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Post by 77camino on Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:03 pm



Just received my new headlight bezels from The Parts Place. They advertised them as "show quality". The chrome looks very nice. I was hesitant to order reproductions, but so far so good. Hopefully they fit as good as they look. Hope this will help, if anyone else is considering purchasing them.
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:19 pm

Let me know How ya Like them I am looking at them as well

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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:34 pm

I'm just shocked that anybody is reproducing them.
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by pila on Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:16 am

Great to see that some G3 parts are starting to be re-produced. I bought a few sets of those on Ebay some years ago to finally get a pair of good ones.

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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by ant7377 on Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:23 am

What are they made out of?
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by 77camino on Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:50 pm

They are made of plastic. Went a grabbed an old one I had laying around, they feel slightly lighter weight. I'm planning on getting the car out this weekend and installing them.
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Post by KC77Monte on Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:34 pm

Can't wait to hear how these fit.
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by ant7377 on Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:56 pm

[quote="KC77Monte"]Can't wait to hear how these fit. [/quote

Im not sure if you know but these will not work on a Monte. Hopefully they come out soon.
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by 77camino on Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:47 pm

I tried to install the bezels tonight. It's not looking good. They appear to be about 1/8" deeper than the originals. This makes them not fit flush on the outside edges. Being plastic I don't want to force them and at $150 with shipping I don't want to break them. I have sent a message to The Parts Place, but have not heard back yet. I also have a complete header off of a 77 Malibu and they won't fit on it either. I'm very disappointed, because they look great. Let's hope that they stand behind their products.
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by ant7377 on Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:13 am

Grrrr. Why dont they try the first ones before they go and sell them? Its 4 screws and about 10 minutes time! What are they thinking. I hope they read this but they probably wont care.
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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:08 am

I don't understand how they could have missed that in the first place. They obviously had to have an original to work from. Once they popped the first one, a ten second comparison to the original with a caliper would have shown the problem.

Is there enough meat on it that the backside could be sanded/filed down 1/8"?
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by Limey SE on Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:31 pm

77camino wrote:I tried to install the bezels tonight. It's not looking good. They appear to be about 1/8" deeper than the originals. This makes them not fit flush on the outside edges.

Dammit I wished I had one of there's to take to them and show them the difference from mine they are only an hour from me

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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by ant7377 on Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:44 pm

Limey SE wrote:
77camino wrote:I tried to install the bezels tonight. It's not looking good. They appear to be about 1/8" deeper than the originals. This makes them not fit flush on the outside edges.

Dammit I wished I had one of there's to take to them and show them the difference from mine they are only an hour from me

Thats a great idea! They probably have more at their warehouse. You should take one original of yours there and show them. It would be good to make them aware face to face that there is a market that needs more quality parts out there. Their stuff isnt great quality at times. I will pay for good stuff no problem,but im not paying for junk.
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by Limey SE on Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:02 pm

I wonder if they are dropped shipped from a different supplier though

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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by 77camino on Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:51 pm





They were shipped from Dekalb Il. The first picture will show me holding on my original bezel and the second shows me holding on the new bezel. The 3rd and 4th show the depth difference between the old and new one. Both of the measurements are from the outside edge of the LH bezel.
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by Limey SE on Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:55 pm

I am not far from there Like I mentioned I should take mine there next time I am in that area and show them

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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by 77camino on Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:01 pm

They emailed me back yesterday and asked how they did not fit. I responded last night about the depth issue, but I could not send pictures through the eBay message system. I have not heard anything today.
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by Limey SE on Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:14 pm

You can Send Pictures thru Ebay messages ....its at bottom and says add photos probably just an overlook maybe


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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by 77camino on Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:39 pm

Got another email this morning. They said that the bezels are made off the GM tooling and that they have not had any problems with them. I was unable to send pictures from my phone, but did find the add picture section at the bottom when I logged on with my computer. I sent them the pictures. Will let you know what I find out. I'm going to try again tomorrow to install them, just to make sure that I am not missing something.
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by Limey SE on Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:06 pm

they are side specific I am sure you know that as well though

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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by 77camino on Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:18 pm

I got that figured out. LOL. Just for giggles I actually tried them on the wrong side. That was worse.
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:59 pm

I also see that Parts Place sells repro Monte quad bezels. I know those are slightly different...but, can't remember in what way. Suppose they got them mixed up when they shipped yours?
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by 77camino on Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:08 pm

I have the correct bezels. The monte's look similar from a distant but they are definitely different. I think they attach on the sides, where as the el Camino/ Malibu attach in the corners .
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by thert1976 on Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:48 pm

That sucks, I have seen on ebay that The Parts Place is starting to repop a few thing for our years of cars. A few weeks ago I bought 4 seat belt loop guides for my car (ebay # 330796527253). They didn't fit worth a darn. They do not snap in very tight and keep popping out of the retainer. Factory guides are designed for a small plastic push pin to go in the middle to spread and lock the guide into place. These from The Parts Place are not like that. You cant beat the factory stuff.
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Re: New headlight bezels for 76/77

Post by 77camino on Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:13 pm

Is this the part you ordered. I almost ordered those also. Glad I didn't.
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