My sons Audi A2

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    I did have a project thread going, but that seems to be lost. Anyhow, we bought this for my son to learn to drive in, it was a blind ebay purchase with broken sunroof, worn front brakes, broken rear springs and no MOT for £400. Surprisingly it had only one previous owner.
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    First thing was to change the front disc's and pads for Mintex items, change the rear springs/shocks/bushes, change the exhaust as it had several holes and get an MOT. We had a good paint up with hammerite whilst we had the opportunity, the silver is bbq/stove paint

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    Next I had the wheels refurbed/straightened and retyre'd with Toyo Proxes. the car was on axle stands for a week whilst that was done at Lepsons.
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    That was all last year. Since then we have fitted OEM front fog lights (no pictures yet) and then the attention turned to the broken sunroof. We removed the head lining, then removed the whole cassette and took it to bits in the workshop (my dining table).

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    Cut a long story short, we ended up spending £250 on parts, totally dismantling and cleaning/reassembling the whole roof and then put it back on the car. This took a whole weekend and much swearing, but it was worth it to see this:

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    The next job is to fit a double DIN android Nav unit with DAB, as a head start and whilst the roof lining was removed we fitted the DAB aerial:

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    All the while my son as been having lessons, but we are looking to get him insured this week so he can drive the Audi as a learner at least.

    Great little car this and I'm really enjoying some father and son time doing this project.

    Ian
     
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    Brilliant (y), it just shows what can be done with a bit of time and effort , and the bank of mum and dad of course :wink:. Great job .
     
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    it is coming on well

    what was the trip to wales for was that to get a donor sunroof
     
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    The trip to wales was to get another roof to put on the car in the meantime. The plan is to repair that one and sell it to recoup some of the outlay
     
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    it looks like a complex assembly but having done one the second should hopefully be a bit easier
     
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    That does look a great project! Moreso as the end game will have your son on wheels so I’m sure he’ll have an active interest!
    I’m contemplating something similar, son was born 2008, so I’m looking for a Mini of the same year, ideally month to dry store for circa 8 years and restore!
     
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    Nice tidy looking car, your son should be well pleased.
     
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    Looks good. My dad did the same with me and my first car, stripped and serviced everything with me and made sure it was A1 condition. It paid off, I took a lot more care of it than my mates did of their cars, as I felt involved with it.
     
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