Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro

Started by RobClubley, July 22, 2015, 08:39:41 AM

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RobClubley

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.




1985 ur quattro
1992 Ford Courier - the sensible daily

Y0RKI

Looks good, love the colour combo!  Cant wait to see the thread progress
Everything is for sale, you just have to offer the right money
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1998 Fiat Bravo HGT - gone
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1990 Fiat Uno Turbo - gone (to heaven)
1986 Fiat Uno Turbo - gone

RS ZWEI

Awesome! Whats the first plan of attack (once youve got the car home)?
1980 VW Golf GTI Track Car
1995 Audi RS2
2006 Skoda Octavia vRS Combi (manual)
2013 Renault Megane RS265 Redbull RB8
2014 Skoda Octavia vRS Combi (manual)

RobClubley

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!!)
1985 ur quattro
1992 Ford Courier - the sensible daily

slowburn

ah,actually rob,i can see the ashtray in the passenger footwell....
99 B5 S4 Avant
85 coupe quattro
72 fiat 124 coupe
97 corolla wagon

Fizz

Nice Rob, will keep a close eye on this, should be epic :D

GroupbA2rob

well done Rob, that's my old girl - glad to hear your going to restore her to its original glory!!

RobClubley

Quote from: GroupbA2rob 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!!
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!
1985 ur quattro
1992 Ford Courier - the sensible daily

GroupbA2rob

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 :)

wilco

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.

W.

GroupbA2rob

Just found my old post from 2006 from this car, just do a search on the rego number and it will come up

RS ZWEI

Quote from: GroupbA2rob 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

Heres the link:

http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,3482.0.html
1980 VW Golf GTI Track Car
1995 Audi RS2
2006 Skoda Octavia vRS Combi (manual)
2013 Renault Megane RS265 Redbull RB8
2014 Skoda Octavia vRS Combi (manual)

RobClubley

1985 ur quattro
1992 Ford Courier - the sensible daily

GLIDN

very nice addition indeed Rob.

Can't wait to see this get restored.
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td19

I will be following this thread with great interest .... best wishes for a successful rebuild!

RobClubley

1985 ur quattro
1992 Ford Courier - the sensible daily

RobClubley

I've been reading some build threads on QuattroForum. Getting really worried now.
1985 ur quattro
1992 Ford Courier - the sensible daily

slowburn

rome wasn't built in a day....i actually really like your coupe,just one problem at a time....at least it's body related and not something to do with the kjet.....
99 B5 S4 Avant
85 coupe quattro
72 fiat 124 coupe
97 corolla wagon

00quattro00

Keep an eye out for a cheap urs4/6 and put the 20v in it
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ranton-inc

Quote from: slowburn on July 24, 2015, 10:18:05 AM
rome wasn't built in a day....i actually really like your coupe,just one problem at a time....at least it's body related and not something to do with the kjet.....

What is so hard about Kjet?

It is the easiest crap to solv