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My cheap run around

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Broken Byzan, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Broken Byzan

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    Seeing that the cat is well and truly out of the bag. I thought i would stick a few pics for what it's worth of my new car.

    I had to downsize for various reasons, and Lee came to my rescue.

    So i went on the Bay and found this.
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    She needed some more work than was first visable. Brakes all around, Springs, an Arm, Cv gaiters, a damn good clean. And as yet some new tyres still
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    Oh and massive fail.
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    I wont bore you with the new parts pics, as they are all std repalcements
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  3. CMD

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    Mark very nice ,a little bit rough around the edges but i know you will turn it around well done .Sorry to see you have sold your A4 you had done so much to the car it was a very nice car mate.
     
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    Mark,thats an upgrade isn't it ;)
    It will look good with a bit of TLC.
     
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    needs must mate, i know you will miss your ol car you will get there slowly
     
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    summin inside me thinks that this new car will get real good soon hey mate, your gona love the quattro aint ya.

    oh and do me a favour lol get that S4 badge off lol
     
  7. rasA4

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    nahh hes gonna keep it, lol that was the 1st thing that came off so im told i bet hell stick it back on at ADI
     
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    A good base to start from, Mark.

    Compared to yours, mine was dog rough when I got her. I doubt Byzan A4 looked as good as you got her either, so roll on the mods!

    You'll have her looking as good as your SE-T, if not better. :cool:
     
  10. CMD

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    Mark what are your plan's with this one .
     
  11. Broken Byzan

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    S4 badge went within 10 mins of getting her home. She is a keeper, but i will have to collect some bits now as i go along.

    She still needs a drivers wheel arch cover, all four lower door strips, a facelift grille ( as i sold the RS4 one it had,lol) The alarm sounder has caught fire at some point, took me ages to trace that burning smell. I will try some kind of alternative for that.I refuse to fork out £80 for a new unit
    The exhaust has seen better days, but appears to be airtight currently so will have to suffice. The DIS is dodgy, shame i put the new dash in the SE huh?? LOL
    A bigger turbo and a map,ROFL
     
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    Looks a good base to build on mate, look forward to seeing the progress!
     
  13. CMD

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    Well Mark i think everyone will be watching this one ... If you need a pair of hand's give me a shout, i'll be glad to help no problem..
     
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    Hi Mark, it's looking good already, and I know you'll put lots of effort to this one it's gonna look awesome. Can't wait to see the finished result. Keep up the good work!
     
  15. Broken Byzan

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    I think a stealth approach is required here. Maybe eventually get the lower trims and bumper lowers colour coded, better brakes some decent shocks and a much larger turbo will suffice. But hey, the purple one was always gonna remain standard too.....
     
  16. aragorn

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    Sounds good to me...

    Just need a new tag line: "Lets fire up the Quattro"

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    I'm not sure how on earth modifying this will make sense financially, but hey, enjoy the Quattro-ness :cool:
     
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    Becuase he sold the old motor for more than the new one has cost to get on the road?

    It was well executed exercise in "downsizing" :D
     
  19. Dan Gliballs

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    You're missing my point.

    It's not really downsizing (long term at least) if he's about to spend several grand modding this one.
     
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    well no, but i suspect it releases the cash he requires at the moment, and as and when funds are available he can mod the new motor.
     
  21. Geeman

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    Looks like a good base.

    It's all part of the fun... building a lovely motor from a relative wreck. Looking forward to seeing this gleaming and getting the love it deserves.
     
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    I like it. It's definitely got potential. Most importantly it has the magic word.. 'quattro'.

    Mark- As said.. if there's anything I can help with then let me know. I can be there in about 105 mins lol :beerchug:
     
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    am i missing something here. what happened to your old car mark?
     
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    It's gone to a new home... :salute:
     
  26. Broken Byzan

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    I did a few cheap things to my car today.

    Tinted the tail light rev section with some tint i had from Ras A4
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    I had some tint spray too so did the repeators
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    And while i was there i de tangoed the front lights too.
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    Lookin good! you ordered yourself a facelift grille yet?
     
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    Nope, spent the cash buying tyres, thought it was a more prudent use of fundage. Have whacked some more bits on the 'bay, if they go, i will order the grille and black the surround
     
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    i cant believe that is the same car as below Mark :respekt:

    now that its all nice and shiny it needs a nice new looking shiny turbo to go on it and its your lucky day because i may have one spare before today is out lol

    honest it works and honest its not a copy Mark lol

    why dont my cars ever look that good without me loosing 3 stone polishing the paint off or selling another leg

    nice one looks coooooooooooooool as :applaus:
     
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    Mark the car looks mint and very crafty shots of the car.:eyebrows:
     
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    Wow, quick progress!! :cool:
     
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    Originaly it was going to be look what i found under my car today and then a pic of this.....
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    She needs a grille and the side strips yet, but both will have to wait as i need to get the tyres fitted and get some rent on it
     
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    What's the score with the front bumper then. Is that not a priority too?
     
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    Giles, i had that 'in stock' before i had the car,lol

    Same colour and everything.
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    LOL - cool.
     
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    You really do work fast.
     
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    Needed a car mate,thats all. When the deal was struck off Ebay, i worked out what it needed immediatly and got on it. TimmyAudi had just put an S4 bumper on his black A4 so his facelift bumper was asking me to buy it. Being the correct colour, no spraying required, job is a good 'en i say.
    Keeps me mobile, and in the 4 rings, when I could quite have easlily bought a small run around
     
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    you jammy git, ive been searching for a black bumper since i bought mine

    its coming along nicely:icon_thumright:
     
  39. CMD

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    Mark you need to change your name to speedy gonzalezzzzz yiba yiba. Cracking job.
     
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  40. Lee Goodall

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    I don't go on the site for a few hours and Mark goes and totally transforms his new car!!

    Looking very nice already mate.. lovin your work :respekt:
     
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    What is it he says in Ferris Buelers day off " life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while,you'll miss it" Ish anyway,lol
     
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    Top quote.. wish my T28 conversion was moving that fast lol
     

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