I'm looking at getting back into the VW scene and taking over a '83 GTI project from a friend. It's been quite a long while a since I've looked for parts for early water coolers and was hoping this forum might be able to point the way.
The majority of the mechanical and body work has been completed. It currently has a new badgeless grille with single headlights and looks great, but I'm considering a cabriolet style grille with fog lights/driving light. Unfortunately I'm having trouble locating any retailer that sells OEM or after-market grilles. Are these parts that are just not available any longer?
The major work needs to be done on the interior. I've found several carpet kits, dashboards and after-market seats (though I am considering having the original recaros reupholstered in leather.) Things I am having trouble finding are headliners and a replacement back seat. If possible, I'd also like to get new gauges as I've never been fond of the stock gauges in early rabbits, jettas and scirrocos. It's been a good 20 years since my last water cooled VW project, and back then these things were widely available... just having a lot of trouble finding them now.
well i found head liner and other interier thing on jcw.com lots of other things on dieselvw.com diesel or not they have some suff at cheap prices
Grilles for the cabby are at germanautoparts.com, I have seen them on partstrain, and the ebay of course.
Thanks for the sites... checking out what they have today.
http://cabby-info.com/parts.htm ; it may be on a Cabriolet site, but the parts suppliers listed are for all A1 chassis VWs. If you're looking to swap out the grille but want to keep it badgeless, take a look at the "body styling" section for suppliers.