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RS4 body conversion update

docurley Mar 20, 2005

  1. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Well as some of you know I'm building a RS4 look A4 1.8TQ ok it was going to be my 2.8 but I picked up an 2000 1.8TQ very cheaply so I have moved the project to that.

    Anyway here some pic's of what I have been up to and thing are going in to over drive over the next few weeks.

    When she was dropped off.

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    And What she looks like now.

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    Oh and for those thinking of doing a 6 speed swap I think its quite possible but you would have to get the whole rear sub-frame which carry’s the diff but would bolt back up to the existing points on the car.
     
  2. Markey

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    That is looking the dady.
    Very nice.
     
  3. imported_Yaseen

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    Docurley when you finish you will have one hell of a car /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif
     
  4. TDI-line

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    Good luck, that will look amazing. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
     
  5. RichA3Turbo

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    Looks like fun Dave! Good luck with it, and im looking forward to seeing the finished product!
     
  6. docurley

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    Fun now that a word I have not heard in a while!!!

    Rich at some point I would imagine your be bearing from me and have you made a CDA kit to fit the 1.8T's yet?
     
  7. RichA3Turbo

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    Fun now that a word I have not heard in a while!!!

    Rich at some point I would imagine your be bearing from me and have you made a CDA kit to fit the 1.8T's yet?

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    Dave,

    Yes, we can do it for the 1.8T now. Have to use a 135o silicone hose and an adaptor plate, but it does work. JayB is using one on his A4 1.8T.

    RIch
     
  8. docurley

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    Yeh I remember him saying so but he never posted up any pic's.

    Did he use the same size CDA/BMC as I did for my 2.8 if so can I buy just a fitting kit for the the 1.8T and I will take mine of the 2.8?
     
  9. PaulJC84

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    Yours should look similar to this at the front. Notice that this A4 has not got the wide rears.
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    Does look pretty good.

    Here is another with wide arches!

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    Yours should look similar to this at the front. Notice that this A4 has not got the wide rears.
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    you got anymore pics of this? from the side etc???
     
  11. docurley

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    The drive shafts don't change just the offset.
     
  12. PaulJC84

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    how much wider is the front?
     
  13. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    no idea but I would say about the same as the new M3's maybe slightly bigger.
     
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    Did he use the same size CDA/BMC as I did for my 2.8 if so can I buy just a fitting kit for the the 1.8T and I will take mine of the 2.8?

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    This one I used was meant for the 1.8T but MAF did not fit /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif

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    Didn't fit huh? Don't I bloody know it!?

    Do you remember me ordering one of those from you Jase?

    I p*ssed about with it for hours... I even got to the point where thought I was doing something wrong!

    Even called the suppliers and spoke to them about it but they didn't know a thing and weren't really interested a great deal to be honest.

    Pain in the ar*e! I honestly can't believe that for the price you pay for those BMC's that they don't come with a fitting kit /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

    That looks great now though, Rich actually showed me those pics before and I think it fits perfectly. Needs a bracket though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Cheers

    T

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    Yep, I certainly do remember mate! The one on mine now is the one you originally had! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    There was no chance of it fitting without adding bits & pieces!! Have no idea how they made it fit on an A4 as it was....

    It's good and sounds nice too! The bracket will be done shortly /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yes.gif
     
  15. docurley

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    This weekends update.

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    And next week the base car gets striped.
     
  16. PaulJC84

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    gosh someone has been a busy!!!
     
  17. docurley

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    gosh someone has been a busy!!!

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    And I built a shed /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/MexWave.gif
     
  18. PaulJC84

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    I know the easter weekend is the busiest DIY weekend of the year but flamin heck!!

    Good on you.
     
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    So you didn't find your hidden easter eggs then. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_2.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_2.gif
     
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    Did he use the same size CDA/BMC as I did for my 2.8 if so can I buy just a fitting kit for the the 1.8T and I will take mine of the 2.8?

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    This one I used was meant for the 1.8T but MAF did not fit /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif

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    Didn't fit huh? Don't I bloody know it!?

    Do you remember me ordering one of those from you Jase?

    I p*ssed about with it for hours... I even got to the point where thought I was doing something wrong!

    Even called the suppliers and spoke to them about it but they didn't know a thing and weren't really interested a great deal to be honest.

