un-golding fj80

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Anyone know where to get some standard chrome trim pieces to replace the lame gold ones that came on my 1996 FJ80? (other than my local toyota dealer....)
 
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the black pearl from spector runs about 150.00 see it here: http://www.sor.com/sor/cat163b.tam?xax=28815&anchor=#163-91

scroll up and you can get the chrome in individual pieces but no antenna nut listed(3 pieces chrome around 75.00 bucks)maybe they have a chrome nut if you call them?


doug(whos working some OT to get the black pearl)(gotta degold the cruiser)

i will let you guys know how bad the shipping is from S.O.R.
i am afraid its gonna kill me(based on what i have read about their shipping practices)
 
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I'm not sure what you mean about shipping? I have bought probably $1000 worth of stuff from SOR since I've owned my cruiser, never a problem. I normally ship 2nd day air cause I get impatient, and sometimes I really need the parts. They ship same day when you order, always. And email you a tracking number automatically, unlike many vendors. Just do UPS ground and shipping shouldn't be bad. &nbsp:Don't do Priority Mail cause thats uninsured against damages during shipping, and its VERY VERY slow.
 
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Just de-golded my ‘96 with standard chrome parts from SOR. Shipping was $19, UPS ground. Seemed very pricey for 3 plastic pieces. They won't tell you how much shipping will be when you order - I almost did not buy the parts from them because of this. They said they don’t know until the box goes out. When the parts arrived, they included a full catalog and price list. These two items added several pounds to the box, and I unknowingly paid the shipping for it. I did not ask for the catalog – I already have one. Just FYI – you can probably save a little if you don’t want the catalog.
 
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Kstone,
The last time I ordered from SOR their charges were for shipping and HANDLING. Something like a fixed $15 handling fee regardless of the size or weight plus the actual shipping charge. I was NOT happy about their shipping costs.
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Well maybe I don't pay enough attention to the invoice...
For me as a 40 owner, there are a LOT of things that Sor has that NO ONE else has, so I just have to buck up and pay it. And since most of my orders are large, 15 bucks for handling is negligable.
 
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Thanks for all the help on this. I did order the chrome emblems from SOR. The person there was helpful and when I asked about the shipping he said it shouldnt be more than a couple of bucks - however this was prior to my reading some of these responses. My order was placed yesterday so i will call them back to verify shipping charges. YES, they did throw the catelog deal at me too....... I will post a response with a + or - after i get the shipping bill! Also to note for others wanting to de-pimpify their rigs, the gold nut on the antenna piece only comes as a part of the complete antenna assembly. I opted not to do that ...
 
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I've bought a can of "back pearl" spray paint a can of clear coat and as soon as I get the motivation. I'm going to try the cheap fix. Until then, I've decided to go for the bronze emblem package by simply refusing to clean/shine/polish the pimp-daddy gold. Bronze isn't too bad.
 

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