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My sportbacks 14 week makeover

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by evocos, Mar 24, 2011.

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    [Mar 25, 2011]
    Thanks mate,its just dolphin grey,i think its the lighting in there,but i did have it painted by a fantastic
    painter,its like glass,no orange peel at all lol
    After we picked it up,it went straight to Matts,we removed every bit of trim,hovered and wet vac'd
    and it come up a treat.
    While the leather was out i cleaned it all,even with a toothbrush in places.I am amazed how well it came up.
    As for the fitting the rails,it was honestly heart in mouth,put they did come with 29 pages of instructions ha ha
    I have a couple of pics that show it even worse.I'll post them up.
    Thanks again :icon_thumright:
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    This is why i didnt show the misses it staight away lol
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    [Mar 25, 2011]
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    [Mar 25, 2011]
    After cleaning the leather
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    so it was basically used as a Tractor lol! :laugh:
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    It certainly looked that way lol,why have all the extra's then treat it like that.
    One good point though is it did have full service history so atleast that was looked after
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    Considering the before & after, what a change, nice work, although the red wheel & gaitor trims dont really suit, but thats personal taste, but some cracking bargains & transformed it for a very good price by sounds of it, gotta respect that.
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    Thanks mate
    and yep it is all about personal taste,and its good we all like differnet things,I did change the Mats
    after your comment when i first posted the trim up though.
    You just didnt give me enough time :laugh:
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    I've had a kid since then mate lmfao :p

    However, respect where its due Jules & tell matt, what is he doing with those wheels man :p
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    ha ha,well congrats on the little one mate.

    I'll ask Matt,but now he's a big time roller,he'll probably say which set :laugh::laugh:

    Although he got the bentleys slightly cheaper he had to agree to help me with future mods,i didnt mention it was forever though ;)
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    You know I'm a big big fan of this Jules and I loved the 3 door to!

    Looking forward to seeing it progress and more pics :thumbsup:
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    Cheers Bugsy :icon_thumright:
    Another sneaky pic
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    lmfao, aha they were yours, now I see the cunning plan of yours, yes he did collect a fair few sets from what I heard, still think ck's were his best set.

    Yeah 7.5 months has gone fast, she'll be paying rent soon & then asking for it back lol
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    awesome transformation, cant believe the prices for some of those parts!! jammy sod! lol
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    I must admit i do love the bentleys,but when he sold the ck's he got some ch black editions for his dailys and i defo prefer them over the ck's which are indeed still a very nice wheel.
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    Fantastic build Jules :wub:
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    Thanks alot Chris :icon_thumright:
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    Wow that's some transformation mate! Excellent work, and lovely spec & finish :)
    Seen the pics of it from UD but like that latest one a lot
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    Awesome car mate, its unbelievable what you achieved in 14 weeks. seemed to spend most of the time in the workshop and you certainley got some bargins along the way, credit where credit is due.

    Well your now sussed mate, the help stops here :p

    Which wheels do you mean mate, bentleys are for the shows and the CH's for winters and use on private roads when i want to use the car what it was designed for :sm4:

    jammy aint the word
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    WOW, this is sick! Gonna need to see somemore photos of this please!!!!

    Your SB's not half bad either :)
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    is now had a second facelift conversion

    p.s its currently in the bodshop having the wings blended into the doors

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    Cheers TimG
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    both your old 3 door and your sportback are sick cars bud love them both :wub::wub::wub::wub::wub:
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    Big thanks mate ;)
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    Again, Wow, loving both looks above. I came so close to buying an Akoya, ended up with grey though. Still not sure I'd rather have had an Akoya :(

    I cant quite get my head around 'blending wings into doors' though. The way Im visualising it the doors wont open?! :/
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    Is this a joke?

    You do realise he means the paint right?
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    Not just me then,i didnt reply as i couldnt get my head round it lol
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    Hehe, just thought it was taken for granted that some paint blending would be needed so thought he might have meant something else, obviously was never gonna be what I actually suggested :) He'd be climbing out the window :)
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    :wub: sweet

    No problem. Lol i bet she not too sure on the air, she probably glad she never saw it when you first had it lol! Such a change and good results.
    I must admit i do love the rear end of the sportback. I get a bit jealous when i see them at night and the rear lights are on looks so lovely. Haha dont blame you fella:thumbsup: Congratz on getting married in 3months and agree i think if you spend any more on the car she gonna be sitting you down and having some words lol. Once again both lovely A3's

    :wub:

    It means blending the paint in so you cant notice it had a respray and all looks one colour lol:laugh:
    Instead of slight different tone of Akoya.
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    I loved the CK's, they just suited the car a treat, I just dont think those bentleys suit your car show or not, but as I always say each to there own & its what you think counts.
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    Just thought i'd post a couple more pics,i have swapped the rear struts for fk's to get some more lows,the only problem now is it will go too low with these wheels fitted so i have to be careful not to over do it lol,1st pic is next to my RS
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    You have some very nice cars mate, the build on this one is phenomenal although was pretty nice to begin with after a good clean. The open sky I'm very jealous of :) I was going to trade in my car to get one with open sky for the summer but decide to facelift it 2010 stylee instead.

    Must get quite a few looks with the colour combo it's a real head turner
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    How difficult was it to instal the roof rails? Was it more a case of a scary job due to drilling the roof rather than actually being difficult? I wouldn't mind getting some if I can find them cheap enough to justify.
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    It was time consuming and very scary lol,and i was always worried about breaking something lol.
    But Matt Andrew was there to keep an eye on me a do all the tricky stuff
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    Hi mate,sorry for the late reply,and thanks for the nice comments,yeah the sb seems to get
    noticed alot,which only embaresses the misses lol.

    Although not for the last couple of weeks as its poorly,but hopefully getting sorted over the next few
    days.
    I also have a couple of little plans to improve it slightly,i never seem to be happy
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    [May 5, 2011]
    Just thought i'd post this up,its a video of my sportback and RS4 and mates bora.
    Shot by Steven brookes on the lowry car park roof.

    Only Air
    Only Air on Vimeo
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    serious video pal... i love air! :wub:

    your RS4 is sex
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    Amazing mate!

    Where did you pick the roofrails up from? looks like a scary job but im sure its definately worth it, espescially with the respray!!
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    WOW Absolutely loved that video! the quality of the detail and those cars just look amazing! perfectly mixed in with Bounce! :wub:
    Your cars are epic! How did you get the paint work looking so great? one thing with my car that depresses me is the paint work as the last owner ruined it with small chips and scratches :whip:

    Is the cream interior in the video from the Bora?
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