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do i do a b7 conversion!

glenandem Oct 20, 2012

  1. glenandem

    glenandem Active Member

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    hi guys,weighing up whether to pay over the odds for a b6 s line front bumper that will need painting and then the expensive grills that never come with them plus i need my front wings sorting as theyve got the usual rust or do i by all the bits from a b7 which seem to be fairly cheap but maybe slightly more than sticking to b6 looking on ebay at the bits needed and by the looks of it the hardest bit looks to be cutting the wings for the headlights but at the end of it all i'll have the later looking front end!
    anyone else on here done the conversion and was there anything they struggled with?
     
  2. Dibs_h

    Dibs_h New Member

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    what happened to the bumper that was on the car?
     
  3. Im in the same boat mate, and ive chosen for the b7 front end, i got midway through prep for my respray before thinking about it lol, my plan is to buy a new set of b6 wings from hadrian panels not far from me, and a good set of used b7 ones and then get a friend whos handy with a mig welder to do them for me :) the rest of the spanner work ill do myself

    PS... only expensive parts of this conversion ive found really are the headlights the panels seem to be really fairly priced
     
  4. mattyboyc

    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    My opinion for what it's worth is, why?? they look all wrong when you see a B7 front, then it passes you and it has a B6 rear, you obviously like the B6 shape or you wouldn't have bought it in the first place, I don't see why a sline lower new grills and paint should cost you any more than around £350 using new parts, I don't see as you will do a conversion for that and then you also have the added re- sale issue as it will only apeal to a small market, B7's are coming down loads now and I have to say the B6 us a far better shape anyway, I have decided to skip the B7 and keep the B6 untill I am in a position to buy a B8 black edition.
    The bottom line is it's your car and you will do with it as you please and this is just my opinion and I wish you luck if you decide to go ahead with it.
     
  5. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I think a B7 conversion would hammer your resale value too.
     
  6. jdp1962

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

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    James is right. When you come to sell it, it will only appeal to those who want a B6/B7 hybrid. So you're dramatically narrowing down your market to about half a dozen people.
     
  7. glenandem

    glenandem Active Member

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    hi guys cheers for replys, never thought about it like that.
    suppose people may think youve stuffed the front end too and start questioning why youve replaced it lol.
    that said i personally think the b6 front end looks old hat now and b7 does like nicer so for me its swings and roundabouts,im gonna have a long think about it but in the meantime i need to get my coilovers and 19s sorted!
     
  8. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Why not save the money you'd spend on suspension and wheels and put it into a B7?
     
  9. glenandem

    glenandem Active Member

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    good idea!!!
     
  10. mattyboyc

    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    S4 grills and a Cuppra splitter will dramatically improve the look of a standard nose.
     
  11. Slinepete

    Slinepete Member

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    I know it goes against the grain but I'd do it end of the day how much is the car going to be worth anyway not loads and I reckon if anything I think that would appeal to buyers as it would be a good price for something that in my eyes would look a lot newer just my opinion sorry
     
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  12. jdp1962

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

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    It's not about how much it's worth but how many people will want to buy it.
     
  13. mattyboyc

    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Only a suggestion but before you go and do your dosh why don't you do a poll, that way you will see what Audi fans think as for re-sale it would only be a Audi enthusiast that would buy.
     
  14. Slinepete

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    Yeah if you read it properly jdp I did say in my opinion I think it would appeal more at sale because of the relatively cheap newer look front end which in my opinion would appeal to anyone looking to buy an audi not just enthusiasts. Plus if that's what he wants to do leave him to it I'd do it tommorow if I had the spare cash worse case keep your old parts and swap them back over come sale time but I don't think that's an issue
     
  15. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    To be fair the whole point of the thread is the OP asking for peoples opinions on whether or not to do it!

    It all depends what you like, for me personally because I like OEM looking stuff it wouldn't appeal, and I always like to buy my cars standard so I know that any mods that get done will be be to my standard.

    Like all mods though, we do them because we want to, not because they make sense.
     
  16. Slinepete

    Slinepete Member

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    Like all mods though, we do them because we want to, not because they make sense.

    Exactly
     

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