Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:12 pm

The red 350mm MOMO wheel I had sitting around from my CGT. I never swapped it into that because the leather was faded and didn't match correctly. But I put it on the UrQ because it was better than the 4-spoke 4kq/CGT wheel that came with it. Shortly after I realized how much of a PITA it was to drive it because the wheel was smaller and blocked vision of the upper half of the cluster leading me to have to constantly hunch over to check speed/tach. So I started hunting for another one and stumbled upon this D&W branded 360mm MOMO on ebay. Bonus that it also came with a pretty rare red Audi horn button.

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:14 pm

Took her around the block at the start of 'Snowmageddon' recently. Ultra high performance all-season Nittos and non-functioning diff locks meant she went right back into the warm garage after.

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:16 pm

Since my hood doesn't match (tornado vs mars) then I didn't feel bad experimenting with it. Wanted to do full size SQ vents but unfortunately the under structure gets in the way so I did partials. But they are still the SQ shape so I could easily widen then in the future if I wanted to cut out some of the support structure. Should help the big turbo 10vt cool off a bit more. Will eventually radius the corner some too.

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby the german » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:08 am

clean cuts! is the hood steel or composite?
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:58 am

the german wrote:clean cuts! is the hood steel or composite?
Steel. Took a loooonnngg time, but definitely wanted to be patient. Started out with a dremel and cutoff wheel but that didn't work too well, kept hitting battery/torque protection. The oscillating tool did a great job though!

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby 90quattrocoupe » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:58 am

Nice job, Alex.

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:03 pm

Still have the original door moisture barriers? ULINE Glass Protection tape works as a great replacement! Bought it for disposable covers for the windows in my blast cabinet but quickly thought of an alternative use. I've used it on a few cars now and it holds up well and stays stuck for at least the several years I've had it on a car.

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Since I have upgraded to a later black interior but still have an early harness I ran into an issue with differences in the arm rests/mirror switch. I didn't want to hack up the wiring to run the later switch so I decided using the early switch (despite being brown) would be the best bet, but soon realized it didn't fit the later arm rests. A quick trim with my handy oscillating multi-tool and that problem was remedied. I did have to take a small amount off of the switch housing itself too as the switch is slightly wider..

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:09 pm

I randomly came across these vintage fog light covers last year on ebay. They're 'Light Options' by EuroSeries, Inc. with a 1986 copyright. I have scoured the internet and can't really find anything about them other than Euroseries appears to have been in New York and shut down in 1995. Can't find any other pictures/references to their products. Took some measurements of them and finally got around to finding some lights that they fit. Turns out Bosch Pilot 150's are a near perfect match.
Now to decide on where to put them. Probably under the bumper and I'll probably put some yellow LaminX on them. Yellow Bosch Pilot 150's are made, but they were more expensive and back-ordered for weeks so the clear ones will do.

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby themagellan » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:04 pm

Nice find on the lights. The hood slats look awesome too - to the untrained eye they look OEM.

Would love to hear more videos of it with the 10v at wot :)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:20 am

What started out as a simple downpipe gasket swap (or installation since it didn't have one) turned out to be a much bigger project when two of the 5 bolts going into the turbine housing broke. For some reason 034/2B thought it was a good idea to use cap bolts and not studs for the downpipe :bangshead:

Attempted to remove them with the turbo in the car, but that didn't go well despite buying a nice set of Norseman left hand drill bits and screw extractors. One of the extractors broke in the bolt and was then impossible to drill out. Turbo came out and I tried with the drill press but eventually decided that a new turbine housing was the best option. I was going to build a new downpipe since the 034 hits the tie rod if you try and lower the car pretty much anything more than stock, but my wife's B7 decided to kill the engine thus the UrQ had to get out of the garage quick with the original downpipe.

And for documentation, I replaced it with what was already on it. ATP Turbo GT28 0.63 AR T3 with Ford style 5-bolt outlet

Also took the time to finally extend the turbo inlet to not just be a filter stuck on the compressor housing sucking in warm air. I direct it down next to the intercooler and enlarged the grill opening so it has more airflow to the filter. I'll probably have to relocate it again when I do a larger intercooler.

