Got a LC stamped fiberglass bezel!

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Mine's real.....:D :D

I laid the bezel down, used a modeling brush and filled the letters with enamel paint then left it overnight, had to redo once in 8 yrs.
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My other steel bezel loaned to good friend for his 45 he did the letters the same way......
 

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In talking with the owner of the biz - Tim Simpkins - he makes them and they are theirs made by them in their shop where they make them
In a matter of speaking....yes, we have the mold for this part. No, we don't make them in our shop. We have a local Fiberglass shop make them as well as our other fiberglass parts we own.
 
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In a matter of speaking....yes, we have the mold for this part. No, we don't make them in our shop. We have a local Fiberglass shop make them as well as our other fiberglass parts we own.
1/2 my bad then... I was trying to recall a conversation from june 2005, and was more wanting to impart they are not a Gozzard... but yours

Also, when we talked about that odd sizing issue on the phone (see post #7 and #12) I recalled being under the impression you talking about having the mold and sizing should be all good..... as you made them in house

anyway... all worked out fine :)
 
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Even if one produced and sold replica steel bezels for half this price, I think one would come out ahead...
 
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WoW $521 for the bezel... That about 1/3 of what I paid for my 63...

You can't see the lettering on the bezel in this pic but its there
 

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here's my 'glass....i didn't do no purdy paint job like them texans, 'cause i don't have no purdy paint job on my rig. poor mask job and shot it with rustoleum
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Even if one produced and sold replica steel bezels for half this price, I think one would come out ahead...


Think about it,


These have been non-existent since 1964. If making a stamped steel bezel would have been financially feasible, don’t you think that someone here in the USA would have made them already?


The average Land Cruiser enthusiast has a hard time spending money on his vehicle for maintenance items that need attention, let alone spending over 250.00us on a steel reproduction bezel.



Ehsan made some reproductions back in ’03.

He may still have some.

Check out his website, or PM him.



:beer:





Real deal:




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You are probably right, Steve. Though, judging from this e-bay item only, there appears to be a market or maybe someone just cannot live without.

There was a time when the plum crazy six-pack cuda was not desireable, now folks are paying in excess of 3/4 mil. for originals.
 

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Think about it,


These have been non-existent since 1964. If making a stamped steel bezel would have been financially feasible, don’t you think that someone here in the USA would have made them already?
Until just lately Mr. T has been real protective of the words Toyota and Land Cruiser. You can get replacement tailgates for the FJ45LPB with the word Toyota stamped on it. Just a few years ago all the aftermarket replacements were not stamped Toyota. I know someone who was making the Land Cruiser bezel ten years ago until he got a letter from Mr. T's lawyers telling him to stop or get sued. When I first saw LCS bezels on eBay I thought for sure Toyota would have put a stop to it. Something changed at Toyota lately, they gave permission for someone to have a blank VIN plate made to replace a missing one on a restore.

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Then that makes since. With Toyota owning the patents on the original bezels, they have that exclusive right.

As someone had already said, now I know what to search for as well.
 
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