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bmos
11-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Does anyone know where I can find one of these for my '98 A4 Avant (2.8)?http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/17/5c93be7854d059fb8dced4e7bb933b32.jpg

bmos
11-18-2014, 04:52 PM
Neither FCP Euro or the scrapyard I called has any, looks like I might just straighten out and re-weld mine. Otherwise I'd have to find a 2.8 at a self serve scrapyard and spend a couple hours extracting it (if I can even get the bolts, holding the bumper shocks on, off)

Bordom
11-18-2014, 06:21 PM
What's wrong with the support? I don't see anything out of the ordinary, except the rust at the top

bmos
11-19-2014, 04:20 AM
What's wrong with the support? I don't see anything out of the ordinary, except the rust at the top
It got bent when I ruined my last radiator support. As it's not supposed to bend I was concerned as to the strength of the welds so I figured I'd replace it with as fresh an alternative as possible.
Also the bottom of where the snub mount bracket attaches was quite rusty but without perforation.
I'll just grind it back and hit it with some rustoleum after bending it back to spec.

Corrado_Guy
11-19-2014, 06:38 PM
It does look like it is in good shape so if you can't find anything else then straighten it out and paint it then put it back on. There are those nation wide wreckers that list stuff online so they may help. I would also try eBay and put an ad in the classifieds and if you have any local Audi/VW forums then post an ad in the classifieds. There are people who post their wanted or for sale ads in all different forums but the actual classifieds which is stupid. I am not kocking you either, you are asking where you may find one which is cool but most people who are only looking for something or selling will not search the side or check each forum. Most of these people myself included go right to the classifieds so you really lose out when you post just to some other forum. Anyway, if I were you I would do what I wrote above and also see if your local wrecker has a hot line connected to the other locals and maybe he can search for you.

woolveren
11-19-2014, 08:13 PM
Does anyone know where I can find one of these for my '98 A4 Avant (2.8)?

It's not that expensive, why don't you get the one below?

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/8D0805851F/ES10969/

GrapeBandit
11-19-2014, 08:36 PM
if it bolts back up and is fairly straight, id say use it. its not a big deal.

bmos
11-20-2014, 04:26 AM
It's not that expensive, why don't you get the one below?

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/8D0805851F/ES10969/
That's excellent. Thanks. I just wasn't sure what to call it.
It isn't the same exact part but it bolts up fine and only requires light modification to fit into the rest of the radiator support. (That one looks like it might have been for an allroad?)