759NRNG Reader
May 29, 2017 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 HalfDork
May 30, 2017 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 New Reader
June 9, 2017 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 HalfDork
June 9, 2017 11:26 a.m.

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

LarsBrunkhorst New Reader
June 9, 2017 11:31 a.m.

In reply to teamilluminata:

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

teamilluminata HalfDork
June 29, 2017 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 HalfDork
June 29, 2017 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 HalfDork
July 14, 2017 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 HalfDork
July 16, 2017 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 Dork
July 17, 2017 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 UltraDork
July 17, 2017 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 HalfDork
July 17, 2017 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 HalfDork
July 17, 2017 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? ;)

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