JMI Motoring. This is where covers are made. This hanger is where my car would live until her transformation was completed.
Let’s start with the easy parts, trunk, taillights, trunk liner, front hood, front bumper, all the doors. Strip them!
Hmm…removing all the panels is not nearly as rewarding as installing new ones. I started with the doors and moved to the fenders. You’ll notice that the B7 body lines are slightly different than the B6 body lines; this is evident in the doors. The RS4 rear doors are also flared out to match the wide rear quarter panels.
This is much more rewarding than removing old parts and I’m already liking how much more aggressive things are looking.
I wanted to do a quick test fit to see how things could potentially look so I did a quick test fit of the bumper and rear quarter panel…duct tape, right? Take note of the OEM A4 sport wheels that are on the car and how far in they are.
It was around this time we realized we were missing some parts. Audi told me it would be a few weeks for them to show up, so in the interim I replaced the valve covers, some belts, and tensioners. I also installed the ACHTUNING snub mount, JHM intake manifold spacers, and JHM lightweight crank pulley.
Since we were still waiting on parts from Audi, JHM started work on the half cage.
After we finished the cage, the parts finally showed up. JMI started work on the most difficult part of the conversion, the rear end. First, we started by drilling out all of the spot welds that held the rear taillight panel in place, then we cut out the rear quarter panels.
Once the rear quarter panel was removed, we fit the trunk and taillight housings, then the rear quarter panel was tack welded into place.
At this point, we test fit the rear bumper with the rest of the car.
Once everybody was happy with fitment, the rear quarter panels seems were filled.
On to paint! Wanting something a little richer, and deeper I went with one of my favorite colors ever: Speed Yellow!
The final piece of this enormous puzzle was the OEM S6 DRLs and grilles on the front bumper.