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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Headlight Bezels

I had a headlight bezel fall off my 1980 cj7 other day. Upon inspection, the tab that holds it onto the jeep is broken.

My question:

The bezels on my lights are black. I cannot find any black ones anywhere. Were headlight bezels ever black on a cj?

If not, I can get a set of chrome ones. In fact, I found a set that came off of an older (owner not sure of yr) CJ. Will the bezels from all cj's work on my 1980 cj?

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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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72-86 at least. I've never seen OEM black
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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
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If you have chrome bezels you can scuff them up good with sandpaper, hit them with a couple coats of etching primer followed by a few coats of rattle can black.... easy peasy!
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Unread 09-05-2013, 01:03 PM   #4
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If there were never any OEM black ones, I have no issues with going to chrome ones.

If I can find just one for pretty cheap I might consider painting it black.
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Those tabs are a beeyotch - do you still have it, and access to a welder? That's what I would've done if I had a welder, but instead I just bought Omix replicas.
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My tab broke off too. I dug up the smallest screw I could find in my shop. Took a 1/16" drill bit, drilled a hole and screwed it back on there. It seems to be holding up fine that way.
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My tab broke off too. I dug up the smallest screw I could find in my shop. Took a 1/16" drill bit, drilled a hole and screwed it back on there. It seems to be holding up fine that way.
I did the same.
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