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Cape Codder 06-25-2010 06:47 PM

Brilliant !!! Satoshi Grill Emblem Answer: Converted into Mod Write-Up W/ Pics
 
EDIT: I've recently (12 Feb, 2011) completed a Satoshi Grill Horn Relocation Write-Up.
For aesthetics, you should relocate your horns if you do the Satoshi Mod.

Also added My Backspacing/Offset Drawings in the "Wheel & Tires" forum

And my only use for Plastidip, so far

TOYOTA EMBLEM - SEPARATED LETTERS:

Originally Posted in "Show Us Your Grill",
on Page 6, Post #116. I Edited It Too Many times

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cortland (Post 1905428)
Where did you get the Toyota emblem? It is exactly what Ive been looking for.

What You See, is Not What You Get....................Off The Shelf.

OEM TOYOTA Emblem, Radiator/Grill - Toyota Part 75311-90K00 (1986 Toyota Land Cruiser Emblem) from Toyota Parts Zone.com
Purchased 1 April 2010 for $41.49 Shipped. Found Here:

http://www.toyotapartszone.com/1986/...ame-plate.html

Been trying to find time to post pics and a write up.

Short Story ?: Emblem = 1 Piece

EDIT: Moved "Cut Letters Apart" Procedure, Down Three Procedures
Sorry, Just Answered a Question About Letters Not Being Crooked.
Now I Know Why He Asked
:sorry:

Fill Voids in Back of Emblem Letters (Flush) with Epoxy.

Mark Letter Backs while Taped in Position on Mesh
(Leave the Painters Tape Outline in Place and Somehow Mark the Mesh Holes where the Screws Go.
I Marked around Each Hole with Black Magic Marker, It Showed Up a Deep Blue/Purple around each Hole when Mounting )

Drill (On Press with Depth Stop) and Tap (with Bottoming Tap) for 4-40 Stainless Steel Screws. Three Screws each Letter, Four in "O's".

Cut Letters Apart, Cut Out Centers of "O's" and Triangle in "A". File Edges to Match Bevel, and Sand.

Sand, Spray Prime, Spray Paint Black, Couple Coats. (I Also Sanded, Primed, Painted, and Seal Coated Backs of Letters)

DO NOT DO THIS: BRUSH Paint Silver Outline With Small Brush (It's Taking to Long, Rushing, Patience is a Virtue) Doh! :facepalm:

Do This Instead: Tediously Tape Off to Spray Paint Silver Outline (Just the Rabbited Step)
EDIT: Or Use a Paint Pen

Spray Clear Coat X 3 or more

Screw to Grill Mesh from Behind as follows (from Screw Head)

Screw Head / #4 SS Lock Washer / #4 SS Washer / #6 Plastic Washer / Mesh / #00 Rubber Faucet Washer / Letter - Don't Over Torque

That's the Short Story, Hope I Didn't Miss Anything

BTW I Don't Take Credit for the Separated Letters TOYOTA Emblem, This is a variation of Similar I've Seen on TW. "Search". I'd have to go back and find the member(s) that are due the credit. I Will If I get around to a Write Up

EDIT: Thanks to everyone for your positive comments.
Hope your creativity has been unleashed
Don't forget to post pics of your grills when you get them done

TIME, Our Most Precious Commodity.

Final Product:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...554_Large_.JPG



http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...lem_Lights.JPG


The Process:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...234_Large_.JPG


http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...206_Large_.JPG



http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...235_Large_.JPG



http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...276_Large_.JPG


Yeah, I Know. Maybe Shoulda Cured the Epoxy Longer.
It Appears to Have Lost It's Bond Around the Drill Hole
(Happened While Being Drilled. Tapping Didn't Improve It!)
It's The Reason I Sealed the Backs. More Sanding on Back Mighta Helped
I've only gone 100 Miles or So, But They Haven't Loosened At All

EDIT: Couple thousand miles now, with no loosening



http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...277_Large_.JPG



http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...285_Large_.JPG



http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...ing_Large_.JPG


Sorry, No close-Ups allowed


http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...292_Large_.JPG



http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...ogo_Large_.JPG



http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...297_Large_.JPG



http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...301_Large_.JPG



http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...ill_Large_.JPG


Thanks for lookin', hope it helps ya.
CC

THXEY 06-25-2010 06:48 PM

clean front end dude

RPain 06-25-2010 06:49 PM

awesome write up. looks sick!

Chester 06-25-2010 09:11 PM

Thats really clean work!Nice job

KPT 06-25-2010 09:14 PM

Looks great.....I am astonished that you got all those bolts to line up correctly so that none of the letters are crooked.

