Journal: How to Chop a Quattro to Build a Rally Legend

How to Chop a Quattro to Build a Rally Legend

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
April 24, 2013
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Take one standard LWB Ur-Quattro, strip, chop, weld and voilà, you’ve got a SWB Sport Quattro.

In reality, of course, it’s infinitely more complicated than that, made even more so by the fact that the builder of this week’s featured Forum Report car started the project on the second floor of his garage. The detail provided in this thread is extraordinary, with many amazing photos and thoughtful write-ups working hand-in-hand to provide a crystal-clear picture of what exactly it takes to embark on such an epic build—namely, time, patience, a small fortune, and superhuman fabricating skills.

Click here for the forum thread.

Photo Source: LancerRegister.com

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Paul James Aspden

Respect to anyone who does this. However they never really look right unless the windshield is taken from an 80

Nick Weaver
Nick Weaver
Rip Curl
Rip Curl

An awesome project and I am sure he took the incident in the same spirit as the car it was modeled off of. It will be re-built like a proper racing car should.

Leucea Alexandru
Leucea Alexandru

Remarkable effort. The car looks amazing. But that has to be one of the most ridiculous crashes ever. But i guess shit happens. What takes years to build takes only seconds to destroy and then it seems like it takes forever to repair..

Burt Munro
Burt Munro

One of my local shops took 3 years and a metric pile-o-cash restoring a 356 quad cam for a customer. He picked it up at 5 pm when it was finally done, and took the shop manager with him on a celebratory run.

6 hours of hard-drinking later, he slid into a ditch, then stuffed it in a tree.

Luc Bonachera
Luc Bonachera

Ouch, to end in a field after all that work, that must’ve hurt…

Josh Clason
Josh Clason

Very unfortunate…

ACFowles
ACFowles

Yes, a real shame, but it looks like the builder will get it fixed. Just a minor repair compared with the work he has already put in – fantastic job!