Accident Damaged Sportback - Photo Documenting the repairs

Shortyian

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Hi, first post on here as a new member... I have just bought an accident damaged 2013 A3 S-Line Sportback - Not sure how much i can repair myself but i'm going to attempt certain jobs to keep garage labour costs down (some jobs will have to be done by the garage as above my skill)

I was also thinking of photo documenting if possible to help out other members if ever needed. Whilst waiting for the car to arrive - I've found googling around there isnt a great deal of info / pictures of things being taken to bits and fixed.

Does anyone think this would be helpful ?

Thanks
 

jimojameso

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Yes please post. It will definately be helpful.

Here's a before picture of the op's car ;)

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Shortyian

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Welcome, am looking forward to seeing the pictures. Perhaps you could show one of the damaged car before you start?

Thanks! Yes i was thinking of doing some before and after shots. I'm awaiting delivery in the next week or two - will post them on this thread and then as the repairs start i will post new thread with type of repair in the title!
 

pburv

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Hi, first post on here as a new member... I have just bought an accident damaged 2013 A3 S-Line Sportback - Not sure how much i can repair myself but i'm going to attempt certain jobs to keep garage labour costs down (some jobs will have to be done by the garage as above my skill)

I was also thinking of photo documenting if possible to help out other members if ever needed. Whilst waiting for the car to arrive - I've found googling around there isnt a great deal of info / pictures of things being taken to bits and fixed.

Does anyone think this would be helpful ?

Thanks
Anything 'how to' is of interest on this forum..
Looking forward to this one...:friends:
 

Shortyian

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Hi, first post on here as a new member... I have just bought an accident damaged 2013 A3 S-Line Sportback - Not sure how much i can repair myself but i'm going to attempt certain jobs to keep garage labour costs down (some jobs will have to be done by the garage as above my skill)

I was also thinking of photo documenting if possible to help out other members if ever needed. Whilst waiting for the car to arrive - I've found googling around there isnt a great deal of info / pictures of things being taken to bits and fixed.

Does anyone think this would be helpful ?

Thanks



Ladies & Gentlemen - He's arrived
 

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driver_tim

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I assume that was a Cat D write-off? Is the damage just on the driver's side?
 

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Hello, and Thanks! How do i join 'Team Daytona' etc?
If you hover over your avatar at top right where you log in. A drop down menu will appear, look for joinable user groups, click your selection and save. If you on phone I don't think it shows, it don't on my iPhone. It can be done on PC, or tell me what you want and I will apply,
 

RO65ERS

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i wonder if you can help me whilst you're doing this.

on the front grill, behind the ring and either side, is it blocked off by a trim, or open like the rest of the grill?
on the S3, its blocked off, i want to know if that trim is removable before i take my bumper off and attempt it.
clearly you're going to have the bumper off, could you look for me ?

Thanks.
 

Shortyian

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i wonder if you can help me whilst you're doing this.

on the front grill, behind the ring and either side, is it blocked off by a trim, or open like the rest of the grill?
on the S3, its blocked off, i want to know if that trim is removable before i take my bumper off and attempt it.
clearly you're going to have the bumper off, could you look for me ?

Thanks.

If i get that far i will certainly have a look for you - depending on work i might leave the front bumper work to the garage
 

pburv

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Do you have a guesstimate on how much this repair is going to cost you?
Looking forward to the progress on this project..Good luck:friends:
 

CarbonMike

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Looks like quite an easy repair to be honest.

Front fender, headlight & bumper, replace hood & give it a tweak infront of the suspension turret with a porta power (looks tiny bit out of line there) and maybe replace some headlight loom/plugs and your pretty much done.
 

driver_tim

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Looks like quite an easy repair to be honest.

Front fender, headlight & bumper, replace hood & give it a tweak infront of the suspension turret with a porta power (looks tiny bit out of line there) and maybe replace some headlight loom/plugs and your pretty much done.

Yes, I'm a little surprised this one was written off in the first place to be honest. Can I ask the age and mileage? Any other issues aside from the accident damage?
 

Shortyian

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Do you have a guesstimate on how much this repair is going to cost you?
Looking forward to the progress on this project..Good luck:friends:

I have a rough idea but very guestimate at the moment... All depends how much work i do myself or depending on how much time i have might just stump up £ to let garage do most of it!
 

Shortyian

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Looks like quite an easy repair to be honest.

Front fender, headlight & bumper, replace hood & give it a tweak infront of the suspension turret with a porta power (looks tiny bit out of line there) and maybe replace some headlight loom/plugs and your pretty much done.

