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BRAIDusa 09-16-2016 07:08 AM

Audi UR Quattro Rally Build
 
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As our 85 UR quattro is getting to the point of being on the road again I'd like to introduce our latest project which we plan to start almost immediately. A 1983 UR qauttro, currently in such a sorry state that it's only viable future is as a RALLY CAR!

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The shell is pretty solid and the car "ran when parked". We will be rebuilding the engine and transmission and it does have this hole in the rocker panel.

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We picked up the car about a year ago quite locally as it happens. The previous owner had driven it for about five years then decided to put a cage in it and use it as a more dedicated track toy. He stripped a lot of the interior out, bought some go fast bits, put a rudimentary cage in it and then got distracted for about twelve years. That's when we cam along and "saved" it.

BRAIDusa 09-16-2016 07:09 AM

It came to us in the stripped out condition you see but with some interesting bits; some attached, some not.

Koni based custom coil overs:

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Rally rear spolier.

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Fiberglass front fenders

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NOS kit!

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Audio

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Refurbished brake calipers with new discs

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Fiberglass S1 (short wheel base) hood

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and all the parts that came off it in a trailer!

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So the plan is to strip the shell, fix the rust, install a cage, install a Group B body kit, and rebuild it as a Rothmans tribute to match our Porsche 911 Carrera RX and Mercedes RALIVAN. Stay tuned.

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BRAIDusa 09-19-2016 03:36 AM

INTRODUCING THE TEAM

We’ve teamed up with a small group of Engineering students from Oakland University to assist with the project and contribute to the education of a few future automotive experts in some small way. These guys are so keen they’ve already given themselves a name. They call themselves the “Qauttro Sqaud”.

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So who are the Quattro Squad? Well we have Amanda, Nathan, Matt and Aaron. All students at Oakland University and all way younger than this car! They vary in age from Sophomore to graduate student and most have worked on OU’s Formula SAE car to some degree. They have never worked on restoring a car, building a street based race car or, for the most part worked on modifying any street car, though Nathan did install mud flaps on his Dodge Dart. This is truly going to be a new experience for all of them, as it is for us and we are excited to be able to help broaden their experience as they progress with their engineering careers.

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We plan to work on the car as a team one evening a week and maybe some weekends. Last Wednesday was our first such gathering. So what did we accomplish? Well job one is to strip the shell so it can go off to our fabricators: Thompson Racing Fabrication, for a proper shell and then paint. All the team were very eager to jump in and not shy to put wrench to car. Fortunately one of them seem too overly aggressive so much of what comes off should survive the process and as we discussed, most parts should get bagged, labeled, organized and photographed as we disassemble everything in a logical and methodical way. These are engineers and future engineers after all. I myself being a recovering engineer ;)

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We assigned people to different areas of the car but they spontaneously teamed up when needed. Nathan and Aaron attacked the interior but that soon turned into stripping the trunk as they had to to get the rear belts out. Typical Audi.

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Amanda took over trunk duty as she was also working on interior wiring and much of that terminates in the trunk.

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BRAIDusa 09-19-2016 03:36 AM

Matt removed what he could from the front suspension then went after the front body work: bumper and spoiler mostly.

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It seemed as if everybody was involved in removing the dash.

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Next time we will continue stripping the shell before we figure out how to get it off the rolling platform so we can drop the rear sub-frame then front sub-frame/engine/transmission. Should really test the engineer’s skills that one.

BRAIDusa 09-22-2016 06:57 AM

Second evening for the "Qauttro Squaud". We were a little light on numbers last night due to unforseen testing of the Formula SAE car. Still, we made some progress.

We stripped the trunk lid of its lights, spolier, trimmings and wires.

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We also got the rear lights out but forgot to photograph that.

Matt continued with the interior and managed to relieve the car of the dash panel and the blower housing though that is hardwired into the harness as far as we can make out. Good one Audi. Sorry, we had to cut the dash as the current cage goes through it. It was already cut up and cracked anyway.

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Next week we hope to remove the headlining, pedal box, fuel tank and the rest of the interior wiring harness. And we think we have a plan to get it off the table and onto the lift so we can remove the engine, transmission and sub-frames. Stay tuned.

BRAIDusa 09-27-2016 07:42 AM

So this is an unusual experience for us, being a parts supplier we are often asked for donations to people's projects. Now we are now the recipient of donations ourselves! So we'd like to introduce a couple of project sponsors:

Firstly, Thompson Racing Fabrication (Home) will be doing our cage and other fabrication. We have helped them with a couple of their project cars in the past and almost always use them for any fabrication needs we have such as the custom radiator and exhaust for our Subaru Rally Wagon and the custom harness bar and skid plates they made for our Porsche 911 RX.

