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Audi A3 Project 2009

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by a3-ams, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Ibzzzzz
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    [Feb 4, 2009]
    Also I saw the KAM-ICE sticker does that mean your local? (east london)
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    Yes mate, That was a Kam ice sticker and yes East london/essex.
    Where you based?

    Boys I think I might be leaving the side repeaters but i would still like to do it:ermm:
    I'll see what happens next time Im at the bodyshop.
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    [Feb 4, 2009]
    how much is the full respray costing? would ove to get mine resprayed but people were i live want more than the cars worth. :(
    ive had the roof completely repainted by audi under warranty but would like the rest of the car done now.
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    [Feb 4, 2009]
    lol, probably now - sold it for 5.3k end of last year before the market took an even steeper decline

    progress looks good tho :thumbsup:

    drew
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    [Feb 4, 2009]
    Its costing **** loads!!!!! but I no the guy that owns the bodyshop and he hasnt Hit me with the figures yet...... But a few of the lads from My area have had full respays not colour changes between 2k-3k, I think that is the going rate. if they gave u a respray under warranty and there is a colour difference they should blend it. I have a mate that had 1 side done by BMW under warranty and kept taking it back as there was a slight difference and endded up witha full respray for free:w00t: try and see good luck

    Ams


    Lol So what you driving Now?
    and cheers mate

    Ams
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    [Feb 4, 2009]
    Im from north London but basically live in east where all my family are... And leaving the side repeaters may not be too bad as at the end of the day they arn't pre-facelift items like mine that look like they came off a 1980's transit van....
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    [Feb 4, 2009]
    Lol, c'mon they aint that bad I had pre-facelift too.

    How do you know bout kam ice?? Kam sponsered my car through rockford fostgate and has done all my ice, alarm and tracker and is a real good friend too. I'm really shocked that you picked up on his sticker. I'm normally at his shop if i'm not work Lol.
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    [Feb 4, 2009]
    My cousins live off green lane ig1/2/3 sides...So im always going past or near it...Whos carrying the body work on the A3?
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    [Feb 4, 2009]
    Forest coach works he called Jags, Not jags bodyshop but they use to work together!!!! They are based in fairlop water.
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    [Feb 5, 2009]
    Oh yeah, they are the company who basically trained Jags am I right?
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    [Feb 5, 2009]

    Dont really Know?:unsure:

    Do you know them both ?
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    [Feb 5, 2009]
    Not really I know Jags but I know Jags like everyone else in Ilford knows him...
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    [Feb 5, 2009]
    So which one do u know forest coach works or jags bodyshop
    :unsure:
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    [Feb 5, 2009]
    Jags Body shop....
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    [Feb 7, 2009]
    Coolio, Jags bodyshop has got one of my mate Mk2 golf in for hell of alot of work .......and also done my mates mk4 last year :arco:

    Guys
    Iwas meant to have my car back today!!!!! but because of the snow It's been put to back to next week lets see what happen.
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    I have a set of koing unknowns for sale 19" if any1 is intrested please Pm me, these are the rims that were on my car in the first few pics.......:blackrs4:
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    [Feb 19, 2009]
    Guys here a little update on the baby... Im still waiting for it:scared2:.......

    But here are a few pic from this week............................


    The car is prept, the arches widened, the strips/door moulding holes welded and filled and the number plate recess started on and should be completed on saturday so that the car can be primered and ready for paint...
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    I really want the car back. It should be going into paint on Monday (touch wood) will keep you posted
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    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    [Feb 20, 2009]
    Looking good mate, what colour you having it sprayed?

    I just spyed a shot of your new wheels there too, TH lines?

    J
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    Lol It going back in black with a hint of purple as didnt want to go through the hastle of the engine bay.

    lol you may have spyed on the new wheels??
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    [Mar 10, 2009]
    Hey Guys

    Just a little update, The car was meant to be out ages ago, but the guy that way doing the work has been off sick for the last few weeks.
    I was at the bodyshop this morning managed to get a few pics just before it went into paint. It was painted this afternoon so it should be out very soon.
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    All comments welcomed


