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    Are you still offering this service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post

    We are doing a full subframe rebuild, powercoat new links and selected Powerflex bushes in a week or so.
    This is most interesting!

    I have a B7 Passat with knackered rear bushes and unven tyre wear that needs looking at.

    Is this something you may be interested in looking at? Please PM if so. Thanks!

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    Yes it is a common job for us, in fact the 2010 Passat we have bought as a courtesy car needs a full on rebuild and floor treatment. Some of these can get out of hand cost wise and it becalmed a passion thing, some people get it and others don’t, it depends on how you feel about cars and maintaining them.... basically spend as little as possible on mainlanders and pump the money into new metal every year or two or get “into” the car and enjoy repair ing and modding, I must be odd I suppose but there are a lot of chaps (and a few chapesses) who are odd in this way. And I do like restoring things rather than chucking them away and buying new, even if it is fiscally bonkers.

    This one got very expensive, came out at around £2.5k which most normal people would find bonkers on a decade old car but the chap loves the old girl.

    This job is hard dirty time consuming graft but fun at the same time and gives a great feeling of satisfaction when lying on your back staring up at up

    Failed upper arm inner bush



    Snapped lower damper bolt



    Rear end end on deck



    Using induction heater to get seized bolts bolts out of ally hubs



    Induction heating the subframe bush to “boil” it free



    Classic chassis leg surface rust



    Rusted through sill closing panel



    Needle descaler gun removal of lose rust, what we call a rattle gun.



    Treated rust



    Primer coating the treated rust



    Coating the entire area with Dinitrol 3125HS



    Power-coated subframe



    Big pile of bits from Febi, Merle, Sachs and genuine VAG



    Powder-coated old parts reused



    Rebuilding











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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    Yes it is a common job for us[/url]
    Could you PM me some contact details then perhaps I could bring it round for you to have look at and give a ball park quote?

    I fully appreciate that when you start taking things apart what started off as a seemingly simple job can easily escalate.

    With this in mind my 19 and 20 year old B5 facelift A4s look far better underneath than this B7 does.
    2011 Passat B7 2.0 TDI-CR

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