Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Stuff I found at the car show

One of the things I love most about going to VW shows is sifting through parts at the swap meet. You may go with something in mind that you want to buy, but you never actually know what you will get until you're there. This year I was hoping for a steering wheel and the knobs for the fresh air control, what I came away with was different. I ended up finding a decent pair of rear grab hand
Es and coat hook, this car and my old green one didn't have them, so it was nice to be able to put those on. Slowly I'm trying to put this bug back to stock.

The other thing that I found is a vintage VW dealership accessory, a leather shift knob, you could either get it with the Wolfsburg crest or the VW shift pattern, I was lucky enough to find this one foronly $15. It is perfect, it looks brand new, so now I have three Vintage accessories for my car, the shifter, the center console, and the pop-out rear windows. I love finding things like this.

What cool things have you guys found sifting through piles of parts and junk?




    1. That's a cool find! Those pictures are really cool! A glimpse into someone else's life in a VW Bus.

  2. At one point I just needed a muffler to get my car back on the road. I found the same make as my car at the junk yard and it had a small chrome looking muffler poking out of the mud (car had no wheels and was sinking into a mud hole). After settling on a price ($25) I was shocked when I returned to find out I had just bought a mandrel bent stainless steel cat back exhaust system for $25. Best junk yard deal I have found to date.

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