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Project Audi A3 (start date 27th april 10 )

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by supanova, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. supanova
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    supanova A3 2.0 TDI SE

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    hey guys! got this damage repairable over the weekend there for just under £4000

    its a 2.0L 2003 tdi SE 140 BHP, loveeeeee ittt!!


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    getting most of the parts this week so work will be pretty fast! im givin myself a month to get it on the road!
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    £4000 you say....very nice!

    How much do you think it will cost to get back on the road?
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    Nice price, hope it won't be to costly to put back on the road!

    What happened on top of the bonnet? Is that from heat???
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    lol no no it was raining lightly before hand, thats just water but i think the audi hit a small animal or something!

    anyone know any good breakers that are willing to post/ ship items to northern ireland?

    cheers
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    Stunning car for good money mate, hope all goes well.
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    cheers lad! yeah at the end i managed to bargain him down to £3650 and got it delivered free of charge haha! i defo got a bargain and the inside is mint!!!!

    ill get more photos up of it and the progress!

    cheers
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    Bonnet, wing and headlight will cost about £200 max, bumpers are only £20-30 on ebay if needed.Might get lucky and get them in red and that would be a hell of a bargain for less than 4k!
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    Ok so work started tonight on the car, got the radiator out and looks like i need the whole 3 the lot! Anyone
    have a rough idea on how much the would cost? Plus the guard thing that holds the radiator in place needs replaces
    cost for that too?

    Cheers
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    so how do i find out what reg/plate my car is? im bidding on a wing on ebay but they told me their wing is for a 54 reg audi a3 and i dnt know what mines is?

    cheers xD
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    It will fit.
    The wings did not get changed until the 8P3, where the repeater lights got moved from the wings to wing mirrors .
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    sailo! thankkkkkk youuu mateey!!! :icon_thumright:
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    ummmm can i get this moved to the project section??

    cheers! xD
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    woops, forgot to update this thread in a while,

    well basically the car is finished, whats left is to find me some very nice rims to set the car off and maybe lower it a tad.


    few more progress pics below.

    new left wing

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    upgrade bumper ( purchased from ayethreee )

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    Realizing i need a different bonnet to suit bumper :s lol

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    prepping for respray, scores and scrapes repatched and sanded down.

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    outside just after putting in the new radiator

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    spraying of bumpers etc

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    complete project finished first week in june 2010.

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    Come along way wait looks much better. Looks lovely and very tidy. To finish it off as said nice alloys, do you have any in mind? and to lower it. I'd also go for a spoiler if you got spare cash.
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    Cheers matey.

    Yeah I'm torn between the following sets of wheels, BMW style 5's, bbs ch's & lm's.

    I've got a spoiler on at the moment but its just not clear in the photo's mate ;)
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    Great job lad, looks spot on. Set of wheels would really set it off.
    What did the rebuild cost if you don't mind me asking? Looks like it could be a real bargain there.
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    yeah was a real bargain mate.

    car cost £3,650

    Rebuild cost just under £1,400

    saving up some cash for a nice set of wheels.

    everyone has suggested bbs ch's

    can anyone else suggest a set that would set it off?
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    Very nice mate, bet you're over the moon with it!
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    Yeah I'm well happy with it mate. I really love the feeling when I tell people what type of car I drive as I am a very proud owner!

    ;)
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    absolute bargain, well done! the front end does look all out of alignment tho. definitely need to sort that. it ruins an otherwise tidy motor!

    i rather like the wheels you have in the photo, but perhaps a bit small.

    BBS CHs are by far and away my favourite aftermarket wheel - or Pescaras if you're looking for OEM. they look the same, but without "MOTORSPORT" written on them.

    needs lowering tho. i'd probably do that first
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    looks great, and an absolute bargain. Good job on the spraying, was that your own handy work?
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    hahaha moag, my handy work wouldnt leave it as tidy as it is now lol

    @ Sub39h yeah I must admitt that the alignment is out by a good bit and I'd need to get it in the garage and sort it out but my schedue is packed at the moment :(

    first thing would be lowering it a bit, not too low and then a good set of alloys. I would like to upgrade the head and tail lights to maybe 09 model. but not too sure yet. I'd also be looking to get a set of buckets but I'm thinking that my cash flow won't let me do that for a while yet. lol
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    headlights is not an easy mod mate - you need an entire front end. you'd have been better off doing that when you were rebuidling the car the first time
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    yeah that's true, at the time all that was on my mind was to do the single grill facelift. maybe I'll skip the headlight thing for now. lol
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    No problem...I can see it my fault was looking on my phone lol! Looks sweet mate and makes such a difference the front end conversion is one of the best mods you can do. On alloys depends if your getting reps or genuine ones really. BBS CH win all day though. Next thing on my list if i was you, would be to lower it and get some nice alloys. Changes the appearance so much with some tidy alloys and slight lowering. Then i'd get MY09 or MY11 rears.7
    Keep up the good work
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    yeah I'm proud of mywee front end conversion. :p yeah bbs's are definately the way forward. I just can't decide which ones would look best. I like a dishy set of wheels but again im not sure!

    cheers mate! ;)
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    nice to see a project coming together
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    Cheers luke1987

    Yeah my only problem is gettin a nice set of rims for it and also the front end of my car's aliment is off a bit and getting it 100% is tougher than I thought.

    I would love to change my front seats to a set of s3 buckets but Im guessing im talking bit monies?
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    ^^ thats what yours would look like with the RS4s and after you lower it. (minus the leon/cupra splitter on the bottom of bumper)
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    S3 buckets cost £££ and very rare go for some CS Sportsters or buy Lukes front seats :)
    Im tempted to lol


    I wouldnt go for RS4 alloys a bit played out and see them on most Audi's and alot of thw Vw boys down by me have them. How much you willing to spend on alloys?:happy:
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    umm im not too bothered about the £££ i spend on rims aslong as they set the car off.

    I like a dishy rim, something like ..... borbet A's or Rotiforms, or the brabus rims, something along those lines but I also want to steer clear of it being a common rim, want an unique alloy for my car.

    I think maybe BBS CH's or LM's or my best bet?
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    P.s you say luke has a set of seats for sale?!? :) what kind are his?

    I pm'd him but he hasnt got back and I have a the patients of a 2yr lol :p
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    Ahh thats cool well genuine LM will be over £2,500 and they are rare. You could get some genuine CH for £1200 or CK:wub:. Or get reps for less than £650 or genuine Audi Speedlines AUDI 9X19 BBS SPLIT RIM ALLOYS 5X112 SET OF 5 SPEEDLINE on eBay (end time 17-Jan-11 17:54:46 GMT)

    Check the rim thread loads of photos in there
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    Haha dont worry he will get back to you. Says in his sig "two front seats trimmed in audi exclusive black and silver leather"
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    cheers Ben (take it your Ben?) lol

    Yes that ebay link you sent is twisting my arm towards those for the A3 to be honest! I think those rims would be the type I'll be going for. I'm 99.99999% sure of it lol

    aw right thats grand fella, Ill wait for him to reply to me. would like to see a pic or two of them. :)
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    Its Ashley lol, Benskin my surname but get called Ben anyway so i dont mind :) Speedlines are lovely N8 on here can normally get a set.
    Looking forward to seeing this on some new alloys and lowered i hope ha
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    whoops sorry Ashley mate!

    haha yeah defo getting it lowered, the misses is all against lowered cars but hey when it gets lowered theres little she can do apart from moan for about a month afterwards lol :)


    how about a set of BBS RS II splits?
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    Any pics of them rims?
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    those were the ones i was after, the ones from the TT.
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