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Old 06-27-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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Satoshi with Homers mesh, color matched FJ letters and color matched TRD emblem

After about a week of gathering parts and doing body work I finally have a Satoshi on my truck.

Started with the typical cutting, filling and sanding. Then I used a finishing putty to try and get a factory like appearance.













I only semi finished the back side






I used Loc-Tite 5 minute epoxy to attach the 10-24 threaded rod to the grill frame







Homers M3 mesh painted semi gloss black, topped with neoprene washers and 10-24 Stainless Acorn Nuts








FJ letters done following Cape Codders how-to but I epoxied the stud to the letter instead of tapping the letter itself. I filled the back of the letter to make it smooth, cut the studs to proper length then drilled the proper sized hole in the back of the letter to insert the threaded rod into the hole and epoxied it in.

Studs are not cut to length or epoxied in this pic but you get the idea




I picked up a TRD emblem off ebay and decided to color match it to the rest of the grill












Finished Satoshi and reinstalled on truck. Letters still needed some tweeking to get straight







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Old 06-27-2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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dude thats very nice. good job
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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Looks good ... but id go without the TRD emblem. seems a little tooo much going on with it

I think you're right but I wanted to see how I like it with both
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well keep both and just switch them out when you feel like you want something different
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:04 PM   #6
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Looks good I like the FJ letters. I might have to steal them off of my chicks FJ...she's not using them.
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Nice job!...I like what you did with the TRD emblem. It looks like you separated out inner grill frame? How's that done?
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Very nice job,

I want to do this, but stuck because I cant decide between an expensive Color matched grille, or leaving it chrome to save cash. Id much rather go color matched but $200+ for the radiant red grille!
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......... I finally have a Satoshi on my truck.

Finished Satoshi and reinstalled on truck. Letters still needed some tweeking to get straight


I Like It

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TRD Makes it too busy IMHO
One or the Other will look good
Nice thing about nuts and bolts,
you can swap emblems for a change

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Nice job!...I like what you did with the TRD emblem. It looks like you separated out inner grill frame? How's that done?


There are a bunch of plastic tabs on the outer surround that go into the inner grill frame and are then melted over to prevent separation. I popped the melted tabs off with a flat screwdriver and separated the grill into its two individual pieces. This made it easy to do the paint and body work without messing up the factory paint on the surround.
The last step was to run beads of epoxy around the areas where the tabs were and on all flat areas where the two parts meet and clamp it all together until dry.
I used two coats of Dupli-color factory match paint and three coats of Krylon clear. The color isn't perfect but the factory paint on the surround and the rest of the truck wasn't a perfect match either
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Excellent work, looks great. I don't see the TRD emblem as a distracter.

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