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Old 11-05-18, 02:42 PM   #21
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Previous owner had a red B2 Quattro that, judging by the amount of red paint on this, he painted outside on a windy day.

This is the paintwork after a proper powerwash and a first pass with the claybar.

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Old 11-05-18, 02:46 PM   #22
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These are typical before condition shots.







A lot of muck and roughness!
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Old 11-05-18, 03:52 PM   #23
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Why not do a budget build good enough to get it MOT'd, give it a tickle with some cure-rust type stuff and a rattle can.......and move it on. Basically get it fit for the road and give it a bit of TLC ?

I was thinking same, balance your perfectionism with what is realistic for this particular car. Some things you can do on a budget that might transform it. But sort the mechanicals.
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Old 11-05-18, 04:30 PM   #24
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The mechanicals are easy it is the cosmetics that’ll make or break it.

I’m treating it now as a learning exercise on DIY paintwork and I’ve prepped the drivers door to get rid of some deep scratches. I’ve ordered some paint and thinners, I’ve got a good quality modelling airbrush and compressor and I’ll play with that for a bit.

If it works, it works, if it doesn’t no great loss.

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Old 11-05-18, 04:43 PM   #25
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The mechanicals are easy it is the cosmetics thatíll make or break it.

Iím treating it now as a learning exercise on DIY paintwork and Iíve prepped the drivers door to get rid of some deep scratches. Iíve ordered some paint and thinners, Iíve got a good quality modelling airbrush and compressor and Iíll play with that for a bit.

If it works, it works, if it doesnít no great loss.


Yep, why not give it a go mate, i do like Ben's idea though and i wonder how much that would be in wrap.

Do you do models then ?
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Old 11-05-18, 04:50 PM   #26
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Iím treating it now as a learning exercise on DIY paintwork .......... If it works, it works, if it doesnít no great loss.
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Old 11-05-18, 08:11 PM   #27
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Oh you are soooo on the same page.... This...

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Old 11-05-18, 08:43 PM   #28
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I did think about a MOT failure Passat and a 1.8T but it’s been done hundreds of times before, my Cortina was a similar sort of thing so there’s no new challenge with that...
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Old 11-05-18, 08:50 PM   #29
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When I got mine, and didnt know how it ran etc i did think EV..... no idea whats involved but still.
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Old 11-05-18, 10:28 PM   #30
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If it was lower mileage I wouldnt be asking Iíd be doing! If I also hadnít just finished my 90 Iíd be in a better place to make a decision.

Iím dubious when I see Markís 2.6 B4 Coupe sitting for sale at £2.1k thatíd itíd be worth much at all.

I just donít want to throw more money away.

Trouble is that the vast majority of B3/B4s aren't worth a carrot and haven't enjoyed any significant increase in value yet.

To sink any significant portion of your hard-earned into one for any reasons other than a) you like them because of some insane nostalgia; or b) you enjoy spending money on a hobby involving increasingly obscure, 20-30 year old German mechanicals; is probably not sensible in the first place and is never going to end in any sort of profit

Personally i reckon that coupe deserves your tender touch and while the 90 was money-no-object, the challenge with this one should be to do it on the tightest budget possible...? I bet it'll turn out better than alright after you've worked your magic on it and someone will snap it up
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