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Then we have BRAID wheels USA (www.braidusa.com) who are going to provide a set of wheels for the car once we settle on a design. We are currently contemplating their Serie 6 three piece design but with hidden spokes as it looks very reminiscent of the Speedlines the factory used to run in tarmac trim. Probably will be 16x9 with 245/45-16 tires.

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Lastly (for now) Cherry Classic Cars (Cherry Classic Cars | Auto Restoration) will be helping us restore and paint the shell and body panels. These guys do fantastic work and are TRF's primary source for bodywork and paint so we will be in good hands.

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Thanks guys. Now we wonder who else can help...............

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BRAIDusa 09-30-2016 12:29 PM

On Wednesday the Quattro Squad continued to turn the 83 quattro inside out.

Matt relieved it of its sunroof

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Then we decapitated the halo cage.

https://youtu.be/14Wx6dqrCdg

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so we could extricate the headliner.

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We also removed the trunklid

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and the gas tank

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We are producing quite a pile of parts


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BRAIDusa 10-09-2016 10:52 AM

Not much action to report this week as we took the Quattro Squad on field trip. We managed to get our 85 quattro running again for thew first time in 2.5 years to to celebrate we took three of the students in it to visit a friend's shop and quattro heaven.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5495/2...4dbeeff6_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Werner owns a 85 from Switzerland and an 83 that he rescued. His 85 is for all intents and purpose a restored example but, because he is a perfectionist, will undergo a full engine rebuild this winter.His 83 is a rescued project that for now is just sitting. We believe the squad were suitably impressed.

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Perhaps inspired by their experience the guys removed the rear bumper when they returned to the shop. Though it put up some resistance.

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Now the hoist is free perhaps we can take the engine and transmission out.

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BRAIDusa 10-20-2016 05:26 PM

Not a lot of progress these last two weeks. We didn't meet last week as we were at Lake Superior Performance Rally posing about with a bunch of other old rally cars.

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However, progress was made "off" the car while we were away. The Quattro Squad came up with a logo and created a Facebook Page that already has over 140 likes. https://www.facebook.com/QuattroSquad/

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We did accomplish some stuff Wednesday night though, mostly in the engine bay in preparation for removing the engine and transmission.

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We managed to pull the radiator

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The distributor and hydraulic "bomb".

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Nathan and Josh struggled almost all night to remove the fuel distributor.

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But when they got it free they were very happy; disturbingly so.

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We are a little concerned about how they will react once we drop the actual engine. Stay tuned for that one and like the Quatro Squad on facebook

BRAIDusa 11-05-2016 02:55 AM

Two weeks of progress to report! We didn't get much accomplished last week as we had a very special visitor in the form of Paul Ritchie, former head of Porsche Motorsport and Porsche Engineering. Needless to say there was much conversation and much left over pizza as everyone was too bust talking to chew.

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We did discover that 12 year old gasoline will dissolve a plastic cup!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5759/3...35c04d4b_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


This week we continued to remove as much weight from the front of the car

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and stuff as much weight in the back of the car

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in anticipation of moving the car from the table where it has sat for the last twelve years to the host. I tricky endeavor as the hoist has a center post so we couldn't just wheel it over the hoist and lift it up. We settled on jacking the front just off the table and sitting the subframes on jack stands then moving the jacks to the rear to jack that end off the table.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5586/3...b1e5a658_c.jpgIMG_3117 by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


Once it was elevated we carefully rolled the table out from under the car and smartly brought the hoist pads into contact with the jacking points and BOOM! The car was on the hoist!

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Our goal now is to remove everything from the underside of the car starting with the front subframe, engine and transmission as it is rather nose heavy at the moment. This is the first time we have really been able to get a good look at the underside of the car. The body looks to be remarkabley rust free except for two spots but the fuel supply components have not fared so well. All to be replaced anyway so no concern. Just hope all the fasteners cooperate.

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We dont think we should put it back on here. It's just too long and gets in the way of the suspension.

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Excited by the leap forward Matt decided he wanted to get a lift too. I think we'll call him Jack.

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BRAIDusa 11-10-2016 03:30 PM

Yesterday the Quattro Squad accidentally took the engine and transmission out! Well, it wasn't a proper accident; just that it wasn't part of the evening's plan. Being a little light on peeps and wanting to have an early night we only planned to prep for engine removal. Instead it just sorta happened as we were on a roll and we still got out of there by 8:455pm. Not a bad night's work.

