Chrome Bezel?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Roboosfj40s, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Hello fellow boggers, Did Toyota actually make a chrome headlight bezel for a FJ40? I have a 71 with one on it. but my other and friends all have white. Seems oem but not sure, are they rare if oem?:hmm:
  2. shelfboy1

    shelfboy1 SILVER Star

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    i bought a chrome bezel new in the 70,s dont remember who sold them,the bezel may have been oem but i dont think the chrome was. most folks dont care for them and their not worth a ton of money.you might find a trade for a white 1 as some folks like the chrome.i think the chrome 1 looked good on my 45 lv.
  3. 65swb45

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    Yes, there was a factory chrome bezel.

    If your chrome has a slightly brushed finish, it is probably OE. If it is full polish, it is aftermarket.

    IOW, Toyota's chrome was not the best!

    Best

    Mark A.
  4. JohnnyC

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  5. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    my 71 was a factory chrome package. also had the chrome bumperettes.
  6. Orygun

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    I have an 1980, it had the chrome bezel.
  7. shelfboy1

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    pretty cool learned something new today never new toyota offerd a chrome bezel ,need to get out more i geauss.
  8. Chop Shop

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    Chrome wont get ya home, but it will help ya get laid. :grinpimp:
  9. CruiserStuff

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    For those with the chrome bezel, I have a pretty nice chrome OEM bumper that I'll let go of.....PM me if interested.
  10. Thanks for the response guys and have a Merry Christmas! May the Old Guy in the red suit bring Fj40 goodies for you this year :)
  11. chrome is gay

  12. bsmith123

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    chrome

    didn't the chrome bezel come with the disco ball dome light?:eek:
  13. I agree that chrome is gay looking on a 40 but I gave $400 for the 71 with a diesel, disc brakes, airconditioning, 5 spd tranny, saginaw ps and a chrome bezel. I guess the bezel is what I paid for :)
  14. r083rt

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    The chroming process weakens the metal. Form follows function, chrome just doesn't look right on a cruiser.

    Google 'Hydrogen Embrittlement'.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012
  15. 1973barnfind

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    :cheers: maby white, and rust color isn't the best
  16. My71FJ40

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    My 67 bezel wasn't chrome but stainless with a brushed finish and clear coat...and my 71 had overspray on it bad so when I stripped it I found it too is stainless. So, was my 67 just stripped of paint or was it factory stainless with a brushed finish and clear coat?
  17. licoricewhip

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    I have a chrome embossed bezel on the wall and was of the understanding, and appears to be a factory chrome. It came on a 63 I flipped. I did not think it stock to a 63 but if ever when where they produced. And I hear the chrome ehh vibe, but. Stock hub caps are chrome.

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