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Audi-Sport.net new BBQ build thread

Administrators Aug 14, 2013

  1. Administrators

    Administrators Administrator Staff Member Administrator Audi A4 TDi

    This is the build thread for the new Audi-Sport.net BBQ. If you came to AITP 2012 you would have seen and most likely eaten from the BBQ that we had brought with us. It was a great show and we ended up feeding over 2500 sausages and burger to the crowds.

    With this start of 2013 it became clear that it wasn’t going to be that easy as due to the event being paid for partly but the selling of food at the show there was a little conflict of interest.

    So rather than doing the same again we decided to try something a little different.

    A friend of mine had a perfect car for the task and after badgering him (and turning up with a Stihl saw) we managed to get the basic component for the new BBQ we were going to build.

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    After a little messing around we found that the front and the back halves did come apart quite easily.

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    We still had all of the wiring and the interior of the car to deal with so it was stripped. The hood all the hydraulics that control it and the rest of the electrics were removed. The fuel tank all fuel lines as well as the brake lines were ripped out.

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    There was some debate about whether the BBQ should go in the boot or where the rear seats had gone. Eventually it was decided for three reasons that it should go where the rear seats were. Firstly the gas BBQ we had bought from Ebay wouldn't fit in the boot without some elaborate sliding mechanism or major cutting and fabrication. Secondly it was felt that the shape of the car would be lost with boot open all the time and thirdly and most importantly we at some stage want to add a beer fridge to the boot.

    We need a method of towing the BBQ that wouldn't get in the way of the use of it once it had arrived at it destination. There was once again a little debate about folding or other complicated systems that would have been very cool but just too hard to create. In the end we went with a very simple and fool proof system of a removable drawbar.

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    As you can see in the pictures at this stage we hadn't really sorted the door openings and the sill problem. Another friend of mine came to my rescue at this point and lent me a plasma cutter. If you don't have one ask Santa for one for Christmas they are so handy when making a BBQ. What was left of the door apertures was cut off as well as the sills.

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    Now we knew where the front of the BBQ was going to be we could mount the actual BBQ. You can also see the last of the three images that we had also wired the rear lights up as the trailer lights.

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    Once the frame the BBQ was going to sit on was in the correct location it was just a matter of putting a large sheet of checker plate across the whole opening to seal/hide the cut. The sheet was roughly cut to shape and fitted. The BBQ Knobs were drilled through and the BBQ secured to the frame and sheet. The original side panels were cut and fixed back in place and two small plates were cut to fill the holes. Rather a lot of cardboard and swearing went into this part of the build.

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    As you can see in the pictures the addition of some speakers and amplifier was now part of the master plan :)

    The basics of the build were done and the all-important first firing of the BBQ was needed. So on a very nice afternoon we wheeled the BBQ out of the workshop and into the middle of the car park just about as far away from everything we could. Just in case there was a little mishap.


    Unfortunatly everything was eaten before I had a chance to take a picture.

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    A suprising large a mount of tow testing was done at this stage with the pit buggy we have. Carl seemed to feel that it was his job to drive around and around Silverstone testing both the smooth towing action and the sound systems full output.

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    The final finishing touches were done to the checker sheet and the panels were removed for painting.

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    There was a split in the camp on the colour the BBQ should go. Half wanted Sprint and the other half was for Nogaro as you can see Nogaro won.

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    With the lights back in and the missing panels once more attached the BBQ was really coming together. But we still had a few minor details we need to finish. The first was the brakes and wheels. The original car had been altered at some time in its life to run 5x112 PCD so it was easy enough for us to fine a set of wheels. These came in the form of a set of Oettingers that a friend (thanks Barney) had set in his garage. The next problem was the standard brakes just looked terrible behind them so we had to find a upgrade. After raiding the shelves at Fearnsport Silverstone we happened upon a development kit that had been built for a B7 RS4 with 380mm disks. These looked like they were going to be perfect for the job.

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    The last cosmetic details left to do was to paint the grills on the speakers black and put the Audi emblem back on the boot lid.

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    AITP 2013

    The first showing of the BBQ happened at AITP 2013 where it seemd to have left a little bit of an impression on must people who saw it.

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    Many thanks to everyone who helped and came to see us at the show. If you want to see the BBQ it will be at many of the show we will be going to and it will continue to evolve. I hope you have enjoyed seeing how it came together and I can assure you that this thread doesn't give you any idea of the amount of time that has been put in just to get it this far. :)
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013
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  2. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

    Simply awesome. :) x
  3. ESD1711

    ESD1711 Active Member

    Very cool, saw a lot of pics of this on twitter.

    Easy to underestinate how much work goes in to something like this. Very impressive!
  4. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

    :applaus: Looked so good at AITP and didn't realise how much work had gone in to it.

    has to be the coolest BBQ ever....and in a great colour - being pulled by an equally cool car!

    Cheers for the food as well Adam :thumbsup:
  5. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    very nice
  6. gogz s3

    gogz s3 Active Member

    Food for thought (pardon the pun), but that's one impressive build.
  7. DarkBunny

    DarkBunny Active Member Team Sprint Audi S3

    Love it!
  8. A4_MaJiK

    A4_MaJiK Azeem

    Gotta be one of the best things I saw all weekend! Well done, looks like you put alot of effort into it.
  9. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

  10. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

    A true petrol heads BBQ. Amazing job you done there.
  11. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    You know my thoughts adam, great work, even better idea that is to the core :)
  12. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team V8 Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group s tronic

    Thats class Adam. I like the backdrop in picture #40 with the Carrera GT
  13. Administrators

    Administrators Administrator Staff Member Administrator Audi A4 TDi

    Sorry Mark that's not a Carrera GT. There's even fewer of these in the UK:) IMG_0480.jpg I can see this going off topic so I'll tell you what it is. CTR3
  14. jbh

    jbh TDi lover

    we need some diagrams.. we want to build one for north of the border..
  15. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

    This was certainly an eye catcher at AITP... Got some good footage of it on the GoPro so will pop that up soon :D
  16. John@mk

    John@mk Member

    great effort and well done to all involved - could not make Aitp - had to suffer the blue seas of greece.( but did see a Abt skoda )

    Adam will the BBq make an appearance at the ADI even just to add a little heat .....
  17. AlexA4Avant

    AlexA4Avant Active Member

    That is awesome and absolutely brilliant would love to have one in my garden and never cook on a normal cooker again best bbq I have ever seen
  18. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver Team Estoril

    cool as heck lol :applaus:
  19. grchmason

    grchmason Active Member

    Awesome just Awesome!!!!! Top work indeed!
  20. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

    The free food was awesome as well :arco:
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  21. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

    Lmao Jase, i think you should get double portions this year. :) x
  22. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

    Hard to reply to that lol
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  23. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

    Lmao, thats a point to me for making you speechless Jase. :) x
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  24. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    The chef was awesome! :respekt:
  25. leegsi

    leegsi Active Member

    We need some action shots

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