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willhutson74

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my 99 A3 Turbo gets painted this weekend .. it's 90% ready now
 

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willhutson74

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few more of progress of my wee 99 A3 Turbo
 

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willhutson74

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Give the guy a chance to finish his project before mocking him,

cheers bud .. when repainted and modded my car would have cost me only $500 (New Zealand dollars) or the equivalent of £240 to £260!!!!

I'll hazard a guess that not many can say that of a total refurb of their cars
 

willhutson74

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well I fused a wee bit of japJa into the A3 turbo .. now sporting a gc8 wrx bonnet scoop rear facing to hurtle hot air out and away from engine bay
 

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willhutson74

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Sanded back bonnet and scoop now so ready to start bog amd fibreglass blending then it'll be painting time .. yay .. just got to make the scoop blend into bonnet more (sticks out a bit too abruptly for my liking)
 

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MfkerHR

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Sanded back bonnet and scoop now so ready to start bog amd fibreglass blending then it'll be painting time .. yay .. just got to make the scoop blend into bonnet more (sticks out a bit too abruptly for my liking)

I’ll keep an eye for this project. Hope it won’t be need for speed underground tuning !


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MfkerHR

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Sanded back bonnet and scoop now so ready to start bog amd fibreglass blending then it'll be painting time .. yay .. just got to make the scoop blend into bonnet more (sticks out a bit too abruptly for my liking)

Whats your engine setup? Stock or?


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willhutson74

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Here's the latest update on her progress folks .. intercooler airflow looks like when it's finished cleanly it will look stock standard fitment . .

rest is coming along nicely .. about 50% painted with first cover over base coat .. IE needs to be sanded at 800 to 1200 then based again before clear coat etc
 

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Tj 0785

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Here's the latest update on her progress folks .. intercooler airflow looks like when it's finished cleanly it will look stock standard fitment . .

rest is coming along nicely .. about 50% painted with first cover over base coat .. IE needs to be sanded at 800 to 1200 then based again before clear coat etc

Oh my!
 

S3 Hilife

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I sure hope so :) I just wish parts would come fast so I could actually finish it someday.
I feel your pain mate, nothing worse than waiting on parts when you just want to crack on and get it done. I waited six weeks for my new inlet manifold to turn up after selling my old one
 

Warsuperior

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If anyone ever wonders(well maybe not, I sure didnt wonder before this happening) what would happen, if you crash your A3 front cornerwise.
May 2016 3 days after birthday I was at night going for Mcdonalds to get a snack (or that is what I think I remember I was going to do) and hitting overpass right turning ramp with 70km/h(nominal speed for that turn or well its suggested max speed and I have done it thousands of times before), when a bolt(which seemed like a vag group bolt with sharp cone end, most likely from engine/gearbox bolts) went throught my tire and wheel.
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As you see, the notch low of wheel is where it went throught.
I kinda remember going into ramp and next thing is that know, car has stopped middle of road and I realised something is wrong and put on hazard lights. Got up and looked that my car is totalled and it had crashed to left side of ramp to security steel(still thanking for its invertor its strong, there would have been 10-15metre drop without it) and slide beside it till car had stopped.
I myself hit head on side window and B-bar on chassis, all my muscles were torn and ripped mostly from left side of body and some on right. Head was bleeding etc. still few years to go that my muscles heal near perfect. oh and I would be so goddamn happy if i had side airbags! Would have saved lot of pain. Good thing is too that I always wear seatbelt!

Anyways this TLDR material soon so gonna shorten it
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Car itsef took biggest blow to corner as you can see. The chassis bar on left side was pushed back towards inside of car and it lifted door out of its place and door bent outwards from me hitting it full force.
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here you can see how chassis has twisted and broken apart bit.
Doesnt seem so bad at pictures but car also had severe damage to suspension parts, steering parts, drive shaft and chassis.

Overally car took the hit pretty good and it has been repaired for driving condition, even chassis is twisted and steering rack has 5-10mm clap on middle but you cannot really notice that unless you specially try to look for it.
Its my daily driver until I get the S3 up and running, then Im going to take out the AGU engine of it and possibly build a stroker from it.

So yeah even for 1998 car, it saved my life and now I respect side airbags even more.
Im not really scared to drive cars at all since all the was a one in million chance of happening. The bolt being on road, being on right angle between ramps etc.

Here it is, ugly as usual but works and its quite nice to drive with approx 190hp. you can see on driver side that things are not quite on its place but well, I bought it as crashed car with left door and rear part of car dented towards in and knew its not pretty but price was right. Its my ugly lil' beast :)
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Robotelu97

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Summer setup here. I just need to repolish the lip and paint the rest with apple candy gloss and i am done.Maybe a 10mm spacer overall regarding the fitment.
 

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schwartza3

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tried the blacked out look for a while and got sick of it - back to polished lips
 

schwartza3

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hi mate, the lip is from vw polo mk3, side skirts are from mk5
mk5 skirts are a straight fit, the lip needs just a bit of cutting at the ends to fit the a3 bumper.
i'll see if i have some close up photos and ill put them up
 

k7aus

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