    Pain in the ar*e! I honestly can't believe that for the price you pay for those BMC's that they don't come with a fitting kit /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

    That looks great now though, Rich actually showed me those pics before and I think it fits perfectly. Needs a bracket though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Cheers

    T

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    Yep, I certainly do remember mate! The one on mine now is the one you originally had! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    There was no chance of it fitting without adding bits & pieces!! Have no idea how they made it fit on an A4 as it was....

    It's good and sounds nice too! The bracket will be done shortly /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yes.gif

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    Awesome! Hand-me-downs eh!? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    It really does look good, I never did get to hear what it sounded like though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Maybe soon /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif I'm hoping to be able to fit one with the turbo conversion...

    Cheers

    T
     
  21. docurley

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    Ok every on here are this weekend picture update and a lot has happened.

    This was what the base car looked like last week.

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    And now.

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    I was some what shocked when I turned up and found the rear quarter on one side done as I was told he would not start on it till next week.

    It only took 2 days to do the rear, I did the front on Saturday but all parts will be taken off again for painting.
     
  22. Lookin good Doc, it should look the nuts when it's finished mate...
     
  23. QuantumJohn

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    That's looking really good David. He got a lot done for 2 days.

    Please let me know if he kept the rest of the rear wing.

    Cheers,
    John
     
  24. docurley

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    Yep they still got it and I asked for them to put it aside.
     
  25. Markey

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    Looking good mate.
    That is going to look so nice in the flesh.
    Are you keeping it the same colour?
     
  26. docurley

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    It will remain silver but another shade and make, I like the Yam R1 silver and some of the new silvers you see on the vans.

    I'm looking for somthing that sort of looks like metal/ally.
     
  27. RichA3Turbo

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    It will remain silver but another shade and make, I like the Yam R1 silver and some of the new silvers you see on the vans.

    I'm looking for somthing that sort of looks like metal/ally.

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    What about Avus Silver?
     
  28. QuantumJohn

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    Yep they still got it and I asked for them to put it aside.

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    That's great news. Thanks David.
     
  29. docurley

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    That was the original colour of the RS4 shell and although its nice its not what I want for the car.

    But keep them comming.

    This one I found then found out I could not use the colour.
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  30. JayA4Turbo

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    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif Dave,

    Can't wait to see it on the road! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
     
  31. QuantumJohn

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    David,

    Have you seen the House of Kolor range?
    http://www.houseofkolor.co.uk/
    Not cheap but it's the paints that you'll see on all the American custom car programmes on Sky e.g. Overhaulin', Pimp my Ride, Hot Rod build off, etc etc.

    John
     
  32. docurley

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    Thanks for the link, like that lacquer.

    FA-01 is designed to reduce the gloss of our acrylic lacquer and polyurethane enamel topcoats and clears. FA-01 will not effect adhesion or hardness. You can vary the amount of gloss reduction (from 10% to 99%) depending on the amount of FLATTENING AGENT used. FA-01 is great for undercarriages, frames and engine parts where high gloss is not desired, but a tough, durable finish is.
     
  33. docurley

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    Found this photo shop pic of a well known S4 with RS4 body on a site, just hope mine look half as good.

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    Looks great as wall paper
     
  34. RichA3Turbo

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    Well Dave, There is no reason why it shouldn't look as good. That car was the first S4 RS4 conversion i'd seen back in 2002 on audiworld and its stunning... great job. Yours will be great!

    Rich
     
  35. docurley

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    That pic is a PS of the original.
     
  36. RichA3Turbo

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    That pic is a PS of the original.

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    Yep..can tell from the HUGE deep dish wheels.

    Rich
     
  37. JayA4Turbo

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    That pic is a PS of the original.

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    Yep..can tell from the HUGE deep dish wheels.

    Rich

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    Which look much better IMO. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif
     
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    The photoshopper should be shot: the eyelids and badgless grill spoil it! Should have left origional pic alone!

    But gotta love the deep dished wheels! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif
     
  39. docurley

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    Personally I like those bits.

    But each to there own.
     
  40. QuantumJohn

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    David,

    Found out there is another RS4 saloon in the UK. It is Keith Murray's of Dialynx. He is racing and winning with it. Looks good in red.

    John
     

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