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    I have some questions on the rear valence surrounding the tail lights that some one here no doubt has the answers - Of my three 240Zs, one 1971 has a thin chrome strip on the valence openings that surround the tail lights and the other 1971 and the 1972 do not have these chrome strips. Did all cars come with the thin chrome strips around the openings and two of my cars are missing them? Where would I acquire a set of these chrome strips?
    Hopefully this makes some sense.
    Thanks for your help
    Hank

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    I have never seen a chrome strip and I know mine doesn't have one.

    Show a picture

    Casey

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Casey_z View Post
      I have never seen a chrome strip and I know mine doesn't have one.

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      Casey
      The truth is all 240's came with the thin chrome strip. Due to its location and what Canadian winters are like they mostly got rusty on the bottom edge so people discarded them.
      PM me if you are interest
      Unless you are doing a car for judged STOCK class there is no points deduction
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      Last edited by Ont240; 02-09-2013, 04:23 PM.

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      • #4
        Thanks Laverne - I am interested. I will send you a PM. Casey,it looks like we both learned something today.

        Hank

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        • #5
          Now I am going to have chrome strip envy

          Something to look for again

          Casey

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Casey_z View Post
            Now I am going to have chrome strip envy

            Something to look for again

            Casey
            I assume these are plastic just like the 260/280. If you can find a used set in poor condition you can get them rechromed by norm Murphy at zeddsaver. It costs $300 for the 260/280 version so I think the 240 would be cheaper.

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            • #7
              They are metal on the 240, and seem to be a difficult part to remove in good condition

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Six_Shooter View Post
                They are metal on the 240, and seem to be a difficult part to remove in good condition
                At least they are metal. It is very hard to find someone who will chrome plastic and it is a very expensive process. There is a guy on ebay selling a set of rechromed 260/280 tail light bezels for $1000.

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                • #9
                  hm they are looking very nice and at least there is something shining in sunshine.. I mean some chrome things.. you got very good idea and thanks for sharing it.
                  Last edited by Bevis; 09-27-2014, 02:28 AM.

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                  • #10
                    If you want a more economical idea & not concerned about having the original metal chrome, you may want to consider door edge guard that is sold at Canadian Tire & other automotive suppliers. It's a little larger than the original metal chrome. I have used it on the drawers of my tool boxes.

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                    • #11
                      Speaking of chrome...

                      Just a heads up. I found this guy: www.kromwork.com
                      Just outside Ottawa East and it looks like he can chrome plastics ect. From what I read on his website its not real chrome but some silver process but it does look chromey. I have been in contact with him but I cant vouch for his work and I am STILL trying to get a quote to do my bumpers.... It seems as though he does not check him email to often.

                      Maybe this might help those looking to do chromey bits...

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                      • #12
                        This thread is worth a read for anyone needing plastic parts chromed
                        http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/o...tal-parts.html

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