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Mar 17, 2012, 08:26 PM
 
I purchased my 95 S6 Avant for $7500 a few years ago. Since then, the value has actually gone UP, as there were only 300ish imported, compared to 4-5k S4/S6 sedans. Last august, car in front of my drove OVER giant piece of truck tire, flung it into the air, and smashed my hood/bumper/grill. After getting a decent chunk of change to fix that, I also decided to replace a rusting fender, and repair a small rust patch on my door. And since I was doing the hood, bumper, fender, and door... I just said **** it and had them do the whole thing. My paint sucked originally, it was resprayed really poorly at some point, and whoever did it sanded out a lot of the character lines in the car, as you can see here:



And note the reflections in the paint here, how dull and fuzzy they are:



So... here are some sweet photos:











     
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Mar 17, 2012, 09:47 PM
 


There's really no doubt what handle is the original Ca$h

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Mar 17, 2012, 10:32 PM
 
I am looking at painting my truck soon, did you have any automotive painting experience? any advice for someone who has never done it.

I plan on two stage white, so not terribly difficult.
     
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Mar 18, 2012, 06:30 AM
 
If you stripped the whole thing why on earth would one choose to repaint it that hideous 90's green-blue color again?

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Mar 18, 2012, 06:38 AM
 
a) because it's actually nice.

b) because it's stock, and this is about "restoration".
     
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Mar 18, 2012, 08:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by phantomdragonz View Post
I am looking at painting my truck soon, did you have any automotive painting experience? any advice for someone who has never done it.
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Originally Posted by knifecarrier2 View Post
I just said **** it and had them do the whole thing.
     
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Mar 18, 2012, 10:15 AM
 
While I never liked what passed for a wagon in the 90s, that sure looks good. The restoration was great-it looks like it rolled off the showroom floor this week.

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Mar 18, 2012, 10:32 AM
 
Wait...so everyone thinks rust repair and a paint job qualifies as a "restoration"?
     
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Mar 18, 2012, 10:44 AM
 
Well it's a start. I'd call it repair unless it goes further.
     
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Mar 18, 2012, 01:43 PM
 
Looks better than my car. Very nice!
     
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Mar 18, 2012, 02:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Wait...so everyone thinks rust repair and a paint job qualifies as a "restoration"?
LOL! Hi Laminar. You are such a beacon of positive energy. How's your shit-tastic ford?

Oh, for the record:

New lower front bumper, LLTek.
New Hella E-code headlight lenses
New weatherstripping
The glass and doors were pulled except the windshield
New hatch
Polished taillights
POR15'd suspension components
H&R race springs with Bilstein Sport Dampers
All new suspension bushings
Apikol Short Shifter
Samco intercooler/turbo hoses
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Porsche 911 Calipers
A8 Rotors

But yeah it totally sucks I wish I had a ford contour instead.
     
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Mar 18, 2012, 03:28 PM
 
I think the details in the "in progress" photos were lost on some people. It looked to me like the rust repair was incidental to a "restoration" paint job.

How are the calipers and rotors different from the stock S6 parts? It sounds like the suspension will be a lot firmer, but smoother (new bushings, springs, dampers), but is the stock steering going to keep up with that? The one complaint my Audi super fanatic enthusiast coworker had was that every Audi he'd had tended to be "sloppy" (his words) in tight turns at speed. Having seen how fast he drove, I would have to say he should have known what he was talking about.

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I can't believe my eyes! Buy Italian my friend!!
     
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Mar 18, 2012, 04:41 PM
 
He'd prefer a car that works.
     
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Mar 18, 2012, 04:56 PM
 
So totally not a restoration.
     
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Originally Posted by knifecarrier2 View Post
LOL! Hi Laminar. You are such a beacon of positive energy. How's your shit-tastic ford?
The one that you've talked up on so many occasions? The one that when I purchased, you proudly (and incorrectly) claimed responsibility for introducing me to? The one I sold three years ago? I see it every now and then, the new owner put a hoodscoop on it, so I'd say not well. How's your Neon? Why do you keep coming back to a place that you "quit" 11 years ago? Because it's stupid, boring, and dying?
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
The one that you've talked up on so many occasions? The one that when I purchased, you proudly (and incorrectly) claimed responsibility for introducing me to? The one I sold three years ago? I see it every now and then, the new owner put a hoodscoop on it, so I'd say not well. How's your Neon? Why do you keep coming back to a place that you "quit" 11 years ago? Because it's stupid, boring, and dying?
Be the bigger man. You start taking the jabs, then act innocent when Rob goes into his normal overreact mode. Isn't it getting old?

In other news, someone on MacNN actually does something cool and wants to share it. It's either Lam, someone that was banned a long time ago, or someone that no longer posts.

We wonder why this place is boring and dying?
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Originally Posted by LucaDiMontezemolo View Post
I can't believe my eyes! Buy Italian my friend!!
Presumably he doesn't like his car on fire.
     
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
Be the bigger man. You start taking the jabs, then act innocent when Rob goes into his normal overreact mode. Isn't it getting old?


Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
In other news, someone on MacNN actually does something cool and wants to share it. It's either Lam, someone that was banned a long time ago, or someone that no longer posts.
You're forgetting about all of the awesome stuff that turtle does.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
You're forgetting about all of the awesome stuff that turtle does.
Hey...I do awesome shit too. It's just that no one will want to discuss the boring details of how some company was reorganized and purchased another company, and I'm not allowed to talk about it even if it was remotely interesting.

At the end of the day, guys like you and Rob are the ones building and chronicling the interesting shit that other people appreciate and wish they could do. There's not too many of you left around here, unfortunately. I dream of having the space for a dedicated theatre room - go update that thread instead of baiting Rob.
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
You're forgetting about all of the awesome stuff that turtle does.
I have never done anything awesome evar.

Wait, I had pizza yesterday. Does that count as "doing" ?

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Mar 19, 2012, 11:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
So totally not a restoration.
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV
Well it's a start. I'd call it repair unless it goes further.
I think, the boundaries between "restoration" and "repair" are in a state of flux...
( Last edited by euphras; Mar 19, 2012 at 01:45 PM. )


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Mar 19, 2012, 12:26 PM
 
Well hes not using stock / reproduction parts so it cant be a restoration.
     
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Mar 19, 2012, 12:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
Well hes not using stock / reproduction parts so it cant be a restoration.
You made a point!


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Mar 19, 2012, 01:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
Well hes not using stock / reproduction parts so it cant be a restoration.
Agreed.

My point about the green metallic paint went out the window when he posted the list of upgraded parts.

Except for the part about that green actually being a rather nice colour.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Not helping.
     
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Mar 19, 2012, 02:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by euphras View Post
You made a point!
Yes, the same one. Twice.

It would be clearer if you didn't reorder what I said when you (mis?)quoted me.
     
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Shiny.
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Boring.
     
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this sure looks well done !
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It's a car!
     
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You should get some newer Audi rims.
     
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Are you still living in the warehouse?
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Originally Posted by knifecarrier2 View Post
With that dead hooker in the trunk, it kinda reminds me of my car!

'cept, it's a chick. of course. Ahem. Yeah, so anyway, my friend bought a pair of those, but not sure what year. Looks about the same lines. He said he paid $1500 for the pair. One had been in a collision and the front end (and engine) was wrecked. The other had had a tree dropped on it from behind, but the engine was excellent. He basically pulled the doors and chopped the roof of one of them and stuck em on the other, cleaned it up, and gave it to his wife for a winter car. (He had given her summer car the year before: a similar resto on a 70's convertible Beetle). Both are gorgeous, as is yours!
     
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[VIDEO]http://vimeo.com/51037518[/VIDEO]

This is so inspirational. FYI an S4 (same chassis as my car, slightly different trim/bumpers) is now the fastest sedan IN THE WORLD, EVER. Can't wait to afford a new snail....
     
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How is it still a sedan?
     
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It has 4 doors?

     
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And it seats one.
     
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And? Sedan= 4 doors, not 4 seats.
     
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Originally Posted by knifecarrier2 View Post
And? Sedan= 4 doors, not 4 seats.
Every definition I've been able to find anywhere says enclosed car with two rows of seats for four or more people, with two or four doors.
     
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Spheric must be from the south or at least have some southern heritage. REBEL YELL!
     
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Originally Posted by MacinTommy View Post
Spheric must be from the south or at least have some southern heritage. REBEL YELL!
It's dem Southern internets I'm accessing.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Every definition I've been able to find anywhere says enclosed car with two rows of seats for four or more people, with two or four doors.
That's correct. It's the seating and cargo layout of the car (3-box design), not the number of doors.

Two door sedan:

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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Every definition I've been able to find anywhere says enclosed car with two rows of seats for four or more people, with two or four doors.
This isn't a stock class. This is the unlimited class. The body cannot be altered much at all, but the drivetrain, interior, suspension, are all up for grabs. You aren't required to retain the same # of occupants as stock.
     
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This isn't a stock class. This is the unlimited class.
I have no idea what this means, but I infer that we're both correct?
     
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
That's correct. It's the seating and cargo layout of the car (3-box design), not the number of doors.
Two door sedan:
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Yeah, but that's more confusing than anything, especially when the only visual difference is presence of a B pillar to separate the coupes from 2 door sedans.

I mean, according to that notion, this is NOT a coupe



but this is:



Like I said, that's ****ing dumb. The cars are almost identical. Sedan = 4 doors, for all intents and purposes.

http://www.automoblog.net/2009/02/12/coupe-vs-sedan-whats-the-difference/
     
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So, according to the link you just posted, you're actually wrong, but you just don't care because the technically correct explanation is stupid.

Sounds like Classic Rob™, alright.
     
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Read the link. Specifically the last paragraph. I'm not going to argue with you. If you want to argue for the sake of arguing, keep on going but you look like a complete ****ing idiot. Seriously, google "race sedan" and every photo is a ****ing four door car with ONE god damn seat (excluding rally cars), but apparently Spheric ****ing Harlot the multitude of racing organizations are completely wrong, yet he is correct.

Fat ****ing chance.
     
 
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