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Old 09-11-2013, 03:14 PM
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Anyone know any specifics of the chrome package offered for the 40 series back in the day? Someone at the '13 RS Rally suggested that it was maybe a port installed option but I'd like to know more. Our 40 has a chrome front bumper, bezel and tow hooks and I'm wondering if chrome bumperettes may have been part of the package along with anything else.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:36 PM
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I think your friend Commander Lee has a factory chrome package. You should call him. IIRC the bumperettes would have been included and I think it was shown in factory literature so not necessarily port-installed option. I forget what year is the earliest.
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Looks like Ige had a factory chrome 71:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series...ome-bezel.html
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My 1980 FJ40 had what appeared to be factory, chrome-plated running boards. The bezel was also plated, as were the bumperettes. The OEM front bumper was gone, so I cannot speculate on that.
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My 1980 FJ40 had what appeared to be factory, chrome-plated running boards. The bezel was also plated, as were the bumperettes. The OEM front bumper was gone, so I cannot speculate on that.
Chrome running boards - haven't seen that as a part of the "official" package before. Thanks!! The bumperettes that came with our truck had been painted black so maybe looking under the paint wouldn't be a bad idea as it seems chrome bumperettes seem to be a part of the package.
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Chrome running boards - haven't seen that as a part of the "official" package before. Thanks!! The bumperettes that came with our truck had been painted black so maybe looking under the paint wouldn't be a bad idea as it seems chrome bumperettes seem to be a part of the package.
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Looks like Ige had a factory chrome 71:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series...ome-bezel.html
yep, my first cruiser. chrome front bumper, bezel, and bumperettes. been a couple decades plus, so hard to remember and i got rid of the chrome. i looked in my pics and don't have any, but somewhere there's a pic that my buddy marcus took of my rig a couple years before we met and i think i still have the chrome bumper and bezel on in it
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My recollection is that this was called the "LX" trim package. Josh Boltrek has it on his 40 IIRC. They were primarily sent to non-USA markets, and I believe the JDM got most of them.
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Sadly, my running boards and bumperettes had just enough rust on them (creeping under the chrome) that I had them blasted and painted. I would have left them alone if they had been salvagable. I'm not a chrome fan, anyway. I had never seen factory chromed running boards, either.
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Middle eastern markets got tons of chrome
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