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759NRNG
759NRNG Reader
5/29/17 9:13 p.m.

Am I the only Michele Mouton Killer B Audi freak following this!?!?!?!!! We have here a group of inquisitive/enthused young folks seeking automotive enlightenment recreating a tour de force of an era that probably ended before a lot of them were born!!!! May all of you embrace this experience to its fullest, good luck and please be careful.

teamilluminata
teamilluminata HalfDork
5/30/17 7:00 a.m.

759NRNG wrote: Am I the only Michele Mouton Killer B Audi freak following this!?!?!?!!! We have here a group of inquisitive/enthused young folks seeking automotive enlightenment recreating a tour de force of an era that probably ended before a lot of them were born!!!! May all of you embrace this experience to its fullest, good luck and please be careful.

LarsBrunkhorst
LarsBrunkhorst New Reader
6/9/17 10:14 a.m.

Awesome job!, been following along and looking forward to the finished product! Should you ever need the help of an enthusiastic volunteer let me know, I am just around the corner from you guys!

teamilluminata
teamilluminata HalfDork
6/9/17 11:26 a.m.

You should come hang out one Tuesday evening when the Quattro Squad meets.

LarsBrunkhorst
LarsBrunkhorst New Reader
6/9/17 11:31 a.m.

In reply to teamilluminata:

I would love too, just let me know when and where!

teamilluminata
teamilluminata HalfDork
6/29/17 10:32 a.m.

We meet most Tuesday evenings in Pontiac to work on the car, though there's not much going on right now as the body is at the paint shop.

teamilluminata
teamilluminata HalfDork
6/29/17 10:35 a.m.

Rear diff is back together with new seals. Now we need to decide what color to paint it.

Amanda has started painting stripes on the model.

We borrowed an OE refinished rear caliper and decided this is the way to go with ours.

In anticipation of panels showing up Thompson Racing Fabrication took the car out of storage and delivered it to Cherry Classic Cars. We must admit it's nice to get re-acquainted.

Now we just need our wide body kit.

759NRNG
759NRNG HalfDork
7/14/17 10:04 a.m.

Great brushwork Amanda! As a possible alternative livery, my fave is the 200 Quattro that campaigned in IMSA for one season before being banished

teamilluminata
teamilluminata HalfDork
7/16/17 7:57 a.m.

Panels did indeed show up from Europe from Cool Wheels in Latvia. Cherry Classic Cars wasted no time in offering them up to the body. As expected with composite reproduction panels it's going to take quite a bit if fettling to get a good fit.

They also set about fixing the rust on the shell and other minor repairs.

Before applying primer.

docwyte
docwyte Dork
7/17/17 1:38 p.m.

Was the car in too far gone condition to bring back as a street car? That's one of ~65 1985 UrQ's that was imported to the USA...

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
7/17/17 2:12 p.m.
teamilluminata wrote: Panels did indeed show up from Europe from Cool Wheels in Latvia. Cherry Classic Cars wasted no time in offering them up to the body. As expected with composite reproduction panels it's going to take quite a bit of fettling to get a good fit.

Fettling? Been watching Bad Obsession too much? ;)

teamilluminata
teamilluminata HalfDork
7/17/17 2:19 p.m.
docwyte wrote: Was the car in too far gone condition to bring back as a street car? That's one of ~65 1985 UrQ's that was imported to the USA...

it's an 83 so not quite as rare but regardless, this was the only way it was going to live on as a vehicle.

teamilluminata
teamilluminata HalfDork
7/17/17 2:21 p.m.
jstein77 wrote:
teamilluminata wrote: Panels did indeed show up from Europe from Cool Wheels in Latvia. Cherry Classic Cars wasted no time in offering them up to the body. As expected with composite reproduction panels it's going to take quite a bit of fettling to get a good fit.

Fettling? Been watching Bad Obsession too much? ;)

No, worse: English!

teamilluminata
teamilluminata HalfDork
8/18/17 9:43 a.m.

The shell is still at the body shop: Cherry Classic Cars in Michigan but we recently went to visit it and to make some decisions about how to put it together.

We also found a kevlar composite trunk lid in Canada

and received some vintage gauges and switches from another quattro aficionado.

teamilluminata
teamilluminata HalfDork
9/5/17 2:25 p.m.

More wide body progress on the rally build. Front and rear fenders are being wrestled into place by the guys at Cherry Classic Cars

 

Starting to look like a car again.

 


cyncrvr
cyncrvr New Reader
9/16/17 12:19 p.m.

What a great build.  Thanks!

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