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    Alex's '83 UrQ Project

    Well after parting out my Cosworth Merc, selling my S6 Avant, and selling a bunch of other spare parts I was able to raise enough funds to join the UrQ family. I should've done this a year or two ago when prices were reasonable, but whatever. I also could've waited around for a better deal but I wanted one now! Spent several months shopping for one with cash in hand and found quite a few, but only a couple owners were really open to selling or were within my price range. This I felt was the best deal of the inventory I found.

    '83 UrQ
    DA900204
    Diamond Silver Metallic exterior with Chocolate Brown interior
    225k miles

    I bought the car from Dave Schaible in NY who's owned it since 2000. He purchased the car from Bruce Haymann (Karmann Auto Body, rally driver with his brother Greg, driving instructor at Lime Rock). Some of east cost guys will recognize the car, it attended some of the early 2000's UPG events. Dave said Bruce did some restoration work on it in the late 90's so the car may have been repainted. The paint is in spectacular shape minus some rust since it's been garage most of its life. There is oddly some evidence of a respray in the engine bay to red, but then put back to silver at some point. Not sure if this was some repair at some point, but the red is only evident in the engine bay, nowhere else on the car.
    The car has been sitting for quite a while, it was last registered in 2007. The head gasket blew on Dave and he parked it. Some work travel kept him from fixing it right away so when he pulled the head he found water had gotten into the bores and rusted them. He then planned on swapping in a 3B, but didn't get around to it. Looks like he thought about selling it in 2012, but that didn't happen. He later came across a low mileage UrS4 and pulled the engine/trans which he provided me with to swap in along with a 4.11 4kq rear diff.

    Mods installed:
    -Zimmerman driller rotors
    -CAC 3" SS rear muffler
    -H&R lowering springs
    -'Poor mans' taxi dash (analog lower aux gauges with a plastic cover installed on the dash)
    -Relayed headlights
    -Momo wheel with Audi horn button
    -Aftermarket stereo with rear speakers and amp
    -Late 4kq diff lock with digi-gauges (gauges not hooked up)
    -15x8 Ronals

    Parts included:
    -Disassembled WX parts
    -Reproduction oil cooler duct
    -Lots of spare brake parts
    -Vacuum servo rebuild kit
    -Spare odometer gears
    -140k mile AAN/5spd 01E
    -Lots of spare mechanical bits

    Parts purchased:
    -Late CGT wiring harness, fusebox, raintray sheetmetal

    Plans:
    -Install 20vt and get it reliably driving for Battle Born Quattro 2016
    -Eventually fix bodywork after engine is running
    -Late dash swap?
    -Brakes?
    -Wheels? (Already have a few sets sitting around I plan on trying on )
    -Alex @vexartmedia-
    '03 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood - DD)
    '92 Porsche 968 (VW 07k 2.5T swap in the works) --- '86 Audi Coupe GT (2.3L 20v swap) ---'83 Audi UrQuattro (2.2L 20vt swap in progress)

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    The journey:

    Since the car was located in NY and I am located in WA I had to figure out a way to transport the car. I deliberated having the car shipped, but the amount of spares included would require closed trailer shipping. That and the engine was located at a different shop than the car, so more complications. In the end I decided it was best to take a few days off work, fly out to NY, and two the car back. I had to rent a Penske box truck/trailer as nobody will do a one-way rental with towing capabilities with a pickup. Uhaul and Budget were other options, but I much prefer Penske due to their prices and customer service from past rentals with them. I rented a '22 foot truck/car trailer to move from IN to WA 6 years ago from Penske. I averaged 9mpg with a fully loaded box towing my 944 Turbo. This time I rented a 16' box truck and trailer, so I was hoping for closer to 10mpg since I'd be hauling a lot less weight. Sadly I averaged around 8.5mpg this trip, but mostly due to weather. I ran into a nasty wind storm in Indiana (that nearly rolled the truck with 65mph gusts and also toppled a tree right in front of me) and a thunderstorm in Montana that was pretty scary. I'm guessing it was the low weight of the box truck, but with 30mph sustained winds I would have to use 45-60 degress of steering input to keep the truck driving straight. Larger gusts would forcibly change lanes for me or damn near not enable me to exit the interstate to wait out the storm. NOT FUN! Thankfully winds were really only a concern for about half the drive, but gas mileage suffered badly when the winds were strong. My worst tank was 6.7mpg over the ~40 gallon tank Best was 9.5mpg. Oh well, I knew I'd be using a lot of gas in 3300 miles, but it's a good thing it's cheap right now!