TRDstrong 06-25-2010 09:14 PM

Dude that looks sick ! ! I'm very impressed i just wonder if i could do something like that to my 2001 double cab

ryanjboutin 06-25-2010 09:22 PM

Do you live in P-town?

DeeKay21 06-25-2010 09:25 PM

Good job!! Looks great man!!;) I love the color-matched Avid light bar as well!!!:thumbsup:

steve o 77 06-25-2010 09:28 PM

very, very clean

solus 06-25-2010 09:32 PM

cool... I need to do something else with my emblem

Simon2150 06-25-2010 10:18 PM

Oh wow man that looks super sexy!!

KodiakVA 06-26-2010 04:47 AM

Without a doubt the most outstanding job I have ever seen posted. If you plan to open up your own Taco Mod Satoshi shop please let me know, I would be the first one in line to have you do it.

Also that looks like a "plastic dip" type mesh. Where did you get that? It is also outstanding.

MotoXdoer 06-26-2010 04:56 AM

2 Attachment(s)
same stuff i used for mine

SixtyDashOne 06-26-2010 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cape Codder (Post 1908008)


By fan the nicest and cleanest Satoshi ive ever seen. Bravo

Cape Codder 06-26-2010 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Panda Jerk (Post 1908012)
clean front end dude

Quote:

Originally Posted by RPain (Post 1908017)
awesome write up. looks sick!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chester (Post 1908374)
Thats really clean work!Nice job

Quote:

Originally Posted by KPT (Post 1908383)
Looks great.....I am astonished that you got all those bolts to line up correctly so that none of the letters are crooked.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TRDstrong (Post 1908385)
Dude that looks sick ! ! I'm very impressed i just wonder if i could do something like that to my 2001 double cab

Quote:

Originally Posted by WW_FIREFIGHTER (Post 1908413)
Good job!! Looks great man!!;) I love the color-matched Avid light bar as well!!!:thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve o 77 (Post 1908421)
very, very clean

Quote:

Originally Posted by solus694 (Post 1908428)
cool... I need to do something else with my emblem

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon2150 (Post 1908489)
Oh wow man that looks super sexy!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by KodiakVA (Post 1908721)
Without a doubt the most outstanding job I have ever seen posted. If you plan to open up your own Taco Mod Satoshi shop please let me know, I would be the first one in line to have you do it.

Also that looks like a "plastic dip" type mesh. Where did you get that? It is also outstanding.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SixtyDashOne (Post 1908777)
By fan the nicest and cleanest Satoshi ive ever seen. Bravo


Thanks

Cape Codder 06-26-2010 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KodiakVA (Post 1908721)
Without a doubt the most outstanding job I have ever seen posted. If you plan to open up your own Taco Mod Satoshi shop please let me know, I would be the first one in line to have you do it.

Also that looks like a "plastic dip" type mesh. Where did you get that? It is also outstanding.

Mesh is 12" x 48" Oval - ZigZag Mesh - Powder Coated Gloss Black
Found Here:
http://customcargrills.com/products.asp?id=44

V-TRAIN 06-26-2010 06:27 PM

sweet grill

Cape Codder 06-26-2010 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KPT (Post 1908383)
Looks great.....I am astonished that you got all those bolts to line up correctly so that none of the letters are crooked.

UNCUT Emblem - Fill Back With Epoxy
Center & Tape To Grill Mesh As One Piece.
Mark Back of Letters With Awl for Hole Locations
Mark Each Hole In Mesh Being Used For Screw
Leave Tape On Mesh
THEN Cut & Process The Letters.
They Go Right Back Where The Marks in the Mesh Are
They'll Go Back As If Still One Piece
Quite Simple, Just Time Consuming

KPT 06-26-2010 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cape Codder (Post 1910229)
UNCUT Emblem - Fill Back With Epoxy
Center & Tape To Grill Mesh As One Piece.
Mark Back of Letters With Awl for Hole Locations
Mark Each Hole In Mesh Being Used For Screw
Leave Tape On Mesh
THEN Cut & Process The Letters.
They Go Right Back Where The Marks in the Mesh Are
The Go Back As If Still Connected
Quite Simple, Just Time Consuming

Awesome.....also, I love that you titled your work "Brilliant" in the thread title....:bowdown:

Cape Codder 06-26-2010 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KPT (Post 1910269)
Awesome.....also, I love that you titled your work "Brilliant" in the thread title....:bowdown:

The "Brilliant" was Referring to Answering One of Those Questions to Which There Is No Short Answer, And Realizing, I'd Just Finished a "How To" Write Up With Pics and Then Posting It As The Write Up I Had Wanted To Do.


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