Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Golf's 200K Rehab

Now that my car has rolled 200K, and I've decided the budget doesn't allow me to by my dream Golf anytime in the near future, I've been thinking about doing some other fairly serious rehab.  Over the last 11 years, there have been a lot of things that broke, rusted, burnt out, collected, or what-have-you in and on the car, and I think it's time to address a lot of it.  Since I drive this car so much, it has a chance to really improve my life.  The older I get, the more I realize investing time and money into things you use the most is time/money well spent.

So starting today, here's the partial list of rehab items as they came spewing forth.  I will be adding to this list as I think of things.


Exterior
  • Headlight lenses
  • Kamei mesh front grill
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rust repair - Fenders, hood, trunk, above windshield

Interior
  • Clean out glove box (remove tapes)
  • Fix rear defroster
  • Tint windows
  • Steering wheel
  • Design custom console around shifter/e-brake handle to house:
    • Triple 12V outlets & Remote for radar detector
    • OBD port
    • Inverter
    • Bluetooth receiver
    • Aux jack
    • Phone?

  • Permanent install/wire routing:
Radar detector
12V Triple outlet
12V Cooler
Bluetooth
Phone power
  • Driver side blown speaker
  • Driver side door switch
  • Trunk courtesy light
  • Install 12V cooler and 120v inverter

Engine
  • Pressure wash engine bay
  • Fix veg fuel line
  • Replace veg filter
  • Skid plate/Belly pan repair

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