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Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« on: July 22, 2015, 08:39:41 am »
I've just bought my dream car, but it needs a lot of work so this will be my build thread - once I get the car home!!
It was previously owned by VASK member Wilco (Steve) in Taupo.

As I'm a writer for Auto Clique (now DriveLife.co.nz) my build thread will live there - hence the watermarks - but I'll duplicate it here :)

Update: AutoClique forums no longer exist, which is where the images linked from, so I'll find the ones I can elsewhere and edit my posts.

Build articles live here:
http://drivelife.co.nz/category/projects/robs-audi-quattro








It has many rust holes.




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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2015, 10:40:40 am »
Looks good, love the colour combo!  Cant wait to see the thread progress
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 11:19:02 am »
Awesome! Whats the first plan of attack (once youve got the car home)?
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2015, 11:33:06 am »
Vehicle mover is booked and paid for - just need to wait for them to sort it out now :)

First job will be to move the Skoda to the car port then clear out my garage a bit to make space.
Then I'll start to strip the car, bag and label everything, take photos etc.
It's going to need it to get a proper idea of how bad the rust really is.
I have to admit I'm feeling somewhat daunted by the prospect as I'm pretty much a self taught mechanic :D
I have a mate who's an ex-mechanic to call on when I'm stuck and several people have already offered help, advice and parts, which is awesome as this will be a learning experience.

This needs to be done on as tight a budget as possible but it needs to be done right.

I want to drive this car, so I'm determined that it won't be in bits too long (let's see how that works out!!)

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 12:33:16 pm »
ah,actually rob,i can see the ashtray in the passenger footwell....
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2015, 12:34:03 pm »
Nice Rob, will keep a close eye on this, should be epic :D
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2015, 07:06:55 pm »
well done Rob, that's my old girl - glad to hear your going to restore her to its original glory!!

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2015, 07:20:06 pm »
well done Rob, that's my old girl - glad to hear your going to restore her to its original glory!!
Small world - especially with these cars in NZ!
I assume she didn't have so much rust then? :D
The next owner was in Tauranga and must have had it near the sea. It hasn't had a WOF for ten years!

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2015, 08:05:11 pm »
no not so much, have a look at the inner sunroof area, always had water come through the sunroof when it rained, believe the sunroof rain gutters were missing when I had it
Think it has a Golf GTi brake master cylinder, courtesy of me

otherwise she never gave me any problems :)

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2015, 10:22:51 pm »
GroupbA2rob it's good you put your hand up.  I haven't really any history apart from it was in Wellington for  a while before I bought it ex Tauranga through a mutual friend.  I've only tidied it a bit and new cambelt, pump and fluids, as you do when one buys a new car.
I reckon Rob will restore it as it deserves.  For me it was always going to be third or fourth in the line behind stuff that is already underway or is a daily driver.
The oil drips in the carport are not from the URQ! 

I'd say good luck but luck is for people without skill.  Deal to it Rob.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2015, 06:02:20 pm »
Just found my old post from 2006 from this car, just do a search on the rego number and it will come up

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2015, 07:13:09 pm »
Just found my old post from 2006 from this car, just do a search on the rego number and it will come up

Heres the link:

http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,3482.0.html
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2015, 08:29:11 pm »
History! Love it :D

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2015, 09:53:56 pm »
very nice addition indeed Rob.

Can't wait to see this get restored.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2015, 08:14:07 am »
I will be following this thread with great interest .... best wishes for a successful rebuild!