    Ams
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    [Mar 10, 2009]
    i recently have fallen in love with th-lines i want some but there over 2k, your cars looking good though be very nice once completed :respekt:
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    Thanks Kev,
    yeah they are around that price mark as i found out:keule:the hard way.
    I need to get some proper tyres on them as they have budgets on at the moment
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    [Mar 11, 2009]
    Easy Ams, hows it goin bro? Its Abdul who used to own the A3 for like a month and now owns a corrado btw lol. Look foward to seeing this come out man, looking good so far. Randeep told me you were taking his 10's, its goin to look mad!!
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    [Mar 11, 2009]
    Hey the car was painted yesterday and finished today all the bumpers and skirts will be painted tomorrow and be going on soon...............
    What you think of the colours.
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    All Comments Welcomed :arco:
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    [Mar 11, 2009]
    I dont get it is the car 3 colours? Red roof, Black and purple sides or is it the way the light is hitting the car?

    G
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    [Mar 11, 2009]
    It looks like a much darker shade of merlin purple
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    [Mar 12, 2009]
    The roof is a cranberry colour and the car is black with a purple flick,
    What do you think????????
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    [Mar 12, 2009]
    A different 2 tone combination there.
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    [Mar 12, 2009]
    AMS...

    While nice, i just don't think that the red fits. If it were me i'd have had the roof done in flat (non) metallic black. That would have broken up the purple a bit if that is what you were trying to acheive.

    I could be totally wrong here though, get the car done and post some pics up of it again, it might look different once it's put back together.

    In the pictures it looks like you've had the car painted black, then the rear quaters fade into purple. Black/Purple are an awesome combination and i love the FORD paint - Dark Aubergine. Stunning. Is the whole car black/purple or as i said the rear quaters?

    Hopefully it'll look stunning. Cant wait to see it fully done.

    G
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    Im liking that nice to see some-one do something different!

    I reckon its hard to tell with pics though you need to see that in the flesh really to make a decent comparrison.

    Are you going to make it up to GTI spring fest? Would love to see that in the flesh!

    Jason
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    [Mar 12, 2009]
    Looking good Ams! Hoping to see this around town!
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    [Mar 12, 2009]
    Its is differrent! Thats what I'm going out of the norm!


    Cheers Mr G, it is what i was going for. I was abit shocked to see it aswell but it looks different in the flesh and because its different you have to look at it twice, like when the mercedes cls first came out!!!!!! But I'm waiting for it to be finished too.

    Cheers Jason, I want to come down to Santa pod but the thing is I dont have an exhaust system made or sourced yet, The rear bumper has exhaust cut out soo it would look :puke2:and silly......

    Cheers mate I'm looking to be driving it around when it makes it out.
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    [Mar 12, 2009]
    Wow...that really looked good. Really nice color...Like the discrete metallic flake when it's clouded but when the sun hits it...PURPLE...Lovely!!! Dunno bout the roof...think it could work with color codedw wheels...Thumbs up!
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    Interesting.......

    You have a different colour combination on there...Think I need to see some more pics, but im liking th colour difference with the shade/sunlight on it.
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    hows it geting on now then???
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    [Mar 31, 2009]
    Boys the car is out the body shop:laugh:.

    Here are some pics still need to be cleaned and a few bit require to be done let me know what you think.
    Its taken Hell of a long time. But i love it......

    Here are the bumpers.
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    All my bits ready to go back into the car.
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    nearly finishd
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    The car is not totally finished I still require an exhaust system which Im going to measured on friday.
    All comments welcomed :blackrs4:
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    Wow...looks nice.

    Really love the color scheme!!! And the wheels...man they are nice!! Goes really well with the dark paint. The stance is perfect too...

    But the SFG and all the plastix aren't my cup of tee...But it's your car mate ;-)

    Also would like to mention that a smoothed out rear bumper could make it work better at the rear..

    All in all...Thumbs up!!
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    wow that looks really cool really like the schmidts to ive been thinking about them for ages and they really suit the s3/a3 body just not sure about them on a yellow car ummmm love it though mate top job
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    Stunning mate, nice to see something diffrent:applaus:
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    [Mar 31, 2009]
    Looks much better now its back together... when you mentioned the front bumper you were going for I was sceptical... there is a thread here with a yellow car with a similar front end but I must say it doesn't look that bad... I think the paint choice has made it blend in real nice.
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    absolutley awesome m8!!

    loving the look....

    Think this is the first SFG conversion that works.

    Respect for trying it and job well done in my opinion!

    oh and the wheels...........:hubbahubba:
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