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    Hello to all.

    In times when build threads in fora are dying, and youtube is the way to go, I choose to start a new build thread, regarding the continuation of my most beloved project car so far, my blue Audi A4.

    Some of you might know it, it is this car here.

    https://stanceworks.com/forums/showt...y-Tom-s-Garage

    So, long story short, after having done almost nothing in the past 8 years in the blue Audi, I bought yet another one. Same colour, year, month, plate, Audi A4 B7, only this time a 2.0TQ tfsi engine.

    Here it is.

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    Next to my other daily

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    Engine looked like it had never been cleaned which is something I liked

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    Started attacking it

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    Engine bay cleanup

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    Came out nice

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    Removed the hood.

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    CF Hood installed

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    These were masked to try and smarten them up a bit

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    Not perfect but somewhat better

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    Cleaning the whole car little by little

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    Removed the marks in the door sills with metal polish

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    And after

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    Exhaust tips were a PITA

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    Glovebox was broken, which is very typical on these cars

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    Next to my alcantara glovebox

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    Installed

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    OEM trunk removed

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    Everything was retrofitted, locks, emergency triangle, interior trim, everything working like factory, and then the Seibon trunk

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    I was wondering if this was going to be the same older car, or a new one. I am excited to see what you are going to do with it in the end. Crazy to think how long I have been following the other one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    I was wondering if this was going to be the same older car, or a new one. I am excited to see what you are going to do with it in the end. Crazy to think how long I have been following the other one.
    Hello mate !! Yes it is a new car, and i still have the other one as well.

    Let's post some updates then, shall we. After all, i own it for like 10 days now, things have been happening, lol.


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    Next on the list, was some door car action. I had the ones i had trimmed in alcantara, and also with some other touches.

    Started with this, the OEM leather one

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    Removed

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    Side by side, and also swapped the harnesses, because the latest one, had more OEM lighting equipment, so kept that which is nice

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    Had to open a hole here, to fit the socket

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    Very easy to do, since it is factory pre-cut

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    I really like how this turned out, and been waiting for years to see it installed

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    This was the other option on the GT3-clubsport style doorhandles, but decided to go with blue

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    Same procedure on passenger side

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    As the other A4 was supposed to be used mostly for racing purposes, I had not trimmed rear door cards. Which something I might have to do in the near future.

    Cheers


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    Next on the list was cleaning the interior. I dont particularly love cleaning interiors, and since all my cars were bought new, this is the first time i am cleaning a used car. So it was something i had to do. Be polite, it is not something I am good at, nor a pro.

    I mostly used Koch Polstar which is an amazing product to say the least.

    I will let the photos do the talking.

    Pedals

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    Rear ashtray, gum residue

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    Removed with Koch Orange (OP)

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    Cleaning the leather seats was very rewarding in the end

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    I also took some 50:50 shots to show the difference

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    Came out really nice

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    Put some time into the trunk area, nothing major here

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    And also cleaned and prepped the spare tyre

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    Also, the rear trim was scratched and tired so installed my older trimmed one with carpet

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    Enhanced the engine bay with some parts

    Engine covers

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    Replaced the OEM plastic caps with billet ones

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    Also installed some OSIR billet floormats caps, to smarten the interior

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    Before

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    50-50

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    Cheers

    Mike


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    Making some quick work. Glad to see some of the parts transferring over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Making some quick work. Glad to see some of the parts transferring over.
    Yes, and many more to follow . . . .


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    So, opened some boxes with things i had custom made / ordered for my other blue A4, and that i had never installed, which made me sad.

    Turned into the Carbon/Kevlar interior trim pieces' box which were made in the US.

    This one is the custom shifter surround with the gauge pod integrated.

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    Lost no time and went onto installing them

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    While i was there i retrofitted the DRL switch button, and then turned it on via vcds

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    Side by side

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    Boom installed

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    Then did the doors

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    Thing is, that because i was planning to only use the front of the previous A4 , i had only done the front one. So in the back I installed some piano black ones i had laying around and it looks likes this currently

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    Then the dash trim as well

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    I will install the shifter one at a later point, deciding if i will go 2-din or the gauge pod trim. We shall see.

    Cheers


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    Loving the door cards. Do you have any plans for wheels or leaving as is? Engine bay looks top too!

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    Yes, certainly, wheels will go. Or let me say, they have already left the car.

    Some more updates then.

    More updates.

    ESP button changed with a new one.

    Old tired

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    And new one

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    Hazard switch and light switch have also been ordered and they are on their way. As well as window switches etc etc. All in time.

    Then I thought i would start installing some black headliner/roof parts .
    I had trimmed my A-pillars in alcantara so thought I would install those. Sadly, again, only the front Pillars. But all in time.

