After 11 years, I had to abandon the FK LED taillights and go back to OEM style. The LEDs in the tail and brake lights started burning out.LED Taillights Installation
I used the money I got for selling my stock VNT 15 turbo to buy new FK LED taillights for ECS Tuning.
Pulled out the stock taillights.
Here are the new FK LED taillights.
Here’s a picture of the right taillight with all the lights on.
I was going over my thread today, and when I got to this post, I went "Hmm..." The gloss-black Aluminum Diamond Mesh Grille that I used is now silver. The "black" must have gotten weathered over the last decade. Still looks good, though.While I had my Jetta on jack stands waiting for the new rear calipers to arrive, I decided to make a change to the Oettinger grille. The grille came with cheap plastic grating. As can be seen in this picture, I must have had something fly into my grille, which broke off a piece of the plastic. I think you'll have to have a really good eye to see the broken piece close to the VW emblem, but believe me, it's there (or not, depending on your perspective).
Therefore, I purchased a sheet of gloss-black Aluminum Diamond Mesh Grille. It looks much better and seems to me that it will hold up better.
Front view before:
Front view after:
After nearly 3 years, Birdie is STILL at the restoration shop. Long story and I've really have had to be patient.My 1970 VW Type 3 Squareback - Birdie
I know it's not a diesel... And NO, I'm not going to put a diesel in it...
Last month I purchased a Cobalt Blue 1970 VW Type 3 Squareback, which I plan over time to have restored. I bought it off a guy from California. The link to my new-to-me Squareback nicknamed "Birdie" is in my signature.