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Audi A8 My Fiero by engine man
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Well i received the tail lights today and the jerk didn't use a box big enough so 2 studs where broken off and the edge of the lens was broken off i did find the 2 studs and epoxied them back on there was zero packing and i do mean zero it pissed me off

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rear tail lights i am using

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My buddy from NC came over and recorded the car running and shooting flames and his sound on the video is way better than any of my recordings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdbqXOw-JXo

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It's not viewable.

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try it now i put it on youtube

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Doesn't work for me

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dam it went to private just made it public

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well things have been slow in the shop so no fun money to spend but i am sure that things will pick up and i will be back on track building the car

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wet sanded a bit of the car then buffed it and it looks great now i just need to do the rest of the car

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what is up with those who come into your garage / shop and lean on your car ,sit on it or start picking at the paint with there finger nails i know i am building a driver but come on smarten up

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what is up with those who come into your garage / shop and lean on your car ,sit on it or start picking at the paint with there finger nails i know i am building a driver but come on smarten up


Stupid people suck...

You can't fix stupid with duct tape,
but it'll muffle the sound, Joe

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yes stupid people do suck on another note i have wet sanded and buffed the left rear quarter and i will do the right tomorrow



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right quarter is sanded and buffed now on to the roof and doors they should be easy to do as there was not as much orange peal in those areas

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left side of car now all wet sanded and buffed now i am wet sanding the hood and front bumper cover

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tomorrow i am going to try using a DA to wet sand i have bought all the things to do it with and i am using 1500 grit but they have up to 5000 grit

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almost all buffed out just need to do the passenger door and deck lid i have been enjoying working on t allot more lately as i bring the paint to life it is coming out just like envisioned

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Today i am using Menzerna heavy cut compound 400 with my new Chinese buffing pads i start with orange and end up with the blue to finish and it looks great the compound is a diminishing compound so it go's from a coars to fine at the end of it's buffing cycle

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My buddy from NC came over and recorded the car running and shooting flames and his sound on the video is way better than any of my recordings



It's too bad you're so far away. Your car deserves to be shot in HD video!

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ok it is all buffed out now i need to get all the lights working and a windshield in it dash and gauges working then i ca at least drive it but to look right i need wheels that are the right offset

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Have you thought about wheel well liners.
I think the one think that make a kit car stick out as a kit car is the lack of liners in the wheel wells.

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yes i have and what i plan om is stock liners that i will cut and widen with black plastic . the auto parts /speed shop has it out front in the building my shop is in

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It's really coming together but the wheels are going to make a huge improvement. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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just ordered some 2 inch wheel spacers i am not a big fan of using wheel spacers but i cant find wheels in my price range / extra cheap lol with the right offset

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i painted the rear wheel and jacked up the car and removed the wheel and let the car down to the ride height i think it should be and placed the wheel out where it should be


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Amazing what a difference that makes. Looks great.

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TommyRocker i agree just putting them out to where it is about even with the body and changing the color of the wheels but unfortunately those wheels wont work as i would need 4 inch spacers so what i need is to go from 7.5 wide wheels to a 9.5 wide with about a -25 offset

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ordered XXR 553 wheels can't wait to get them

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What size did you go with?

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17 x 9.25 rear and 17x8.25 front i would have liked wider on the rear but i wanted to stay with 17 i know they make wider in 18 and 19 i am going to run a 275 40 on the rear and i will run 235 45 on the front

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What offsets?

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rear 22 with a 2 inch wheel spacer that should be just shy of even with the body and 36 on the front that should be right about even in the front

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Thanx for the info...I'm curious to see how they look.

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i should have them on Tuesday and i will have them on that night and i will take pictures and post them

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pictures of the new wheels i wish the fronts where 48 offset as they really need to be sucked in another 1/2 inch and the front of the car is sitting about an inch to high






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Take the wheels or the spacers (I suggest the spacers) and have them fly cut by what ever you want.

This thing is awesome.

Since I first saw this my son and I have decided that we will be doing a full build with an Audi W12. Basically I know them very well and they are a few inches shorter than the V8. But I really love yours. It is wonderful.

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Thank you and the rear only has spacers and are just where i want them it is just the front wheels but i am not sure i can take a 1/2 inch off but there might be enough material

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Have you thought of installing a widetrack rear suspension instead of using the spacer?

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yes i have thought about a wide track but i don't have the money right now and spacers where cheap

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Ha Ha, you've built a car in the time it's taken me to think about fixing my a/c (and I've still not done that!) LOL.

In my defense though, I did put a new gearbox in the other week and we are moving house!

Awesome job and a pleasure to watch your progress.


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yes i have thought about a wide track but i don't have the money right now and spacers where cheap


No big deal...it can always be done later if you chose.

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