Hey! I really appreciate this write up and I've read through it many times (and all the other peoples comments too and everything was covered). I'm going to attempt to do this to my 00 Taco. I've caught the mod bug after looking over all these threads and hopefully this will be a good one to start off! I'll be sure to post pictures and what not when I eventually get it done
Don't know if there is a "How To" write up for it though.
Belay that. TW Search for "1st Gen Satoshi" results:
Probably everything you need in that link.
Good Luck with it, looking forward to Pics.
As modified grilles go (Satoshi) innovation and persistence tend to yield great results. It's my humble opinion the efforts by Cape Codder (grille, bumper guard, and light) are a great look combo and really stand out.
I jumped in, of course. The first effort was just a GrilleCraft grille and no lights or letters. That was OK and gave me time to do a TOYOTA Satoshi, on a purchased unpainted grille.
I then thought TOYOTA letters, with more depth, would stand out a little more.. I did get the letters finished but got side tracked by the forum.
As several comments regarding the less plastic used in the 2011 grilles vs. 2010 and older I kinda took that as a challenge. So......took the GrilleCraft off the 2011 grille used it as a guide to build up the back of the 2011 grille, and then reinstall the GrilleCraft grille on the back of the plastic assy and added some TACOMA letters I constructed while fiberglass and bondo were drying.
Not sure just how thrilled I am with the results yet, but admit it's different and most likely the only one like it in Colorado.
Hey Bob, where ya been?
Positive Comments: Nice Job, Very Unique
Neutral Comment: Little over the top for me, but what do I know.
Truck's lookin' good
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