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    1. Member Sepp's Avatar
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      12-07-2014 03:11 AM #251
      Sealed up the rear section of the passenger side floor.
      POR15, and then a coat of enamel over that should last another 30 years..
      The back seat section has been done as well.



      There is a bit of rust where the drivers side "B" pillar meets the floor pan.
      It's a complex section of the car, (as the floor meets the rear seat meets the rear fender meets the door sill meets the rocker panel.

      I cut out the rot, and may need to cut more, to gain access to make sure all of the rust is gone.



      Over the years, water and dirt had built up i(n the section where bottom side of where the drivers side rear fender attaches to the rocker section) had worked it's way into and below the seam sealer applied at the factory.
      So, when I peeled up the seam sealer, rust was hiding....



      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

      What is a Homologation car you ask?
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    3. Member Sepp's Avatar
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      12-14-2014 03:57 AM #252
      I cant get much done during the week, so I try to make the best of the weekends...

      Progress is very slow....
      I laid down a coat of enamel on the front passenger side foot well.
      The gas in the tank was 5 years old, so out it went...and into the F150. It'll run on anything.



      I scored a perfect set of door pockets, and a NLA windshield gasket!



      And due to a hand injury, I spent a few hours sorting through the boxes of parts. I remember where most of them go.

      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

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      12-14-2014 08:54 PM #253
      The rust on/around the B pillar is a bit of a Pandoras Box..
      All of that was hiding underneath the carpet.
      Luckily, it can be all fixed and sealed...and hide under the carpet again!
      The car has had a few misplaced jack incidents, and the seam of where the fender/rocker meet the floor was split allowing water/salt to get in the seam, rusting it out from the outside, in.




      Found a small spec of rot just forward of the B pillar...due to likely the same culprit.
      Just like the B pillar issue, I will need to cut out the section from the outside of the car to ensure I get all of the rust.



      The final sections of sound deadener was chipped off the transmission tunnel. I cleaned it up, and it now has new paint, as well as most of the rear drivers side footwell.



      Found out last night as I was looking through boxes of parts, that I'm missing a C pillar trim piece.
      It makes me nervous, as now I'm wondering how many other parts are missing...time will tell!

      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

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      12-27-2014 10:08 PM #254
      Getting the car prepped for a visit from a mobile automobile welding business.
      Removed the front fenders so the A pillar sections below the hood line can be welded.





      There was a little bit of rust in the cover section under the front passenger side fender.
      The rust has been removed and will be welded back into place. (It's currently flipped up just above the tire)





      And also repair a badly repaired (in the past) upper fender mount)





      Even though both A pillar sections below the hood line had rust holes, only the drivers side had some additional rust holes in the area just behind that.
      So, it's been cut out, and will get cleaned up and repaired.





      While I was getting rid of the last pieces of carpet padding up under the footwell in the dashboard area, I noticed some hydraulic fluid on the actuator arm boot of the clutch master cylinder....on a positive note, it's a great time to change it out as everything is out of the way!!





      Most of the floorpan and the transmission tunnel are nice and shiny black!! Can't paint anymore until some holes are patched.





      I cut out a section of where the drivers side rear fender meets the rocker panel, meets the floor pan. The piece is upside down in the shot, but one can see the lip on the left is badly damaged by unfortunate jacking. The lip split away from the matched lip on the floor pan. The seam became vulnerable to water, snow, salt, etc and rusted from the inside the seam, up into the fender, rocker panel and the floor pan. All of this went on for decades unnoticed underneath carpet and paint.





      With that piece cut out, I was able to see the horrific state of the rusty area from the backside. On the left of the photo is what's left of where the B pillar meets the floor pan and frame rail. lower right is the battery box.
      One can see where the rust had crept upwards from the floor pan lip.
      As bad as that looks, that is the worst spot on the car. And fixable. And will be out of site once completed.

      Last edited by Sepp; 12-27-2014 at 10:11 PM.
      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

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      12-30-2014 09:10 AM #255
      I try to keep winter grime, etc., cleaned off of our cars, especially the underside, but I have to admit that I'm always afraid of pulling something back and finding that level of rust hiding somewhere. Glad you found it, and can get it all cleaned up and repaired, but it doesn't look fun.



