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Audi 80: Back to the 90s.

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I like oddballs. Chargers and Corvettes may be nice cars, but when everyone and his mother is building them, I rather start with something different, so when I find oddball kits, I can't resist the urge to buy them. I can't really say anything positive about the Audi 80 though. It is boring and, IMO, ugly. So when I bought this one, I started to wonder "Why? What have I done?".

Until it was like if the lightning struck me. Let's make it into something that could have been seen in the euro tuner scene in the early 90s.

 

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Wheels with a period correct look was found in the AMT Ford Courier. I remember different forms of star shaped wheels was the rage back then (before everyone started running the hideous 3-spokes), and I have always liked them. Though they will not stay in chrome.....

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LOL,, too weird.  

Back around '98 or '99 I used the same set of wheels on this kit ,, painted the wheel black to match the car and left the rim and center "bolt" detail in chrome. 

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Funny, because I planned to paint match the wheels here too, with the same detailing in chrome. Though this one will not be black...

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1 hour ago, Cpt Tuttle said:

Funny, because I planned to paint match the wheels here too, with the same detailing in chrome. Though this one will not be black...

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I didn't like the stock rear wing so I replaced it with a slightly modified Mazda RX7 wing.

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Wheels painted in yellow pearl to match the paint the body will get later.

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Odd ball builds and run of the mills are my favourites! Looking forward to this build...

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Stock seats were far from inspiring, so I took some Golf VR6 seats but replaced the headrests with the Audi headrests to make it look more like Audi sports seats.

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I built this one a few years ago. Was the first one I tried my had at carpeting and seatbelts.

Built it as a stock base model. Found that the ride height was crazy high. Have always wanted to go back and adjust. Might make that a winter project.

 

i like the tuner idea. :)

 

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Thank you for the tip. Since this is a metal axle curbside, it will probably be an easy fix, just some drilling involved.

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I guess speakers are needed to blast eurodisco on full volume to annoy everyone in a radius of 10 km from the car.

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Found a suitable steering wheel too, but I had to raid the parts box long before I found this. A stock 80s foam rubber steering wheel is not really very attractive, and a traditional Grant wheel is out of question. Only 90s style wheel I found was a 2 spoke billet wheel, but that one didn't really felt really matching either, it was more of an american thing.

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I have some kind of urge to paint it like the infamous Momo Benetton wheel of the era....

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Got some graphics decals in the mail today that will be very suitable I think.

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I dig this build, as 80'ies Audis are my soft spot. A few years ago I built this kit too, only thing though I converted it to  '85 200 quattro. I cut the whole body from the nose to the tail in half to make it a bit wider and so on. Also 5 syl. turbo engine and 4wd axles are there. 

Keep on modelling, tuning version should be fun to watch when finished. I like that Benetton multi colour steering wheel a lot! 

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Awesome, I love seeing euro stuff being built. Sorely misrepresented.

Nearly bought an Audi 80 recently actually but decided on a Mercedes W202 instead.

They're great cars - wouldn't mind picking this kit up myself if I can find it.

 

Excited to see the build!! :D

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On 10/10/2019 at 12:11 AM, Cpt Tuttle said:

Wow! That sounds like an impressive build, do you have any thread for it?

It was built many years ago, and I can't find the thread anymore, but if you allow I put 3 photos here in your thread. 

This model is made to look like my 1:1 Audi, that I had for 14 years. Nowadays it has a new owner, and it's been built as a vintage rally car. When I sold it, the odo showed over 450tkm on it, still pulling strong with 185 hp stock under the hood. 

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Impressive work indeed. Would not have guessed that it started its life as a B3, it's a very convincing C3.

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I tilted the sunroof since it gives some more life to the model. The bright gold might be a nice colour but it is only a basecoat for the yellow pearl, since it's very transparent I prefer to use a basecoat as similar as possible. Using a colour like this almost feels wasteful though, lol.

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Paint and graphics, a little mockup, I must say that I am impressed now, this looks more 90s than I even remember the 90s, lol!

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Black paint on the pillars, since it will look cool together with tinted windows....

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Black taillights is also feeling necessary when we're talking the 90s.
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Some people tinted their headlights too, very illegal and kind of stupid, but period at least.... :D I also painted the badge in yellow to tone down the black a bit, feels like something that could have been done back then.

Does anyone remember if mono wiper conversions was a thing back in circa 1993 which is the era I'm aiming for? I remember they were the rage in the late 90s but by then many other modifications on this car was falling out of fashion too, so.....

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I think the mono wipers might have been later like you say but they were definetly around at the start of max power magazine (rip), I seem to remember colour coded wipers around this time but that might just have been the air cooled folks with their cal lookers. You do have a bit of the early 90s cal look feel to this which is cool. It wouldn't surprise me to see this look come back into style as 80s body kits are the hot thing in mk2 golf scene now

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Max Power, now that was an idea, the E30 on the cover of the november 1993 issue has a mono wiper indeed.......

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