1984 Audi 4000 quattro of dilapidation!

Started on Feb. 21 by ernest

Ride Rating

6

4000 quattro semi built racecar, saved from desruction as Lemons racer... Looooong way to go on build; Cage needs "upgrading" 20v turbo transplant running on E85 planned, 034 EFI, same front end geometry/suspension mods planned as implemented on my coupe, similar treatment to the rear.... etc, etc....

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Latest updates

April 20

The beast is out for the 1st. time in 8 months......

April 14

Got a 7A 20V pulled... took 3 guys and 7 hours!

Now I gotta figure out how to get it outta the van and into my garage!!

March 28

Alternate, altenator location!!!

Got's the turbo setup and moved the alternator to the passenger side, less obstruction in front of the radiator:

March 21

Got my Energy suspension swaybar bushings in!

Front brackets bolt right in (for 22mm bar), had to put a plate behind it to cover the depression in the subframe for the stock bushing. Yeah..... some of the drop link brackets are too soft, have to replace with ...

March 15

Swaybar 'Olicious!!

Got the front drop links together with my super custom brackets, 26mm bar is cleaned and painted!

March 12

Drop linkz!

Ultra custom full race aluminum brackets for my adjustable drop links

March 12

Studs and spline drive nuts

Finally got some studs and spline drive nuts installed

March 04

Finally got the rocker panels and airdam on

Had this stuff for a while... procrastinating working on the wiring!!!

Feb. 20

Pull the trigger on the "shifter of DEATH"!!

Mounted on metal spacers, no more rubber bushings, removed reverse lockout frame...

Feb. 17

Wiring hell!! and sensor hook up!!

Soo... I had to replace a bunch of OEM connectors because they were all broken, I had to replace the wires for the stater solenoid, I ran a bunch of new wire for water temp, oil temp, oil pressure and ...

Feb. 06

GOT CAMBER YO?!?!?!?

Ooooooops!!!! Kinda over did it on the camber mod... I can get a max of -5.5° camber in the rear... WOW!!!!

Feb. 06

GAUGE 'O RAMA!!!

What will I do with all these cool azz gauges?!?!?!?

Feb. 06

Tie rods too!!

Cleaned up and replaced one side (bent)

Feb. 06

Front struts "done"

Front struts "done" coilover sleeves, bearings, ball joints... etc. knuckle modded for tons 'o camber Need axles though!!!!!

Jan. 24

Rear is done....

Subframe urethane mounts a-arm urethane bushings front and rear 034 diff race mounts new CV boots B3 2 piece struts (knuckle modified for up to -5° camber) coilover conversion 034 "Track density" upper mounts new ball joints new bearings rebuilt ...

Dec. 31

Now: 2 piece front struts

Pulled some B4 90 2piece struts I also got some CV's in very good shape, you can tell from the boots and grease they have relatively few miles on them.... $55.00 for tha whole lot!! No rust, definately a Cali ...

Dec. 27

2 piece rear struts

Cleaned up, "90" 2 piece struts, replaced bearings, cut off spring perch, converted to DIY coilovers, still need Koni race inserts (which cost a fortune!) and new upper mounts.

Dec. 06

The search for 2 piece struts!

The search for 2 piece struts starts now! converting front and rear to 2 piece versions from a later gen "B3" 90quattro. Camber can be added at the knuckle by modifying the struts, this means I won't have to tilt ...

Dec. 06

tons more stuff

Over the last 4 months: later style dash and center console, soon to be installed, larger later style master cyl and brake booster, urethane bushings for front subframe and a-arms

Dec. 06

rear end shizz

Pulled rear diff, subframe, axles cleaned/painted refreshed, added urethane sub mounts, hard rubber diffmounts, replaced u-joint on driveshaft, fixed rear diff lock actuator, it was jammed up against the trans tunnel!

April 18

Fab work

Fabbed up some aluminum door skins and plexi rear windows, finished painting the interior......

April 09

cleaning/painting

Cleaned/pressure washed the whole drivetrain, cleaned, sanded and painted the rollcage and floor, wiring is next on the agenda!!!

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Comments

Jan 1, 2013 4:08 p.m.
84FSP:
Looking good! I remember my brother scaring the crap out of me in his 4000 Quattro man years ago... I rode in a swap with the 20 v Nonjuror and it was already far faster. This should really move!
Jan 24, 2013 10:26 p.m.
ernest:
Thanks!! I still have quite a ways to go. I'm slowly working my way from the back to the front of the car; I've focused on the suspension because it's the cheapest part to mod and I have the most experience with it. The front suspension is close to being done as well. I have a bunch of interior stuff to do including wiring. Then the big stuff; the engine and aftermarket EFI...
Jan 26, 2013 3:46 p.m.
Driggs:
Hey big fellah. Why'd you skimp on posting all these sweet pics on QW!!! I'm sending Casey after you!

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