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      12-31-2014 08:53 PM #256
      Man, sometimes I think if I didn't love this car so much....It would be easier to dump my money and time into my other cars.
      But, the Quattro is my all time favorite car, and it feels great to keep this one on the road.
      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

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      01-04-2015 08:24 PM #257
      Between the car being parked outside, it being wintertime with lots of rain and a busy schedule...the progress is glacial.

      But, I was able to remove all of the rubberized coating in the drivers side wheel well to ensure that there was no rust hiding anywhere.
      It was nice an clean underneath.
      A shot of self etching primer and it's good to go for a little while.



      I did the same for the inside area of the front fenders.





      The welder is lined up to come next week and get the holes filled in!!
      Last edited by Sepp; 01-04-2015 at 08:27 PM.
      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

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      01-06-2015 12:13 PM #258
      Nice work! Sub'd!

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      01-07-2015 12:51 AM #259
      Thanks!!!
      Welding will commence tomorrow!!!!!!!

      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

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      01-07-2015 09:32 PM #260
      Finally, what I consider forward progress!

      Mobile welders on site, nice and early!!!



      Both A pillar holes patched!!!!



      And primed!!



      Both front wheel wells and the elephant ears have all of the original coating removed..everything welded and sealed and primed!!!



      The small holes on the floor are done.



      And I dismounted the Ronals so I can give them an overhaul. The OE sized NLA tires are nearly perfect.



      And the post man delivered some great motivational reading material.

      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

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      01-10-2015 09:40 PM #261
      Back at it!

      Working on the rear wheel wells, and working around the struts for now, until they get pulled.



      And removing all of the coating from the under side of the car.
      A nice, sharp wood chisel works amazing for the flat spots.





      And, the end of the line, rust-wise. The forward lower section of the rear wheel well on the drivers side.
      This notch is normally filled in with sealant..as you can see, rust has crept up, into the joined pieces of metal.
      It was all sealed up with rubber from the factory, and looked fine before I started exploring.



      A first coat of enamel in the front wheel wells



      And on the inside of the front fenders.

      Last edited by Sepp; 01-10-2015 at 09:46 PM.
      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

      What is a Homologation car you ask?
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    13. 01-10-2015 10:05 PM #262
      Undercoating removal is the worst job in the world.. BTDT many times:





      I started with scrapers and heat gun to soften the rubber... finally moved onto heavier stuff.
      Grinder with a wire wheel, either cup or flat depending on which area you are using.. it goes through it like butter.
      Needs to be the heavy duty thick knot.
      Just keep it mind little rubber shreds will be all over the place..

      Hope this hleps.
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      01-11-2015 01:39 PM #263
      Thanks Martin!
      Yes, it sucks, but I'm finding a lot of spots that have the coating worn off (lifting points), and has surface rust lurking...
      The surface rust on your pan, in the area of the shifter has me motivated to pull the propshaft and exhaust..which is happening eventually regardless.
      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

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      01-24-2015 12:59 AM #264
      The car has been moved inside.
      Trying to restore a car in the winter time, in the North West is way better than The North East...but I cannot wait anymore for rain breaks.



      Since there's still much welding to be done on the car,
      Bought a new MIG welder last week, have already been using the crap out of it.



      Started clearing out the engine compartment, to make room for a belt/pump replacement.
      There' not much space between the cam belt cover and the radiator support!



      The quattros come with two radiators.
      Most folks remove and bypass the aux unit.
      Mine is completely knackered.
      I knew is was in rough shape, but it still held coolant!!!!!



      When I removed the cam belt cover, I was happy to see the belt still looked like new! (it was last replaced in 2002)



      All looked good at first, but I noticed some coolant residue built up behind the rear cover!



      And that's all for now. Worked a 12 hour day, ran out of steam.

      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

      What is a Homologation car you ask?
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    16. 01-26-2015 12:47 AM #265
      I would suggest going to RS2 fan shroud setup with 200q20v 500W fan.
      or at least the plastic B3 shroud... that way you never have to worry about it rusting again.
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      01-26-2015 11:06 PM #266
      Fantastic idea!!!

      I'll hunt one down.
      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

      What is a Homologation car you ask?
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