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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #960 on: March 22, 2017, 12:24:50 pm »
Only totally awesome Rob. Can't wait to see the final product!
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That is my current thinking yes, though I won't take it on the track this time.
Trouble is my to-spend list always seems to be hovering around the $4k mark despite giving the credit card quite the hammering this month!
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #962 on: March 26, 2017, 08:22:32 pm »
Should have bought a bigger puller.



Made a start on the first of the CV joints - got one degreased and partly re-assembled. I would have done both ends if I'd bought a big enough puller!







This is one way to separate the bigs :D








I also took the cup thingies off the gearbox, cleaned them up and re-fitted, and moved the jack stands at the back so I can get the rear subframe out for cleanup and new bushes.

Then it's brake lines, sort out the exhaust heat insulation which is hanging off - and have a look under it to check for rustyness.
And I should be able to get the rear fully re-assembled.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #963 on: March 30, 2017, 08:22:32 pm »
Where we're going...we don't need roads.



Finally got the rear subframe off. It's in decent condition under the muck. Bushes are shot of course.


Now struggling to get the shaft back together :D






I thought the subframe was the last part that needed to come off. But I noticed that the fuel line has been rubbing on the rear diff mount and is this close to going through. Better sort that out then!! Imagine filling it up and losing 80l of fuel, not to mention the fire/explosion risk.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #964 on: March 30, 2017, 08:36:17 pm »
Cat paw prints on the new paint Rob?
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #965 on: March 30, 2017, 08:40:12 pm »
Cat paw prints on the new paint Rob?

Yeah the little buggers, can't keep 'em out.
Going to get it professionally polished and ceramic coated once it's moving.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #966 on: April 02, 2017, 08:38:10 pm »
Got a few more bits cleaned up and painted.







These are ready to go in :D
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #967 on: April 03, 2017, 08:17:42 am »
Making good progress there
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #968 on: April 03, 2017, 09:59:06 am »
Awesome effort all round, Rob

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #969 on: April 04, 2017, 08:01:33 pm »
Being able to bolt some clean parts back together is very satisfying.



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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #970 on: April 09, 2017, 07:46:02 pm »
This is the fuel line from tank to fuel pump. It has been rubbing the rear sub frame mount The dash gauge told me the tank was just about empty, so I got my five litre container and started to drain the tank. 24 litres and a bit of a spill later...
The whole house still smells of petrol.





I struggled for ages to get these out then remembered I had the capability to make fire. It still took me another hour to shift them. So much rust!









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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #971 on: April 12, 2017, 01:44:57 pm »
Another brake line almost done. Needs a little tweaking but I'm pretty happy with it.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #972 on: April 13, 2017, 04:44:15 pm »
Had a day off work today so I got a few hours with the quattro.
Making brake lines takes ages! Got them all in place now, hopefully I make them properly.



Sam was unimpressed.


I also cleaned up the rear subframe and slapped some paint on it.


And the rear wishbones.


Then suddenly it was 3pm and time to pick up the child from school!

I have a new rear mount for the rear diff, but it needs to be pressed in, and three of the bolts holding the bracket on are rounded off and rusted in. Sigh. So the rear diff needs to come off to get it done. Gives me the chance to clean it up I guess.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #973 on: April 16, 2017, 07:36:11 pm »


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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #974 on: April 16, 2017, 07:38:27 pm »
Still working on getting these buggers out. They are allen bolts, honest!

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #975 on: April 16, 2017, 09:27:17 pm »
Looks like you are making good progress even if it is putting a bit of a fight to hang onto its rusted parts
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #976 on: April 17, 2017, 01:18:27 pm »
Hammering an old imperial socket on them did the trick, combined with my 12v impact gun.



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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #977 on: April 20, 2017, 04:30:31 pm »
Rear drive shafts cleaned up. They're not in bad condition, under the muck. Need to collect some bits from The Toy Shop Wellington who have been pressing things in and out for me, then I can bolt some stuff back on.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #978 on: April 21, 2017, 06:59:47 pm »
Picked up my stuff from The Toy Shop Wellington. Various bushings pressed in and out. I had to strip and re-assemble one of the cv joints. It wouldn't move properly because I'd assembled it incorrectly.



Rear diff mount and front drive shafts are in place.





Front sub frame is assembled and ready to go on.
It feels great to finally be bolting some clean parts together.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #979 on: April 25, 2017, 04:21:09 pm »
I couldn't resist those extra 25kW







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