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Update to my strip out project A4 1.8T

billybravo Jul 30, 2007

  1. billybravo

    billybravo Active Member

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    Hello guys

    Well its been a long time now since i last posted an update so here goes.

    To start ive taken my intake manifold off and the water and oil beather pipes. i smoothed the intake manifold and got rid of all the nasty welds.

    all the parts have been sent off to be chromed and i should get them back this thursday.

    While all thats getting done i also took my cam cover off and gave it a good old cleaning, there was so much **** stuck to it on the inside. ( When i fit my new gearbox i will also be taking off the sump and giving that a good clean out)

    I took the cam cover to be sandblasted and now its being powered coated bright Red

    As for the inside

    Ive re-trimmed all my door cards in Red Alicantara which looks really nice and off sets the red racing harnesses.

    All the sound deadening has been removed from the back off the car and im due to do the fronts in the next week or so.

    Ive also made and fitted a rear brace across my suspension mounts which will hold my belts in place.

    Once all the inside is preped im going to paint it in a matt black. and re do my roof lining in black Alicantrara.

    heres a few photos of how things are going.

    cheers

    craig

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    more pics to follow at the end of the week
     
  2. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    Looks cool.

    You make the rear brace?
     
  3. billybravo

    billybravo Active Member

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    yeah was very easy to do and its very strong :)
     
  4. Cviji

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    Car looks good mate, having a lota hard work put into it.

    Can I ask, in the last pic you posted, what goes in that round hole? (and I dont mean the spare wheel before anyone says it!) Saw the one in my car and wondered what it was.
     
  5. icenutter

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    I believe the hole is to access the fuel pump and tank sender.
     
  6. billybravo

    billybravo Active Member

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    your not wrong thanks guys

    im hoping to be fitting an alloy tank in the back and removing the old one from under the car
     
  7. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Great work but I'm a little confused as you are stripping her out but you have put the door cards back in!!!:uhm:
     
  8. Andy.B

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    Asthetics i would have guessed. I'd do the same if it were me TBH as it covers up the gubbins in the rear doors.

    Good job :icon_thumright:
     
  9. billybravo

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    why not ive already got my car down to near a ton with the door cars in my main aim was to get a around a ton. Without the door cards the car looks a mess. the head liner is like paper thats why thats going back in.

    but i do want to find a sunroof plug maybe a carbon item but no one makes them.
     
  10. billybravo

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    cheers andy :) you hit the nail on the head
     
  11. Beerzo

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    What about carbon fibre door cards or sheet alloy. My pal has carbon fibre door cards for his stripped out motor.
     
  12. billybravo

    billybravo Active Member

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    no one makes them for the audi dont get me wrong i would love them.
     
  13. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    cheers doc i will contact them :)
     
  15. Fraser

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    hi looks impressive and scary all at the same time

    what is the aim of the strip out? weight loss or customisation? or both :D
     
  16. mwarrey

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    Make sure that you have cleaned all the sandblasting material out of every nook and cranny of the cam cover (and any other parts you have sandblasted). I heard a horror story of someone who didn't do this and ended up having to have a complete engine rebuild as the sand\blasting material went into the engine bores etc.
     
  17. billybravo

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    my aim is to get the weight down to a ton like said above.

    as for the sand blasting i got my rocker cover back today powder coated red.

    i should be getting my chromed intake today or tomorrow.

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  18. billybravo

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    and just one more from the end of the day

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  19. billybravo

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    this is whats new today everything has been stripped now ready for the new paint to go on, which should happen next week.

    My chrome isnt going to be here till monday :(

    anyway heres what ive been upto.

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  20. Danielson

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    fookin hell, good modding action taking place, good work billyb, valve cover and door trims are looking NOICE!
     
  21. billybravo

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    Cheers snoop not seen you on here for a while

    just got myself a greddy turbo timer as well to go in when i re-wire the car. :)
     
  22. billybravo

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    Hiya all Well i got my Chrome parts back today.

    The manifold had alot of work done to it to remove all the seem welds and to make it alot nicer.

    The parts i had done are as follows

    manifold
    throttle bracket
    Top water pipe
    Crank case beather pipe

    i didnt get any pics of the engine built up as it was to dark will post more pics tomorrow

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    And the inside is now ready for paint tomorrow cant wait to get this out of the way.

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    more to come tomorrow guys

    cheers

    craig
     
  23. mac1403

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    Nice work fella....the manifold looks stunning :) Keep up the good work. Me painting my brake calipers seems quite insignificant now LOL
     
  24. billybravo

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    well heres the pics of the motor built up i think it looks so sexy :)

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  25. PaulJC84

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    Looks very nice!!

    What colour the interior going?
     
  26. billybravo

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    Gloss black just finished the last coat so will see how it looks tomorrow.
     
  27. Andy.B

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    Looking spot on there, just out of interest where did you get those chrome/gloss black interior door pulls (cant tell if they are either from the pic) from im looking for the same thing, or even if i can get a black set of another car :think:
     
  28. billybravo

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    mine are chrome and came with the car i wouldnt mind the black ones out of the S4
     
  29. Markey

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    That looks awesome mate :) so so nice good job.
     
  30. docurley

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    You mean RS4.:sly:
     
  31. billybravo

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    i missed the R off :(
     
  32. satans child

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    dude... looking good.
    youll have it done before me bud..

    hows tricks with you then billy ?

    ive just got me one seriously mental ecu.....

    pm me bud you might be intrested?:icon_thumright:
     
  33. dappadan786

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    thats what you call a killer project!

    where did you get the intake manifold from? is it standard or performance?

    cars looks a stunner and its not even complete, can wait to see the final article.

    Dan
     
  34. billybravo

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    cheers guys i hope to get a bit more done tomorrow, im finding it hard getting any free time at the min as ive just moved into a new unit for my garage.
     
  35. billybravo

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    also the manifold is a std one but with all the welds removed and smoothed we are going to start doing these if ppl want them i just need a large and small port manifold so i can start an exchange service.

    so has any body got some spare intake manifolds
     
  36. billybravo

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    Here some new photos taken in our new unit :)

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    And here she is With the new paint work inside looks a lot better now

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  37. Markey

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    The paint inside looks **** hot mate :) whats the unit for your business or just a big garage for your car :) ?
     
  38. billybravo

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    Cheer mate the unit is for my business We are opening a custom Tuning shop.
     
  39. dappadan786

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    sweet! might have to pop down and see you!

    what back bumper have you got? looks good!

    will you guys have a spray shop? hard to find a decent place nowadays thats not going to charge an arm and a leg!
     
  40. Randomjim

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    Are some facelift front and rear lights not on the agenda?
     

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