Donor Car Stripped Down

 

Donor car was a relatively high mileage S4. The owner has enjoyed the car so much over the years, but now that it was getting tired, he wanted it to be made as good as new and with a few subtle upgrades to be fitted during the rebuild. Shell, like many S4s, looked reasonably OK from the top, but on the underside the condition was not so pretty!

1991 S4 Spider Restoration - Donor Car Stripped Down 1991 S4 Spider Restoration - Donor Car Stripped Down

Top arm inner mounting badly repaired in the past. This is a common area for damage; when the inner bolt seizes in the bush, workshops often damage the mounting bosses removing the bolt to change this bush. This will be cut out are remade.

1991 S4 Spider Restoration - Donor Car Stripped Down

Extensive corrosion to front chassis legs

1991 S4 Spider Restoration - Donor Car Stripped Down

Chassis leg completely cracked on power steering box side, previous bad quality repairs mean this will need to be completely cut out and a new section fabricating.

1991 S4 Spider Restoration - Donor Car Stripped Down

Passenger side chassis leg also showing signs for cracks and corrosion

1991 S4 Spider Restoration - Donor Car Stripped Down

Sill joins starting to rust and separate from each other, a common sight on S4 Spiders

1991 S4 Spider Restoration - Donor Car Stripped Down

Floors bad around jacking point areas, typical corrosion.

1991 S4 Spider Restoration - Donor Car Stripped Down