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Thread: The A2 That Was Always Destined To Become A Project Whether I Liked It Or Not....

  1. #21
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    I think they must be. I'm sure they say 32 on them so I need to drop on the most knowledgable person in the parts department next time I'm there!
    02 Silver 1.4 SE work in progress....retro fitted DIS, MFSW, cruise control, Winter pack heated washers and mirrors, rear bench, bespoke cabin and boot mats, rear cupholder, LHD lower a-pillar trim on drivers side, collapsible spare wheel, genuine Audi mud flaps, front stowage console. CD changer conversion imminent...
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    Nothing much to report this week on "the project" other than last night me and my A2 partner in crime (Special Edition Dave) removed the rear seats in readiness of making a start on the CD changer conversion this week. The poor car is looking sorry for itself minus it's bonnet now for over two weeks and my spare bedroom looks like a breakers yard with all the A2 parts in it!

    I am finding that the further I'm getting into the project the bigger the job is going to become to get the car to the standard that I want. I think we'll be talking years rather than months if I want to do it justice.

    Jeff
    02 Silver 1.4 SE work in progress....retro fitted DIS, MFSW, cruise control, Winter pack heated washers and mirrors, rear bench, bespoke cabin and boot mats, rear cupholder, LHD lower a-pillar trim on drivers side, collapsible spare wheel, genuine Audi mud flaps, front stowage console. CD changer conversion imminent...
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    52 Fresco Green Lupo SE back from the dead. Pictures in the "Carpark"

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    You have a great project car Jeff and I am looking forward to seeing it progress !.

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    So today I decided to make a start on retrofitting the boot mounted CD changer option. This was the starting point first thing:

    First job was strip out the original rear sill trims on both sides, plastic boot trim and then remove the near side boot carpet panel as this will be replaced by the CD changer specific panel that I sourced from putyermittenson on a couple of months ago (thanks again!):

    Next step was to give the boot carpet a good clean with shampoo and then a thorough vacuuming was done, a bonus was found!:

    Then I encountered my first hurdle - the holes in the shell needed some fixings to accept the mounting bracket bolts that I didn't have. A quick look on oemepc didn't return any part numbers so I had a root through what I had in my garage and and found exactly what I needed:

    These screwed nicely into the A2 and accepted the mounting bolts just like they had been made specifically for the job. The mounting bracket was duly bolted into place and then the brand new CD changer that I sourced from Audi Tradition for the bargain price of €47 was put in place:
    Last edited by J3FVW; 23-04-2017 at 09:36 PM.
    02 Silver 1.4 SE work in progress....retro fitted DIS, MFSW, cruise control, Winter pack heated washers and mirrors, rear bench, bespoke cabin and boot mats, rear cupholder, LHD lower a-pillar trim on drivers side, collapsible spare wheel, genuine Audi mud flaps, front stowage console. CD changer conversion imminent...
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    52 Fresco Green Lupo SE back from the dead. Pictures in the "Carpark"

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    Nice job Jeff. Great to see this coming together - personally rewarding and rewarding for us watching on from the sidelines.
    Now:
    1.6 FSI SE [2004] - Cobalt Blue

    Open-sky system, climate control, heated platinum leather sports seats, unique professionally tailored steering wheel, electric windows [x4], cruise control, full DIS, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, /S-line gear lever, front stowage tray, rear cup holder centre console, heated mirrors, HIDs, LEDs, OEM mud-flaps, collapsible spare wheel & retro-fitted mounting bracket, ScanGauge, 17" BBS multi-spoke alloy wheels (Summer), refurbished OEM SE 16" 6 spoke alloy wheels (Winter).

    Was:
    1.4 TDI [75] 'Special Edition' [2005] - Akoya Silver

    1.4 Petrol 'Special Edition' [2004] - Silver
    [Mrs C's]

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    Next step was to route the changer cable that was kindly sold to me by Spike. As a precaution I cloth taped it before running it into place (to prevent any rattles) and then passed the cable through the various loom securing points up and over the rear arch to the changer:

    Then it was a case of fitting the changer specific boot panel. To prevent any damage to the front of the changer I masked it up until the panel was in place:

    All that remained was to fit the trim piece that tidies up around the changer and the rear cluster access panel. Both of these were purchased new, again from Audi Tradition as these parts are discontinued through the UK dealer network. It might seem a bit OTT but if I'm going to do this project I want to get it right:

    Finally I touched up any slight marks on the unused space saver spare wheel and dressed the tyre plus the plastic panel it sits on and the securing knob. Here are pictures of the finished job. It wasn't overly difficult but very satisfying:



    The eagle eyed amongst you might have spotted that the changer cable is coiled up in the off side rear passenger footwell and the sill trims and boot trim aren't fitted. Stage two of the conversion will follow when I have time. I need to route the cable to the front of the car and up through the dashboard to the headunit and get everything connected. When that's all done I will be fitting new sill trims on both sides that (guess what?) were sourced from Audi Tradition and tomorrow I will be ordering a new boot trim and screw hole covers from the dealers to finish the boot area off to a standard I am happy with. Also the false floor needs a shampoo and vac and the bespoke boot mat that I have needs modifying to suit the reduced boot floor space that results from doing the changer conversion. More to follow soon.

    Jeff
    Last edited by J3FVW; 23-04-2017 at 09:07 PM.
    02 Silver 1.4 SE work in progress....retro fitted DIS, MFSW, cruise control, Winter pack heated washers and mirrors, rear bench, bespoke cabin and boot mats, rear cupholder, LHD lower a-pillar trim on drivers side, collapsible spare wheel, genuine Audi mud flaps, front stowage console. CD changer conversion imminent...
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    52 Fresco Green Lupo SE back from the dead. Pictures in the "Carpark"

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    Another little job ticked off tonight. Fitting the CD changer specific boot panel meant modifications were needed to my bespoke boot mat. The protruding piece that fills the area between the wheel arch and under the light cluster has to go:

    I unpicked the binding stitches around the area to removed, carefully cut off the protruding piece with a sharp blade against a steel rule, then trimmed off the excess length of leather binding before stitching the shortened binding piece back onto the carpet.....by hand!

    Here is the finished job which I am more than happy with and which looks pretty much "factory":

    The false floor carpet needs a good shampoo and vac next. Also today I ordered the new boot trim piece and cover caps from the dealers. Special order from Germany sadly so it will be a week or two before the load area is finished.
    Last edited by J3FVW; 24-04-2017 at 09:08 PM.
    02 Silver 1.4 SE work in progress....retro fitted DIS, MFSW, cruise control, Winter pack heated washers and mirrors, rear bench, bespoke cabin and boot mats, rear cupholder, LHD lower a-pillar trim on drivers side, collapsible spare wheel, genuine Audi mud flaps, front stowage console. CD changer conversion imminent...
    15 Blackberry T5 Kombi Highline NWCC Converted clean machine
    52 Fresco Green Lupo SE back from the dead. Pictures in the "Carpark"

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