Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Grillecraft MX Upper and Lower installed

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-06-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
TR90125 [OP] TR90125 is offline
Senior Member
TR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Army:
Joined: Mar 2013, #100841
Location: North Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 304
TR90125's Tacoma Gallery
Grillecraft MX Upper and Lower installed-Lights Added!!

I completed my Grillecraft MX Series upper and lower grill kit install yesterday. Here's a couple pics.





  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
Sparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Sparky73's Avatar
Name: Drew
Joined: Dec 2012, #94004
Location: Hawaii
Gender: Male
Posts: 209
Sparky73's Tacoma Gallery
Awesome job....it looks great!

One question: Did you have to do much bondo work or just cut and install?

Looking to do the same to my '13 and it looks like I'll have some serious bondo work after cutting out the center of the stock grill. Any pics of the process?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #3
Bullwinkle J. Moose
bjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
bjmoose's Avatar
Name: Steve
Joined: Aug 2010, #42529
Location: San Jose CA
Gender: Guy
Posts: 5,013
bjmoose's Tacoma Gallery
Nice. I like grillcraft grills. Not a particular fan of the big "TOYOTA" in the middle tho. I figure they got our money when we bought the truck, and they can spend their own money on advertising.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 02:04 PM   #4
All I Do Is Nguyen
gym_jamz is one of the sharper tools in the shedgym_jamz is one of the sharper tools in the shedgym_jamz is one of the sharper tools in the shedgym_jamz is one of the sharper tools in the shedgym_jamz is one of the sharper tools in the shedgym_jamz is one of the sharper tools in the shedgym_jamz is one of the sharper tools in the shedgym_jamz is one of the sharper tools in the shedgym_jamz is one of the sharper tools in the shedgym_jamz is one of the sharper tools in the shedgym_jamz is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
gym_jamz's Avatar
Name: Jimmy
Joined: Jul 2012, #82308
Location: Gainesville, GA
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,353
gym_jamz's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparky73 View Post
Awesome job....it looks great!

One question: Did you have to do much bondo work or just cut and install?

Looking to do the same to my '13 and it looks like I'll have some serious bondo work after cutting out the center of the stock grill. Any pics of the process?
You don't need any bondo work. Just cut out the middle part, drill 6 3/16th holes and you're done!
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
Sparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSparky73 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Sparky73's Avatar
Name: Drew
Joined: Dec 2012, #94004
Location: Hawaii
Gender: Male
Posts: 209
Sparky73's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by j.nguyen View Post
You don't need any bondo work. Just cut out the middle part, drill 6 3/16th holes and you're done!

Thanks! Just received my Grillcraft insert in the mail yesterday so I'll guess I'll get started..
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 02:16 PM   #6
Senior Member
TacomaBuilder67 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaBuilder67 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaBuilder67 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaBuilder67 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaBuilder67 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaBuilder67 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaBuilder67 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaBuilder67 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaBuilder67 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaBuilder67 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaBuilder67 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TacomaBuilder67's Avatar
Air Force: Fire Protection Specialist 1987-1995
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2012, #80755
Location: San Antonio,TX
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Posts: 222
TacomaBuilder67's Tacoma Gallery
That looks awesome. Nice job!!! Guess I need to add just one more thing to my already long mod list.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 02:20 PM   #7
TR90125 [OP] TR90125 is offline
Senior Member
TR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Army:
Joined: Mar 2013, #100841
Location: North Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 304
TR90125's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by j.nguyen View Post
You don't need any bondo work. Just cut out the middle part, drill 6 3/16th holes and you're done!
Yup.

I purchased a 2012 grille and grille surround from a TW member that was already cut in preparation for a Satoshi job that never got finished.

Made the job real easy and I still have my original grille to use for whatever.

I like it better than I thought I would. And as a bonus, there seems to be a definite lack of any modded grilles in my area, so it's pretty rare.

The only problem is every time I improve the exterior, the stock wheels look worse and worse.......
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #8
TR90125 [OP] TR90125 is offline
Senior Member
TR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Army:
Joined: Mar 2013, #100841
Location: North Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 304
TR90125's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjmoose View Post
Nice. I like grillcraft grills. Not a particular fan of the big "TOYOTA" in the middle tho. I figure they got our money when we bought the truck, and they can spend their own money on advertising.