    Timeline:
    Thursday - Fly from Seattle to Allentown, PA (for some reason it was about $800+ cheaper to rent a truck in PA and drive an extra 2.5hrs to pickup the car than rent in NY/NJ/MA/etc)
    Friday - Pickup truck, drive to the Hudson Valley area of NY, pickup some spare parts to transport for other people back to Seattle, pickup car, drive to just outside of Cleveland, OH
    Saturday - Drive from OH to IN to surprise my parent's and meet my 1-week old nephew, survive near-death experience in 65mph windstorm
    Sunday - Drive from IN to SD, less gusty winds but stll pretty brutal, 900 mile day
    Monday - Drive from SD to MT, easy weather day until a brief thunderstorm in Bozeman, MT, 3rd 'near-death' experience with strong winds, another 900 mile day
    Tuesday - Short 480 mile day, stop to visit Jared in ID, easy driving, unloaded the truck and parts

    Pictures!

    The journey:
    12795036_10106094468892418_368252560989289352_o by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Brand new Penske truck, had 79 miles on it when I picked it up. Has over 3300 now!
    2016-04-06_11-36-57 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Car picked up and loaded on the trailer, ready for the ride home!
    2016-04-02_01-53-31 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    On the road
    2016-04-06_11-39-45 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    More pics of the trip coming soon...
    -Alex @vexartmedia-
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    '92 Porsche 968 (VW 07k 2.5T swap in the works) --- '86 Audi Coupe GT (2.3L 20v swap) ---'83 Audi UrQuattro (2.2L 20vt swap in progress)

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    The car:

    Unloading the car from the trailer into the shop for surgery
    IMG_20160405_195643 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    The right side brake calipers seem to be sticking so it's a bit difficult to roll. I bought a 120V AC winch from Harbor Freight so I could roll the car out to wash it and winch it back in (will also help pull the 90qs into the garage when that time comes). Didn't get around to putting the anchors in the concrete for the winch, but in the meantime tow straps around the lift worked just fine.

    IMG_20160406_210720 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Spare parts:

    IMG_20160405_214058 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Came with the nicest raintray cover I've seen besides new ones...I'll try not to breath on it and make it crack

    IMG_20160405_214159 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Reproduction oil cooler shroud:

    IMG_20160405_214210 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    AAN/01E:

    IMG_20160405_214050 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    The workshop:

    IMG_20160405_214133 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Some pre-wash pictures:

    2016-04-06_03-48-19 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160405_214317 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    After a quick wash. The paint is in really nice shape minus the rot, should be even better with a cut/polish/wax.

    IMG_20160406_212555 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_212047 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_211755 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_211802 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_211808 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_211816 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_211819 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_212027 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_212055 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_212127 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Flat rear window glass. Is this an early-chassis thing? I noticed how flexible it was while washing it. My CGT rear window is curved and doesn't flex at all.

    IMG_20160406_212134 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Now for pictures of the rot. Considering it's a NY car, rust is inevitable, but it's not nearly as bad as it could be. Shows that the car has been taken care of, despite the high miles.

    Passenger fender is pretty nice, small bubble:

    IMG_20160406_212221 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Rear arches are probably the worst, but totally salvageable.

    IMG_20160406_212210 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_212203 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_212141 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Rear passenger quarter has a few dents in front of the arch rust that will need to be addressed.

    IMG_20160405_214432 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Driver's fender is probably the worst part of the car, I might just replace it instead of trying to salvage it:

    IMG_20160405_214330 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160405_214512 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_212114 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Evidence of the 'odd' red respray in the engine bay:

    IMG_20160406_211827 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_211835 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_211842 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Silver->Red->Silver again

    IMG_20160405_214347 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Despite the wheel arch rust, the strut towers look like they're in great condition and not rusted out like usual.

    IMG_20160405_214846 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160405_214909 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    The trunk cubbies are rusted through though, those will need replacement:

    IMG_20160406_193807 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_193815 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Some other small surface rust on the bottom, otherwise it's not bad. I certainly wish it were a PNW car like my CGT and 90qs which have absolutely zero rust on anything, but whatever. Those cars were also galvanized.

    IMG_20160406_193630 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_193642 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_193651 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_193700 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_193719 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_193749 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_193759 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_193848 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_193854 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Will need a replacement spoiler. Will also eventually repaint the black portion of the trunk lid. Anyone know why they did that section in black? Odd.

