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Username Post: Headlight bezels, do aftermarket ones fit and look ok?        (Topic#349567)
Dave Boro 
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02-08-18 03:48 PM - Post#2723790    

1961 Biscayne
I need to replace the passenger side headlight bezel, its all dented. Do the aftermarket ones from Impala Bob's, etc fit? Do they look OK? This isn't a show car, but I'd like it to look fairly natural.



 
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Tri5man 
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02-09-18 09:28 AM - Post#2723870    
    In response to Dave Boro

Not sure about 61 bezels but I bought a set of 63 repop bezels once that the gauge of the metal was one step above aluminum foil. Absolute Chinese garbage. Immediately sold them on eBay.
If it were me I'd try and find some decent OEM bezels.

Gary



 
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02-09-18 09:42 AM - Post#2723871    
    In response to Tri5man

I agree with Gary on the repro parts.

The 62 headlite bezels are hard enough to get them to fit right against the fenders and grille and hood. I doubt that they fit very good and the shine quality is probably poor or cheap looking (Repro 62 Impala & Impala SS side trim is junk cheap looking shine a poor shape on the edges) I think the headlite covers would be the same).

Paul

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55Brodie 
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02-09-18 04:08 PM - Post#2723901    
    In response to pvs409

I can attest to the fact that 62 repro bezels are crap. Thinner gauge aluminum, the bends are not crisp and they don't fit real well. I did get them to "work", but will probably send my originals out for a massage and buff someday.



 
Tri5man 
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02-09-18 04:47 PM - Post#2723905    
    In response to 55Brodie

On my latest project a 63 Impala I've had the OEM headlight bezels chrome plated. Looks great and an easy polish.

Gary



 
Dave Boro 
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02-10-18 06:08 AM - Post#2723930    
    In response to Tri5man

Mine is damaged, not repairable. Can't seem to find any OEM for sale on Ebay. Anyone know where I can find these? Passenger side headlight bezel for 61.



 
Andy4639 
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02-10-18 08:31 AM - Post#2723942    
    In response to Dave Boro

These are GM parts used.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-1961-Chevy-I mpala-Be...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Chevrolet-Im pala-Bel...




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02-10-18 05:40 PM - Post#2723983    
    In response to Dave Boro

i agree with tri5man. i installed some aftermarket bezels on a 61 impala 3 years ago. i had to work on them for hours to get them to fit. i called the place i got them from and told them about it. doubt that did any good,but...
there were holes where holes should not be any and no holes or holes in the wrong place.
if you can find a good set of used ones that would be best. you can always get them re anodized.

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02-10-18 07:25 PM - Post#2723987    
    In response to Dave Boro

Passenger side inner or outer bezel?

Rich



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Dave Boro 
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02-11-18 07:19 AM - Post#2724016    
    In response to paintman

Passenger side. I need both inner outer and middle, I also need the headlight buckets, looks like the car took a good dent a long time ago...



 
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02-11-18 09:40 AM - Post#2724028    
    In response to Dave Boro

Please pm me.

Rich



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