For some reason the Toyota "T" symbol just gets under my skin. Looks like two chrome plated dog turds forming a T, Lol. I replaced my T center caps with TRD center caps, lost the T grille emblem. The only dog turd T left on my truck is on the horn pad and I've got plans for that one too. I guess part of it is I am old enough to remember Toyota trucks that pre-date the current Toyota emblem, so that's what I like to see. I have no doubt the current emblem took years to design and cost millions and has some deep seated symbolism associated with it, still hate it.

If I wasn't hell bent on getting rid of it, I'd probably would have stayed with the stock grille.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 03:29 PM   #10
TR90125 [OP] TR90125 is offline
Senior Member
TR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Army:
Joined: Mar 2013, #100841
Location: North Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 304
TR90125's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by krob32 View Post
Great looking work! The TOYOTA symbol turned out great. Tried to color match mine to the truck and it was an epic fail. How did you secure it to the grille?
I cut off all the tabs on the back with a dremel and used 3M Plastic Emblem and Trim Adhesive.

I used blue masking tape to tape off exactly where the emblem should be positioned and then loaded the back side of the emblem up with adhesive and taped over it and let it set for a couple hours.

Seems to be on there pretty good.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 03:37 PM   #11
Senior Member
nfs257 is one of the sharper tools in the shednfs257 is one of the sharper tools in the shednfs257 is one of the sharper tools in the shednfs257 is one of the sharper tools in the shednfs257 is one of the sharper tools in the shednfs257 is one of the sharper tools in the shednfs257 is one of the sharper tools in the shednfs257 is one of the sharper tools in the shednfs257 is one of the sharper tools in the shednfs257 is one of the sharper tools in the shednfs257 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
nfs257's Avatar
Navy: GSM1
Name: Chris
Joined: Jun 2011, #58691
Location: San Diego
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,730
nfs257's Tacoma Gallery
What site did you buy from?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 04:02 PM   #12
TR90125 [OP] TR90125 is offline
Senior Member
TR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Army:
Joined: Mar 2013, #100841
Location: North Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 304
TR90125's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by nfs257 View Post
What site did you buy from?
Someone posted a link on TW for the emblem. I will try and find it. I thought I bought it on ebay, but those are like $80. I only paid like $40 for mine.



This is it..................

http://www.toyotapart.com/75311-90K00.html

I got the MX Grill Kit directly from Grillcraft

http://www.grillcraft.com/applicatio...a.aspx/1/1059/
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 04:14 PM   #14
TR90125 [OP] TR90125 is offline
Senior Member
TR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Army:
Joined: Mar 2013, #100841
Location: North Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 304
TR90125's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by nut View Post
Should have asked around, There is a vendor, truckalterations, that gives us a deal on those. It's $265 Shipped for both
Well, maybe this thread can save someone else a few bucks...
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 10:12 PM   #16
Member
Lancejoker is on a distinguished road
Name: Lance
Joined: Jun 2013, #105849
Location: Delmar,Md
Gender: Male
Posts: 65
Lancejoker's Tacoma Gallery
Looks great. Wish I could find a 2012+ MGM grill so I could start this mod for my truck.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 08:45 AM   #18
Rubber Side Down
Glocker23 is on a distinguished road
 
Glocker23's Avatar
EMS:
Joined: Jan 2008, #4206
Location: CT
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 604
Glocker23's Tacoma Gallery
I love mine I didnt do the lower as I had limited funds but did install light bar behind main grill loving it
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:24 AM   #20
TR90125 [OP] TR90125 is offline
Senior Member
TR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTR90125 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Army:
Joined: Mar 2013, #100841
Location: North Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 304
TR90125's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lancejoker View Post
Looks great. Wish I could find a 2012+ MGM grill so I could start this mod for my truck.
Do you need the color matched surround, the actual grill or the whole setup?


Never mind...I see you have an Off Road so you must have a chrome grill surround. I'm slowly learning.....
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: NIB 2012 Grill-craft Upper & Lower Black MX KingKoda Buy / Sell / Trade - Other 8 10-26-2012 10:47 AM
Grilltech upper and lower mx inserts 709 Detailing 4 04-04-2012 08:42 PM
F/S: Grillecraft Lower, Tow Hook, Etc. jandrews Buy / Sell / Trade 13 12-24-2011 10:51 AM
WTT: Billet for Black Grillcraft MX Grill Upper & Lower 07tacoark Buy / Sell / Trade 0 05-12-2009 12:25 PM
Grillcraft MX Upper & Lower FS 07tacoark Buy / Sell / Trade 29 09-22-2008 07:40 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.