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Being a Quattro it comes out of the bottom with the sub-frame and transmission. Being a Quattro it doesn't just drop straight down but instead has to be quided past several obstacles on the way down. This is not a Porsche 911.

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Nice job gentlemen.

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Toothless grin

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The right side engine mount fell apart; as they do.

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And this doesn't look exactly pristine.

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BRAIDusa 11-20-2016 08:49 AM

This past Wednesday we reached a big milestone with this project: we finished stripping the shell! The biggest chunk that came off was the rear sub-frame and diff then the steering rack and drive shaft. We also introduced video to our arsenal so you have been warned.

https://youtu.be/FYtrTu_pz1o

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We also visited a local rally prepped quattro that's up for sale to get some ideas and, in the process acquired a windshield for our car.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5694/2...ff6e0688_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5684/3...8a6896d6_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

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We also took delivery of our tires. Bridgestone Potenza RE11 in 245/45-16. A little ahead of ourselves here but they are hard to find and we already had two. We now need to finish the car before they age out.

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Next task is to get it off the hoist and back onto the table then onto the trailer so we can haul it up to our cage builder Thompson Racing Fabrication . That won't happen till the first full week in December as we are off to Barcelona to see how BRAID wheels are made and then to Stuttgart to visit the Porsche museum.


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BRAIDusa 12-12-2016 03:10 PM

Almost a month since the last update. Boy does time fly when your'e having fun. In this case the fun was a visit to the BRAID factory in Barcelona including a few laps around the F1 track there in BRAID's Ligier LMP3 car.

Album here if you're interested. https://flic.kr/s/aHskQ93ZSB

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We also went to Germany and visited the Porsche museum in Stuttgart. https://flic.kr/s/aHskQ2wchj

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So you see, we have a couple of good excuses. We have been busy on the quattro though. In fact we managed to get it onto the trailer and drag it up to Thompson Racing Fabrication to get caged, restored and painted! It took a bit of engineering to get it off the lift but we managed alright. One more pair of hands and we could have just lifted it but this method worked quite well too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk1IgaIdSeA

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Looks good on the trailer

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It's going to be in good company up here.

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New temporary home

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So maybe it will be caged early January then Cherry Classic Cars can work their magic fixing the rust and preping it for paint. There are many other fabrication tasks to take care of, some of which require body panels etc. but we are not ready for those yet so the shell may be up north for some time. Still, there's plenty to do back at the shop, like sorting out all the parts we took off and deciding what to keep and what to sell. Stay tuned.



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BRAIDusa 12-20-2016 09:55 AM

Thompson Racing Frabrication have begun work on or quattro shell. They began by removing and patching the old cage then removing all the sound deadening and various bits and bobs that we (hope) we don't need.

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US telescoping bumper mounts; GONE

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Seat mounts; GONE

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Rear parcel shelf and firewall; GONE

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Main cage hoop is now in and it's nice and tight to the roof!

https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/648/31...b3017ee2_c.jpg15590470_10157855547640858_4907235395387032308_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

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They also received the dash kit frm Bufkin Engineering.

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Which they couldn't resist playing with.

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Happy Holidays!!!



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BRAIDusa 12-28-2016 04:03 PM

More cage photos from Thompson Racing Fabrication.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/736/31...5b8ef276_c.jpg15697526_10157879979145858_3299758409184512101_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

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BRAIDusa 02-09-2017 01:14 PM

With the cage complete the shell is now in storage up north awaiting the wide body kit so we thought "what should we do next?" We'll, we ordered a carbon/kevlar wide body kit of course: Should arrive from Europe in 6-8 weeks.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2116/3...623911a0_c.jpgIMAG1715 by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/255/32...fdef98de_c.jpgIMAG1720 by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2633/3...d493b534_c.jpga2_01 by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3723/3...926d8bd0_c.jpga2_02 by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


Of course we do have lots of parts to refurbish so we started to look at those and figure out how to go about things. First we pulled out our collection of Hella 2000 lights.

