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Jakes b7 Conversion Progress Thread

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by DieselJake, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. DieselJake

    DieselJake God Mode

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    Finally going ahead with this after accidentally purchasing a front bumper haha, just doing the front half, thread will not be updated regularly as I'm not rushing.

    Parts owned:
    S-line b7 bumper (from a cab... hope this fits)
    also own some b6 parts to go on including S4 door blades and s-line rear bumper with a b7 RS4 valance (idea stolen from Deano1978)

    Parts to go:
    B7 bonnet
    B7 RS4 grill
    B7 aftermarket DRL headlights
    B6 to B7 light conversion loom (need more info on this)
    B7 wings cutting current b6 wings (or maybe cab wings... anyone know if they line up?)
    B7 2.0TDI slam panel

    Here's the current front

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    Planning to have it looking something like this but with different DRL's, RS6 wheels, black mirrors and RS4 grille.

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    Please let us know if there's anything else, relevant part links will be appreciated (the cheaper the better).

    Haters leave now kthxdie.
     
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  2. SL11CKK

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    For the headlights you need to swap a lot of the wires. I did this for my mate by using paperclips to extract the pin from its location. No cutting necessary whatsoever. Let me dig it up for you!

    Trust me I'd definitely go ahead with the conversion seeing as you got an excuse now.

    Im down with you fella
     
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  3. krisavant

    krisavant 4th set of a wheels in a year

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  4. DieselJake

    DieselJake God Mode

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    Here's exhibit A (photo from ebay as my girlfriends currently collecting... hopefully she brings it back in one piece)

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    I love you! That would be absolutely brilliant, don't even know where to start with the lights.

    Cheers, me neither, blood sweat and pound coins will be shed.
     
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  5. Slinepete

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    Hope this all goes ahead should be a good thread
     
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  6. boost-addict

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    nice truck too, do love dodge ram's

    liking the alloys, makes me want a b6 :(
     
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  8. DieselJake

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    Thanks

    Knew someone would point the truck out haha looks like it could drive over other car's in a jam

    Cheers, my second set of RS6 wheels

    Yeah seen a few who've done it, Howdy made a good job. No idea on the loom, lights and wings are the main things I'm lost with unless anyone can point more things necessary.
     
  9. sammi

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    Interested to see how you get on with this !
     
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  10. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a nice project. I am pretty sure that the cab bumper is different to the saloon and avant as the headlights etc are also differ to the others.

    I could be wrong as not looked into

    Good luck and keep us all posted!
     
  11. SL11CKK

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    For the headlight switchover :

    B6 - B7

    1 - 8
    2 - 1
    3 - 4
    4 - 2
    5 - 6
    6 - 3
    7 - 10
    8 - 7
    9 - 9
    10 - 5

    Look @ the diagrams to double make sure its correct.

    B6.jpg B7.jpg
     
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  12. DieselJake

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    Exhibit B (again from eBay and coming in the post)
    came with free HID kit
    :happy:

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    Cheers

    Thanks, someone said it was the same... hope so, can anyone confirm?

    That's perfect, should save a load of faffing about, cheers for that.
     
  13. DieselJake

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    Just a little update; got a loom for a b6 to b7 light conversion from eBay, only issue is it's an xenon one so could be a fun job getting wired and working I'm useless with anything electrical. Plus the lights I bought come with a HID kit so I'll have to work around that somehow... hmmm surely they can't be xenon and HID haha... will probably just sell the lights and buy a new set.

    Another picture to add to the collection:
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    Coming along slow thanks to some prick opening his door and knocking my mirror off. Also on the case of the RS4 rear, cut the valance out today :happy:
     
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    unless your fitting oem xenons that loom wont work

    you need the correct 1 or wire as above post
     
  15. DieselJake

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    Thought as much :(
    Surely I could do away with the yellow wire and they'd work as halogens? Plus HID kit and bulbs (... making them not halogens haha). Or maybe I could use none xenon headlights with the xenon loom swapping the bulbs for xenon's?
    Really don't have a clue how this headlight stuff works haha.
     
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  16. DieselJake

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    Today the lower half of my bumper fell off (was cable tied after multiple impacts and bound to happen) so that's given a bit more motivation for a long awaited update:

    Ordered wings, fogs and collecting a bonnet Monday.

    Only thing left will be somehow adapting the headlights, having the wings welded together (or possibly smoothing the B7 one's, not sure how well that would work) then getting this all sprayed and fitted.

    Oh also forgot to mention I got a black optics RS4 grille at a very reasonable price off eBay a few months back. Progress has been slow but that's because I wanted everything within a reasonable price range which it has been (although it hasn't been cheap by any means).
     
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  17. bradh

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    sweeet cant wait to start seeing the cutting up pics :)
     
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    Hi Jake

    I thought B7 Cab wings don't have the extra swage line so would bolt straight on the B6 for the conversion (or did I dream it ?)
     
  19. DieselJake

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    Right you are but I have saloon/estate wings (came this morning :laugh:) and was told cab wings don't fit.
     
  20. Jimmy TDI

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    If you have the bumper from a cab, and wings from a saloon they won't mate up will they?
     
  21. DieselJake

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    Apparently the front bumper is the same for both but the wings are different, or again so I was told.
     
  22. bradh

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1416950677.201451.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1416950685.266390.jpg

    Front wing/bumper fitments look the same to me
     
  23. DieselJake

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    Hope not or I've given myself allot of extra hassle haha, did ask before as I thought they look the same too but someone said they were different (@hades- ?), plus I presumed going off other conversions where people have cut them that it wasn't possible. I'm not very knowledgeable and most of this is guesswork but when it's all said and done hopefully I'll be able to shed some light for anyone else crazy enough to tempt this.
     
  24. Jimmy TDI

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    I don't know to be honest mate I'm just asking as the B6 cabs are different to the saloons so I was just wondering if the ab7 is the same.
     
  25. VagCabby

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    Only thing that I think may be different between the two is that the sill cover on the cab comes up the wing higher than on the saloon/avant
     
  26. VagCabby

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    Or maybe it just looks like that because the cab doesn't have door blades.....
     

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