My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby 4v6 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:02 am

Have been a little delayed on this job due to other work needing to be done, like a new front door and frame prepping and painting for the house, but since thats all done now I'm almost free to get the final areas worked and I'm cautiously pencilling in a date of sometime in the coming week (weather allowing) to do the main body paint.
Was out in the garage at 5 am today doing some work to try and get every damned thing done, multitude of stupid little things that are being worked out as if theyre not done now theyll stick out like a sore thumb.

Only way to check for panel straightness that I can think of is to flood the prepped panel with clean water and wait for it to drain down and look for flaws in the dark....so thats what I've been doing, getting it finally ready for the big day.

Hopefully the rest of the panels will be this straight and this was the one I cut out completely so it might all work out yet. [;)]

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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby EDIGREG » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:29 am

looks fantastic!!
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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby highlander69 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:38 am

Looking great for sure.

I'm really looking forward to seeing it painted.

Cheers,

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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby 4v6 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:58 am

Thanks for the nice comments guys, its looking tentatively as though I may just get the exterior painted this coming week, we have some nice weather predicted ( so itll probably hurricane) just need to address any remaining issues and go for broke on this ( and boy am I ever-broke.) :D

Pictures of the either finished project or me in distress shortly. :rofl:
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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby 4v6 » Wed May 17, 2017 5:36 am

Been a while since i updated this one, cars still not finished, going for the longest resto record.... :we:

Way back in 2014, after the paint was done, id started to install the engine bay components.
Id always hated the brake pipe routing so i relocated the brake bias valve to the left side of the car on a bolted on plate that sits where the orignal brake master/booster sat.
These are way tidier and not in the way of anything .

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Id already done some work to tidy the engine up, strpped off all the acilliaries and head to check for wear and since the head wasnt ready to go back on anyway, i got the engine sited on its mounts.

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Using my valve seat cutting gear i refaced all the valve seats.

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The heads had everything needed, new guides, seals chain etc so should be good for a few miles.

The parts spend on this thing is horrendous.
Some parts are available, othere arent.
I replaced the wiper motor spindles and had to modify one to get the mech to work, drilled out the old spindles and fitted the new ones.
The old ones were, well, a bit shot.

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Got new door seals.

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Correct 205 dunlops.

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Had to fabricate a coolant elbow out of stainless.

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Also got a set of new oem horns.

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New thermostat housing.

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Door and boot graphics.

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Refurbed wheels and new bolts.

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Looking forwards ( no pun) i thought i should source some new foglights, the orignals wernt up to much.

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Managed to shove it outside in the sun while i painted up some other bits.

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I sourced new door pin switches and seals and new door locks and checkstraps, old ones had had it, were loose, noisy and worn.

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New locks need new strikers!

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Decided to fabricate a new bonnet safety catch.
This one was made by hand from a piece of scrap stainless.

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Sourced a pair of brand new door electric mirros as the wiring on mine had been chopped about worse than ed scissor hands.

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Oil cooler barcket to fit the new cooler...

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Found a replacement part for the rubber strip that seals the back of the bonnet (hood).

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VW part number is 7HO823 737 D

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A new stainless exhaust system got stuffed in the postbox to replace the lack of one....

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Along with a new intercooler and oil cooler.

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I managed to utilise part of the existing AAN downpipe and fabricated up the required piping to join to the new exhaust.

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Just about all methods ive ever seen to install a 20 valve motor into a B2 chassis seem to have issues when it comes to induction pipe routing, especially air filters, many are to my eyes stuffed in as an afterthought and because its obviously tight in there.
I couldnt bring myself to just do that so hatched a plan to make the install look factory, or try to.

Using an Ur lower airbox and coupe quattro (kv engine) upper airbox plus a broken ur airflow meter i came up with this arrangement.
Doing it like this means I get to keep the oem maf and management and it wont look too wonky.

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I also decided to use the orignal coupe gt ps pump arrangement.
I know many use the tandem pump but it seemed easier to just fabricate the barcket to suit the AAN and go from there.

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All fits in fine and uses the stock hoses.

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Also fabbed up the fuel lines to reroute them
Ive always thought the original lines that go over the intake were a sloppy looking solution so I made mine to fit in a bit neater.

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The boost pipe from the turbo to the intercooler had to be similarly made up. This still has to have pipe welded on to accept the air from the recirc dump valve.

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Fed up of poor earth wires and slow starting?
Get a replacement ground cable from VW.

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7E0 971 793 C available from any VW dealer fro the princely sum of 7 ish english pounds.
Fits any T5 transporter and since its from a diesel, its thicker than the oem audi item and is insulated also.

Poweder coated bumper supports came back so the car went outside last week in the sun while i primed the plastic covers up.

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Primered plastics... still have the rear apron left then i can colour them and clear them.

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Current status. New wiring harness for lighting/starting has arrived and is being modified to suit the uk version .
Engine wiring next.
Painting of plastic aprons and bumpers also.

Maybe a start up later this year will herald the end of this nightmare... :lol:
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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby ringbearer » Wed May 17, 2017 10:49 am

Just amazing!

Love it, keep up the good work :)
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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby the german » Wed May 17, 2017 1:12 pm

Looks fantastic, great work so far and looking forward to more!
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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby Dave » Wed May 17, 2017 3:06 pm

Love the attention to detail! I'm impressed with the work thats been done!
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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby Afterthought » Wed May 17, 2017 8:07 pm

it's really inspiring to see all that work on the sheet metal. amazing quality
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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby PRY4SNO » Fri May 19, 2017 7:00 pm

Mega build! And big respect for your perseverance and attention to detail.
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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby vt10vt » Wed May 24, 2017 11:51 am

I love what you did with the airbox, very resto-mod/OEM+ looking, super clean.

Love the rest of the details too, keep us updated!
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Re: My long restoration of a 1983 Ur.

Postby Foscora » Fri May 26, 2017 1:48 pm

Now that's a long, yet insane restauration ! Congratulations ! :hail:
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