Pretty much - the wishbone is bent thats why suspension looks out of line - side airbag deployed too but not too expensive to put right
 

RO65ERS

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reference my post #19, I've been talking to @Shortyian Via PM and what a top guy!
He's sent me more than enough detailed pictures and information to my question.

People don't get to see what happens on the PMs on the forum, but there are a few of the known members on here who's helped me out big time via PM!
 

Shortyian

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Yes, I'm a little surprised this one was written off in the first place to be honest. Can I ask the age and mileage? Any other issues aside from the accident damage?

I am suprised too! He turns 3 this month - only 12k on the clock, it's mint inside & out apart from damage!

Wishbone is bent so needs that sorting and maybe driveshaft on that side - the wheel took most of the hit i think thats what saved it from being a lot worse & possibly new strut. Inner wing / bracket, various plastics inside wing, outer wing, bonnet , front bumper, headlight. Side airbag deployed & seat belt tensioner, which is a lot cheaper than i expected to put right not too pricey at all. The price for new parts from audi + labour + paint, i can easily see why it was written off. Front end paint work / respray alone is around £1000-1500 from audi aproved bodyshop & they will only use brand new audi supplied parts - but buying salavge parts and using a good recommended local specialist vag garage / bodyshop its no where near the price of a dealer repair centre etc. Plus the fact the car only has 12k on the clock, thats a big bonus too
 

pburv

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I am suprised too! He turns 3 this month - only 12k on the clock, it's mint inside & out apart from damage!

Wishbone is bent so needs that sorting and maybe driveshaft on that side - the wheel took most of the hit i think thats what saved it from being a lot worse & possibly new strut. Inner wing / bracket, various plastics inside wing, outer wing, bonnet , front bumper, headlight. Side airbag deployed & seat belt tensioner, which is a lot cheaper than i expected to put right not too pricey at all. The price for new parts from audi + labour + paint, i can easily see why it was written off. Front end paint work / respray alone is around £1000-1500 from audi aproved bodyshop & they will only use brand new audi supplied parts - but buying salavge parts and using a good recommended local specialist vag garage / bodyshop its no where near the price of a dealer repair centre etc. Plus the fact the car only has 12k on the clock, thats a big bonus too
Are you planning on keeping it or is it just a money making exercise..?:friends:
 

pburv

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No no not selling, He's going to be my new pride and joy! Planning to keep long long term.
Nice one .....Certainly a cheap way at getting a premium car..Buying a car that is damaged and getting it repaired yourself makes a lot of sense rather than buying one which has already been repaired...At least for your own piece of mind you know the true extent of the damage and the quality of repair...Good luck with the project pal...:respekt:
 

Shortyian

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Nice one .....Certainly a cheap way at getting a premium car..Buying a car that is damaged and getting it repaired yourself makes a lot of sense rather than buying one which has already been repaired...At least for your own piece of mind you know the true extent of the damage and the quality of repair...Good luck with the project pal...:respekt:

EXACTLY - thats why i did it. I would never buy one thats already been repaired - you never know what iffy repairs are lurking etc, at least this way i know exactly the extent of the damage which is pretty light really - no chassis damage or anything just pannel & inner wing!
 

Usmxn

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Looking forward to seeing this come along, good luck
 

Shortyian

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Hi, first post on here as a new member... I have just bought an accident damaged 2013 A3 S-Line Sportback - Not sure how much i can repair myself but i'm going to attempt certain jobs to keep garage labour costs down (some jobs will have to be done by the garage as above my skill)

I was also thinking of photo documenting if possible to help out other members if ever needed. Whilst waiting for the car to arrive - I've found googling around there isnt a great deal of info / pictures of things being taken to bits and fixed.

Does anyone think this would be helpful ?

Thanks



Introducing my pride and joy! I had hoped to do more updates along the way but I've been a bit caught up with work! I've had the pleasure of putting 1000 miles on him over the last 4-5 weeks and i can honestly say i'm head over heals in love! Photo's are from a recent trip to the lakes!
 

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Ruhel

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Introducing my pride and joy! I had hoped to do more updates along the way but I've been a bit caught up with work! I've had the pleasure of putting 1000 miles on him over the last 4-5 weeks and i can honestly say i'm head over heals in love! Photo's are from a recent trip to the lakes!
Ball park figure. How much approx and were you able to to do some of it? Looks amazing!
 

jimojameso

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Good work. Looks braaaand new :)
 

pburv

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Spot on mate...:friends:
Was it worth it in the end? and would you do it again?
It's something I have always fancied having a go at but unfortunately I don't have access to a garage and more importantly the time...lol
 

Georgeinabz

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Nice repair , if the wheel took the hit face on just listen for any gearbox bearing noises that may appear as impact transmits along the driveshaft.


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