    IMG_20160405_215141 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Sunroof seal also looks like non-OEM as it's all felt coated. Mk1 scrirroco mabye? I need a replacement for my CGT so it'd be nice to find out what it is.

    IMG_20160405_215204 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Interior is pretty musty from sitting for so long and the seat have a few tears. Will try and soften them up and get it cleaned up some. Is the 4kq carpet the same (like with a B3 sedan vs coupe)? This carpet is pretty faded, wouldn't mind getting a nice one to put in.

    IMG_20160405_214243 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160406_212311 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Manufacture date of Nov. '94, I'd say the harnesses are a little past expired!

    IMG_20160406_212334 by Vex Art, on Flickr
    -Alex @vexartmedia-
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    '92 Porsche 968 (VW 07k 2.5T swap in the works) --- '86 Audi Coupe GT (2.3L 20v swap) ---'83 Audi UrQuattro (2.2L 20vt swap in progress)

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    So awesome!

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    Looking forward to the build!

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    So awesome!
    Totally awesome! The rust could've been worse, far worse, for being an East coast car.

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    Hell yeah! Box fender flare AWD mafia.
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    Had a productive weekend working on the car.
    With it being decently warm and sunny on Saturday I decided to experiment with reviving the seats. I'll eventually buy some leatherique (probably their dye kit too), but I wanted to see if i could soften them up some before that. Heard a tip from a fellow Porsche owner to try coconut oil. That combined with some Lexol seems to have helped. Will need a few more applications though.

    Before:

    IMG_20160409_152614 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    After:

    IMG_20160409_210951 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Anyone know of a good chocolate brown dye? Driggs gave me the thought to try and dye my ecru UrS6 seats brown and then use those.

    Before the front end came off I decided to test fit some wheels...some might recognize these from my Merc. 17x7.5 Borbet Type A with a 215/40R17. They need a small spacer and the correct centering rings, but so far I'm loving the look of them on the car.

    IMG_20160409_224146 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160409_224301 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Next up, the engine came out. Oh how I love my lift.

    IMG_20160410_194320 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    I'd say this engine mount was shot:

    IMG_20160410_194424 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Found some more rust hiding behind the washer reservoir

    IMG_20160410_201503 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160410_194554 by Vex Art, on Flickr
    -Alex @vexartmedia-
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    '92 Porsche 968 (VW 07k 2.5T swap in the works) --- '86 Audi Coupe GT (2.3L 20v swap) ---'83 Audi UrQuattro (2.2L 20vt swap in progress)

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    Installed some anchors for the winch in the pad, works great!

    IMG_20160409_214221 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Box 'o' parts that have been removed is getting bigger

    IMG_20160412_212330 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Wiring is ready to pull through the firewall, steering rack is almost removed, and hydroboost is disconnected. Was sad to unhook the brake lines and watch the ATE Super Blue drain out since it's NLA.

    IMG_20160412_212313 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Got the late-CGT harness/fusebox/shettmetal in the mail. Gotta finish stripping the engine bay and then pull the interior and this will be ready to go in. Guess I need to find a new dash/etc to swap in so all of the switches/hvac/etc function.

    IMG_20160413_201350 by Vex Art, on Flickr
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    '92 Porsche 968 (VW 07k 2.5T swap in the works) --- '86 Audi Coupe GT (2.3L 20v swap) ---'83 Audi UrQuattro (2.2L 20vt swap in progress)

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    ATE Blue is now ATE TYP 200, but yes it does suck. When I did my brakes on my Jetta I switched to Motul RBF 600. But both the Cabriolet and Cabrio still have it for now.

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    Quote: Originally Posted by Mr.Nobody View Post
    ATE Blue is now ATE TYP 200, but yes it does suck. When I did my brakes on my Jetta I switched to Motul RBF 600. But both the Cabriolet and Cabrio still have it for now.
    I'll give the Motul a look, thanks! I think I used the ATE 200 on my Touareg and CGT.
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    Saw this online - made me think of your thread....

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    Since I had the pressure washer going I decided to clean some engines and transmissions. Two AAN, 7A head, 016, 01E. Had already done the WX the day before otherwise that would've joined the party too.

    IMG_20160417_174945 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Even the pressure plates rust in NY!

    IMG_20160417_000923 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Good news is the WX still turns over, so the rust in the bores isn't too bad.

    IMG_20160416_185322 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Wish the subframe would fit in my powdercoat oven. Paint will have to do unless I feel like sending it out somewhere for coating.

