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timmo 12-10-2010 09:30 PM

custom grille emblem
 
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i just got my new grille emblem today. metalmiller has done it again!..just try to imagine it in chrome. oh, and ignore the odd grille job it's bolted too. that's gonna be changing soon.

KodiakToyTRD 12-10-2010 09:33 PM

Its unique...in this case size matters, I would have gone smaller! lol :p

timmo 12-13-2010 05:29 PM

update
 
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well, i wanted the original logo but cropped by the boundaries of the grille so this is what i came up with. i've come up with a new idea though:
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KPT 12-13-2010 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by timmo (Post 2477883)
i just got my new grille emblem today. metalmiller has done it again!..just try to imagine it in chrome. oh, and ignore the odd grille job it's bolted too. that's gonna be changing soon.

IMO that's going to look way to blingy in chrome. It's already not very subtle. I'd go with flat black, so you can barely seen it against the grille.

Certainly unique though.

himmie 12-13-2010 05:37 PM

Hm... Very interesting.

timmo 12-13-2010 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by KPT (Post 2487548)
IMO that's going to look way to blingy in chrome. It's already not very subtle. I'd go with flat black, so you can barely seen it against the grille.

Certainly unique though.

oh yeah, i definitely gotta go subdued-i hate bling. if i use metallic tones they've gotta be brushed or something like that and one of the two will probably be some dark color.

KPT 12-13-2010 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by timmo (Post 2487571)
oh yeah, i definitely gotta go subdued-i hate bling. if i use metallic tones they've gotta be brushed or something like that and one of the two will probably be some dark color.

Wait I thought you said "just imagine it in chrome" in your original post. :confused:

SmilingMark 12-13-2010 05:47 PM

I think it would look better behind the grill, a little more subdued.

timmo 12-13-2010 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by KPT (Post 2487599)
Wait I thought you said "just imagine it in chrome" in your original post. :confused:

yes i did. a chrome emblem is not bling but the project has changed and i agree that this whole thing in chrome would be too much.

timmo 12-13-2010 05:53 PM

wow, i don't even wanna deal with figuring out how to mount it behind the grille. crap!..i'll check how it looks.

Blktaco16 12-13-2010 05:55 PM

Wow!! Thats huge!!:D:D

The1youluv2hate 12-13-2010 05:55 PM

Color match it to ur truck

DirtDiggler 12-13-2010 05:58 PM

you should go to walmart buy an x wing fighter paint it flat black and mount it on the front of your hood like an hood orniment sweet!

timmo 12-13-2010 06:07 PM

x wing fighter, haha...now you're just being ridiculous!

i think even silver color matched might be too much. i've seen it done right on this site though.

BeardedWeirdo 12-13-2010 06:10 PM

I'm going to save you a lot of time and frustration on this.

1. Get a much thicker mesh for your grille. Think Grillcraft or similar thickness...or thicker.

2. Paint your Flava Flav Toyota emblem black and mount it in front of the mesh.

It will still show up, but it will be a lot more subtle and will generate a lot less WTFs from people. I think if it's all black, it will look a lot better. If you want more contrast, powdercoat the mesh gloss black and do the emblem flat black.

SmoothFox 12-13-2010 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by DirtDiggler (Post 2487654)
you should go to walmart buy an x wing fighter paint it flat black and mount it on the front of your hood like an hood orniment sweet!

:rotfl:

timmo 12-13-2010 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by BeardedWeirdo (Post 2487698)
I'm going to save you a lot of time and frustration on this.

1. Get a much thicker mesh for your grille. Think Grillcraft or similar thickness...or thicker.

2. Paint your Flava Flav Toyota emblem black and mount it in front of the mesh.

It will still show up, but it will be a lot more subtle and will generate a lot less WTFs from people. I think if it's all black, it will look a lot better. If you want more contrast, powdercoat the mesh gloss black and do the emblem flat black.


sounds like a man who knows. don't worry, the mesh i'm using is a sheet of the same material grillcraft is using. it's very sturdy and i can (have to) custom fit it. i promise it will not be "blingin". all black just may work but i really think if i can pull off some really lack-luster silver/gold it would look great.
i think i have failed to express my vision here. i'm not trying to make this stand out but it WILL be tricky to make this work. hell, i still have to work some bevels into this hard ass steel!

rbeezy 12-13-2010 06:37 PM

haha dope emblem... now its gonna make your truck look smaller. nonetheless, that thing is bad ass!!

BeardedWeirdo 12-13-2010 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by timmo (Post 2487852)
sounds like a man who knows.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_73lKAZDrFTk/TP...0/DSC00063.JPG

timmo 12-13-2010 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by BeardedWeirdo (Post 2487879)

mmhmm...mmhmm. i see you do. black may have to play a big part here, haha!


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