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:24 am

And don't try and install RHD mirrors on a LHD car (or at least not the passenger) as they are different part numbers for a reason. The RHD driver/LHD passenger mirro has a much shallower angle and you won't be able to use the mirror even with the glass angled all the way in.
That was a couple hundred dollar mistake :shame: but at least I got a nice wide angle driver's mirror now. Sourced a better passenger mirror will swap that back on. On the plus side, I also figured out how to tighten up the mirrors if they're 'loose' and wobble. I'll have to try and take some pictures to explain that later.

Difference in mounting angles:
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby 85oceanic » Fri May 10, 2019 8:59 am

Looks really good Alex! Anything new on this?
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby jbrentd » Wed May 15, 2019 9:56 am

85oceanic wrote:Looks really good Alex! Anything new on this?


:metoo: , but don't you have some updates to share too? :)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby 85oceanic » Fri May 17, 2019 9:50 am

jbrentd wrote:
85oceanic wrote:Looks really good Alex! Anything new on this?


:metoo: , but don't you have some updates to share too? :)


Ya, I have LOTS of updates. :D I will update soon!
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun May 19, 2019 11:12 pm

Have a few things to post, and a surprise coming. Had to replace an engine in our B7 and then sell it. Now we're on a house hunt so time in the garage has been minimal. Soon though....

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:21 pm

Been super busy with life so here's a quick update:

*Work has been really busy, which is good and has taken me on some cool trips recently. But that's been time away from the car...
*Engine died in my wife's B7 2.0t A4 Avant. Sourced a new used engine and swapped it in and subsequently sold the car after she bought a TDI JSW.
*After selling the B7 we decided to buy our first house! Lots of time shopping, making offers, getting inspections, etc. We finally close in a few days and begin the move!
*Somehow in all of the madness of buying a house I decided I wanted to wrap the UrQ before Audi Expo. Which involved wrapping the whole car white and then adding an Acropolis Rally livery on top of it. Probably have 50-60hrs into it, lots of late nights after work. Finished it up at 2am the night before Audi Expo and couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out.

More details on it all to come after we get moved, but here are some pictures for now.

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The intermediate stage in white (which still looks so good)

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And a preview of all the fun I get to have over the next few weeks moving all of my parts/tools! And to think I got rid of a whole bunch of shit when I last moved two years ago.

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby DE80q » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:57 pm

Well damn! Congrats on the new house! I went through that a year ago, so I know how it is. Car looks great! Hopefully the new place a a huge work area for you.
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby jbrentd » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:32 am

Car looks great! I'd like to try wrapping my coupe some day, but am worried I might get frustrated part way through and say eff it.
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:38 am

DE80q wrote:Well damn! Congrats on the new house! I went through that a year ago, so I know how it is. Car looks great! Hopefully the new place a a huge work area for you.


Thanks!
New place should be adequate. Main shop is a detached 600sq ft building. There's also a detached 350sq ft 'long' single car garage to store a car, motorcycle, and misc stuff. And a shed for all the yard things. There's then a few hundred square feet of shop space framed out in an unfinished basement that I can use for house projects and storage. I'll probably put my lathe in there and setup an electronics station too. The main shop has a single truss through the center of otherwise cathedral ceilings that I'll have to work around for the lift. It's 9ft to the truss so I still can get a decent height out of my lift, but I think I might be able to offset the lift position some to gain a few more feet of clearance. Excited to finally have a place I can really settle into. I've got a lot of posters and pictures to put up that I've been saving.
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby themagellan » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:30 pm

WOW! That came out wonderful. Congratulations on the house and project.

What kind brand wrap did you use?
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:05 am

themagellan wrote:WOW! That came out wonderful. Congratulations on the house and project.

What kind brand wrap did you use?


Avery for the white base coat, 3M for the colors.
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