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My journey to GTS begins. My 4.2L B5 A4 build. Picture heavy


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Whats up guys!! First off I am super excited to have finally reach a point in my life where this has become a reality and not just a dream. I have always want to race since I knew what a fast car was. I have yet to compete in any sort of road racing. I deiced my best bet was to build a super solid race car, get schooled in driving, and have damn good time doing. I can't wait to join this community and go to events.

 

I plan to do the HPDE then compete in a few different events to find whats best for me. I am banking on GTS as the right one.

 

My car:

Audi B5 A4

Audi 4.2L paired with the AWD drivetrain

8 point cage

lots of custom made parts (I work at a race car fab shop)

 

Here's a few shots of the build:

Sad and tired A4, 2.8 with a dead cylinder... it will never look like this again.

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4.2L Arrives

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Rebuild time:

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Initial test fit.

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Test fire and she runs!

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Long tubes:

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Test fit... they ended up be a little wide so the frame and firewall got notched:

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Motor mounts:

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Trans mounts gettting CNCed this week:

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Cage prep!!

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Bye bye rotted subframe!

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Whoa that's a lot of pics. So that is where I am at right now. I hope to have her done in the next 2 months so I can get some track time in and get certified.

 

What do you guys think? Any suggestions for an NASA Newby??

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  • 2 weeks later...
Holy smokes, that looks like a great build! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

 

Thanks! I have made some more progress on the cage:

 

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Cage is shaping up! Left side dimple plate in place. Going to get the seats mounted and the steering column in this weekend. Started making parts for the front strut brace too.

 

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First off... I picked up FK Rod Ends as a sponsor this week. They make all the heim joints I will be using. http://www.fkrodends.com/

 

I was feeling quite motivated this morning.

 

Strut tower brace:

 

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A-pillar to strut tower brace:

 

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I love how it's coming out... starting to look so good

 

Seats and seat belt bars are up next.

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First off... I picked up FK Rod Ends as a sponsor this week. They make all the heim joints I will be using. http://www.fkrodends.com

 

I was feeling quite motivated this morning.

 

Strut tower brace:

 

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A-pillar to strut tower brace:

 

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I love how it's coming out... starting to look so good

 

Seats and seat belt bars are up next.

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First off... I picked up FK Rod Ends as a sponsor this week. They make all the heim joints I will be using. http://www.fkrodends.com/

 

I was feeling quite motivated this morning.

 

Strut tower brace:

 

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A-pillar to strut tower brace:

 

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Dude, sweet build.

 

I know your cage is not finished but please read the NASA CCR on the section about the down tubes from the main hoop. The ones you have right now terminate on that cross tube which is a no no.

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Dude, sweet build.

 

I know your cage is not finished but please read the NASA CCR on the section about the down tubes from the main hoop. The ones you have right now terminate on that cross tube which is a no no.

 

Thanks! I was informed about that and I am going to extend the hoop supports to the floor.

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Oh by the way I'm in NE too.

 

If you need any help or any goofy stuff PM me.

 

We have a nice GTS group here. Mostly BMW's. A couple audi's here and there.

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After a 2 week lapse I finally got to work on the A4 again.

 

Added the braces to the strut bar:

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Got the dash bar mocked up:

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Rear dimple die braces:

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Seats go in next time.

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Thanks guys. Its been a few weeks since I have been able to work on it. Had to take a break from it for a bit. I work as the head trail builder at a mountain bike park in the summer and its been crazy few weeks. I'll be back to work on this very soon!!

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I'm baaaccckkkkk. So its been way too long since I have had time to work on the ol' race car... life has finally chilled out a bit and I am now back at the fab shop part time for the summer (living the two job life). Got a lot of the cage primed and got the steering wheel back in. Next up is to seal the floor where I cut the holes for header clearance, mount the pedals, and finally get to installing the seats.

 

Here's some shots of the cage primed (I know its not that interesting but it sure looks sweet).

 

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I'll be updating a lot over the next few weeks. Sure feels good to be welding again!!

 

(don't mind the mess... everything just gets packed in at the end of the day)

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Any more updates? Curious to the build!

 

 

I know it's been awhile, I work at mountain bike park during the summer and it keeps me very busy to say the least. I start back at the fab shop in 2 weeks, so the project will start rolling along then. I did get a chance to get the cage primed, but that about it for work on in over the last few months.

 

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