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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:06 am 
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As our [url="http://teamilluminata.com/pages/85-ur-quattro"]85 UR quattro[/url] is getting to the point of being on the road again I'd like to introduce our latest project which we plan to start almost immediately. A 1983 UR qauttro, currently in such a sorry state that it's only viable future is as a RALLY CAR!

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The shell is pretty solid and the car "ran when parked". We will be rebuilding the engine and transmission and it does have this hole in the rocker panel.

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We picked up the car about a year ago quite locally as it happens. The previous owner had driven it for about five years then decided to put a cage in it and use it as a more dedicated track toy. He stripped a lot of the interior out, bought some go fast bits, put a rudimentary cage in it and then got distracted for about twelve years. That's when we cam along and "saved" it.

It came to us in the stripped out condition you see but with some interesting bits; some attached, some not.

Koni based custom coil overs:

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Rally rear spolier.

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Fiberglass front fenders

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NOS kit!

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Refurbished brake calipers with new discs

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Fiberglass S1 (short wheel base) hood

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and all the parts that came off it in a trailer!

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So the plan is to strip the shell, fix the rust, install a cage, install a Group B body kit, and rebuild it as a Rothmans tribute to match our [url="https://teamilluminata.com/pages/84-911-carrera"]Porsche 911 Carrera RX[/url] and [url="https://teamilluminata.com/pages/ralivan"]Mercedes RALIVAN[/url]. Stay tuned.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:34 am 
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INTRODUCING THE TEAM

We’ve teamed up with a small group of Engineering students from Oakland University to assist with the project and contribute to the education of a few future automotive experts in some small way. These guys are so keen they’ve already given themselves a name. They call themselves the “Qauttro Sqaud”.

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So who are the Quattro Squad? Well we have Amanda, Nathan, Matt and Aaron. All students at Oakland University and all way younger than this car! They vary in age from Sophomore to graduate student and most have worked on OU’s Formula SAE car to some degree. They have never worked on restoring a car, building a street based race car or, for the most part worked on modifying any street car, though Nathan did install mud flaps on his Dodge Dart. This is truly going to be a new experience for all of them, as it is for us and we are excited to be able to help broaden their experience as they progress with their engineering careers.

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We plan to work on the car as a team one evening a week and maybe some weekends. Last Wednesday was our first such gathering. So what did we accomplish? Well job one is to strip the shell so it can go off to our fabricators: [url="http://www.thompsonracingfabrication.com/"]Thompson Racing Fabrication[/url], for a proper shell and then paint. All the team were very eager to jump in and not shy to put wrench to car. Fortunately one of them seem too overly aggressive so much of what comes off should survive the process and as we discussed, most parts should get bagged, labeled, organized and photographed as we disassemble everything in a logical and methodical way. These are engineers and future engineers after all. I myself being a recovering engineer ;)

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We assigned people to different areas of the car but they spontaneously teamed up when needed. Nathan and Aaron attacked the interior but that soon turned into stripping the trunk as they had to to get the rear belts out. Typical Audi.

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Amanda took over trunk duty as she was also working on interior wiring and much of that terminates in the trunk.

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Matt removed what he could from the front suspension then went after the front body work: bumper and spoiler mostly.

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It seemed as if everybody was involved in removing the dash.

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Next time we will continue stripping the shell before we figure out how to get it off the rolling platform so we can drop the rear sub-frame then front sub-frame/engine/transmission. Should really test the engineer’s skills that one.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:57 am 
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Second evening for the "Qauttro Squaud". We were a little light on numbers last night due to unforseen testing of the Formula SAE car. Still, we made some progress.

We stripped the trunk lid of its lights, spolier, trimmings and wires.

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We also got the rear lights out but forgot to photograph that.

Matt continued with the interior and managed to relieve the car of the dash panel and the blower housing though that is hardwired into the harness as far as we can make out. Good one Audi. Sorry, we had to cut the dash as the current cage goes through it. It was already cut up and cracked anyway.

