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Repro front ends

Discussion in 'FJ25 Owners Group' started by bad_religion_au, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. bad_religion_au

    bad_religion_au

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    anyone got a source on reproduction bibs/ fenders etc to make a 40 look 25 series ish?

    even guys that have made them themselves, if you've got plans for them that'd be even better, as i'm in Australia... and shipping would bend me over
     
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    Check the thread titled 'Wheeling' (almost to the bottom). Gene (Land Cruiser Junky) makes them, I believe.
     
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    (Disregard, Steve. I see that you already saw that posting. :eek: )
     
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    What are the bars?
    Something I can source locally?
    Butch
     
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    Hi Butch,

    The bars are polished aluminum shower curtain rods. I put them in a vice with a 1/4" x 1 1/2" solid aluminum stock wrapped in masking tape on either side of the bar so not to scar the finish, then I flattened them to the height of actual 25 bars. You can get all 3 bars out of 1 rod for about $10. I looked into solid brass cast with chrome plating and it was about $150 each. The bars are the weak link as far as strength, but for the price they look great. I forget that bib's not the real thing often.
     
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    so your saying that the bib is a 40 bib cut up?

    sweet.

    postage on the bars might be a killer though ;) but the tips on how to do it might make a good project for my bro
     
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    Gene,

    Have you found a substitute headlight ring you're happy with? I'll probably do that for one of the others.
     
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    Believe it or not Jim, the closest light ring in shape is the CJ7 ring. It is exactly the same shape on the outside as the 25 ring you sent me, except the CJ ring has a sharp bevel that cuts back just inside the rim. It also does not have the tightening screw at the bottom. It's the one in this pic.
    20 Series 2.jpg
     
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    are those cj7 rings hard to get a hold of in the USA... there'd be next to no hope in the Australian market
     
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    It's for a Jeep.....should be available in chrome, stainless, or imatation gold plate at Wal-Mart. ;) Thanks Gene, unless you put it next to an original you probably couldn't see the difference.
     
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    hmmm....

    further into this project i may need a US supplier ;)

    one last thing... repro turn signals??? what did you use?
     
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    ’67 Front Parking Lamp 81610-60030 (bib lights) are still available from Toyota. Solder in another wire to make them into turn signals / parking lights. If you want the clear lens you have to get a repro from SOR.
     
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    are they orange lamps from toyota (australian road rules... gotta keep turn signals orange)

    hmmm this is turning into less of a chore every day

    would a 1968 split hood suit?

    and where are the wipers situated? got a windscreen surround with top mounted wipers sitting there
     
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    Yep, the Toyota lights are orange. They come with a dual filament bulb and base.....but only one wire connected. The '68 split hood would look fine and you won't have to do anything unless you change to FJ25 aprons.
     
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    Gene -

    I see that your grill is soooo purty, that they put it in the Featured Photos section at the top of the stack.

    :cheers: :cheers:
     
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    Where's the featured photo section?
     
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    My baby just got promoted to "cover girl" on the IH8MUD home page!! (I better go call my Mom. :D )