So I picked up a 2000 GTI VR6 GLX. I had one years ago new.... never should have sold it.
Anyway.. 156k miles.
Guy who had it is a mechanic and bought it to flip, so he did a bunch of stuff to it. Mechanically it appears good - just cosmetic stuff.
Couple question -
1. Where can I get used parts? Interior door handles (by the window switches) That grate thing on the dash... The glove compartment is broke - doestn't stay closed and doesn't have the thing you put up to open it... stuff like that.
2. The hatch lever, along with the switch in the door, doesn't work. I have no clue what the problem is, but I'd like to get that fixed. would it be east to just find a new hatch?
3. Some dings and 2-3 rust spots, but nothing crazy.
I want to paint/plastic dip the emblem on the hatch... black overall, with the VW in red. How do you remove it?
I also want to paint/dip the '6' in VR6 in red... how do you remove that emblem?
4. The shade for the sunroof is messed up.. I guess it was cloth and that is no more, so it's just a stupid orange color - old glue perhaps. Any suggestions on how to make it a big better ascetically?
The shock that holds open the hood doesn't work. You have to actually hold it open since there isn't any rod. Any idea where I can get a new one?
I think that is about it for now. The A/C doesn't work - but I'm hoping it just need a charge.
Thanks! Looking forward to fixing it up. For once I'm excited to work on a car again. (Past two vehicles were work trucks that I honestly didn't care much about)