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    Removing the white one

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    Side by side

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    Installed

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    Funny looking for now, I know, but it will get there

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    Did the other side as well

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    I had also sourced an RS4 dome light in black, with a switch for a sunroof which i dont have - at least currently lol -

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    So before

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    And after

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    One other job i was not looking forward to doing, is swapping the headlights. They were both OEM Bi-xenons, however the old ones had the AFS system (turning when the car was cornering) whereas the latest one didnt.
    I thought it was a matter of plug and play. Ofcourse it wasnt.

    So I ended up swapping the painted housings to the electrics needed on the latest car. In my car, it also means dropping the bumper. Typical audi fashion.

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    After opening the chrome one.

    Swapping housings, cleaning, and also repainting while i was there

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    What is more, wiring was cracked, and redid the harness with TESA fabric tape for wiring looms

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    Done

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    Tested prior to fitting the plastic lense

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    All worked perfectly. What i will do in the future is source some new lenses cause there are a bit tired from time and road driving in highways.

    A different car.

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    Cheers


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    Awesome update mate, you've really got an eye for detail. Most would leave something like a worn out button. You say you don't have the sunroof yet, does that mean you're getting the angle grinder out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royshe View Post
    Awesome update mate, you've really got an eye for detail. Most would leave something like a worn out button. You say you don't have the sunroof yet, does that mean you're getting the angle grinder out?
    Hehe, no, not this time, I think i will leave it as is in terms of cutting. Who knows though, lol


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    Next on my list was to add some more alcantara to the interior.

    So dash was next

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    Will not bore you with details, in less than an hour, i had removed the dash that was in the car

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    Side by side

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    Test fitting

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    Also took these out of the closet to go into their holes

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    Ah feels more like home now

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    Could not stand this wheel setup....

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    So thought i would steal some wheels from another car that has the same pcd - hello my precious Golf hehe.

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    Boom

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    Despite the fact that the tyre size is wrong - being 225.40.18 instead of 235 or 245.40.18, it still looked much nicer.

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    I also stole the wheel stud kit from the other Audi

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    Halfway there

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    Installed

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    So there it was, better looking

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    I also filled some A/C fluid after the other blue DTM had finished

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    Wow, great progress so far! I remember you working on the last one, neat to see you doing another B7!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 19birel View Post
    Wow, great progress so far! I remember you working on the last one, neat to see you doing another B7!
    Thank you sir !


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    Installed some correct-car-size tires, for the time the car will stay with 18s of this size. Nothing fancy, some Contis i had in the garage.

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    Some shots before the car settled

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    Better photos to come.

    Then I decided I would change all of the lighting of the car, from yellow to white. From headlights, to license plate, to interior, dome, everywhere. More than you would guess that are needed, but we have to start somewhere.

    Door ones

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    Then it was time to polish the cluster which was looking dull

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    Used koch products

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    Some befores

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    Polishing

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    And afters

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    There were some more marks, but not worth trying harder and risking i think.

    Then it was time for the tailights, with the same products, and not a lot of time involved into it.

    Some befores

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    And afters

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    Some bird poo have left a story to be told on the front fender

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    Not a story some wetsanding cant take away though

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    Done

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    How the car is standing today, as we speak

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    Next on the list was installing the center console which was trimmed in alcantara in the past, and again, never installed after the RS4 body conversion.

    First I had to remove the existing console . normally you take the armrest off first

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    Then you move towards the front, handbrake assembly parts

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    Then the rcd and climate controls

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    Then after one million bolts it comes out

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    Side by side

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    As you can see there are some differences and some changes need to be made, because it was made to fit less part due to weight reduction, like ashtray, and armrest etc.

    Before

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    and after some ninja cuts from me

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    Handbrake handle matching

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    Test fitting some more RS4 parts

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    In place and starting to put things back one, which can take some time due to excess alcantara fabric . However it helps with rattles A LOT

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    So before

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    And after

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    Cheers

    Mike


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    Wow, it already seems like a totally different car. That interior is gorgeous. Glad to see you posting here again, I was following along with RS4PRA project and it's nice to see all of these parts being put to use!

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    look sweet. love this!

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    Some more little things here and there

    Cargo Net

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    New Hazard switch

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    Out with the old

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    Old vs new

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    Much better

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    New RS4 B7 Engine Side cover

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    Before

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    And after

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    Sourced some more black headliner parts, this time a new reading light from the dealership, from a DTM / RS4

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    Before

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    And after

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    Have some more black parts on their way to me, you will see in the next posts hopefully

    These clips that hold the lower part of the rear seats were damaged so it would not stay in place like it should

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    New ones

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    Also bought some OEM Led license plate leds which i have not yet installed without them throwing a code

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    And also, a factory gloss black rear audi emblem, same like the one i have on my A1, which i think was perfect for that subtle OEM+ touch on the SEibon trunk

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    Cheers

    more to follow

    Mike


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    Another thing i did was wash the undercarriage. Years of road dirt were under there, and it was a pleasure. I mostly have the starting pictures but the video in the end is pretty clear

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    Here you can also see the engine mount that needs to be changed

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    Video of before and after

    https://youtu.be/C1XFKhfOQMo


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