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we have about 10 lights in various conditions, beams finishes and levels of completeness and we need 6 pristine black ones, preferabley two spots, two driving and two fogs. Then we'll need some brackets to mount them. Like these ideally:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2335/3...89a98734_b.jpg226643_196363173742528_3059537_n by Tim Maskus, on Flickr

We also pulled out the brake parts we got with the project: Refurbished G60 twin piston calipers. ATE brake discs and refurbished stock rear calipers. We also got new rear rubber lines and front stainless lines. We still need to source front caliper brackets and probably some better pads. There's also a theory that our brake discs might be a little big for the G60 calipers. Once we figure it all out we'll send them off for plating or powder coating.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/739/31...a5064836_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/771/32...d76873b2_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr



Still trying to inventory all the left over parts for USE, SELL or SAPRES:

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Stay tuned


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BRAIDusa 02-19-2017 10:19 AM

This week at Quattro Squad we started to get our head around the refurbishment projects and alocated some to a couple of the students. Matt took on the struts and brake calipers. The struts are almost complete as the previous owner installed new bearings and Koni dampers, had them powder coated and sourced a coilover kit. More on that later. He also provided varoius remanufactured brake calipers as noted earlier. We are missing caliper calipers for the front twin piston calipers so our friend Werner lent us a set he has in his parts stash to test fit. Now we know what we need and that our pads and dicss will all work together.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3786/3...5e489eaf_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/706/32...3eedcdd8_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


Unfortunately it seems our remanufactured rear calipers are not correct as the handbrake cable and brake line connection will both interfere with the axle. We think they are off a 4000 or similar but fortunately remanufacturd Quattro calipers seem to be still available.

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https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3765/3...a182e944_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


Josh started pulling the various OE parts we need to retain some sort of ventilation and heating system in the car. Apparantyl we need the patr of the dash pad adjacent to the windscreen and the heater box to do this. We spent a good 2 hours of time trying to figure out what part was missing that would connect the defrost air outlet in the heater to the defrost air inlet in the bottom of the dash pad.

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We couldn't find anything in any parts diagrams nor a stray bit of plastic in our parts bins that seemd to do the job. We were stumped until we stumbled upon this picture from earlier in the build:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/360/32...c85bba93_c.jpgimage1trf by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


in it you can clearly see that the dash pad mates to the hole in the body work and the heater box mounts below. e couldn't find a missing piece because we weren't missing a piece. DOH!


and then today our seats arrived form Corbeau USA. FIA carbon/kevlar SPRINT model in regular and wide sizes.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3666/3...1880d883_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


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BRAIDusa 03-09-2017 12:39 PM

Recent Quattro Squad gatherings have looked more like meetings of the Mono Squad what with exams and scheduling conflicts. Still, we have made some progress.

We got the bushings pressed out of the front subframe. We had to burn them first as the bolts were seized in place. Fortunately the front subframe was prepped and powder coated by the previous owner and already has solid bushings.

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Our aircraft grade top mount bearings arrived too and with the help of the Epicenter Design adapter pieces we managed to assemble a strut.

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and we received a picture of our completed grill from Cool Wheels this week so that's quite exciting.

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Next time we update we hope to have four fully assembled struts complete with brakes and maybe a resealed diff!


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BRAIDusa 03-17-2017 12:27 PM

The 83 quattro squad rally build keeps inching forward. A few days ago we received these beautiful G60 brake caliper brackets from a very generous chap on the Motorgeek forum. Thanks Dave, they will be put to good use.

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We offered them up to our struts and calipers and they fit perfectly.

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Only question now is how to finish these and the calipers for best effect. Options are:

1. Red powder coat
2. Black powder coat
3. Yellow dichromate like OE (gold)

Feel free to weigh in.



Here's an interesting aspect to the project. We found this 1:18 die-cast model on eBay. Quite cheap; probably because it is quite plain.

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We thought it would be a good idea to refinish it in the same livery we are planning to finish the car in. That is, our version of Rothmans with BRAID and TIM logos.

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So first we had to strip it:

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We are not sure how to proceed from here however. Damn, another bloody Quattro project! Stay tuned.

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BRAIDusa 04-05-2017 07:05 PM

With the caliper brackets fitting well we took the opportunity to muck up a front strut before sending the calipers off to be refinished. We are still not sure what color to refinish them. Options include black or red powder coating or gold zinc dichromate like they were from the factory.

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We started in on the model's livery. Tried some blue vinyl but we are not sure it is really suited to cars this small as it won't mold into the crevices well.

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We did one side with the factory droop to the front bumper, which we have never liked, and the other with a full straight line to the back of the headlight. Which do you prefer?

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We then added some BRAID decals

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Our BRAID wheels came in from Europe. We love 'em.

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They are three piece with hidden screws and reminiscent of the factory Speedlines. Specs are 16x9, et12. We could resist throwing one on our 85 but, of course, they are way too wide for this car.

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As part of our quest to prep as many parts that are going to need refinishing as possible we pressed out the bushings from the lower control arms.

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and disassembled some Hella 2000 lights as we have some chrome ones that need to be black.

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This is the pile so far. The parts in front still need disassembling.

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