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ralleyquattro said:
Yes, hitting the paint booth tomorrow.. ;)

Naah... managed to cut away the front end, the battery tray on the 4kq portion and look at where i need to drill the spot welds on the roof.
Always something comes up each day.. little frustrating.

Cheers
That's about 10 minutes worth of work right there

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I don't quite know why, but every time I see a project of this mangitude unfold, it is kind of emotional for me. We..............you are bringing a old idea to fruition for us.

The group b era for me, is the ultimate evolution of the road going car. I know that cars like the Ford Rs 200, the Lancia Delta S4, the Metro 6R4,in so many ways ,were superior to the original concept of the Audi sport quattro, however moving on 25 years, we have the skills to build something that , then was so limited in production numbers for a few people who could afford them.

Like Mike said "Game on"

We're building 600 hp group b monsters on a comparative peanut budget, compared to the works cars that command the mega money that they do today.

Life is good............... :D :D :D :D :D :D

Cheers,

Craig. :cheers: :cheers:
 

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Looks good Martin,

It's been a long day, I'm knackered, so I may be talking dribble here........... Do you think
the fact that the sub frames which can be moved independently, could possibly affect the uni-body
alignment when the front of the 4000 mates to the back of the urq?

I understand that the subframes will be in perfect harmony, we just need to make sure the body
is aligned also.........? I guess some nice reference lines would solve that?

Cheers,

Craig

p.s if I'm talking dribble here, I'll delete in the morning
 

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audiurq said:
Craig,
I thought the longitudinal square cross section tube kept the subframes aligned?

Anyway it looks good and hurry up and get it closed so I can borrow them :D

cheers, Mike
Yes but the body can move on the subframe.

Because we're bringing 2 halves together using the subrames as reference, there's a chance
the subframes are not square to the body, as you know the subrames can be moved for alignment purposes.

A few degress over the length of the car can make a big difference in the body alignment, but not affect the subrame alignment,
seeing as the jig will keep the subframes square.

Some careful measuring should compensate for this...maybe I'm over thinking here....I tend to do that :?

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Wow nice update Martin.

I' not sure either why your only 310mm shorter, but I have looked at
many, many factory cars, and I can tell you that the picture you have showing
the b pillar to rear wheel arch gap does differ from car to car on even the factory cars.

The roof will dictate the total car length once you have the 4000 front ready to join to
the coupe back end.

Looking good.

Cheers,

Craig
 

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Martin,

As discussed, I think the car needs to come forward more.

It could just be the angle of the picture, but this is what I see.

Body lines do look to be slightly out from this angle, but again it could just
be the picture.

I lost count how many times I measured mine, and in my case it was 320mm shorter at the end
of the day.

Good times..........

Cheers,

Craig
 

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I went over to see this tonight.

Martin your doing a great job, I can't wait to see
the 2 halves slide together. It seems like it was yesterday,
and you and Mike were plannning on building sport quattro's

We will soon have another one being built in Canada., That will bring us
Canucks up to 4 builds!!!!.........not bad. :woowoo:

See you on the weekend.
:cheers: :cheers:

Cheers,

Craig
 
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