    IMG_20160416_185328 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    AAN cleaned up nicely

    IMG_20160416_185313 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    And the spare AAN block cleaned up...was really really nasty before with lots of rust flakes built up since it came from a Canadian car. This block will eventually get built to go into the UrQ.

    IMG_20160417_202523 by Vex Art, on Flickr
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    '92 Porsche 968 (VW 07k 2.5T swap in the works) --- '86 Audi Coupe GT (2.3L 20v swap) ---'83 Audi UrQuattro (2.2L 20vt swap in progress)

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    Quote: Originally Posted by V8-190e View Post
    Saw this online - made me think of your thread....

    Attachment 499
    Nice, saw another render the other day too. 'Mad Max' Sport Quattro

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    I think I missed this in my story, but some unwanted excitement came when I got to meet New York's finest since I was driving a truck and trailer on a parkway. I had missed the signs that say 'passenger vehicles only'. But no worries, NY State Patrol found me within a mile and informed me of my wrong doing. NY tickets are odd, you must plead guilty/not guilty and then they'll send you the disposition (aka fine/etc). So I didn't know what it would be until I sent in my guilty plea. I was expecting $400-500, so I was pleased when I got the letter saying I only owed $300. Still more than I would've liked to pay, but it could've been worse. Oh well, another adventure story to tell Audi buddies over beer.

    2016-04-25_10-35-53 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Anyways, back to work on the car. It's slowed a bit since I've been busy with some other obligations and trying to get my Ducati back on the road. Here's a pic so you understand the fun of doing a timing belt and valve adjustment on a 4v Ducati twin. 2 cylinder, 4 cams, 8 valves, 16 rocker arms with shims (that all have to be adusted). Not as complicated as a timing chain Audi V8, but pretty close!

    IMG_20160329_195111 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Got an Audi flag from a fellow enthusiast to hang in the shop

    IMG_20160423_180610 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Despite finding some notching in a control arm mount of my subrame that's not supposed to be there, I figured I'd wire wheel it and paint it. I might eventually swap to a later subframe, but for now I'll use the stock one despite the potential alignment issues with the elongated hole. We'll see how it aligns first before I mess with it and replace it. Wish I was sandblasting and powdercoating, but alas it won't fit in my oven.

    IMG_20160424_211610 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Also in the process of painting the control arms. These could fit in my oven so I could powdercoat them, but once again I'll probably end up updating to later suspension at some point so I'll just do it quick for now and stick with paint.

    IMG_20160424_213020 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Have some leads on some other needed 20v parts and pretty much everything I need for a late dash swap (and still keep chocolate brown)...I'll update when I get the logistics figured out on those. I still need to finish pulling the old dash and wiring.
    I did get the seats pulled and found $5 under them!

    2016-04-25_10-49-32 by Vex Art, on Flickr
    -Alex @vexartmedia-
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    '92 Porsche 968 (VW 07k 2.5T swap in the works) --- '86 Audi Coupe GT (2.3L 20v swap) ---'83 Audi UrQuattro (2.2L 20vt swap in progress)

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    Quote: Originally Posted by ExplosiveToaster View Post
    ^^^^^^ do it!!

    EDIT:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcUK_pLXWOY&t=0m44s
    Haha, yeah if I built a tube frame racecar I wouldn't have needed to even find an UrQ chassis.
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    Got the control arms coated

    IMG_20160428_193537 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Some new tools in anticipation of doing sheetmetal work (didn't want to TIG in sheetmetal). MIG welder...have been really happy with my Eastwood TIG, so I figured I'd give their small MIG a shot. Still need to buy a bottle of gas for it.

    IMG_20160430_171906 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Shrinker and stretcher so I can make the sheetmetal for the wheel arches.

    2016-05-01_10-00-38 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Removed the ash tray and found more money!

    IMG_20160430_185159 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Wish some more oddly warm and sunny spring weather in Seattle I took the chance to soak the seats in some more coconut oil. The driver's seat is pretty much a waste of time since it has so many cracks/tears/etc but whatever, I'll soften what's there.

    IMG_20160430_172804 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Pre-clean

    IMG_20160430_172815 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Cleaned up with the vacuum, but it's still pretty faded. Going to get a replacement carpet that's in a little better shape.

    IMG_20160430_174112 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Cool retro stereo that was in it that take a keycard for security

    IMG_20160430_190722 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Yay early wiring harness issues, can't wait to get it all removed and upgraded

    IMG_20160430_191944 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Found out the WX ECU is chipped. Also found the stock chip in the glovebox.