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Next week we hope to remove the headlining, pedal box, fuel tank and the rest of the interior wiring harness. And we think we have a plan to get it off the table and onto the lift so we can remove the engine, transmission and sub-frames. Stay tuned.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:32 am 
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Are those "BRAID" tagged wheels speedline look-alikes or actually 5 lug speedlines?

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vbares wrote:
Are those "BRAID" tagged wheels speedline look-alikes or actually 5 lug speedlines?



They are BRAID Serie 6 three piece. Yes they do look like Speedline coppied them don't they. Especially in 16" with hidden bolts.

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So this is an unusual experience for us, being a parts supplier we are often asked for donations to people's projects. Now we are now the recipient of donations ourselves! So we'd like to introduce a couple of project sponsors:

Firstly, Thompson Racing Fabrication (Home) will be doing our cage and other fabrication. We have helped them with a couple of their project cars in the past and almost always use them for any fabrication needs we have such as the custom radiator and exhaust for our Subaru Rally Wagon and the custom harness bar and skid plates they made for our Porsche 911 RX.

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Then we have BRAID wheels USA (http://www.braidusa.com) who are going to provide a set of wheels for the car once we settle on a design. We are currently contemplating their Serie 6 three piece design but with hidden spokes as it looks very reminiscent of the Speedlines the factory used to run in tarmac trim. Probably will be 16x9 with 245/45-16 tires.

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Lastly (for now) Cherry Classic Cars (Cherry Classic Cars | Auto Restoration) will be helping us restore and paint the shell and body panels. These guys do fantastic work and are TRF's primary source for bodywork and paint so we will be in good hands.

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Thanks guys. Now we wonder who else can help...............

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On Wednesday the Quattro Squad continued to turn the 83 quattro inside out.

Matt relieved it of its sunroof

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Then we decapitated the halo cage.

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so we could extricate the headliner.

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We also removed the trunklid

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and the gas tank

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We are producing quite a pile of parts


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Would you be willing to sell me that headliner for my '83? Previous owner gutted it. Begging on knees.


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Not much action to report this week as we took the Quattro Squad on field trip. We managed to get our 85 quattro running again for thew first time in 2.5 years to to celebrate we took three of the students in it to visit a friend's shop and quattro heaven.

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Werner owns a 85 from Switzerland and an 83 that he rescued. His 85 is for all intents and purpose a restored example but, because he is a perfectionist, will undergo a full engine rebuild this winter.His 83 is a rescued project that for now is just sitting. We believe the squad were suitably impressed.

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Perhaps inspired by their experience the guys removed the rear bumper when they returned to the shop. Though it put up some resistance.

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Now the hoist is free perhaps we can take the engine and transmission out.

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Looking good Paul, glad to see you getting time in on the Audi instead of the 911 :P

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Looking good Paul, glad to see you getting time in on the Audi instead of the 911 :P

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Not a lot of progress these last two weeks. We didn't meet last week as we were at Lake Superior Performance Rally posing about with a bunch of other old rally cars.

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However, progress was made "off" the car while we were away. The Quattro Squad came up with a logo and created a Facebook Page that already has over 140 likes. https://www.facebook.com/QuattroSquad/

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We did accomplish some stuff Wednesday night though, mostly in the engine bay in preparation for removing the engine and transmission.

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We managed to pull the radiator

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The distributor and hydraulic "bomb".

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Nathan and Josh struggled almost all night to remove the fuel distributor.

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But when they got it free they were very happy; disturbingly so.

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We are a little concerned about how they will react once we drop the actual engine. Stay tuned for that one and like the Quatro Squad on facebook

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Two weeks of progress to report! We didn't get much accomplished last week as we had a very special visitor in the form of Paul Ritchie, former head of Porsche Motorsport and Porsche Engineering. Needless to say there was much conversation and much left over pizza as everyone was too bust talking to chew.

