I bout my 1989 FJ62 on ebay. Everything was accurate in the description and pictures, except for the quality of the paint. She's definitely a Monet. Looks great from a distance, but up close shows its flaws. She is completely rust free on the body except for a few rock chips on the hood. The frame is rust free as well. I had a few questions.
1. What is everyone's opinion on aftermarket trim pieces vs used OEM? Especially the grill and head light buckets? I am looking at some new aftermarket pieces from Relik Garage in Miami. I would hate to buy a clean used piece and then have it bubble up in a year. Do you think the aftermarket pieces would affect value that much?
2. Do these rear mud flaps look correct?
They look as if the top curved portion as it meets the rear quarter panel doesn't match the lines of the body. Could they be from an 80 or other Toyota?
Thanks in advance for all of your help. I'm diving in without a whole lot of experience restoring a car.