Matt’s Defender Build Thread.

Audi Bairn

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I’m doing a road trip from Gloucestershire to Hoy next year, with stop offs in the lakes, Edinburgh and eventually Hoy, I’ll definitely be looking to the Cumbria and Scotland residents for tips...
Feel free to DM me mate.
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Audi Bairn
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MattSedg

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loving ownership, even though it does come with a couple little bits now and again that need sorting :readit:
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MattSedg

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Lovely shot mate! As a fellow dog owner I think we need to see one with the cockers posing in front of the car :dogface::dogface:
I need to get them sat up on the rack somehow for a picture...hmm I'll have a think
 

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I need to get them sat up on the rack somehow for a picture...hmm I'll have a think
A bowl of their favourite treats up there should see them sitting long enough for a pic or two :thumbs up:
 

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A very small mod, painting these strut things bronze/gold....subtle but just a bit if detail, goes well with the green I reckon

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Jimbob76

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A very small mod, painting these strut things bronze/gold....subtle but just a bit if detail, goes well with the green I reckon

One word - classy :thumbs up:
 

Jimbob76

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a velly wealthy look :hi:

Shouldn’t that be welly wealthy look mate? Lol. ‘Fender’s looking top mate - best I’ve seen.

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Jimbob76

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Looking great mate - you just need the National Trust to release a Coniston Green window sticker. Or bronze, to go with those radiator strut bars. :thumbs up:

You'll curse me for asking this, but is that halogen light bar a few mm off-centre?:whistle2:

What's next on the build plan pal?
 

MattSedg

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Looking great mate - you just need the National Trust to release a Coniston Green window sticker. Or bronze, to go with those radiator strut bars. :thumbs up:

You'll curse me for asking this, but is that halogen light bar a few mm off-centre?:whistle2:

What's next on the build plan pal?
looking into a hardshell roof tent, waiting to hear back with some pics from a company...going to start going to peak district/north pennines/cheviots for some walking adventures so hopefully I get a roof tent for some full weekends out n about

but otherwise a few bits need sorting, new door locks right round and ignition barrel all because the drivers lock spins round, round and around :rtfm:
double din unit and a speaker upgrade eventually
 

Jimbob76

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looking into a hardshell roof tent, waiting to hear back with some pics from a company...going to start going to peak district/north pennines/cheviots for some walking adventures so hopefully I get a roof tent for some full weekends out n about

Now THAT is a high interest purchase mate. An expandable roof box you can sleep in?! Very cool. Keep us posted. Tricky part will be finding a dog friendly ladder!

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NevMan

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Looking great mate - you just need the National Trust to release a Coniston Green window sticker. Or bronze, to go with those radiator strut bars. :thumbs up:

You'll curse me for asking this, but is that halogen light bar a few mm off-centre?:whistle2:

What's next on the build plan pal?

Definitely at least 0.2mm off centre
 

Jimbob76

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Definitely at least 0.2mm off centre

You may well laugh, but Matty-lad will have the tape measure out tomorrow morning lol :tearsofjoy:
 

MattSedg

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Now THAT is a high interest purchase mate. An expandable roof box you can sleep in?! Very cool. Keep us posted. Tricky part will be finding a dog friendly ladder!

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That's it mate, dogs will get locked in the landy!!

For some reason I've taken to the 'clamshell' chaos more, think the square one looks a but odd somehow
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MattSedg

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That's it mate, dogs will get locked in the landy!!

For some reason I've taken to the 'clamshell' chaos more, think the square one looks a but odd somehow
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Dont know why sgape autocorrect to chaos....but it will be chaos
 

MattSedg

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After what I hoped would just be 1 day in the garage on Monday turned into 4 days, got the roof tent on at 9pm last night and off on a wee Scottish adventure starting at 3am, all came together just in time!
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NevMan

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After what I hoped would just be 1 day in the garage on Monday turned into 4 days, got the roof tent on at 9pm last night and off on a wee Scottish adventure starting at 3am, all came together just in time!
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Looking good Matt
 

Jimbob76

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Looks good mate - have a fantastic road trip. Good camping weather this weekend, you’ve done well. Looking forward to some top photography from your adventure!
 

RS4B5

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love the colour and the halo lights
want to engine swap one in the future cummins,om606,or ls9:smilingimp:
only a ls3 imagine a ls9 supercharged
 

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After what I hoped would just be 1 day in the garage on Monday turned into 4 days, got the roof tent on at 9pm last night and off on a wee Scottish adventure starting at 3am, all came together just in time!
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Nice one Matt! You’ve timed it perfectly for the weather. To be sunny and warm up here right into next week. Look,forward to hearing how the trip goes and a few pics :thumbs up:
 

MattSedg

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Nice one Matt! You’ve timed it perfectly for the weather. To be sunny and warm up here right into next week. Look,forward to hearing how the trip goes and a few pics :thumbs up:
somehow I didn't realise how warm it was going to be!! still got my walks in though, 14 miles and 4 munros on friday and 8 miles 2 munros today, not like anyones bothered on an Audi forum :readit: and a hint of sunburn

landy pics will be coming, all though I havnt got many
 

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somehow I didn't realise how warm it was going to be!! still got my walks in though, 14 miles and 4 munros on friday and 8 miles 2 munros today, not like anyones bothered on an Audi forum :readit: and a hint of sunburn

landy pics will be coming, all though I havnt got many
We were at Carnoustie and Arbroath today in 22 degrees. Highlight though was seeing a McLaren Senna in Starbucks near Dundee :sunglasses:
 

Jimbob76

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...not like anyones bothered on an Audi forum :readit:...

We like a wee bit of the great outdoors too Matty Lad. I’ve got a roof box too pal, as you know (just have to unpack mine to pitch-up, lol). S3 (like your old one) is a 4x4 as well buster (do Eibach do a raising spring kit? That could be fun). Love this pic during an S3 assisted hike around Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons. Was HOT that day too (last summer) - first pint was taken in via osmosis at the end of 13 miles of extreme up and down. Lol. Planning the next one right now...

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