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Old 16-01-2015, 06:57 PM   #11
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Well, second day of ownership, and it has begun.

It is an illness I guess, that does not go away.

So, one thing I did not particularly like in the interior of the car, was this part

I think it is practical, but not good looking for an Audi.



In the other, A3 diesel we have in the family, I had spotted a much better looking ashtray, which my father refused to trade for mine, LoL, so I ordered mine with no second thought.

Collected it from the dealership today





Boy was it good looking





No comparison



Watch the differences though (dont mind bottles and sexual implication lol)



Hadnt noticed they have difference size body to be honest

So it didnt fit



However I did notice something



Necks were removable, so, changed them and voila





Now it is perfect







Then, coming back home, I knew I had to do some work on the trunk. I was always a fan of clean looking asses and all, so debadge time.
I strongly suggest you debadge your cars when they are fresh and new if you are to do it anyway, glue is so much more friendly and kinda comes off with the letters easily.

So.

Before



And after



Again before



And after



Dat wheel gap doe



Cheers more to come !

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Old 17-01-2015, 11:43 AM   #12
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I believe next step is to remove the wheel gap ? :-D

I didn't notice the stripes on the first pics, I like that, nice & sober.
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Old 17-01-2015, 11:53 AM   #13
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I was about to take them off
But then i said, meeeeh not too bad
At least for now.
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Old 17-01-2015, 10:15 PM   #14
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You'll never be able to leave it alone, we all know what your like on this forum ;-)

Can't wait for updates!
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Nice motor
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Old 18-01-2015, 02:01 PM   #16
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yes doc we need a big turbo tdi thread from you ,καλοταξιδο φιλε
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So where were we. Oh yes, some things to show you, now that I found time to update this again

Even before I got the car, I have been wanting to do this thing as follows

Started removing things from the trunk











Time for some black love from 3M car wrap products





Started re-installing things





I love the quality of the cut



Reinstalled the OEM foam behind the plate



Much better



And some better shots

















Daytime pics will follow to show how nice it came out.

What is more, these were ordered, and arrived in my hands as well







But more on that later.

I have also started my question here and there, for the answer to my lowering questions - yes I know it is the second week since I bought this car, but you know how it is. LoL.

Cheers, more to come
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Old 28-01-2015, 09:30 AM   #18
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Good choice of car - always liked the A1. Look forward to the watching the radical transformation to be!
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Old 28-01-2015, 08:45 PM   #19
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So, these were ordered and received



Had these inside









And a manual



Seems like i was a template from inside the box.
Not sure if it supplied with it though.
Thing is there is something weird about the footrest area.
We will get to that later.









It would be a bolt on, if it were like on my other cars, but here the plastic part to be replaced is missing, and the carpet in the area is like this





Not sure how I am gonna do it, but I will figure out how I guess sooner or later.

Took some time to put these on, especially the throttle one, where the clutch one needed to open some holes





Installed, look so good if you ask me





And I need to figure out how to make it look complete now

[FootRest just left to stay in place - not installed]



Cheers guys
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Interesting project and looking good
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