S LINE FRONT CONVERSION DONE!

Hellz

Geordie Racer
Post up some more pics pls Luke once you have the new bonnet fit and the S-Line badge plugged in. I'm keen to see the finished article.

Ta
 

madluke

In pursuit of audiness:)
I will do mate.
 

jb0o

Registered User
Thanks for this luke, totally transforms the look and looks stunning..

Did you get the front bumper from ebay? and was it sprayed, if so how much did you have to pay for spraying?
 

madluke

In pursuit of audiness:)
i got bumper from ebay for 60 quid plus delivery - bumper was scratched and had a bad dent on the side - i took it to paint shop and they did fantastic job for 150 quid. it looks like a new bumper. now they are respraying the bonnet.
 
i couldnt see on the website, can you get the FK grill in silver or do they only offer it in black?
 

Hellz

Geordie Racer
Got the bonnet and s-line badge on yet Luke? :)

I just ordered the FK badged grille yesterday, I've got few more parts to acquire and I'm ready to begin the conversion \o/
 

Hellz

Geordie Racer
Lance, they do a chrome grille if thats what you're after - just have a flick through their products and you'll find it, though I think its nearly double the price of the black grille though at 120 euros if I remember rightly...
 

madluke

In pursuit of audiness:)
bonnet is resprayed and i will fit it on monday. have not received badge yet. will post pics on monday.
 

madluke

In pursuit of audiness:)
Finally i fitted bonnet and got some pics, however im still waiting for s line badge. Weather is terrible so i havent done car wash yet. Next week car will be polished to full match of a color.

slinecon1.jpg


slinecon3.jpg


slinecon2.jpg
 

flying oyster

flying oyster
looking good pop down to sussex and fit mine :)
 

L80EWY

Registered User
I need to do this desperatly! have you got any side on pics aswel im just thinking about painting my calipers.
 

madluke

In pursuit of audiness:)
if you got msn i can tell you how to do it nicely. can send you some photos as well (with previous brakes - smaller and older wheels)
 

Ads

License to drive
Car looks a million times better mate.
The colour match between the bumper and the wing looks quite noticeably off in your last pic though.
Maybe it's just my screen.

How is it in the flesh??
 

madluke

In pursuit of audiness:)
aythree thats why bodyshop is doing full polishing next week. its not that bad at all. when you look close it a little difference - wings are a little little darker. i think is cus bonnet and bumper is fresh and new paint. they done it by color code.
 

Lee_R

Registered User
Hate to say it mate but no amount of polishing will get the colour to match! It looks way off in that pic, hows the bonnet match because you got the done seperately didnt you?

I have the same issue with mine, 07 Akoya paint code is different to 04! Doh!
 

madluke

In pursuit of audiness:)
i did it seperately but they are exacly the same - match is perfect
 

smudge_don

Registered User
Nice job Luke

I'd leave the badge off, something a bit different :)
 

Sarah's A3

MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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WOW! saw this and now I really want to do mine!!!! Looks awsome, good job done. :eyebrows:
 

4NT

Terminal Douche Bag!
Luke, I feel sick now after seeing it, want this in my A3's life, and the Black Grille. Will you be putting more pics up when you get the bumper polished up, be nice to see it in all it's glory, hopefully some sunshine!

Just made reference to yours in my thread ref my new springs and wheels and didn't know you'd got the bonnet on, sorry bout that. Anyhow, what a difference! Hat off to you. :hubbahubba:
 

scottie123

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Madluke. Have you got your badge fitted yet?

If so, could you let me know the part number, as the one I have ordered doesn't fit :motz: Useless!

Cheers buddy!
 

Gee.

The Dynasty
Looks fantastic.

Would car car need a new bonnet if I was to buy a pre-facelift bumper with the single grill?
 

jb0o

Registered User
Looks fantastic.

Would car car need a new bonnet if I was to buy a pre-facelift bumper with the single grill?

Yes, converting from a double grill to single grill requires a bonnet from a single grill.
 

jb0o

Registered User
I've got 3 S-line badges available if you're interested Luke, if you havent already bought any.

Will be sticking them on eBay in a couple of days.
 

Finally Got An A3

Registered User
Looks good!

I was gunna try it other month but there's some bad pisstakers on ebay it just put me off, couldn't be bothered looking for the parts anymore
 

AcidOverride

Registered User
Sorry if this is abit of a random question but I thought I knew the answer to but just read something that made me think otherwise. Do you need the reinforcement bar that sits at he back of the bumper in order to fit a 2006> s line facelift bumper onto a preface lift A3? I thought you did but just read in another thread you only need it for the S3 front bumper?!?!?!
 

Hellz

Geordie Racer
You only need it for the S3 bumper afaik.
 

Hellz

Geordie Racer
Well, you only need to change the existing re-inforcement bar if applying the S3 bumper as it needs to be slightly shorter in length for the S3 bumper - alternavely, if fitting the S3 bumper you could grind down the existing re-inforcement bar...


PS: Luke - any pics since the polish up and fitting of your S-Line badge to the grille?
 

scottie123

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Sorry if this is abit of a random question but I thought I knew the answer to but just read something that made me think otherwise. Do you need the reinforcement bar that sits at he back of the bumper in order to fit a 2006> s line facelift bumper onto a preface lift A3? I thought you did but just read in another thread you only need it for the S3 front bumper?!?!?!

Yes I believe you do need a new/modify your existing crash bar For the conversion.

I'm sure It is mentioned in mattandrews conversion thread.
 

devonmikeyboy

As far from JBS as possible !
Luke is away on holiday at the moment for a few weeks guys.
 

Khufu

Registered User
Hate to say it mate but no amount of polishing will get the colour to match! It looks way off in that pic, hows the bonnet match because you got the done seperately didnt you?

I have the same issue with mine, 07 Akoya paint code is different to 04! Doh!

I fell foul too - bought a lower rear s-line defuser in Akoya silver off of ebay, paying a wee bit more than i prob could have!!!
 
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