryting a challange lol..

    hmm do a swap thread you'l find someone like i did :) i did the handles matt silver to go with my grill, spoiler and diffuser.
  13. loudchris53
    Offline

    loudchris53 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    6
    Yep, you must be a good dresser with that kind of colour co-ordination skill!! lol

    Chris
  14. dubhead
    Offline

    dubhead New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    1
    Love all the work that has gone in to this!
  15. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    yeap Chris :p

    Thanks Dubhead
  16. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,159
    Likes Received:
    686
    Looking good man!
  17. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    Thanks N8 :)
  18. Paullie
    Offline

    Paullie Banana Menace!

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    267
    OMG Amar, that's absolutely STUNNING, fella! Love your new grille to bits, ..SWEET SWEET SWEET!!! :wub: :wub: :wub: xx
  19. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    Thank you Paullie, glad you love the new bits esp the RS6 grill it was a right nightmare to get that right. :hi:
  20. Paullie
    Offline

    Paullie Banana Menace!

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    267
    I love everything you've done, Amar, but RS6 grille is VERY special and you've got it 100% spot on! :wub: xx
  21. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    :happy: just got to figure out how to stick the plate on now.
  22. Cruiser89
    Offline

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,435
    Likes Received:
    197
    Looking good bud!

    Im a big fan of the rails... Wish I could have them on mine.

    Kind of a shame we can't be like the US and not have to worry about front number plates. Such a shame to hide that grill away!!
  23. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    shame i have to put a plate on it :(, but iv cut my number plate down so sholdnt look bad. :)
  24. moag
    Offline

    moag she's no d-turbo

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    821
    Likes Received:
    34
    Neodymium magnets. Thats how im doing mine when I can be assed taking the front bumper off.

    Glue some magnets on behind the grill and onto the back of your plate. Cover the magnets on the plate with felt to prevent scratching the grill.
  25. AudiSBE
    Offline

    AudiSBE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    9
    This thread is :hubbahubba:
  26. poli84
    Offline

    poli84 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    57
    Well done mate, all the changes comes together so well.
    Love RS front grille a lot!.
    Keep em coming.
  27. archemist
    Offline

    archemist Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    5
    sublime amar, absolutely:cool:

    (those s4 avus' are sweet - but i would say that as they're the boots on my grandad wagon)
  28. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    :icon_thumright: if my plans doesnt work out then il give that ago.


    Thank you mate, glad you like the grill, keep an eye on this thread will be posting some more pics up.

    Thanks, i kinda like these wheels :) but will be changing them this week.
  29. Lings
    Offline

    Lings Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,075
    Likes Received:
    30
    Looks proper nice now bud ;)
  30. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,159
    Likes Received:
    686
    Lovely to see you back Steve :wub:
  31. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    steve! were you been? the classified thread has gone dry without you.
  32. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    [​IMG]

    New xenon bulbs :p
  33. Ash187
    Online

    Ash187 Audi Retrofitter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6,488
    Likes Received:
    395
    dude the front end looks soo lovely :wub:
    you need to get some silvertec indicator bulbs in there though
  34. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,159
    Likes Received:
    686
    They're only about £4.99 now off eBay, I remember paying £15 from Halfrauds, back in the day'

    :laugh:
  35. bluequattro
    Offline

    bluequattro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    3
    Beautiful car :)

    Cal
  36. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    iv got a set of them indicator bulbs but keep on forgetting to fit them lol
  37. rOb_A
    Offline

    rOb_A Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    63
    car looking mint amar! any closer to getting in on the road?
  38. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    nope, turning into a longer thing day by day gave up yday but still got faith in it, hopefully it will be 100% perfect on friday.
  39. rOb_A
    Offline

    rOb_A Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    63
    front end looks proper lad! sure all will come good. shame to put a reg plate on it. you going for pressed plates?
  40. amar06fbr
    Offline

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    59
    Heres some random pics;

    [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 13, 2012
    ~RS~ and Benji.S3 like this.

Share This Page