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We did discover that 12 year old gasoline will dissolve a plastic cup!

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This week we continued to remove as much weight from the front of the car

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and stuff as much weight in the back of the car

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in anticipation of moving the car from the table where it has sat for the last twelve years to the host. I tricky endeavor as the hoist has a center post so we couldn't just wheel it over the hoist and lift it up. We settled on jacking the front just off the table and sitting the subframes on jack stands then moving the jacks to the rear to jack that end off the table.

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Once it was elevated we carefully rolled the table out from under the car and smartly brought the hoist pads into contact with the jacking points and BOOM! The car was on the hoist!

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Our goal now is to remove everything from the underside of the car starting with the front subframe, engine and transmission as it is rather nose heavy at the moment. This is the first time we have really been able to get a good look at the underside of the car. The body looks to be remarkabley rust free except for two spots but the fuel supply components have not fared so well. All to be replaced anyway so no concern. Just hope all the fasteners cooperate.

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We dont think we should put it back on here. It's just too long and gets in the way of the suspension.

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Excited by the leap forward Matt decided he wanted to get a lift too. I think we'll call him Jack.

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Yesterday the Quattro Squad accidentally took the engine and transmission out! Well, it wasn't a proper accident; just that it wasn't part of the evening's plan. Being a little light on peeps and wanting to have an early night we only planned to prep for engine removal. Instead it just sorta happened as we were on a roll and we still got out of there by 8:455pm. Not a bad night's work.

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Being a Quattro it comes out of the bottom with the sub-frame and transmission. Being a Quattro it doesn't just drop straight down but instead has to be quided past several obstacles on the way down. This is not a Porsche 911.

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Nice job gentlemen.

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Toothless grin

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The right side engine mount fell apart; as they do.

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And this doesn't look exactly pristine.

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This past Wednesday we reached a big milestone with this project: we finished stripping the shell! The biggest chunk that came off was the rear sub-frame and diff then the steering rack and drive shaft. We also introduced video to our arsenal so you have been warned.

https://youtu.be/FYtrTu_pz1o

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We also visited a local rally prepped quattro that's up for sale to get some ideas and, in the process acquired a windshield for our car.

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We also took delivery of our tires. Bridgestone Potenza RE11 in 245/45-16. A little ahead of ourselves here but they are hard to find and we already had two. We now need to finish the car before they age out.

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Next task is to get it off the hoist and back onto the table then onto the trailer so we can haul it up to our cage builder [url="http://www.thompsonracingfabrication.com/"]Thompson Racing Fabrication[/url] . That won't happen till the first full week in December as we are off to Barcelona to see how BRAID wheels are made and then to Stuttgart to visit the Porsche museum.


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Almost a month since the last update. Boy does time fly when your'e having fun. In this case the fun was a visit to the BRAID factory in Barcelona including a few laps around the F1 track there in BRAID's Ligier LMP3 car.

Album here if you're interested. https://flic.kr/s/aHskQ93ZSB

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We also went to Germany and visited the Porsche museum in Stuttgart. https://flic.kr/s/aHskQ2wchj

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So you see, we have a couple of good excuses. We have been busy on the quattro though. In fact we managed to get it onto the trailer and drag it up to [url="http://www.thompsonracingfabrication.com/"]Thompson Racing Fabrication[/url] to get caged, restored and painted! It took a bit of engineering to get it off the lift but we managed alright. One more pair of hands and we could have just lifted it but this method worked quite well too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk1IgaIdSeA

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Looks good on the trailer

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It's going to be in good company up here.

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New temporary home

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So maybe it will be caged early January then [url="http://cherryclassiccars.com/"]Cherry Classic Cars[/url] can work their magic fixing the rust and preping it for paint. There are many other fabrication tasks to take care of, some of which require body panels etc. but we are not ready for those yet so the shell may be up north for some time. Still, there's plenty to do back at the shop, like sorting out all the parts we took off and deciding what to keep and what to sell. Stay tuned.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:55 am 
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[url="http://www.thompsonracingfabrication.com/"]Thompson Racing Frabrication[/url] have begun work on or quattro shell. They began by removing and patching the old cage then removing all the sound deadening and various bits and bobs that we (hope) we don't need.

