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It seams that everyone and their grandma is doing an SQ conversion of some sorts. This one is no different. Sort of similar to the highoctane guys, however our kit is in Carbon Fibre and from a different source.

Here is the progress so far.

The car stripping day, engine was first to go, not sure why Mr Hopton is so happy.



OK, engine is out, now what??



This will be fun to fix, NOT



Car flipping day, now I can start cleaning the bottom side. doh!



Beautiful Georgia rust free floors.. ;)











Big thanks to Mike H and Craig C (highlander) for their help so far!

Mr Cook himself is doing the same project here

Sport quattro project's update

And Mr Hopton has joined us as well.

Get Shorty, AKA - The Binladen Sport
 

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nismo said:
I want to build an SQ-bodied full roll cage sooo bad. Very nice to see!

Eric
Yeah, you and Craig both.. got to be something wrong with you guys.. :p
At least you didn't mention VR6 in that sentence.. :D
 

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Visited Mr Koraszewki on Tuesday, wow, the car is moving along very nicely.
He has a complete spare shell with the kit on it that he wants to sell.
Price, a mind numbing 30k Euro... serious only apply I guess.
 

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a_CQ said:
Martin, are they putting yur car together in Poland or you just bought a kit and sent it to Canada? Or is the car in Poland as well?
No, I am doing it myself.. I just bought the body panels there.
Mr. Koraszewski has a complete body with the kit already on it for sale and asked me to mention it here.
 

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It's expensive, with shipping it's close to $10k for carbon kit.
That includes
All four fenders
Hood
Roof
Front/rear bumpers
Trunk lid (you can lift it with a pinky).
All small grills for hood and bumper.

CHeers
 

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Wee bit of an update... been back from Europe for two weeks and even though it's been busy I managed to get wee bit of work done.
A cup brush and a 5" grinder work wonders on the rubber undercoating.
Managed to strip half the floor in about 3 hours of solid work.
Need to wear face shield, ear protection and some thich gloves.. the vibrations were killing my hands after just one hour of continuous work.
Oh well.. I guess it's all worth it.

The page has pics of the progress.

The floor is very clean and there is very little rust. Good news since the less I need to fix the better.

I also decided to change the name of the project.
Aronold used to be my German Sheppard that passed away couple of years back.
 

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Thanks!
Without it this project would be at a stand still... it's so hard to find 2-doors on this side of the pond.. There is a ton of them in Europe of course.. but that requires more effort and shipping and fetching and and and...

This one was extra sweet because it didn't have a sunroof and the doors did not have the small vent windows that the 5+5 used to have.

This way it's all like the actual Sport! Woohoo!
 

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Thank you.. if it wasn't for this project I would never sell that car... took me loooong time to find it, not to mention the drive.. but I guess this project will be "more" fun. :p

Afterall I still have the 80q 2-door to give me the pre '85 4kq fix.

I can't believe I only have three cars in my sig line... last time that happened I was a poor student in high school.. :-D
 

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i feel like bumping the thread, even though I've done very little on the car itself, Mike, Craig and myself have been busy copying the body kit and both Mike and Craig have started to work on theri own cars alrady, in fact Craig is way ahead of me at this point, his car is shortened already!

Exciting times.
 

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Hi, Yep, that's where I bought it, the VW shop put it up on ebay and I was the highest bidder.
The car was well maintained, had lots of new mechanical components (OEM) but, both of the rear fender were fixed poorly from previous "whatevers" and were rusting from inside out quite badly. Shame because the reast of the car including the floor was in perfect condition.
The engine was WX 000 011, but the car was no prototype, just a normal run of the mill early '82. Keep in mind in Europe Ur-q were around since late 1980, so 1982 was nothing special as far as the overall production was concerned. Also the Swiss market used the WX engine so possibly this was the first North American Ur-q made, but that's as far as the "special" goes. Not sure where you got the info, but if it was from the previous owner, he was probably boasting a bit too much.
Engine ended up with Louis-Alain in Montreal.

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Your friend bought an Ur-q, in fact he bought few parts from his dads car for it. Lost touch with him, do you know if he still has it? His name was William Palmer.
 

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seiche said:
Martin,
What is the VIN on that car? My VIN is CA900652 and the engine in my '82 was WX 000 013. Chris Semple bought the WX from me in '97.

Steve
Hi Steve,

VIN is
CA900572

Anyone know of earlier US chassis #?

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I just checked my registry and have 5 cars with earlier numbers

CA900087
CA900445
CA900519
CA900535
CA900562

four of them I have contact info, the 519 I have no idea who it belongs to now, but it was for sale and hence my knowlege of the VIN.

Wonder what engine numbers all of those had?
 

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Discussion Starter · #39 ·
Time to revive this thread.

Now that the '84 and the TDI are done, time to move ahead with the once abandoned project.

If you remember, this is how the kit arrived home.. :)



Wow.. long time ago I could actually see the walls and the floor of my basement.



This is the damage we had to deal with in the beginning.



Cut out corner



And the chunk of an Ur on the floor.



New piece tacked on.



Out in the sun to check out some gaps etc.




Princess Auto has these great engine stands, that just happen to fit Audi subframe and allow me to roll the car around without wheels.. ;)



But, we were not happy with the repair, the other side had issues as well.. so decision was made to use my old 4000 as a donor for the entire front clip. I have not decided exactly how far it will extend, however feeling is that it will go the entire distance till the 320mm cut line. It will make a stronger base. So.. forward 3 years to last weekend and here are the results.

With help of Mr Cook and my brother in law we cut the 4kq and slid it into the garage.









So more cleaning and cutting and deskinning of the roof etc. etc...
Not to mention decluttering the other side.. :eek:



Hopefully the next update is not going to be 3 years from now!
 

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90quattrocoupe said:
Do you have a brand and part number for this engine stand?
Sorry, I don't have part numbers, but I am sure once it's back up and working (not at this moment) you can check out their site

www.princessauto.com

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