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Old 05-08-2007, 05:32 AM
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Although this post is off topic... I'm going to argue that it had and was originally meantfor thelate Audi A3, which is now a moot point. So, withmy sheer brilliance... well, actually because I had these lying around. [:@]


So I thought, "I had these machined... cost me a pretty penny... it was meant to go in the audi... need to use it in something... but what?"

May 5
A pillar nav!


So out comes the a pillar while I made a few measurements and some marks before putting it under the knife.


Once the hole was cut I put some epoxy in some strategic places and sat for 15 minutes to let it cure. Once the top cured, I added a stick to lock the position.



Then came the fiberglass. I coated the fiberglass mat on both sides and layed it on the pillar and shaped it as it cured.


May 6
Then came the test fit... The next day! :banghead: I didn't realize it takes so long to get this stuff to cure.


So isntead of layering fiberglass resin, I decided to get some good ole body filler to get the shape. This stuff cures fast (15 mins and you can start sanding it)


Once she was filled in all the right places, next came the sanding. A word of advice, wear a mask and some sort of eye protection. I had a mask on hand but didn't have the goggles but after 5 minutes of wondering what glass particles would do to my eyes gave me enough reason to to pick some up.


May 7
So after some additional sanding... patching some holes... and some more sanding... I got it primered today!!! Isn't she beautiful?


So thats all folks... tomorrow I'm hoping to get it re-textured and painted black back to its OEM (or close) black.
 
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:43 AM
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Pretty creative and a lot of work but I like the NAV placement in relationship to driver.
 
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:13 PM
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sweet mod! should be a very clean install.
 
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:15 PM
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The man is a magician...need to open your own mod/electronic tuning shop.
Very nice night.
 
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:30 PM
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Thats awsome man, cant wait to see the finished product!
 
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:07 AM
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can you do that do my A3? =)

Stryker's Right, the man is a magician.
 
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:43 AM
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Man, I dunno...
I wouldn't want to be messing with the A-pillar with the side curtain air bag in there...
Maybe not an issue with an S2000?
 
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:35 AM
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ORIGINAL: A3guy

I wouldn't want to be messing with the A-pillar with the side curtain air bag in there...
Isn't the project on a convertible?
 
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:52 AM
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Richard, you are definitely a creative SOB! Too bad you've gone to the dark side. LOL

I just hope some f-cker doesn't try and rip that thing out of your car.

Cheers!
 
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:00 AM
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I guess there is no going back to stock with that mod! HA ha!
 

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