Version 5 to S5 WRC bodykit

Discussion in 'Projects, modifications & how to guides' started by Godspeed, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Scotty75

    Scotty75 V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Central region
    Looking good have you decided on what colour or colours the parts will be powder coated will you be going for a gloss or satin finish .
     
  2. Godspeed

    Godspeed V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Bridgend
    All parts are going black , not going for any loud colours lol
     
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  3. TYPERV6

    TYPERV6 Owner at The Project

    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    Looking great Ian. Any reason why you didn't go with the larger S5 vents?
     
  4. tbtstt

    tbtstt Type RA Member

    Location:
    Redhill
    Just found this thread courtesy of another build and caught up with the progress so far. This is a build I have thought about for a lot of years and you look to be doing it with the sort of attention to detail that I would love to attain.

    Please keep the updates coming: can't wait to see what the finished car looks like!
     
  5. Godspeed

    Godspeed V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Bridgend
    Not had much time over the last few months to do anything with the car , as all my spare time ( not that I have much ! ) has been spent on my new house build , but have managed to spand a few hours on the car the last couple of weeks , it's looking sorry for itself at the moment on the ramp covered in dust !

    Anyway , gave it a lick of paint underneath , so from this

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    To this

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    will probably have another coat as it hasn't covered it 100% in a few area's.

    Got a few of the bigger bits powder coated locally

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    The smaller pieces we'll do in house.

    Gave the fuel tank a clean up and a repaint

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    Got the nuts and bolts and exhaust heat shield re-plated

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    And joined the group buy on scoobynet for some Meister R coilovers.

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    I still need to fix the captive nuts that broke off inside the chassis for the rear cross member , made up some plates with nuts welded to them , just need to weld them in place in the chassis I can then start putting it back together , probably have it finished just in time for the rain to start again , shame i've missed all this nice driving weather we've had !

    That's about it for now , hopefully will update it quicker than the last one lol
     
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  6. TYPERV6

    TYPERV6 Owner at The Project

    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    Great progress Ian... this sort of tidying work on the underside can really take time... looks to be going well though :thumb
     
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  7. funkyrimpler

    funkyrimpler V-Limited Member

    Location:
    england
    this is the most winningest thread on the forum...I'm thinking of getting mine repainted in this colour..looks awesome...
    Your car is shaping up into a real pant stretcher Ian.
     
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  8. PeteRA

    PeteRA V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Yes Simon ditch that white thing you’ve got and go the colour Subaru intended :giggle:
     
  9. funkyrimpler

    funkyrimpler V-Limited Member

    Location:
    england
    quite...i think my fave Subaru colour is blue steel 86F...(But Audi do a really nice metallic graphite colour that's more sparkly!)
     
  10. Godspeed

    Godspeed V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Bridgend
    Started putting it back together last saturday , fixed the captive nuts in the chassis , was fairly simple to do in the end , I used a hole cutter in the boot , measured it , measured it again , and managed to drill the holes exactly above the captive nuts , so just need to get some grommets to cover the holes in the boot , not going to weld plates in as the holes are small enough , and grommets will give more of a factory look.
    To do the front bracket on the trailing arms , I cut a slot in the drain hole , put in my plate with the nut welded in with a long car aerial type magnet , got a bolt in , tightened it up , and plug welded it through the holed I drilled next to the bolt hole , welded the cross member captive nuts this way as well , ground the welds back and painted the chassis , happy with the way they turned out .

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    Had to tidy the paint on the side of the chassis when doing the cross member nuts as the new paint was up in flames lol

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    Looking better now it's going back together

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    Managed to figure out where most of the bolts go !

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    And cleaned up the rear diff with a wire wheel , and gave it a lick of paint , going to remove the alloy side and back plate and clean them up properly , have the bolts plated , and fit new seals

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    I have bought a complete rear poly bush kit , so just need to powder coat the rear arms.

    I may have to remove the cross member yet , as I need to figure out how to run the pipe to fill the tank as I'm having a filler made to go in the boot , so will either go through the floor , or through the inner arch , need to get the car down off the ramp to see which is the better way , don't want a pipe up through the floor if it's too far away from the inner arch.

    I need to work out what size wheel spacers I need to make to get the wheels sitting perfectly in the arch's

    Just need to get the hubs stripped , bead blasted , painted , and fit new bearings , so hopefully by next weekend it should be back together.

    Cheers Ian
     
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