    IMG_20160430_192544 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Got the dash out

    IMG_20160430_203827 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Looks like someone deleted the AC a long time ago

    IMG_20160430_221720 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    More evidence of the odd red respray in the engine bay

    IMG_20160430_224433 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Rubber backing on the carpet is no longer attached

    IMG_20160430_231547 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    More rust to fix

    IMG_20160430_232744 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    I'll be removing all the old foam and replacing with dynomat (or comparable product) and new sound absorption foam.

    IMG_20160430_232700 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    And to end the carnage pictures with something a bit better looking...I have to stop myself from admiring the curves sometimes and keep working

    IMG_20160430_233044 by Vex Art, on Flickr
    -Alex @vexartmedia-
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    '92 Porsche 968 (VW 07k 2.5T swap in the works) --- '86 Audi Coupe GT (2.3L 20v swap) ---'83 Audi UrQuattro (2.2L 20vt swap in progress)

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    Regular Member alxdgr8 will become famous soon enough
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    Pulled the fenders after work tonight. The passenger definitely seemed like it had been pulled before...probably because of the accident it was in at some point on that corner.
    First glance things definitely looked a lot better than I expected.

    IMG_20160503_204924 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160503_204955 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    Scraped off the seam sealer and knocked away some of the metal to expose more rust. Still, overall I am happy that I didn't find more! It's all very fixable.

    IMG_20160503_215252 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160503_215310 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160503_215259 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160503_215317 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160503_215244 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160503_215238 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    And of course I knew the driver's fender was shot due to the giant bubble. That broke loose during removal. I plan on picking up a replacement fender though.

    IMG_20160503_205144 by Vex Art, on Flickr
    -Alex @vexartmedia-
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    '92 Porsche 968 (VW 07k 2.5T swap in the works) --- '86 Audi Coupe GT (2.3L 20v swap) ---'83 Audi UrQuattro (2.2L 20vt swap in progress)

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    Nice progress! loving all the detailed photos that you are putting up.

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    Regular Member alxdgr8 will become famous soon enough
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    Been a while since I updated this...

    Picked up a B2 partial front clip from a friend in Spokane a few weeks ago. I initially only wanted an uppper core support, but will probably use more to repair some of the damage done from the previous accident and rust. Might try and make it look stock but removable. Driggs had some ideas for this.

    Between this project going slow and some other life commitments (got a Great Dane pup that has greatly hampered my garage time) I decided a few weeks ago that I would no longer shoot for the BBQ as a deadline. I want to do things right and not rush. I still plan on minimizing bodywork for the time being and coming back to the rust outside of the engine bay at a later date after the swap is done. So the small amount of garage time I've had recently I've actually spent on the CGT doing a few things since I want to make sure that's ready for another trip to Vegas.

    IMG_20160521_215021 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    In the mean time I'm still doing what I always do...collect and hoard parts Got some goodies for this car coming on Friday.
    -Alex @vexartmedia-
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    '92 Porsche 968 (VW 07k 2.5T swap in the works) --- '86 Audi Coupe GT (2.3L 20v swap) ---'83 Audi UrQuattro (2.2L 20vt swap in progress)

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    Regular Member alxdgr8 will become famous soon enough
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    I usually post up deals I find, but I had to save this one for myself. A 3" custom stainless exhaust for an UrQ popped up on ebay for $400 + $100 shipping. I actually forgot to bid on it the first time due to a dentist appointment, but my luck nobody bid on it even on the 2nd listing. So $500 to my door and it was all mine! Very nice tig-welded 3" all the way with a small cat, resonator, flexpipe, Borla muffler, and V-bands. Somebody spent a lot of money on it and barely put any miles on it. If it turns out to be too loud it looks like I'll be able to make up a small 3" adapter pipe and be able to hookup the 3" CAC muffler I've got already.

    IMG_20160617_120731 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160617_123035 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    IMG_20160617_123021 by Vex Art, on Flickr

    And it came in a Ferrari box so +10hp

    IMG_20160617_115925 by Vex Art, on Flickr
    -Alex @vexartmedia-
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    '92 Porsche 968 (VW 07k 2.5T swap in the works) --- '86 Audi Coupe GT (2.3L 20v swap) ---'83 Audi UrQuattro (2.2L 20vt swap in progress)

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    Regular Member benny_mech will become famous soon enough
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    Nice!
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