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    Hi guys!


    At first all the best wishes for 2021.
    Through the Corona lock down in Austria, we found some time to work an my Q4 project.

    Starting in march we tried to find the best doors that i had available on stock:



    In parallel we finished the welding on the bottom side of the chassis:



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    At the moment we are preparing all parts for a complet new paintjob of the car:





    So finally i am trying to keep on working on my car and give you a feedback of the status!
    Yours Christian
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    Hi Christian,

    Nice to see the car coming together, is this really the same car that you started work on back in 2013?

    And I thought I took my time doing a few jobs over the summer!!!

    Great work though, keep it up.

    Steve
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    2009 Audi A4 tdi: Everyday drive.
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    Hi Steve!


    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes this is still the same car project....it is really madness how time flies!
    But to be honest it was not the only project wich we were working on, but the lengthiest...


    I have bought this Q4 in 2008 and droven two years....in 2010 we started the first appraisal of the conditions and were faced with the decision to scrap or restore.
    In 2014 we started the first welding work on the body until 2015....and 2020 during the Corona Lock down we started again with preparations for painting.


    Yours Christian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfacorse155 View Post
    Hi Konstantin!


    Thanks for your approval, for my luck i found a nearly rustfree 155er bodyshell for sheet metal cut out! In Austria the main problem is salt in winter time. The last few years the consitence becomes really bad for corrosion.


    Bye the way a few more pictures of working process:
    Excellent work, you can immediately see the thoroughness in the restoration.
    I wish you good luck and strength to complete the project
    In Russia, too, there is a big problem with salt on the roads in the winter, so after the recovery I made the decision not to operate the Alfa Romeo in the winter.

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    Hello Babei_155!


    Thanks for your feedback, we are just keeping on working.
    At the moment we have finished priming and sanding all components to start the painjob at a local company in the next weeks.
    In summary, except for the trunk lid, all attachments were exchanged for good used parts.
    I am particularly proud of the original Q4 bumpers that I bought years ago.



    After all this work of restauration, also my Q4 will be driven only in summer time.


    Best wishes to russia!
    Christian

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    Great work Christian!
    Which shock absorbers do you have? I am trying to find a set for mine which are close to the OEM specs in softness.

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    Hi AlfaJack!


    Thanks for your feedback.

    I have just looked up in my documents, i have installed gas pressure shock absorbers.
    At the front i have bought Sachs (170 388) and at the rear I have bought original dampers from ebay:

    https://www.ebay.de/itm/2x-Stosdampf...cAAOSwAvJXAuiQ

    But to be honest, I haven't driven the car since it was installed, so i have no experience with them regarding softness.


    Yours Christian

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    Thank you for letting me know!
    All the best,
    Jack

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    Hi AlfaJack!


    No problem, gladly again at any time.

    By the way, today in the morning by -12C we transported the chassis to the painjob.
    I'm really excited about the result!!!




    Have a nice weekend!
    Christian

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    Hi Christian, Keep up with the good work

    What color will it be painted?

    "I am particularly proud of the original Q4 bumpers that I bought years ago."
    Hmm, I don't think that Q4's front bumper is different than others.
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    Hi Kunev!


    Thanks for your reply.
    My Q4 will be painted in the original color code 601 (Nero M. S.).

    As far as i know, the difference between the bumpers for the small series Q4 and a common 155er are the additional air inlets under the license plate bracket.
    Furthermore, according to the original brochure in Austria, all Q4s small series had headlight washers.


    Best wishes to Bulgaria!
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    Hi Christian,

    I have seen such inlets on front bumper, but for me it is hard to imagine that they are original. They are behind number plate, i.e. not visible and no flow to them, also behind them there should be buffers and after them is front cross beam. The only logical explanation for them to be original, which I can think of is to be for homologation purpose and if that can be the case then logically only 1st series should have them as for intercooler water spray system and should be all of them. But I haven't read about such thing and this make me doubt.

    Best wishes to Austria also!
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