The Cost

What does a project like this cost?

This is a question I wanted to be able to answer throughout the project so I have been tracking my spending closely. I certainly won’t be considering the lost productivity at work for the time I’ve spent daydreaming, researching or pricing out and purchasing parts – that might get ugly.

I’ll keep this list solely to the parts for the car and costs directly related to the project.

  1. 1991 Audi Coupe Quattro – $450
  2. Trailer Rental – $69
  3. Truck Diesel for pick-up – $104
  4. Timing Belt Kit – $106
  5. Timing Belt Tool Rental – $46
  6. Sold Bentley Manual (already had one) – ($85)
  7. Used Alternator – $100
  8. Filters/Plugs/Lug nuts/ etc – $96
  9. Hose Clamps/PB Blaster/Fuel line – $16
  10. SS Hardware for Fuel Filter – $12
  11. Aux Radiator Hose Plugs & Brake Fluid – $34
  12. Clutch Slave Cylinder – $52
  13. Battery – $127
  14. Drill/Tap & Metric Hardware – $28
  15. MAF Gasket – $15
  16. Headlights/Cornerlights – $125
  17. Rear Calipers – $50
  18. Tires – $90
  19. Tire Mounting/balancing etc. etc. – $127
  20. Rear Brake Pads/Calipers/hardware – $77
  21. Used Crimped Fuel Line & Coolant Hose – $10
  22. Fuel Safe Thread Sealant – $10
  23. Fuel Hose and Clamps – $7
  24. Silver Solder – $16
  25. Caliper Nipples & Axle bolts – $33
  26. U-Haul Transport to Mass – $149
  27. Used Starter – $21
  28. Rear Taillight set – $75
  29. Used Starter and Early Built “Bundle-o-Snakes” Header – $100
  30. Like New Rear Tie Rod Set – $130
  31. Wheel Bearing Removal – $90
  32. Crack open Diff Drain & Fill Plugs – $71
  33. Radiator Mount, Wheel Bearings (4), E Brake Cables, Strut Mounts (4) – $347
  34. POR15 Materials – $85
  35. Refinished 26mm rear sway bar (OEM Front sway bar for Audi 4000Q) – $90
  36. Big MAF, OEM Euro Headlights, HID Kit, 2 sets of used plug wires – $350
  37. Sway bar end links & set of spare speedline wheels – $90
  38. Oil Filter housing with Oil cooling provisions – $43
  39. Spare drive shaft – $30
  40. Exhaust gasket & Nuts – $20
  41. Press-in 4X wheel bearings into hubs – $190
  42. New o2 Sensor – $48
  43. Exhaust Studs – $20
  44. Exhaust Down Pipe Gasket – $30
  45. E-Brake Bracket Pin – $8
  46. Hose Clamps – $22
  47. Exhaust Gasket, Studs, E brake Clips, ABS plugs – $75
  48. Coolant Hose – $7
  49. Misc. Electrical Components – $20
  50. Engine Bay Paint – $94
  51. Floor Paint, sealant – $20
  52. Check Valves – $16
  53. Fuel Pump Fittings – $32
  54. Alternator + Bracket, Set of Used Brakes – $72
  55. Clutch, Stage 2E – $550
  56. Trans Fluid – $70
  57. Fuel Line – $80
  58. Short Shifter, Snub Mnt, EGR Blockoff, Mag drain Plug, Breather hose, etc $450
  59. Fuel Filter – $130
  60. Fuel Pump, Clamps, Exhaust Wrap, Grease – $180
  61. Flywheel Bolts – $24
  62. Battery Box – $9
  63. TB Gasket, Steering Rack Boot, Brake Fluid Res, Rear Main Seal – $95
  64. Injector O-rings, Firewall Grommets – $17
  65. Assorted Hardware and Steel for welding – $111
  66. Lightweight flywheel – $100
  67. AAN Windage Tray – $50
  68. Oil Pan Gasket, Hose separators – $33
  69. High-Strength Hardware – $155
  70. Tie Rods, Intake & Cam Cover Gaskets, Alternator Bolts – $120
  71. Ground Weld Nuts – $15
  72. Various Hardware – $170
  73. PS Return Hose and Vent Hose – $18
  74. Rear Caliper Carriers, Strut Bellows, Struts (OEM) – $242
  75. Fuel & Brake Fittings, Lines, Adapters etc. – $476
  76. Control Arm Bushings, Trunk Support Shocks – $100
  77. Butyl Tape – $8
  78. Sunroof Panel Blank, again – $50
  79. Wiring harness tape – $8
  80. Control Arm bushings, Ball joints – $145
  81. Rebuild Calipers – $270
  82. Plugs, Grommets, Seam sealer – $40
  83. Subframe Mounts, Rear Diff Mount – $155

Total as of 5/9/16 – $8155

It should be noted that this amount does not include the cost of tools necessary to do a project of this magnitude, the garage rental to house the project, shipping & taxes with many purchases, and many many other expenses associated to the project which total in the thousands.

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