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US telescoping bumper mounts; GONE

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Seat mounts; GONE

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Rear parcel shelf and firewall; GONE

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Main cage hoop is now in and it's nice and tight to the roof!

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They also received the dash kit frm [url="http://www.bufkinengineering.com/"]Bufkin Engineering[/url].

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Which they couldn't resist playing with.

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team illuminata wrote:

Which they couldn't resist playing with.

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Cool, I had no idea he still made them... BTW its upside down.. :D

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ralleyquattro wrote:
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Which they couldn't resist playing with.

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Cool, I had no idea he still made them... BTW its upside down.. :D


Not sure he does but he definitely had one available. It's upside down and too low but it was just posing for the camera.

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More cage photos from [url="thompsonracingfabrication.com"]Thompson Racing Fabrication[/url].

Image15697526_10157879979145858_3299758409184512101_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Image15726813_10157879979115858_3972699987043245004_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Image15697308_10157879978990858_7616371704754221065_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

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This cage is making me jelly.

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While Ryan at [url="http://thompsonracingfabrication.com/"]Thompson Racing Fabrication[/url] was busy putting the finishing touches to our cage we were engaged in the less glamorous, but never the less critical task of sorting through all the parts we took off the car. i.e. everything. It doesn't make riveting viewing but here is what we faced:

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and here's what's left to deal with:

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and here's where it all went:

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By the way there is an identical shelf behind the camera and a complete interior in the parts trailer. (more on that later)

Our filing philosophy was to retrieve everything we need or might need for the build and then decide what to do with the rest. This all went into one of two piles: if it might serve as a spare part for our 85 quattro it went in the KEEP pile. If not it went in the SELL pile. There is a lot in the KEEP pile; probably way too much but how do you know what you won't need one day? More importantly, how do you know what you have? Well, being super-nerds we created a spreadsheet with all the KEEP and SELL parts listed along with their part numbers and a photograph. I think we are still going to have too much stuff!

Meanwhile, at TRF, Automotive Journalist [url="https://www.facebook.com/tara.rottenhurlin?fref=ts"]Tara Turbo-Hurlin[/url] was busy documenting Ryan's handy work for a soon to be published article. Check out her photos:

Image15724600_1619043068404863_4909803094314230541_o by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Image15697475_1619042915071545_2285291684832066773_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Image15726974_1619043941738109_6874472111315882210_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr



Stay tuned for more spreadsheet action!

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Progress both up and down the state of Michigan this week.

We and the Quattro Squad "filed" the last of the pile of parts "we" took off the car.

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Then proceeded to fill the floor with all the parts the previous owner took off the car that have been resting in the parts trailer for 13 years. Some good stuff in here: two sets of wheel, full interior, all the glass. Some of this we need, some will make good spares for our 85 and some we can get rid of.

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Imageimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


Meanwhile, up north at Thompson Racing Fabrication they wer keeping warm by welding on our cage and installing the new aluminium (it's German) rear bulkhead.

Image16114245_1627110210931482_1826577289610259263_nTara Turbo-Hurlin by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Image16114330_1627110577598112_8144196697396533355_nTara Turbo-Hurlin by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Image16142755_1627110580931445_3339272179656459664_nTara Turbo-Hurlin by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Image15977071_1627110367598133_5874796021293810145_nTara Turbo-Hurlin by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

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You can see all their handy work here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/team_illuminata/albums/72157661951402543/with/32357568746/

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Now the shell rests while we order body panels but work will soon commence on refurbishing all the other parts necessary to reassamble the car as a Grop B monster. Subscribed and stay tuned.

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